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Obama Tax Cut Compromise

A Safe Crossing

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Major Dem Donors Plan To Withhold Funds Over Obama Tax-Cut Deal

Los Angeles Times | Matea Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's advisors are confident that liberals dismayed by his agreement to extend tax breaks for the wealthy will forgive him by the time the...

Obama Reaches Out To Base Amid New Tension

The Washington Post | Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of President Obama's tax-cut deal with Republicans, the White House is moving quickly to mend its strained relationship with the Democrati...

Mark Blumenthal

POLLS: Compromise? Only If You're On The Other Side | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A flurry of polls conducted last month found more Americans urging their political leadership to compromise to get things done. So are leaders who vot...

Jason Linkins

Politico Writer Whines About 'Class Warfare' That Top One Percent Decisively Won Years Ago | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

People who live outside the Beltway may not be aware of the fact that in Washington, DC, we have a local competition to see who can write the most sha...

Mike Huckabee Slams 'Amateurish' Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee recently criticized President Obama for what the former Arkansas Governor and potential GOP presidential candidate characterized as "ama...

Jason Linkins

Chuck Schumer Wages Battle With White House To Get The Name 'Chuck Schumer' Into Newspapers | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When President Barack Obama first fixed on what he wanted to see happen to the Bush tax cuts, Senator Chuck Schumer imagined a compromise.

Democrats Have to Save Obama From Himself

David Latt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Latt

The Democratic members of Congress have to do something out of character. They have to stand up to their own president. They have to protect the country from the insidious, Machiavellian duplicity of the Republican leadership.

Obama Tax Deal Will Further Concentrate Wealth and Power

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

By extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and instituting a significantly weakened estate tax, more wealth will flow into the hands of the richest one percent -- and within that to richest one-tenth of one percent.

My Conversation With Sen. Bernie Sanders

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2010-12-08-tavissmileyberniesanders.jpg Earlier today, I spoke with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders about President Obama's tax cut compromise.

Jason Linkins

Armstrong Williams Is Mad That The Tax Cuts He Favors Are Getting Enacted, For Some Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, President Barack Obama wants to cut some taxes. A lot of taxes! And the tax-cut compromise he's floated into the legislative morass, for all its...

The People Who Need This Deal

Michael Wenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Wenger

It is difficult for me to see how progressives can justify a no vote on the deal if they really care about their middle and working-class constituents.

Lucia Graves

Bernie Sanders Rallies Activists To Sink Obama's Tax Compromise | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told thousands of Americans that if Republicans "run over us now, there is no stopping these guys," and called on...

Jason Linkins

You'll Never Guess Whose Taxes Are Going To Go Up Because Of The Tax Cut 'Compromise' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, with all the talk about who is mad at President Barack Obama and who stands to win or lose what election over this tax-cut deal, not as much attention has been paid to the practical beneficiaries of the deal.

Sam Stein

Obama Lashes Out At 'Hostage-Taking' Republicans, Sanctimonious Democrats | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting From Ryan Grim WASHINGTON -- Taking the lectern in the James Brady briefing room for an impromptu news conference on Tuesday afternoon...

The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Poorer

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Americans are uncomfortable calling attention to pay discrepancies and exploitation because it smacks of class warfare. Thus they put up and shut up.

Sam Stein

Tax Cut Deal: White House, GOP Leaders Close To Agreement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: President Barack Obama announced "a framework for a bipartisan agreement" Monday night over the impending expiration of the Bush tax cuts. ...

Howard Fineman

Fears Mount Of White House Cave On Tax Cuts | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An informal deal to hold four "test votes" with Republicans was canceled late Thursday night, according to a spokesman for Senate Majori...