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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...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Dems Identify The Key Issue For 2012 | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Next year's election will not look like last year's Republican romp largely because America has woken up to the historic gap between ric...

Sam Stein

Retiring GOP Senator Comes Out Against Extending Payroll Tax Cut | Sam Stein | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

Though he no longer has to worry about his re-election, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) isn't moderating his views. The Arizona Republican, who is retiring fro...

Top Republicans Back Crucial Expiring Provisions

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Maine Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have come out in favor of extending unemployment benefits and the Social Security payroll tax c...

Jennifer Bendery

Administration Official Hints Obama May Not Require Offset For Payroll Tax Cut | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that the super committee has officially failed and with time running out before Congress is set to adjourn for more than a month, th...

Arthur Delaney

Super Committee's Failure Leaves Orphans Behind | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Throughout the super committee's deliberations, impending "automatic, across-the-board cuts" were routinely cited as a driving motivatio...

Sam Stein

White House Ready To Make GOP Pay For $1,000 Failure | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top officials in the Obama administration on Thursday outlined a major end-of-the-year push to pass an extension of the payroll tax cut,...

Payroll Tax Cut Extension Will Support Small Business Growth

Kristie Arslan | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Kristie Arslan

For the nation's over 22 million self-employed business owners, extending the payroll tax cut to employers is a big deal because they pay both the employee and employer portions of the FICA contribution.

White House, Dems Press Forward With Jobs Bill After Big Setback

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after Senate Republicans killed his $447 billion jobs bill, Pres...

I Hope Obama's Veto Threat Is the Start of a New Effort to Fight Back Against the GOP

Mitchell Bard | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I understand that President Obama is very interested in appearing above the fray, avoiding partisan battles. But the current GOP is interested in nothing but partisan battles.

Elise Foley

Jobs Plan Unveiled By House Progressives | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus released a plan on Tuesday that would create jobs, invest in clean energy and rebuild American infr...

Uphill From Here: Why US Jobs Policy Will Improve

Stephen Kent | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Stephen Kent

Let's hope today goes down in history as the low point of our national debate on jobs, and that it's all uphill from here.

Amanda Terkel

House GOP's Talking Points On Obama's Jobs Speech | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are circulating talking points in advance of President Barack Obama's jobs speech to Congress, urging their members to...

Sam Stein

Democrats To Launch Full-Throated Payroll Tax Cut Extension Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Setting the stage for a more aggressive posture on taxes and jobs, the Democratic National Committee is launching a campaign to pressure...

Laura Bassett

Obama Jobs Plan Meets Early Resistance From Republicans | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

Following a few dismal weeks on Wall Street and talk of a double-dip recession, President Obama will soon announce a new jobs plan that is expected to...

The New Payroll Tax Holiday Has Kicked In -- Did You Notice?

Reid Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reid Cramer

By this point in the year, almost everybody with a job has gotten a paycheck. Did you notice the latest tax cut brought to you by President Obama?

Payroll Tax Cut Opens Door to Republicans Attacks on Social Security

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

Social Security is a promise kept between retirees of today and retirees of tomorrow. It would be a real shame if shortsightedness on the part of today's leaders neglected the wisdom of the past and undid a promise that has spanned generations of Americans.

The Economy -- and the Unemployed -- Held Hostage

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Weinstein

Because Congress failed to act in November to continue the federal emergency Unemployment Insurance program, two million unemployed workers are expect...