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Transit panel urges gas tax increase of $.40/gallon. “A dramatic increase in the gas tax does not stand a snowball’s chance in hell of passing Congress,” said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., the top Republican on the House Transportation panel.

Pershing: MLB Spreads the Wealth on the Hill Major League Baseball PAC had a busy 2007, taking in $198,000 and handing out $168,000 Over the course of the year, MLB gave money to the election campaigns of 13 Senate Democrats, 10 Senate Republicans, 15 House Democrats and 10 House Republicans. …

RedState’s Erick Erickson has predicted Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will win in Michigan tonight, in turn sparking his campaign. Erickson also predicts a purge of his consultants – as he unleashes “the real Mitt Romney.”

Mitchell, Selig, Fehr head to Congress “We’re going to make news. I don’t think this is going to just be the stale same-old, same-old. I can’t say anything else. There will be some additional things coming out of this. And, of course, we’ll hear from Clemens next month.” – Congressman …

K Street readies for fundraising blizzard “People are focusing right away on building up the war chest for November,” he said. – Tony Podesta “It’s basically our Christmas party after Christmas,” said Edison spokesman Ed Legge.

Under oath, Bloomberg dodges White House run query Bloomberg, who was a longtime Democrat, switched to the Republican Party to run for mayor in 2001. He won twice, spending more than $150 million of his own money, then dropped his party affiliation in June last year.

The sale is a key element in the U.S. strategy to bolster the defenses of its Arab allies in Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing majority Sunni Muslim Gulf nations against threats from Shiite Iran.

Ambinder: Clinton’s Let’s All Come Together Statement UPDATE: Moments later this transcript surfaces — Clinton proxy Charles Rangel calls Barack Obama “absolutely stupid” for attacking Hillary Clinton for remarks she made about President Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2007 1. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) 2. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) 3. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) 4. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) 5. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY) 6. Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) 7. I. Lewis …

ABC actress thinks Hillary can “turn this country around.”

Congress returns this week – at least half of it does – for the start of 2008 and a session that should have distinct differences from 2007. [click]

 Weisman: McCain Faces Payback From Old GOP Foes

State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-IL) On Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) Time In The Illinois State Senate IL State Sen. Radogno: “I don’t remember Barack leading the charge on any issue… He wasn’t here and engaged long enough to develop the relationships, the knowledge of all the constituencies and nuances for …

Pelosi and Bernanke to discuss economy on Monday: aide