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Lew Says Congress Should Turn Efforts Toward Business Taxes

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is pushing Congress to simplify federal business taxes after Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Democrats ...

Top Dem's Tax Reform Plans Run Into Partisan Roadblocks

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democratic tax writer in the Congress is trying to jumpstart stalled efforts to rewrite the nation's tax laws. But he is r...

Hooray for Taxes

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Washington's obsession with tax cuts and deficit reduction is distracting the American people from the slow dismantling of the social contract, and its devastating impact -- financial and otherwise -- on all but the wealthiest among us.

IRS Chief: Congress Risking 'Real Disaster'

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

(Refiles to delete extraneous letters in slug) * Tax filing delays possible-IRS Commissioner Shulman * $650 billion of p...

Crucial Reform Seen As 'Ferociously Difficult'

AP | By TOM RAUM | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tax reform sounds like a good idea to lots of people, but where to start? Eliminate the popular deduction for home mortgages? End the wr...

Paying for a Jobs Bill by Cutting Federal Jobs?

Andrew Fieldhouse | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics
Andrew Fieldhouse

Earlier this week, Senate Republicans rolled out their proposal for financing an extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut scheduled to expire at the end of December: cutting federal employees' jobs and wages.

Deficit-Cutting Committee Deadlocked As Clock Ticks

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With Congress' supercommittee stymied, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Thursday of a "paper tiger" Pentagon if the panel fail...

Congress, Super Committee Running Out Of Time

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A sputtering Congress enveloped in an atmosphere poisoned with politics and distrust enters its final weeks of the year struggling ...

U.S. Corporations Fight Congress, White House Over Tax Havens

Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Large U.S. corporations are pressuring Congress and the White House to exempt overseas corporate pro...