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GOP Lawmaker Calls Grover Norquist's Tax Views 'Crap'

GOP Lawmaker Calls Grover Norquist's Tax Views 'Crap'

Michael McAuliff  08. 2.2012
WASHINGTON -- Retiring Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) offered scathing assessments Thursday of Congress and of the tax policy pushed on...
Bigger Classes Preferred Over Randomly Chosen Teachers, Survey Claims

Bigger Classes Preferred Over Randomly Chosen Teachers, Survey Claims

Joy Resmovits  08. 2.2012
As school districts suffer from increasing costs and not enough cash, only 11 percent of Americans are willing to pay more in taxes to...
Obama's Tax Cut Plan Voted Down In House

Obama's Tax Cut Plan Voted Down In House

Michael McAuliff  08. 1.2012
WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives made its election-year arguments Wednesday in the tax-cut battle roiling Capitol Hill, rejecting...
House Renews Bush-Era Legislation

House Renews Bush-Era Legislation

08. 1.2012
WASHINGTON -- Republicans controlling the House have passed a bill to extend tax cuts due to expire Dec. 31, officially laying down their...
One Shutdown Showdown Averted For Now

One Shutdown Showdown Averted For Now

Michael McAuliff  07.31.2012
WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders believe they have reached a deal to head off yet another showdown over a possible government shutdown. A...
Obama, Republicans Still Bicker Over 'Struggle'

Obama, Republicans Still Bicker Over 'Struggle'

07.28.2012
WASHINGTON -- New day, old bickering between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans. Obama used his Saturday radio and Internet...
How to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts? Not for Millionaires & Billionaires

How to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts? Not for Millionaires & Billionaires

07.27.2012
We cannot afford to extend the tax cuts for billionaires and millionaires. There are better places to put that money and more important...
Duncan: Looming Cuts 'Playing Chicken With The Lives Of The American People'

Duncan: Looming Cuts 'Playing Chicken With The Lives Of The American People'

Joy Resmovits  07.25.2012
Schools, HIV testing, childcare and unemployment programs are all "under threat" as across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, are...
House GOP Bill Mistakes 'Employment' For 'Unemployment'

House GOP Bill Mistakes 'Employment' For 'Unemployment'

Amanda Terkel  07.24.2012
WASHINGTON -- The House Republican regulatory reform bill contains an embarrassing typo, mistaking "employment" for "unemployment." The...
Obama 'Shopping Sheet' Aims To Simplify Financial Aid Comparison

Obama 'Shopping Sheet' Aims To Simplify Financial Aid Comparison

Joy Resmovits  07.24.2012
College shopping is about to get a whole lot easier -- well, for potential students at some schools. On Tuesday, the Obama administration...
WATCH: Fighting Disclosure, Killing Democracy

WATCH: Fighting Disclosure, Killing Democracy

07.19.2012
Politicians required to play by the rules, to openly confess that their loyalty has been purchased and forced to identify the highest bidders,...
No Child Left Behind Waivers Granted To 33 U.S. States, Some With Strings Attached

No Child Left Behind Waivers Granted To 33 U.S. States, Some With Strings Attached

Joy Resmovits  07.19.2012
By Thursday, the Obama administration will have waived 32 states and Washington, D.C. from No Child Left Behind -- sort of. U.S. Secretary...
Senate Refuses to Debate the DISCLOSE Act

Senate Refuses to Debate the DISCLOSE Act

07.18.2012
Voters will not stand by and let our political system be corrupted by unlimited secret money. Tell us where the money is coming from and...

Republicans Filibuster Post-Citizens United Transparency Bill

Paul Blumenthal  07.16.2012
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans blocked a bill Monday evening to increase transparency in campaign spending by independent groups. In...