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Middle Class Tax Cut: Where Were Democrats When It Was First Proposed?

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Elections are not "locked" as early as politicians and pollsters would have you believe. Moods change, and a constant drum beat for relief of Main Street via fractional taxes of Wall Street could have permeated the electorate's consciousness.

Zach Carter

House Democrats Break With Obama By Calling For Wall Street Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats on Monday unveiled a plan to cut taxes for middle-class families that would be paid for in part by a new tax on Wall Str...

Sam Stein

White House, Hill Dems Contemplate Short-Term Sequester Fix

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Adding a new wrinkle to fall budget negotiations, the White House and top congressional Democrats expressed new openness on Wednesday to...

Sam Stein

CBO: Sequester Could Cost 1.6 Million Jobs In The Next Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As many as 1.6 million new jobs could be added to the U.S. economy if Congress simply canceled the budget cuts implemented due to seques...

Zach Carter

Fiscal Cliff: House Democrats Close Ranks Against Social Security Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said Tuesday that Social Security cuts should not be part of any deal to avert the "fiscal cliff." Van Hollen's comme...

Sam Stein

Dems Accuse GOP Of 'Enron-Type Accounting' And Assaults On CBO

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats, removed from their rhetorical shackles by the coming Republican control of the House, are accusing the GOP of r...

Sam Stein

David Axelrod: No 'Major Changes' To Tax Cut Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sam Stein

Van Hollen Makes Play For Budget Committee, Eying Showdown With Paul Ryan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Soon-to-be former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) formally announced on Wednesday that he is m...

Democrats Threaten To Cut Off Funding To Weak Candidates

Politico | Alex Isenstadt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen sent a cold-blooded message Friday to under-performing party candidates: Get you...

Sam Stein

DCCC Chair: Dems Will Pound GOP On Social Security, Keep Retirement Age In Place

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Facing a historically difficult electoral landscape, Democratic leadership is planning to reconfigure its message by focusing on what the election cou...

Sam Stein

Rep. Van Hollen: GOP Pulling Wool Over Tea Party's Eyes On Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking the day after passing sweeping campaign finance legislation through the House of Representatives, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) scoffed at th...

Sam Stein

DISCLOSE Act Authors: This Is Tougher On NRA Than Status Quo

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an effort to push new campaign finance legislation through the House of Representatives, defenders of the bill are reasserting the argument that it...

Sam Stein

Van Hollen: DISCLOSE Act Obituaries 'Very, Very Premature'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting by Arthur Delaney Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said on Friday that any obituaries being written about his push for new campaign fina...

Democrats Preparing Election-Year Fight To Take Down Citizens United Ruling

The Hill | Russell Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Legislation that aims to counteract the landmark Supreme Court ruling allowing corporate and union campaign spending could be introduced by the end of...

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

Sam Stein

Top Dems Suggest Tea Party Might Be More Bark Than Bite

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Top Democrats at the various campaign committees are expressing more and more confidence that they can overcome the wave of anti-government populist s...

Dems Hit Back, Blame Bush For Failed Terror Policies

Hotline On Call | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As GOPers begin increasingly using the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner to score political points, 2 Dems are blaming the Bush admin for ...

Jeff Muskus

Waxman Gives GOP One More Day To Stall On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Henry Waxman has had just about enough. The House Energy and Commerce Committee's climate-change bill has been besieged by hundreds of (mostly Republi...