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
Midterms: Ultraconservative Experiments Are Put to the Test - MSNBC Newsweek Clinton decries outside money against Hagan in U.S. priciest race - CNN 10/27/2014 - 5:23 am | View Link
The Great Kansas Tea Party Disaster - Rolling Stone ... platform for a high-profile ... and sharply reduced taxes on the wealthy. Republican ... Obama in 2008 and Romney in ... out taxes! Last ... 10/23/2014 - 9:59 am | View Link
Letters to the Editor: Oct. 14, 2014 - Press-Republican Online ... administration, the Romney ... the same super-wealthy 1 percent will find their taxes ... to those who paid into the ... in Plattsburgh ... 10/22/2014 - 12:46 pm | View Link
How Did The Government Waste Your Tax Dollars In 2014? Separating ... - Forbes.com ... payroll, estate and gift taxes in ... 000 in performance bonuses paid to an ... “Classically Cannabis: The High Note ... 3. d. Romney ... 10/22/2014 - 4:14 am | View Link
Class Traitors: How Ideological Brainwashing Gets Rich and Ordinary Americans to Undermine Their Economic Interest Linda Beale, of ataxingmatter, has written forcefully and persuasively about some of the propagandizing-accepted-as-gospel that the well-heeled use to advocate policies that advance their economic interests. For instance, as most Naked Capitalism readers appreciate, but a remarkably large swathe of the US population does not, tax cuts for big corporations are simply a transfer to the rich. From ... 10/24/2014 - 10:10 am | View Link
Why people vote Republican, part II Why people vote Republican, part II 10/22/2014 - 4:19 pm | View Link
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin hosts Romney town hall meeting; talks immigration, gun control, social security Manchin touched on a wide variety of topics during his Oct. 16 visit to Romney Senior Center with about 100 attendees. 10/17/2014 - 8:08 pm | View Link
Many Unanswered Questions About Romney's Taxes | The Nation Barack Obama did a nice job of debunking Mitt Romney’s plan to cut taxes for the wealthy in the second presidential debate. He also pointed out that Romney, according to his tax estimate for 2011, paid a ... went from a high of 30 by Republican ... 10/24/2012 - 8:08 am | View Link
Romney Says He'll Make Top 5% Pay 60% of Income Taxes—More Than Under Reagan, Bush I, Clinton or Carter Mitt Romney said he was going to make sure the top 5 percent of earners in the United States pay 60 percent of all federal income taxes. That is a higher share of total federal income tax revenues than they paid at ... people at the high end, because ... 10/17/2012 - 8:52 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 - 2:47 pm | View Link
Video: Mitt Romney Promised Tax Cut for Wealthy, Then Denied He Supports It However, during last night's presidential debate with President Obama, Romney said that he would “absolutely not” support a plan that cuts taxes on the wealthy, reports ThinkProgress.org. Romney said: "I will not reduce the share paid by high-income ... 10/3/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Romney releases 2011 tax return, paid $1.9M Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in ... been estimated as high as $250 million. Obama’s tax return shows he earned nearly $790,000 last year and paid an effective tax rate of almost 21 percent. On average, the wealthy in the U.S ... 09/21/2012 - 11:41 am | View Link
Mitt Romney Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American politician and businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the ... 10/30/2014 - 7:38 am | View Website
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ROMNEYTAXPLAN.COM I found a site with all the details on Mitt Romney's $5 trillion tax plan. It's as simple as clicking a button. 10/26/2014 - 11:56 pm | View Website
Mitt Romney’s Tax Dodge | Rolling Stone Mitt Romney’s Tax Dodge A guide to how the multimillionaire twists the law to hide his massive fortune - and avoid paying his fair share in taxes 10/11/2012 - 7:56 pm | View Website
Mitt Romney Tax Returns For 2011 Released (UPDATE) WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney paid an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent in 2011, according to a tax return filed on Friday, a relatively low tax rate ... 09/21/2012 - 3:47 pm | View Website
Do you ever get the feeling that news stories are extensions of high school spats? First Sarah Palin’s family was brawling at a party, now a boyfriend-gone-bitter sparked an online flamewar unlike any other. The Gamergate story would be very silly if it didn’t involve threats of violence against women, bomb threats, mass shooting threats and egregious invasions of privacy.
In case you haven’t noticed, the video game business is now gigantic, bigger than traditional Hollywood movies.
The news media reminders arrive almost daily now: President Obama's approval rating is low and going lower. McClatchy Newspapers highlighted the "dropping approval ratings," while the Washington Post declared "President Obama's approval ratings have plunged to record lows." The Christian Science Monitor noted the numbers have "plummeted." The Washington Examiner stressed the president's approvals were "sinking to historic lows," while an Atlantic headlined announced, ""Obama's Sinking Approval Could Drag Democrats Down With Him."
The portrait being painted by an array of media artists is unmistakable: Obama's approval ratings are not only weak but they're going down, down, down.
But it's not true.
The part about Obama's "dropping" and "sinking" polling numbers simply isn't accurate, not matter how many times it's repeated inside the Beltway echo chamber.
Does the White House wish Obama's job approval rating was higher?
You don't know what to wear for Halloween yet? Neither do I! (Oh god, it just came to me! I'm not telling.) But if you, on this Halloween morning, still haven't figured out what to wear, that's not necessarily a bad thing. It means you're a well-adjusted adult. Wasn't the whole point of becoming an adult that you didn't have to figure out stupid Halloween costumes anymore?
Just before the new year, "The Colbert Report" will air its final episode, and the world will lose one of its most valuable political satirists: Stephen Colbert. On Thursday night, Colbert announced the date for the final "Colbert Report": December 18, 2014. (And he made a push for folks to buy his book "America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't.")"Stephen Colbert, the guy you've seen here every night for nine years will be gone," Colbert reminded the audience.
On Thursday's episode of "The Daily Show"--the last episode taped in Austin, Tx.--Jon Stewart addressed the few misinformed pundits who think Texas could flip from a red state to a blue one."Listen, Texas has been a conservative state since dinosaurs roamed it 6,000 years ago. At least, that date's according to the Texas state high school text books."If Texas is ripe to turn blue, how do people like Greg Abbott and Louie Gohmert have such significant leads?
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has seen her prospects for re-election take a slight, but potentially pivotal, dip.
For anyone with kids, that has done hard time in a Chuck E. Cheese or some similarly kid-themed restaurant burdened with a money-sinking arcade, the game "whack-a-mole" is probably quite familiar.
For Democrats, that has to feel like these last few days (and perhaps even weeks) on the polling front.