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Tax Package

The Realpolitik Behind the Tax Deal

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Behind any big historic political bargain there are usually big, bottom-line self interests. The case of the tax deal negotiated by the Democratic White House and Republican Leadership is no exception.

Lucia Graves

Senate Majority Whip Warms To Obama's Tax Compromise, Thursday Deal Possible | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a close ally of President Obama, hinted Congress may be close to a deal on extending Bush-era...

Lucia Graves

Bernie Sanders On Tax Cuts: GOP Wants To Grow National Debt, Then Slash Social Security | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday that if Democrats cede ground on the tax package now, it will come back to haunt them in the 11...

Sam Stein

Only 12% Of Americans Think Obama Cut Their Taxes: POLL | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only 12 percent of the public say that the Obama administration has lowered their taxes since coming to office, despite the fact that the White House'...