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Opinion: All Politicians Should Show us Their Finances

Thursday, August 02, 2012

It's no wonder Romney's likeability numbers are staying stubbornly low, and no wonder that Republicans have had so much success using Reid and Pelosi as punching bags.

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The Takeaway

The Price of Inaction

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act seems like a win for the uninsured, but according to the Congressional Budget Office, over three million people could wind up uninsured because of the ruling.

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On The Media

A Surprising History of Political Disclosure

Friday, July 20, 2012

This week, there were renewed calls from both sides of the aisle for Mitt Romney to release personal tax information. Joseph Thorndike, Director of the Tax History Project at Tax Analysts and a contributing editor for Tax Notes magazine tells Brooke that the history of this kind of disclosure from political candidates began with a little dog named Checkers.

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The Takeaway

A Tax Standoff and a Fiscal Cliff

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The story of total Congressional gridlock over tax policy is nothing new. But as the urgency of the "fiscal cliff" is looming, the Democrats may change their current approach to passing tax legislation.

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WNYC News

Tax Confusion Knots Up Yoga Studios

Sunday, July 15, 2012

There’s a new yoga pose in New York City: limbo.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

John Cassidy and Ryan Lizza discuss the battle over the Bush tax cuts.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

John Cassidy and Ryan Lizza discuss the battle over the Bush tax cuts.

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Opinion: Guess Who Hates Obama's Tax on the Super Rich? The Super Rich

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's hard to outspend people whose excessive fortunes rely on them outspending you.

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The Takeaway

Obama Calls for End to Tax Cuts for Wealthy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Everyone who’s tax cuts are being extended next year, take a step forward. Not so fast, upper class! President Obama has big plans for the tax code. But is this a political gambit that will pay off?

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Opinion: Like it or Not, Heatwaves and Wildfires Have Political Lesson

Monday, July 09, 2012

Weeks like this remind us that we can't tackle everything on our own. Let's call it community. Let's call it looking out for our neighbors. But let's also acknowledge it's what government - at its best - is there to do.

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Watch: President Obama on Tax Cut Extension

Monday, July 09, 2012

President Barack Obama delivered a statement from the White House on Monday where he called on Congress to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to families making less than $250,000 a year. 

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Opinion: The Republican Party Glossary and Style Manual

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Your one-stop guide for decoding the GOP's favorite terms.

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Features

Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty in NJ to Tax Charges

Friday, June 29, 2012

Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million earned over three years.

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Opinion: Like Public Parks? Thank Taxpayers Like You and Me

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Without public investment, we wouldn't have public beaches and highways and train lines to take us there. We wouldn't have lakes clean enough to swim in and trails safe enough to hike.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Election 2012: This Week's Battle Lines

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sean Trende, senior elections analyst at RealClearPolitics and author of Lost Majority: Why the Future of Government Is Up for Grabs - and Who Will Take It, discusses the issues and trends to keep an eye on in the Obama-Romney race, from the gender gap to the continuing fight over long-term debt and tax rates.

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Bob Hennelly on Bloomberg, Taxes, Guns

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, discusses his reporting around corporate taxes, Mayor Bloomberg's tax policy, and New York gun laws.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Day After Tax Day

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, and Diane BradyBloomberg BusinessWeek senior editor and author of Fraternity, talk about taxes -- the IRS, corporate rates, the Buffett rule and cheating. Plus the revolt from Citi shareholders about corporate compensation.

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WNYC News

Tax Day Protests Target US Corporations

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

About 100 protesters gathered outside Foley Post Office in Midtown Manhattan on tax day to rally against U.S corporations, which they claim do not pay their fair share of taxes.

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The Takeaway

Why Billionaires Get the Best Tax Breaks

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

There's a reason car accidents spike by 6 percent on tax day: filing one's taxes is stressful. On Monday, as millions of Americans put the finishing touches on their tax paperwork, Senate Republicans blocked debate on the so-called "Buffett Rule." It would have required the wealthiest Americans to pay at least 30 percent of their income in federal taxes. The rule was inspired by Warren Buffett's secretary, who pays a higher tax rate than her billionaire boss. Bob Hennelly, senior reporter for WNYC has been investigating the tax rates of another billionaire with some tax policy suggestions: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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WNYC News

Same-Sex Newlyweds Discover Taxes Are a Headache

Monday, April 09, 2012

Thousands of gay and lesbian couples have wed since New York made same-sex marriage legal last summer. But for these newlyweds, the not-so-fun part has now come: filing taxes just became a lot more arduous.

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New Jersey News

NJ Voters Face 3 Different Tax Cut Plans

Friday, March 09, 2012

Last month, Gov. Chris Christie was criticized by Democrats for his 10 percent income tax cut proposal. Now, Democrats are weighing in with tax cut proposals of their own.

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