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
GOP takes new tact on poverty - Dayton Daily News ... years after Mitt Romney was ... of a government-paid wage ... have championed cutting taxes ... tax cuts to the wealthy.” ... are well ... 08/10/2014 - 1:15 pm | View Link
See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist - TwinCities.com Christie: High-profile visit in ... GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. ... the speaking circuit, delivering paid ... state educational ... 08/9/2014 - 2:58 pm | View Link
See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist WASHINGTON (AP) — For a year, The Associated Press has been tracking movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates. Here's the latest presidential prep checklist: 07/14/2014 - 4:45 am | View Link
See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist WASHINGTON (AP) - For a year, The Associated Press has been tracking movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates. 07/13/2014 - 9:11 am | View Link
On the Characteristics of Those Covered under Some Government Programs A reader writes: “…SNAP and Medicaid. These are programs for People Who Do Not Work.” Is this statement true? SNAP From SNAPtoHealth: Stigma associated with the SNAP program has led to several common misconceptions about how the program works and who receives the benefits. For instance, many Americans believe that the majority of SNAP benefits […] 07/4/2014 - 12:48 pm | View Link
2016 presidential campaign: Who's in the running? For almost a year, The Associated Press has been tracking movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates. 06/24/2014 - 1:21 am | View Link
Biden touts modest finances as Clinton wealth controversy swirls Washington (CNN) - He's long joked about his modest financial standing, but on Monday Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged he's come a long way since being listed among the poorest members of Congress. The vice president's comments came a day after Hillary Clinton rekindled debate over her and her husband's wealth by making a comparison […] 06/23/2014 - 11:37 pm | View Link
At First Debate, Mitt Romney Admits That He Would ‘Absolutely Not’ Support His Own Tax Plan Mitt Romney seemingly walked back his support of his own tax plan last night at the first presidential debate, telling President Obama and the American people that he would “absolutely ... paid by high-income individuals. … I will not reduce the taxes ... 10/4/2012 - 2:28 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: 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 ... 09/21/2012 - 7:50 am | 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 ... 09/21/2012 - 4:20 am | 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
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Investigation: Mitt Romney’s Offshore Accounts, Tax ... D ade Behring is a cause célèbre for Romney’s and Bain’s critics, and it illustrates the leverage problem clearly. In 1994, Bain bought Dade International, a ... 08/25/2014 - 7:37 am | View Website
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 ... 08/25/2014 - 2:15 am | View Website
Romney Avoids Taxes via Loophole Cutting Mormon Donations ... In 1997, Congress cracked down on a popular tax shelter that allowed rich people to take advantage of the exempt status of charities without actually ... 10/29/2012 - 11:45 pm | View Website
4,000 millionaires in Romney's '47%' Nobody's really talking about this slice of the pie, but Mitt Romney's "47%" who pay no federal income tax include several thousand of the highest-income ... 10/15/2012 - 10:26 am | View Website
"Nothing like starting off the morning with a triathlon," tweeted former Sen. Scott Brown on August 10th.
The Massachusetts transplant is gearing up for his campaign against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N. H.) this fall by literally running for office. He's also biking. And swimming. And hiking. And taking jump shots. If it's a weekend, you can expect to find the Republican candidate tweeting a photo of his latest feat of strength.
I am only 10 minutes into trying to solve the Israeli-Palestine conflict and things are already starting to hit the fan. I am playing PeaceMaker, and I've taken the role of the Israeli Prime Minister. I channel my inner Yitzhak Rabin and take the dovish approach: I provide the Palestinians infrastructure aid and ease up on border checkpoints.
Also see our report: How police desecrated Michael Brown's memorial that night.
Below is a visual timeline detailing the events of August 9, from the time a Ferguson police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown until about 10 p.m. that night, when a group of police vehicles departed from the neighborhood.
St. Louis County Police officers confront a crowd in Ferguson after Brown's shooting. David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT/ZUMA Press
As darkness fell on Canfield Drive on August 9, a makeshift memorial sprang up in the middle of the street where Michael Brown's body had been sprawled in plain view for more than four hours.