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
Flashpoint 7/20/14 - ClickOnDetroit.com WHO HAVEN'T PAID THEIR BILL ... IT'S PROPERTY TAXES AND ALL ... SAY PUBLICLY. ASK MITT ROMNEY. ... WE'RE NOT SURE HOW HIGH ANYBODY ... 07/21/2014 - 7:19 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. 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 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
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
Investigation: Mitt Romney’s Offshore Accounts, Tax ... No wonder Mitt Romney doesn’t want his finances made public. His offshore accounts may operate in a legal gray zone, as Nicholas Shaxson reports, but is that where ... 07/21/2014 - 1:09 am | View Website
15 Things The GOP Doesn't Want You To Know About Taxes And ... The experience of the past three decades shows that for the GOP, there are only two certainties in life: debt and tax cuts. But you'd never know that watching the ... 07/20/2014 - 6:07 pm | 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 ... 07/20/2014 - 4:48 pm | View Website
George W. Romney George Wilcken Romney (July 8, 1907 – July 26, 1995) was an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He was chairman and president of American Motors ... 07/19/2014 - 6:15 pm | View Website
Tax Reform – An Analysis | Brookings Institution Although most of the tax cuts go to high income households and although high income households receive a large share of their income in the form of capital income ... 07/17/2014 - 6:54 pm | View Website
The failures of Arab Spring to spread democracy in the Middle East has left many in America more inclined to side with a familiar ally, experts say, while Europeans are “more open to the Palestinian point of view.”
The Myth of the Diseased Immigrant:
Want to know how far we’ve sunk? Here’s how far: There was never any chance at all that we would handle the crisis of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children running for their lives and arriving at our border with any maturity or grace at all.
A U. S. senator blames his alleged academic plagiarism on treatments he was undergoing for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
According to the Associated Press, Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) claims he was under treatment for PTSD from his term of service in Iraq when he wrote his master’s thesis, in which he used the work of other authors without proper attribution.
Walsh told the AP that his mind “was not in a place very conducive to a classroom and an academic environment” when he wrote the thesis paper.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly misinformed her audience by claiming that that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not issued a travel ban over Ukraine, in order to bash President Obama over Israel. In fact, the FAA has banned commercial travel over Ukraine since April. Megyn Kelly Falsely Claims FAA Has Not Limited Flights Over Ukraine
FAA Bans Flights To Israel For 48 Hours Over Safety Concerns Stemming From Israel-Hamas Fighting.