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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...

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...

Obama, GOP deficit hawks agree to dole out cash to the...

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 public railing and hand-wringing over the deficit, Washington will give out cash both to the wealthiest Americans and to the unemployed.

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...

Bush tax cut debate cast in light of new Wall Street...

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

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

Pres. Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders Tuesday and it seemed to go well. "We had a very nice meeting today," said GOP...

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...

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...

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...

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...