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Michael McAuliff

Obama's Tax Cut Plan Voted Down In House | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives made its election-year arguments Wednesday in the tax-cut battle roiling Capitol Hill, rejecting a plan to ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Bill To Preserve Middle Class Tax Cuts | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators blinked in the political standoff over how much of the Bush-era tax cuts to extend for another year and voted Wednesday to keep...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Unveils Senate Democrats' Tax Cut Plan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats fired the latest volley in the battle to claim the high ground on tax cuts Tuesday, proposing a plan similar to Preside...

Jennifer Bendery

Washington Post Slams Nancy Pelosi | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

The Washington Post editorial board on Wednesday night slammed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for pushing to permanently extend "middle...

Michael McAuliff

Dems: We've Got A Better Tax Cut Plan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the battle to claim the mantle of responsible tax-cutters, Senate Democrats offered a plan Monday that competes with a House Republic...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Propose Tax Cut For Middle Class, New Tax For Millionaires | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are offering a bill that would cut taxes for most families next year by about $1,500, paying for the cut by taxing income abov...

House Tax Cut Vote Set To Go Down On White House-GOP Proposal

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Acting with uncommon speed, Congress moved toward final passage Thursday night of sweeping, bipartisan legislation to avoid a Jan. ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week, President Obama and Mitch McConnell played "Let's Make A Deal" on the Bush tax cuts, but House Democrats aren't sure "The Price Is Right" and passed a non-binding resolution opposing the bargain -- putting its passage in "Jeopardy!". When it comes to gays in the military, the Pentagon thinks it's best "To Tell The Truth," but the Senate refused to repeal DADT, preferring the "I've Got A Secret" status quo. Meanwhile, in the latest episode of "Tattletales," Julian Assange was arrested in a bizarre case involving "sex by surprise" and having sex with a broken condom -- which certainly puts a whole other spin on the concept of WikiLeaks. Where is Bert Convy when you need him? Elsewhere, I tried to sell Conan on the concept of trading "Casual Fridays" for "Jeggings Fridays."

Democratic Caucus Tax Cut Meeting Gets Profane As Anger Spills Over

Roll Call | Anna Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The frustration with President Barack Obama over his tax cut compromise was palpable and even profane at Thursday's House Democratic Caucus meeting....

Joe Biden To Do Damage Control With Democrats Over Tax Cut Plan

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama struggled Tuesday to prevent wholesale defections by fellow Democrats that could sink the tax deal he worked...

Tax Race with Tortoise and Hare

Richard Geldard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Geldard

The Minority Republican Senators (minority now and minority in January too) will be the winners of the Great Tax Race of 2010. As everyone knows (who ...

Sam Stein

Business Lobby Opposes Bil That Cuts Taxes For Middle Class | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The largest manufacturing association in the United States on Thursday blitzed the House of Representatives with a letter urging them to...

Dems Squabble Over Taxes

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rather than wasting time comparing notes on how they spent their summer vacations, Senate Democrats celebrated their first full day back at work Tuesd...

Arianna: Dem Punt On Tax Cuts Shows Inability To Govern

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on MSNBC's "Countdown" Friday night to discuss the flight of congressional Democrats from a vote on an extension of middle-class tax ...

Ryan Grim

Dem Polls Make Case For Middle Class Tax Cuts, Dems Unconvinced | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in the Senate are considering allowing a vote on extending all of the Bush tax cuts in an effort to win Republican support to extend only th...

Bush Tax Cuts: What Expiration Means For You

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To extend or not extend the Bush tax cuts? That question is at the heart of the debate between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers...