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John Boehner: Democrats' Tax Bill Is 'Chicken Crap'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chickens have flown back into the political debate! With talk of "Chickens For Checkups," chicken suits, and chicken coops fully subsided, the avia...

First Things First, Says McConnell

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Here in Priorityville, we know what matters, and Mayor McConnell has his priorities straight: Tax cuts.

Lucia Graves

Rep. Paul Ryan Slams White House Over Tax Cuts, Partisanship: 'They Don't Talk To Us' (VIDEO) | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan, who will chair the House Budget Committee when the GOP takes control of the House next month, slammed the White House fo...

Going Down With the Bipartisan Ship

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

"Republicans and Democrats just can't seem to work together, and I for one am tired of all the finger-pointing!" you may have heard one friend or two ...

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...

Jim DeMint: Obama Ready To Extend Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A leading Senate conservative said Thursday he believes President Barack Obama is ready to embrace the notion of keeping Bush era tax r...

Democratic Senator Blasts GOP On Tax Cuts

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) spoke on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" Wednesday night about what he characterized as an unacceptable Republican prioritization of th...

Dream On, Mr. President

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Obama came in to office promising a new era. He got it. A new era of partisan fury, directed from conservatives at him. Except he wants to pretend it doesn't exist. If he keeps pretending, he'll be here for just one term.

Why Exactly Is President Obama Acting Like George McFly?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The president looks weaker than at any other time in his presidency. He's completely off the rails, following rules that no longer exist, and well beyond any notion of post-partisanship.

Amanda Terkel

Calling The Senate GOP's Bluff: Multiple Bills Likely To Come Up Before Tax Cuts | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate GOP's threat to filibuster every single piece of legislation until the chamber resolves budget and tax cut measures will like...

Do Tax Cuts Help the Economy?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

It is certainly a convenient argument that raising taxes in a recession will hurt growth -- if you are really, really wealthy. But is it based on reality or ideology? A look at the record can provide some answers to that question.

Democrats Look To Call GOP's Bluff With Bush Tax Cuts Vote

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans are working to reach a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts that expire at the end of the year, but neither side is...

Obama's Naivete on Bipartisanship Has Finally Caught Up to Him

Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Many who listened to President Obama's account of this week's meeting with Republicans believed there was hope for a bipartisan conclusion to the lame duck Congress. What planet do he and they think they're on?

Will Higher Taxes on the Rich Kill Jobs?

Jake Blumgart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Blumgart

The conservatives who cried wolf about tax increases over a decade ago also claimed George W. Bush's tax cuts would spur economic growth, job creation and balanced budgets. Instead, they turned surplus into deficit.

Ryan Grim

Deficit Commission: Cut Taxes For Wealthy, Raise Retirement Age For All | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The president's deficit-commission report, scheduled for a vote by the full panel on Friday, proposes to slash tax rates for corporatio...

WATCH: Howard Fineman On The Senate's Tax-Cut Paralysis

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared on MSNBC's "Countdown" Tuesday night to discuss the ongoing negotiations between the White House and congressional ...

Arthur Delaney

Tax Cuts Panel May Handle Jobless Benefits After Senate Blocks Reauthorization | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama suggested Tuesday that a group of congressional leaders he has asked to work out a compromise on expiring tax cuts will also try to wo...

Sam Stein

Obama, GOP Leaders Agree To More Meetings On Bush Tax Cuts | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Obama and congressional leadership agreed on Tuesday that the best way to resolve differences on the soon-to-be-expired Bush ...

Conservatives' Vile Attack on Christmas

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Remember all the hoopla in years past from Conservatives crying about liberal/secular attacks on Christmas? Make No Mistake. Those who are violating t...

'Deficit Commission' cum 'Hatchet Job on the Middle Class': There Are Better Ways

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The current economic downturn is simply not the time to adopt blanket fiscal austerity, with more income inequality today than ever before. Instead, it's time to invest in the middle class, create jobs and spur economic growth.

Lucia Graves

STONEWALLED: House Dems' Tax Cut Plan 'Will Not Include Anything The Republicans Are Seeking' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Obama and House Democrats were at pains to extend an olive branch to Republicans after the midterm elections, that is no longer the c...

Obama's Busy Week Ahead

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Everyone in Washington has a few busy weeks ahead, until the 111th Congress wraps up business and heads off into the sunset, but President Obama will be at the center of this whirlwind.

Five Questions for the GOP

Martin Tolchin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Tolchin

Why is the Senate GOP blocking ratification of a new START treaty supported by such Republican stalwarts as James Baker, Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft?

Amanda Terkel

Chamber Of Commerce's Lobbying To Extend Bush Tax Cuts Would Reap Millions For Wealthy Backers | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The labor-backed advocacy group U.S. Chamber Watch is taking aim at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a new report, arguing that the indus...

Is That a Green Bean in the Napkin?

Donna Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donna Norton

Moms are good at sniffing out trickery. So when some of our leaders tell us they can afford to extend tax cuts for the rich, but can't afford to continue unemployment benefits for millions of families, we're a bit suspicious.