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Obama Tax Cut Deal

Boehner Expresses Regrets Over Payroll Tax Cut Fight

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner admitted Wednesday that his strategy in last year's fight over extending the payroll tax cut was mistaken. "We we...

Major Dem Donors Plan To Withhold Funds Over Obama Tax-Cut Deal

Los Angeles Times | Matea Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's advisors are confident that liberals dismayed by his agreement to extend tax breaks for the wealthy will forgive him by the time the...

Obama-GOP Deal Exempts Over 40,000 Millionaires From Estate Tax

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than 40,000 estates worth $1 million to $10 million would be expected to escape inheritance taxes next year under the deal str...

Tax Cut Bill Signed By Obama Packed With Obscure Stocking Stuffers For Businesses

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The massive new tax bill signed into law by President Barack Obama is filled with all kinds of holiday stocking stuffers for busine...

Obama-GOP Tax Cut Deal Doesn't Mean Future Accords

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are congratulating themselves for their bipartisan tax-cut compromise, hoping to b...

Obama Reaches Out To Base Amid New Tension

The Washington Post | Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of President Obama's tax-cut deal with Republicans, the White House is moving quickly to mend its strained relationship with the Democrati...

Why Is Obama Leaving The Grass Roots On The Sidelines?

The Washington Post | Sam Graham-Felsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of President Obama's deal to extend the Bush tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans, pundits have focused on how Obama has alienated the lef...

Arthur Delaney

Key Dem: Tax Deal Goes Against 'Core Democratic Values'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Democratic member of Congress who opposes President Obama's tax cut deal with congressional Republicans says the deal is fundamentally unfair becaus...

WATCH: Roy Sekoff Says Obama 'Just Not That Into' Tax Cuts For The Rich

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Thursday night to discuss the reasoning behind Obama's willingness to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to the richest...

Sam Stein

Barney Frank: Tax Deal Will Pass As Is Because 'Cutting Taxes Is Always Popular'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leaders and prominent party members have grown resigned to the fact that, despite their howls of discontent, the tax de...

House Tax Cut Vote Set To Go Down On White House-GOP Proposal

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Acting with uncommon speed, Congress moved toward final passage Thursday night of sweeping, bipartisan legislation to avoid a Jan. ...

Mark Blumenthal

Tax Deal Polls: Reactions To A Bipartisan Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

My colleague Jason Linkins is justifiably baffled by the recent wave of polling on the tax-cut-and-benefits deal cut by President Barack Obama and con...

Ryan Grim

Tax Cuts For Rich Move Forward In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Monday voted to move forward on a a two-year extension of the Bush tax cuts as well as a package of tax cuts and credits f...

Tax Cute Vote: Senate Advances Obama-GOP Deal Toward Final Approval

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Legislation to avert a Jan. 1 increase in income tax rates has gained 60 votes in the Senate, the level needed to advance toward a fina...

Tea Party Ramps Up Efforts Against Obama-GOP Tax Cut Deal

The Hill | Michael O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservatives aligned with the Tea Party ramped up pressure Monday on Republicans to vote down the tax deal before Congress. ...

WATCH: Arianna Tells 'Morning Joe' Hosts Why Tax Cut Deal Is A 'Problem'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Monday to discuss the tax cut deal and its impending vote in the Senate. Noting that the bill shows the pre...

Democrats' Dilemma: Fall in Love or Fall in Line?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Watching Bill Clinton help Barack Obama extend George Bush tax cuts -- it's easy to see why Democrats have cognitive dissonance. Here were two enormously popular Democratic leaders handing Republicans their "holy grail" because this is the best we can do.

Bill Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance At Obama Briefing

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton implored Democrats to back the tax-cut deal that President Barack Obama negotiated with Republicans as the former pres...

Amanda Terkel

Pelosi Won't Hold Vote On Obama-GOP Tax Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is unlikely to bring up President Obama's tax cut deal to the floor for a vote in its current form...

Sam Stein

House Democrats Reject Obama Tax Cut Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney contributed to this report. WASHINGTON -- In a meeting on Thursday morning, the House Democratic caucus rejected the pre...

Sam Stein

Liberal Group Uses Obama's Words Against Him In New Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as it gets members of its party in line on the Hill, the Obama White House continues to take veritable punches from some of its mos...

Barney Frank: I Won't Vote For Tax Cut Deal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced Wednesday that he would vote against the White House's rece...

Obama Tax Cut Plan: President Exhorts Members Of Congress To Back Deal

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Pushing a top foreign policy priority, President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday the Senate would quickly ratify a U.S....

Jason Linkins

Harry Reid Will Try To Add Online Poker Payback To Tax-Cut Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, we brought you word that during this limited lame-duck session of Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to put his staff to w...

Democratic Congressman Asked About Obama Primary Challenge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday downplayed the significance that Obama's recent deal on the extension of Bush tax cuts would have on his party's ...