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Daniel Marans

Michigan Voters Reject Tax Increase To Fund Roads, Bridges | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Michigan voters in a special election on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted down Proposal 1, an amendment to the state's constitution that would have increa...

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers' wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article.

If I Were a Rich Man: Public Attitudes About Wealth and Taxes

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

In his State of the Union address President Obama called for tax increases for the wealthiest Americans. Does the public support these tax hikes, and how do their attitudes fit into larger perceptions about wealth?

Samantha Lachman

How The Kochs Are Organizing Against Your Local Zoo, Transit And School Board | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though the network of conservative groups funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch are better known for spending millions on top-ti...

When Tax Reform Means Soaking the Rich

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Tax reform has evolved into one of the emptier platitudes of U.S. politics. Politicians support "tax reform" in the same way that they support "a strong national defense," "fiscal responsibility," and "pro-growth economic policies." It's a brave statement in search of a challenge. Is anyone ever against tax reform?

Children Need to Fly Too: End Sequestration

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anyone despairing that Congress can't get anything done should note last week's swift vote to get furloughed air traffic controllers back to work. Congress can move very quickly and efficiently when it wants to and when their own comfort and that of constituents well-off enough to fly was affected. Reduced unemployment benefits, children dropped suddenly from Head Start programs, poor mothers and babies losing food supplements, teacher layoffs, and cancelled meal deliveries for seniors didn't move them -- but airport delays as members headed out of town for their April recess were apparently unacceptable.

Cantor Says Republicans Will 'See About Additional Taxes,' Then Says They Won't

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said "we'll see" about higher taxes if President Barack Obama proves he is "serious about fixing the problem...

Bob McDonnell: Yes, He Has a Future

Eli Lehrer | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is exactly the sort of candidate -- an appealing, conservative pragmatist who knows how to govern -- that the Republican Party needs if it wants to win elections.

CPAC, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, and the Conservative Crack-Up

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

As long as the right keeps doing what it keeps doing, the great conservative crack-up will bring two big winners: Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.

GOP Philosophy Changes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Boehner To Reid: Go F*** Yourself

Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

Fiscal cliff negotiations between House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) reportedly got heated last Friday...

Mr. President, It's Lonely on the Administration Side of the Bargaining Table

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

The elected officials that represent the American people are losing sight of what matters in the sake of their political views. The American electorate and economy is what needs to be in full view and primary consideration.

Legislation Constipation

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

What we've been seeing in the House of Representatives lately has been a series of massive and pervasive violations of Grayson's Laws of Legislating. Instead of "I'll vote for X because it's right," it's "If I don't get Z, I ain't votin' on nothin'." And that's the problem.

Bring Congress Back for Christmas

William S. Becker | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Under Article 2, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the President of the United States "may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them" into special session. Presidents have used that authority only a handful of times in the modern era.

Obama's Recession

Steve Pociask | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Steve Pociask

Simply put: The increase in dividend taxes is not a tax on the rich. Reducing savings, investment, income and jobs is a recipe for economic decline. Whether you are an investor, worker or a retiree, the pending increase could have serious consequences on you.

This Is Not America's Deal

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's naive for members of either party to think they can sign a deal which overrides the voters and defies their values without paying a steep political price. (And Democrats have more to lose on that score than Republicans.)

A Religious Rescue from the Fiscal Cliff

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

It's time to reconsider the huge tax benefits and government subsidies that are provided to government-recognized religions in this country.

How the Fiscal Cliff Could Hurt Your Credit

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 02.06.2013 | Money
Jeff Hindenach

Falling off the fiscal cliff could mean another recession for the country. Another recession could mean a number of things, including a higher unemployment rate, a slower economy and, of course, more debt. So what does that mean for credit?

Rove-Linked Group Launches New Attack Against Obama

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, a nonprofit organization founded by conservative strategist Karl Rove, has bought its first television ad since the election, attackin...

Tax Responsibility Rests With the Government, Not the Rich

Carol Roth | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Carol Roth

What would you do if every time that you gave your child allowance, he or she spent it and then some? What if over a period of years, your child not ...

How the Fiscal Cliff Could Cut Your Paycheck By $4,000

Ben Mulling | Posted 02.03.2013 | Money
Ben Mulling

I have read hundreds of articles about this issue and most are overly technical and do not describe how it will impact the average American. So let me lay it out.

Dems Undermining Obama In Contentious Push

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

(Repeats to additional subscribers) * Rural-state Democrats differ with president on estate tax * Clock ticking on tax's...

Cliff Notes

C.A. Rotwang | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
C.A. Rotwang

That's a progressive budget view. Support for the president's pragmatic, debatable negotiating tactics should not ratify fundamentally illiberal principles. There was a great candidate who talked a progressive game in 2008... oh wait.

GOP Lawmakers Distance Themselves From Grover Norquist

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

After a slew of top Republican lawmakers publicly disavowed the anti-tax pledge pushed by Grover Norquist, the lobbyist is pushing back. On CNN Monday...

Stock Market Set To Freak Over Fiscal Cliff Talks

Reuters | Rodrigo Campos | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Volatility is the name of this game. With the S&P 500 above 1,400 after five days of gains, traders will be hard pressed not t...