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Kill the Bloomdoggles

Matthew Chapman | Posted 02.12.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For Bloomberg bloomdoggles that sticks for any length of time, I'd like to apply for credit for the invention of a German-style compound word, "Dinglebloomdoggle," this being a bloomdoggle that's really hard to shake loose.

McConnell Boehner 2013

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


One More Reason To Be Concerned About The Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.20.2012 | Money

If Congress doesn't reach a fiscal cliff deal by the end of the year, up to 100 million Americans will face tax delays, the Internal Revenue Service w...

The Tax Deal: How to Win by Yielding

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

There is a relatively simple proposal that the president make that could raise more money than the nominal rate increase he wants, be progressive in its impact, and produce a more equitable and widely understood tax system.

Sam Stein

Private Hill Memo Instructs Dems On How To Sway GOP On Taxes | Sam Stein | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With congressional Republicans unbending in their opposition to including tax hikes or revenue increases in a debt ceiling deal, Democra...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Faces Bipartisan Resistance on Fiscal Policy | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – A day before President Barack Obama is set to map out his long-term fiscal policy, Congressional leaders in both parties are already dr...

New Year, New Tax Deal, New Troubles

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

The tax deal shift signifies political willingness to start altering the way we pay for Social Security in way that has never been politically possible before.

An Obama Christmas

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lisa Kaas Boyle

'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the House, Congress was conferring: every mensch, every louse.

WATCH: Howard Fineman Tells Chris Matthews What The Tax Deal Symbolizes For Obama

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared on "Hardball" Friday evening to discuss Obama's signing of the deal which will extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy for tw...

After Obama-GOP Tax Deal, AFL-CIO's Trumka Seeks to Rally Liberals to Save Medicare, Social Security

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

Will labor and progressive groups have the financial and organizational power to fight an ascendant GOP and outside pro-business conservative groups?

Elise Foley

Tax Cut Deal Stalls Temporarily In House | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The House of Representatives is slated to vote near midnight Thursday on the bill to preserve extended unemployment benefits and tax cuts for ...

Cut the Payroll Tax to Save Social Security

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marshall Auerback

We need a permanent payroll tax holiday. But meanwhile we need to strengthen our social compact, not by legislating future benefit cuts, but rather by legislating more generous retirements.

Obama Does a "W"

Robert Zevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Zevin

The deal the President negotiated with the Republicans would make the United States the only large and wealthy country in the world to withstand the global wave of reactionary and horribly-timed cuts in government spending.

Tax Fight Loss Helps Reenergize Liberals

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Liberals may feel that the compromise negotiated by President Barack Obama is a kick in the teeth, but the debate over Bush-era tax cuts has offered p...

Tax Deal Will Normalize the Bush Era

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Whatever Obama accomplished during his first two years in office his decision to normalize the sweeping changes in American governance of the George W. Bush period will likely neutralize any lasting positive effects for Democrats.

Howard Fineman

Tax Bill: Now It's The Tea Party's Turn | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Not to be outdone by their liberal counterparts, conservatives are working themselves into a state of dismay over what they disparagingly...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Talks Romney's Opposition To 'The Obama Compromise' On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared on "Hardball" Tuesday evening to discuss the White House compromise on tax cuts, including Mitt Romney's recent opposition to ...

The Nature of Compromise in the Parallel Universe of White House Political Leadership

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Obama's compromise on the current tax deal must be evaluated against several other previously important issues connected to the exercise or lack of exercise of his presidential leadership.

Senate Rules Must Be Reformed in January

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Next year the Republicans will have ironclad control of the House. It would be outrageous if Democrats allowed a minority of Republican Senators to use the current rules to limit what the Democratic majority can do in the Senate.

Bernie Sanders Referenced 4 Books In 8-Hour Filibuster

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ou can now read the entire 124-page speech online. We combed the entire speech, collecting the Senator's scattered references to books. Follow the lin...

Obama, Clinton and Selling the Tax Deal

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The ease with which Obama let Bill Clinton take over a White House press conference was alarming. Instead of a serious discussion, the American people had two presidents pouring water down our backs, telling us it was raining.

The Tax Deal and the Apocalypse

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The proponents of the tax deal that Obama and Republicans negotiated last week have gotten out their TARP and Iraq War hysterics, now telling us that if Congress doesn't approve the package, it will be the end of the world.

Sam Stein

David Axelrod: No 'Major Changes' To Tax Cut Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Sunday continued to hold firm on the idea that its framework for a deal on the expiring Bush tax cuts could ...

Sam Stein

Van Hollen To White House: We're Not Bluffing On Estate Tax | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the incoming ranking member of the House Budget Committee and one of the chief negotiators of a deal to re...

Democrats Need to Back Obama

Mark Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Penn

Democrats in Congress, by their actions, are labeling themselves the "pro-spending" and "pro-tax party" and distancing themselves from the president in all the wrong ways. He is not triangulating -- they are doing it for him.