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Tag Archives: Work and Poverty

Democratic lawmakers try to block vote on unemployment extension

Democratic lawmakers try to block vote on unemployment extension

It seems that President Obama’s impromptu press conference on Tuesday to sell the compromise he worked out with Republicans on extending the Bush tax cuts […]...

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December 9, 2010 Blog, Politics
Polis draws heat over Obama tax cut deal

Polis draws heat over Obama tax cut deal

Progressive watchdog blogger Jane Hamsher reports that Colorado Congressman Jared Polis argued passionately at a Democratic Congressional caucus meeting Tuesday in favor of the White […]...

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December 8, 2010 Blog, Politics
Obama, GOP deficit hawks agree to dole out cash to the unemployed and the rich

Obama, GOP deficit hawks agree to dole out cash to the unemployed and the rich

Pres. Obama announced Monday night that the White House had struck a deal with Capitol Hill Republicans to end the Democratic-Republican standoff preventing the extension of full Bush tax cuts on one hand and unemployment insurance on the other. Despite...

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December 7, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Sens Udall and Bennet vote for lower- and middle-class tax cuts

Sens Udall and Bennet vote for lower- and middle-class tax cuts

Senate Republicans killed two bills Saturday that sought to extend the Bush tax cuts to the middle class while letting the cuts expire for the […]...

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December 6, 2010 Blog, Politics
Bush tax cut debate cast in light of new Wall Street bailout documents

Bush tax cut debate cast in light of new Wall Street bailout documents

A video of Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is making the rounds this week. In the clearest language to come out of Washington on the […]...

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December 6, 2010 Blog, Politics
Wealthy GOP senators will shut down government to secure their tax breaks

Wealthy GOP senators will shut down government to secure their tax breaks

Pres. Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders Tuesday and it seemed to go well. “We had a very nice meeting today,” said GOP House […]...

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December 1, 2010 Blog, Politics
Senate fails to pass unemployment insurance extension

Senate fails to pass unemployment insurance extension

The U.S. Senate Tuesday failed to pass a bill that would have extended federal unemployment benefits through next year. Republicans, citing concerns for the growing […]...

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December 1, 2010 Blog, Politics
Top economists plead case for unemployment insurance extension

Top economists plead case for unemployment insurance extension

Today Congress must decide on whether it will extend unemployment insurance benefits for millions of out-of-work Americans. Republican lawmakers have resisted extension, in part making […]...

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November 30, 2010 Blog, Politics
Ritter praised by Washington Post for hunger efforts

Ritter praised by Washington Post for hunger efforts

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter gets a call-out in this Sunday’s (Nov. 21) Washington Post — from Academy-award winning actor Jeff Bridges no less. “As we […]...

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November 19, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Education, Health
Tied to tax debate, unemployment benefits likely to lapse

Tied to tax debate, unemployment benefits likely to lapse

Democrats in Washington are catching on to the idea that they can’t capitulate to an extension of Bush-era tax rates for the rich without at […]...

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November 17, 2010 Blog, Politics

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The Home Front: Trump administration would allow drilling in Colorado ‘next to some of the nation’s most pristine wilderness and headwaters’

“From a small plane circling over secluded grassy meadows and Sangre de Cristo Mountain spires, politicians and conservationists on Friday will see the stakes as […]

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