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Dec 03 2012
Republicans are seriously considering a Doomsday Plan if fiscal cliff talks collapse entirely. Its quite simple: House Republicans would allow a vote on extending the Bush middle class tax cuts (the bill passed in August by the Senate) and offer the President nothing more: no extension of the debt ceiling, nothing on unemployment, nothing on closing loopholes. Congress would recess for theABC News (Online)
Nov 29 2012
As the White House and Congress debate how to steer clear of the fiscal cliff, one obstacle is the president's insistence that the wealthy should pay more in taxes. And one way that could happen is through changing the rules for dividends and capital gains.
If you own a share of stock in a company today, when the company pays out a dividend, the most you're taxed is 15 percent. And ifNPR (Online News)
Nov 26 2012
President Barack Obama has chosen Elisse Walter, one of five members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to lead the agency after Chairman Mary Schapiro leaves next month. She will take over at a critical time for the agency, which is finalizing new rules crafted in response to the 2008 financial crisis. Walter, a Democrat, can serve through the end of next year without Senate approvalFox News (Online News)
Nov 28 2023
Presidents, first ladies, family and more gathered in Atlanta on Tuesday for the memorial service of Rosalynn Carter, wife of former President Jimmy Carter, who died last week at the age of 96.
Details: Jimmy Carter, 99, who entered hospice care in February, made a rare public appearance at the service, joined by President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton. First Lady Dr. JillAssociated Press The Hill Washington Examiner
Jul 09 2012
President Barack Obama called Monday for Congress to pass an extension of Bush-era tax cuts for household incomes less than $250,000 in the coming weeks, and to leave a debate on whether to extend the cuts to the rich until after the presidential election in November. “The Republicans say they dont want to raise taxes on the middle class, and I dont want to raise taxes on the middle class, soPolitico
Jun 11 2012
It has been said that President Obama on Friday “walked back a statement earlier in the day that “the private sector is doing fine. But in truth, the president doubled down, explaining again his argument that the only real problem that the private sector really has is the decline in government hiring as federal stimulus funds have dried up. The attempt at a do-over was more noteworthy toFox News (Online News)
Apr 12 2021
In our increasingly polarized age, it has become commonplace to attribute our political opponents’ beliefs to their irrationality. Advancements in psychology seem to validate this view: we are prone to confirmation bias, engage in motivated reasoning, and become self-insulated in social media information bubbles and echo chambers, etc.
As a result, society becomes more polarized, withSukhayl Niyazov
Apr 18 2019
Mayor Pete pitches a vague policy as a cure to help fix "the lack of social cohesion" that he says defines contemporary America.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told Rachel Maddow recently that "national service will become one of the themes of [my] 2020 campaign." As the MSNBC clip below makes clear, the defining element of the plan put forward by the Afghanistan WarGuest Writer - Right
Jul 05 2012
Betrayal is hard to take, whether in our personal lives or in the political life of the nation. Yet there are people in Washington -- too often, Republicans -- who start living in the Beltway atmosphere, and start forgetting those hundreds of millions of Americans beyond the Beltway who trusted them to do right by them, to use their wisdom instead of their cleverness. President Bush 41Townhall
May 03 2021
Reweaving the fabric of civil dialogue must be a national priority, and mediation is the way to do it right. “Too many Americans see our public life, not as an arena for mediation of our differences,” Joe Biden has observed, but “as an occasion for total, unrelenting, partisan warfare.” Mediation can be defined as the convening of people across differences in service of responsible problem-Eugene B. Kogan