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Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Payroll Tax Bill Packed With Poison Pills

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A GOP plan to pay for a payroll tax cut by docking federal workers and cutting Medicare passed the House Tuesday, but appeared headed f...

Michael McAuliff

White House Promises Veto Of GOP Payroll Tax Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House issued an unequivocal threat to veto the House Republican bill to extend the payroll tax cut Tuesday, condemning it as a...

Republicans Find Way Around Raising Taxes

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans may have found a way to squeeze more money out of well-to-do Americans without raising their taxes. A year-end economi...

Obama Pushes Senate Democrats To Use Their Leverage

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the Senate are using a critical year-end spending bill as political leverage to try t...

A New Hostage Taken In Payroll Tax Fight

Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

A massive year-end spending deal hung in the balance late Monday as a frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to use the package to win mo...

Obama Sounds Warning On House GOP Bill

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House promised a veto Tuesday for a Republican bill renewing a payroll tax cut next year for 160 million workers, complai...

'Millionaire Job Creators Are Like Unicorns'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) compared millionaires who create jobs to unicorns Monday on the Senate floor. "Millionaire job creators ...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Launch Robocalls On Payroll Tax Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats emboldened by the belief that they are winning the debate on cutting payroll taxes -- an opinion echoed this week by Sen. John...

Reid Sets Up Battle With House Over Crucial Expiring Provision

AP | ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled a bill Friday renewing the Social Security payroll tax cut and extending but trimming unemployment benef...

Obama Says He'll Walk The Walk On Grinch Threat

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is emphasizing that he would forgo his Hawaiian vacation and stay in Washington for "as long as it takes" Co...

'Holidays Come, Holidays Go'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the one-year payroll tax cut "was never intended to be permanent" at a press conference Wednesday on budget reform. "I...

Senate Rejects Bill To Extend Crucial Provision

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama vowed to delay Congress' year-end vacation as well as his own Thursday for "as long as it takes" to extend S...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Push New Payroll Tax Cut

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats offered their second plan to extend the payroll tax cut Monday, this time proposing a smaller tax on the wealthy to pay...

Dems Drop Key Part Of Obama Jobs Plan

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama accepted a move by Senate Democrats to scale back his Social Security payroll tax cut extension on Monday, t...

Elise Foley

Democratic Senator Says Payroll Tax Break Will Get Another Chance

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will offer a new plan to extend the payroll tax br...

Obama Urges Voters To Get Involved In Tax Cut Fight

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants voters to get involved in the debate over extending the reduced payroll tax and he's asking them to te...

Friday Talking Points -- Fine With Me!

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to devote all the talking points this week to the efforts by Democrats to pass both the payroll tax holiday extension and a desperately needed unemployment insurance payment extension before the January 1 deadline.

Focus Turns To House After Senate Defeats Crucial Expiring Provision

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Courting disaffected conservatives, House Republican leaders offered Friday to overturn a pair of Obama administration environmenta...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Rejects Payroll Tax Cut Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate failed Thursday to pass an extension of a payroll tax cut, leaving in limbo a break that saved working class households about...

Boehner Sounds Warning On Taxes

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican congressional leaders stressed a willingness Wednesday to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut due to expire Dec. 31...

Top Republicans Back Crucial Expiring Provisions

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Maine Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have come out in favor of extending unemployment benefits and the Social Security payroll tax c...

Congress Faces Decisions To Extend Key Programs As Clock Ticks

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress' failed deficit-cutting supercommittee has faded away, but the pressure on lawmakers to quickly confront a stack of expens...