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Jennifer Bendery

Obama Caters To Base By Taxing The Wealthy, But Entitlement Cuts Loom | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is back in the good graces of progressives. For now. Hours after Obama delivered a fiery speech demanding that...

Brooks Is Right: Democrats Have Caved to the GOP in Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Mitchell Bard | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Why have the Democrats caved into the Republican assumption that cuts have to be made to raise the debt ceiling? The decision is especially vexing when you consider that the Democrats have not even tried to point out the falsehoods at the heart of Republican claims.

Independence Day, The Declaration Of Independence And Understanding American History

Mitchell Bard | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Whether it is Sarah Palin's butchering of Paul Revere's role in the American Revolution, or Michele Bachmann's mangling of the facts to claim the Founding Fathers tried to abolish slavery, the Tea Party has shown a disdain for knowledge, facts and learning.

25 People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The top 25 hedge fund managers in the U.S. earned $22 billion last year. If they operated under the same rules that apply to other people, we could cut our national deficit by as much as $44 billion. That's just from 25 people. Here's how.

Amanda Terkel

Warren Buffett: I 'Should Be Paying A Lot More In Taxes' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire Warren Buffett rebutted claims that the Obama administration is unjustly hurting business orders with high taxes by saying t...

Amanda Terkel

Americans United For Change Ad Mocks Republicans For Doing Wall Street's Bidding | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Tea Party activists were "chumps" doing the bidding of Wall Street CEOs in the midterm elections, according to a new ad ...

Sam Stein

Trumka Willing To 'Accept The Consequences' Of Holding The Line On Ending Wealthy Tax Rates | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The largest union federation in the country has been in talks with both Democrats in Congress and members of the administration to push ...

Sam Stein

Mike Bloomberg Likes Orszag's Solution To Tax Cut Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday that he supports a proposal by former OMB Chair Peter Orszag to extend the Bush tax cuts across...