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Congress: I can DREAM about you...

"The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday gave the green light to a bill giving green cards to undocumented kids who go to college or join the military," the New York Daily News writes. "The Senate is slated to take up the DREAM Act on Thursday, but backers on Wednesday couldn't guarantee the 60 votes they need to pass the immigration bill. The House's narrow tally was 216 to 198."

“House Democrats outraged by the $900 billion tax cut deal President Barack Obama negotiated with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are trying to build momentum to amend it, but they appear to lack the leverage they need to get very far,” Roll Call writes.

“The White House-negotiated tax package could result in thousands of job losses in the wind industry because it does not include the extension of a Treasury Department grant program, Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) said Wednesday,” The Hill writes.

“The Senate passed on Wednesday night a one-year, fully paid-for fix to Medicare rates that would avoid a scheduled 25 percent cut to physician payments on Jan. 1,” The Hill writes.

Here’s the 2011 congressional calendar.