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Why Gay Marriage and Women's Rights Are Critical for the Elections

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The presidential elections of 2012 are understandably all about the economy. But human rights are not a luxury that we can afford to forget about at times of crisis, but a necessary foundation of a prosperous society.

Michael McAuliff

One Shutdown Showdown Averted For Now | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders believe they have reached a deal to head off yet another showdown over a possible government shutdown. A propos...

Democrats Hammer House Candidates On Tax Cuts

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

With the House set to vote on extending all the Bush tax cuts later this week, Democrats are hammering 23 Republicans in competitive districts with an...

How to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts? Not for Millionaires & Billionaires

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

We cannot afford to extend the tax cuts for billionaires and millionaires. There are better places to put that money and more important national needs than making the rich richer and keeping tax breaks for the wealthiest two percent.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Bill To Preserve Middle Class Tax Cuts | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators blinked in the political standoff over how much of the Bush-era tax cuts to extend for another year and voted Wednesday to keep...

Divisive Showdown Heads To Senate

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed a yearlong extension of tax cuts for all but the highest-earning Americans through the Senate on Wednesday, giving...

White House Sounds Warning On Expiring Provision

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A standoff with Congress that results in the January expiration of wide-ranging tax cuts would mean 114 million families would see avera...

High Taxes On The Rich: No Biggie For Small Business

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.20.2012 | Small Business

Analysts are looking askance at a claim that raising taxes on the rich would spell doom for America's small business owners. According to a policy ...

Tax Cut, Cold Cuts

Dave Helfert | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

So, how does the scheduled expiration of Republican tax cuts now become an Obama tax increase?

Romney, Obama, and Personal History

Jesse Larner | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Jesse Larner

The Republicans seem to think that Mitt Romney's personal history better prepares him for the office. Because he made hundreds of millions of dollars in business. But what did Romney do, really?

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Unveils Senate Democrats' Tax Cut Plan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats fired the latest volley in the battle to claim the high ground on tax cuts Tuesday, proposing a plan similar to Preside...

Obama Right on $250,000 Tax Cut Limit

Larry Hirsch | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

In pushing for the $250,000 cap, the president is both helping those who most need it and helping the economy.

Of Job Creators and the Tax Myth: An Inverse Truth

Tony Phillips | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Tony Phillips

The fact is that America's real job creators (for better or worse) are not small businesses but enormous corporations whose hiring and firing affects people by the tens of thousands.

Michael McAuliff

Small Business Tax Cuts Die In Senate Feud | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate failed Thursday to advance competing small business tax cut bills, killing all three in the ongoing partisan struggle to clai...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Balk At Chance To Vote On Obama's Tax Cut | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The partisan wrestling on tax issues took an odd turn in the Senate Wednesday as Republicans objected to a vote on President Barack Obam...

A Shared Fate

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

The real issue that divides the country right now is not the precise tax rate but whether we as a people share a common fate or not.

John Celock

Christie Told To Speak 'Boldly' And Behave Like Scott Walker | John Celock | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's 2009 GOP primary opponent is urging him to speak more "boldly" and engage in budget cuts with the vigor of Republican...

Boy, Are Americans Not Overtaxed

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The Congressional Budget Office just released a very thorough update of their high quality household income series, adding data through 2009. There's so much in here it will be weeks before I can work my way through all of its nooks and crannies, but so far, something's jumped out at me. Man, I gotta say: when it comes to federal taxation, there is just no case in the data to be made in any way, shape or form that we Americans are overtaxed. Not middle income, not high income -- not the overall average. Not relative to other countries and not relative to our historical rates back to 1979. In fact, there's a strong, reality-based case in to be made for new revenues in any deal to stabilize the debt situation, starting at the top of the income scale.

Lawmakers Pretend To Govern During Campaign Season

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congress is in, but it's far from lawmaking. For the next 3 1/2 sweltering weeks on Capitol Hill, lawmakers will look busy, say man...

Jason Linkins

Dems Skittish On Obama Tax Cut Proposal Need To Remember 'Political Suicide' Of 2010 | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Yesterday, President Barack Obama jump-started the recurring battle over the Bush-era tax cuts with his proposal to retain those tax cuts for all Amer...

WATCH: Romney Campaigns As Crucial Issue Heats Up

AP | KEN THOMAS and KASIE HUNT | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Clashing over the economy, President Barack Obama challenged Mitt Romney to join him in allowing tax hikes for rich America...

'Small Business' Hard To Define In Bush Tax Cut Debate

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Republicans blasted President Barack Obama on Monday for punishing small businesses with his push to let low tax rates on the wealthy expi...

Let's Cap the Tax Cut at $253,571.33

Drew Westen | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Drew Westen

President Obama's latest tax cut announcement is more bad messaging. When you throw out an arbitrary number as your cap for tax cuts, you immediately get off message and into the weeds. Why? Because your number rapidly becomes contested.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Takes Firm Stand On Extending Bush Tax Cuts | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama would veto legislation that extends all of the Bush administration's tax cuts, including those for the middle cla...

The Facts on Tax Cuts

Amy Brundage | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Amy Brundage

Today the President called on Congress to extend the middle class tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans making less than $250,000 for another year.