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Sander Levin

House Rejects Bipartisan Obamacare Fix

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan fix to the Affordable Care Act that would exempt U.S. health plans sold to expatriate...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Vote For Criminal Probe Of Lois Lerner In IRS Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Ways and Means Committee took the scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's botched scrutiny of political nonprofits to a ne...

Prospects Dim For Fast Renewal Of Unemployment Benefits

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects dimmed Monday for a quick extension of expiring unemployment benefits as Republican officials said they would not agree ...

Michigan Congressman Goes On Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.07.2013 | Detroit

Survive on less than $5 a day for groceries? That's a fact of life for many recipients of food stamps -- but we have a feeling most lawmakers deciding...

Good Consumers, Bad Citizens

Michael Winship | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Profit will out, whether in Wall Street boardrooms or in the ashes of a south Asian sweatshop. All of which makes for ever wealthier plutocrats, consumers kept content with cheap goods, and if we do nothing about it, lousy citizens.

The Tax Man Targeting our Right to Diversity of Thought

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

We all have skin in this game to maintain our liberties. It is an ironic turn of events that the very issue of inappropriate scrutiny of our liberties is now the focus of the IRS by the public, media, elected officials; even the ACLU has raised its head.

Michael McAuliff

Ex-IRS Head Grilled Over Tea Party Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service took a bipartisan drubbing Friday morning over its targeting of conservative political groups, even as its ...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Bill To Pay Only Some U.S. Debts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a measure Thursday that would amount to the rough equivalent of declaring bankruptcy for the United States, directing t...

Dave Jamieson

Retailers' Pledges On Garment Worker Safety Ring Hollow

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

The climbing death toll in the wake of a massive building collapse in Bangladesh has put increasing pressure on Western retailers to commit themselves...

Dem: Obama Administration 'At Times' Overstated Damage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) claimed the Obama administration has "at times" overstated the potential damage of sequestration. “Maybe at times the...

Arthur Delaney

Drug Testing Unemployment Measures To Get Boost In State Legislatures

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

States will soon try to fulfill the Republican goal of making unemployed people pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs. Last February, congressi...

Michael McAuliff

Study: High-End Tax Cuts Have Not Helped

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Congressional Research Service report that was reissued Thursday after Republicans complained about it before the elections still find...

Amanda Terkel

Big 3 Automakers Reportedly Worried About Michigan Right To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- While one of Michigan's biggest industries remains silent in public on the debate over so-called right-to-work legislation, privately th...

The Other Cliff (Hint: It's in Your Tax Return)

Christopher Bergin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Christopher Bergin

So, welcome to the other cliff. In Washington, our lawmakers continue to treat the cliffs they created like a game of chicken in a classic James Dean movie. And we all get to sit in the back seat.

Alex Becker

Presidential Candidates Must Release Taxes, Democrats Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Becker | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to introduce legislation that would require presumptive Republican presidential nomi...

Top Democrats Push Obama on Capital Controls

Sarah Anderson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business
Sarah Anderson

Despite their proven effectiveness in many cases, these policy tools are prohibited by U.S. trade and investment policies. Particularly in the wake of the worst financial crisis in 80 years, it's an embarrassingly outmoded position.

Stronger Local Economy Could Hurt Mitt's Chances In The Mitten

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 04.19.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- The unemployment rate in Michigan is high, its population is shrinking and scores of manufacturing plants have closed. Still, Presid...

Michael McAuliff

Debt Limit Hike Fails In Symbolic House Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House of Representatives turned down President Obama's request to raise the debt limit Wednesday in a largely symboli...

Report Pokes Holes In Republican Tax Plan

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It will be hard for Republicans to attain their goal of lowering the top corporate tax rate to 25 percent if they want to pay for it sol...

Zach Carter

Korea Trade Agreement Would Subsidize North Korea Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2004, Hyundai inked one of the best land deals in history. For a mere $12 million, the South Korean conglomerate secured the rights t...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats, GOP Have Now Rejected Each Other's Debt Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just three days left until the country is set to begin defaulting on its debt, the House rejected a debt proposal by Senate Majorit...

Sander Levin: Pete Stark Relinquishes Ways And Means Chairmanship To Sander Levin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) will take over the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means committee, the Michigan Democrat told reporters on Thursday. ...

Pete Stark Runs Into Resistance As Rangel's Interim Ways And Means Replacement

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Pete Stark (Calif.) may have the shortest chairmanship in the young history of the House Democratic majority....

Rangel To Give Up Chairmanship On Ways And Means Committee, NBC Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

** UPDATES BELOW ** 12:35 PM ET -- Pelosi chooses 'firebrand' Pete Stark to replace Rangel. "Speaker Nancy Pelosi has picked liberal firebrand Rep. P...

Congress Fights To Save 'Cash For Clunkers' Sales

AP | Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House raced Friday to pass legislation pouring an additional $2 billion into the popular -- but financially strapped -- "cash f...