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Closing Loopholes, Not Raising Rates, to Tax the Wealthy? I Smell a RepubliCON

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Republicans have suggested that they would prefer to capture that $700B by closing loopholes, rather than raising tax rates back to the Clinton economy levels. Of course, they never say $700B, they just hint that they would increase revenues by closing loopholes.

Elections Have Consequences -- and Carry Messages

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The recent elections clearly showed that in the minds of the electorate it's past time to restore vibrancy to the middle class and restore for all citizens the American Dream of equal opportunity, economic advance and fair employment.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Says Congress Can Still Help The Economy, Despite Focus On Elections | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress can still get a handful of things done in the coming weeks to boost the economy, even t...

The No Labels Approach to Government

David L. Nevins | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
David L. Nevins

This is the No Labels approach: No bias for bigger government and no bias for smaller government. No Labels only goal is effective government.

Obama Rips Page From Former President's Playbook

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Give `em hell, Barry? Heading into a tough re-election campaign, President Barack Obama has been railing against Congress to pass ...

Obama Fortifies Administration In Anticipation Of Increasingly Hostile Congress

Los Angeles Times | Peter Nicholas & Christi Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama remakes his senior staff, he is also shaping a new approach for the second half of his term: to advance his agenda through executiv...

Obama To Address Joint Session Of Congress September 9

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will deliver a major prime-time health care address to Congress next week, opening an urgent autumn push to ...

Don't Foreclose On Our Future: Invest In Public Higher Education

Shirley Strum Kenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Strum Kenny

Higher education is itself jeopardized by the recession, and its ability even to cope with the next few years is threatened.

The Tomorrow Speech

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Stepping into the den of 535 lions, (okay, 534 and Roland Burris,) the new President proved himself to be a worthy equal to Ronald Reagan when it comes to lofty unbridled optimism.

How Pelosi And Obama Would Work Together

SF Gate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is a prospect that thrills liberals and terrifies many Republicans: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi working hand-in-glove with a President Barack Obama....