Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Noam Chomsky: America Hates Its Poor - AlterNet.org ... to the very wealthy, the ... ” Nonvoting is very high ... that we can’t raise taxes on ... Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. ... 12/2/2013 - 3:41 pm | View Link
Noam Chomsky: America hates its poor Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on our country's brutal class warfare -- and why it's ultimately so one-sided 12/1/2013 - 7:56 am | View Link
Former energy CEO Mark Jacobs joins U.S. Senate race Retired energy company CEO Mark Jacobs, calling himself a conservative and a "proven business leader," today joined the U.S. Senate race on the GOP side. 11/19/2013 - 9:59 am | View Link
Wonkblog: Wonkbook: Obamacare’s troubles threaten Obama’s core political project Obama's frustration runs deep. At this point, he realizes that HealthCare.gov's problems don't just threaten his poll numbers. 11/15/2013 - 8:52 am | View Link
First Thoughts: A reality check on 2016 New NBC poll confirms an early reality check on 2016: 1) GOP remains divided… 2) Dem Party is pretty unified around Hillary Clinton… And 3) Democrats continue to benefit from the same demographic trends that helped Obama in ’08 and ’12… What’ … 11/12/2013 - 9:28 am | View Link
At First Debate, Mitt Romney Admits That He Would ‘Absolutely Not’ Support His Own Tax Plan I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans. And number three ... Romney’s plan is a clearly defined tax cut for the wealthy. Even if he closed every loophole that benefits the wealthy, he wouldn’t generate enough revenue to make up ... 10/4/2012 - 2:28 pm | View Link
Romney: Taxes on the Wealthy Are So High I Paid Extra Mitt Romney says that tax rates are too high—so high that he wants to cut them. So why did he deliberately avoid deducting charitable contributions in his 2011 tax return in order to pay a higher effective tax rate? Yet Romney just opted to shovel more ... 09/20/2012 - 11:50 pm | View Link
Romney Paid More Taxes Than He Owed One interesting detail is that Romney deliberately paid more taxes than he needed to in 2011, although on the campaign trail he says taxes on the wealthy are too high. He could have taken a charitable deduction of the $4.1 million he gave to charity ... 09/20/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
How Likely Is It That Romney Paid No Taxes? Another expert on tax strategies for high net worth individuals ... federal tax rate -- typically taxes paid divided by adjusted gross income. That measure doesn't account for wealth accumulation or strategies wealthy people use to effectively reduce ... 08/9/2012 - 2:50 am | View Link
Obama team slams Romney for not paying 'fair share' of taxes And yet those same people are also paying taxes at one of the lowest ... Romney's tax returns from 2010 and 2011 show he paid an effective tax rate of 14.5 percent during the two-year period. Many of the wealthy pay at a lower rate because ... 04/10/2012 - 7:27 am | View Link
Americans United for Life, the Washington, D. C.-based antiabortion group that writes much of the legislation being used to restrict access to reproductive healthcare in states across the country, has drafted a proposal to let patients and others sue clinics to enforce the sweeping new abortion regulations adopted by several states in recent years.
For his latest article, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman inveighs against Republicans who would let unemployment benefits expire in a misguided effort to help the long-term unemployed."Six years have passed since the United States economy entered the Great Recession, four and a half since it officially began to recover, but long-term unemployment remains disastrously high," Krugman writes.
Shanghai, China CREDIT: AP For the seventh day this month, Shanghai officials have warned children and the elderly to stay inside in a city where 24 hours exposed to the off-the-charts pollution would have hazardous consequences to one’s health. Hundreds of flights and sporting events have been cancelled, while face masks and air purifiers sold out in stores.
Are you a new parent terrified that the liberal media will turn your child into an Obama supporter? Or do you just need something to entertain your kids during those long drives to Tea Party rallies? If so, then a brand new coloring book is just the thing for your family!
Two signs at a rally in Dallas, where a group gathered to protest new abortion restrictions in Texas CREDIT: AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez At the beginning of November, tough new abortion restrictions took effect in Texas, forcing multiple clinics across the state to immediately halt their services. That’s created an entirely new reproductive health landscape in Texas, leaving the remaining clinics to absorb an increased patient load.
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• CO-Gov: We finally have our long-desired PPP poll of Colorado, and the numbers are a bit better for Democrats than Quinnipiac recently found, albeit not awesome. To offer the clearest comparison, we've put together charts of both polls, along with PPP's April trendlines, to best show Gov.