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Obama Releases 2013 Tax Return

Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama released his 2013 federal and state income tax returns Friday. The president and First Lady reported a total income of $481,098...

Taxes Nightmare For Homesellers Few Understand

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 09.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Gini Graham Scott

The foreclosure mess due to the economic downturn has left many homeowners facing devastating taxes, even after they sell a house in a foreclosure or short sale or one that is underwater, so they earn little, nothing, or sell the home at a loss.

Obama Releases Tax Return

Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama released his 2012 federal and state income tax returns Friday. The president and First Lady reported a total income of $608,611...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner: Raising Taxes Would 'Steal' From Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declared Thursday that seeking more revenue in order to reduce the federal deficit or to replace seq...

GOP Losses Obscure Hidden Wins

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican angst over presidential election losses obscures the fact that many conservative ideals have prospered for decades. Conserva...

Ben Hallman

Made In America: How Corporate Lobbyists Manufactured A $100 Billion Tax Break

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business

Starbucks had already mastered the art of doing business on multiple continents as it grew from a niche coffee retailer in Seattle into a global brand...

Ben Hallman

Obama Sets Sights On Lucrative Tax Break Used By Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

For chief executive Stephen Schwarzman, running the private equity firm Blackstone Group has proven enormously lucrative, bringing him nearly $140 mil...

The Long Road Forward: Obama's Second-Term Challenges

Howard Fineman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

A new Huffington Post/YouGov poll shows voters modestly hopeful about Barack Obama's chances of being more successful in his second term. And, given the haplessness of his Republican foes, Obama is in an unusually strong position to deliver on the potential of his second term -- but only if he has the will and wherewithal to turn ballot-box victory into real-life results. That's the bottom line of an in-depth survey by The Huffington Post of the problems and prospects facing the president as he prepares for a second inauguration. Today we launch a series of stories giving you in-depth results of that survey: 20 reported pieces during the next week, 14 from the U.S. and six from overseas; pairs of expert blog posts published with each domestic story; HuffPost Live video interviews with reporters; and poll data from HuffPost/YouGov.

Why Is Obama Caving?

New York Magazine | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

The discouraging thing about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations is not that they have gone into the eleventh hour, or that they may go into the new year,...

Norquist Makes Bizarre Prediction About Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Grover Norquist expressed confidence on Thursday that Republican adherents to his rigid anti-tax hike platform would emerge victorious in upcoming bud...

Jim DeMint: Obama Will Win On Taxes

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading conservative who's resigning from the Senate is predicting that President Barack Obama will win the battle over raising taxes....

The Surprising Truth About Obama's Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama touts his tax plan as raising taxes on households making more than $250,000. As it turns out, that threshold is more like $300,...

Sam Stein

White House On Taxes: 'A Lot Has Changed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday morning resurfaced a not-so-distant quote from President Barack Obama that seemed to endorse their curren...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Finally Taking His Own Advice

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the tax-hiking proposal President Barack Obama sent to Congress on Thursday, it seems the president is finally heeding a lesson he ...

Jennifer Bendery

Grover Norquist: Tom Cole Didn't Mean To Publicly Say What He Said Publicly About Backing Obama's Tax Offer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist said Wednesday that Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) "obviously" didn't expect his comments in support of Presi...

Michael McAuliff

Grover Norquist Targeted In Fiscal Cliff Debate By Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans showing signs of bending on taxes for the richest Americans as the nation nears the so-called fiscal cliff, Democrats m...

Luke Johnson

Obama Slams GOP Idea: 'The Math Tends Not To Work'

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has rejected an idea put forward by House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans to close unspecified tax loo...

Obama Says He Won't Extend Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthiest Americans

AP | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a challenge to Republicans, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to extend exp...

Sam Stein

Obama To Base: Help Me With Fiscal Cliff

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a direct, personal appeal to 30,000 of his top campaign activists on Tuesday night, asking them to stay invo...

Sam Stein

Obama To Progressives: 'I Am Not Going To Budge' On Bush Tax Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will enter high-stakes budget negotiations firmly committed to seeing the tax rates for high-income earners rise ...

Sam Stein

Obama's Progressive Base Embraces Him Anew, Bound For More Heartbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's definitive reelection victory has invited Democrats to imagine a new era of liberalism, in which they are no lo...

Sam Stein

Biden Calls Election 'Clear Sort Of Mandate' On Tax Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to reporters the day after the election, said the Obama administration has a mandate on the issue of ...

Dan Froomkin

What Obama Said He'd Do Next

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now President Barack Obama has some promises to keep. His 2012 campaign wasn't nearly as full of measurable commitments as his first ...

What The Election Results Mean For Post 50s: The Top 5 Issues

Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty

How will President Obama's second term affect the issues most important to post 50s? The economy and the deficit have been core concerns for older vot...

How Politics Affects Your Personal Finance

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 12.24.2012 | Money
Ike Ikokwu

Will it be Obama for another four-year term or will Romney win? Regardless of who your choice is, the real question is, have you taken into consideration how politics affects your personal finance?