Tamara Keith

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Ryan's Budget: The First Of The DOA Proposals

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Like the famous cherry blossoms forecast to bloom in a few weeks, this time of year is also marked by the arrival of competing, partisan federal budget proposals that political foes immediately declare dead-on-arrival, though not so dead that they can't be used as campaign fodder.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) ...

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On Message: What Boehner's Saying (And What He's Not) About Sequester

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Earlier, we broke down a statement that President Obama has repeated about the sequester. As we continue trying to decipher the messaging war over the mandated budget cuts scheduled to kick in Friday, we now take a look at the political talking points of House Speaker John Boehner, ...

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On Message: What Obama's Saying (And What He's Not) About Sequester

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

If you're confused about who owns the sequester, what it means and what it will do, you have lots of company.

In Washington, the key players can't even agree on what's at stake, much less find a way to stop the automatic government spending cuts set to begin Friday.

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What Happens If We Fall Off The 'Fiscal Cliff'?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

President Obama and congressional Republicans have been trying to negotiate a deal to avert the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff." But what happens Jan...

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Boehner Faces Conservative Backlash Over 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

Thursday, December 06, 2012

As House Speaker John Boehner tries to work with President Obama to prevent automatic tax increases and spending cuts, he is taking heat from members of his own party. Some conservati...

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Why Dividends, Capital Gains Are Big Part Of Fiscal Cliff Talks

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The tax code has long favored investment income over the money you get in your paycheck. But today's rates on dividends and capital gains are especially low, dating to tax cuts instal...

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Fiscal Cliff Compromise: Devil Is In The Definition Of Revenue

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's now widely agreed that steering away from the fiscal cliff — the combination of spending cuts and tax increases set to hit at the start of the year — will require some combinatio...

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JPMorgan's Loss A Gain For Campaign Positioning

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion loss in a risky investment brings attention to the presidential candidates' stances on financial regulation. President Obama supported the Dodd-Frank act, ...

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From George Romney To Mitt, A Shrinking Tax Rate

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mitt Romney's tax returns show he pays an effective rate of just under 15 percent. His father, George, paid two to three times that rate. What one family's changing tax burden reveals...

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Obama's Budget Salvo Opens Next Political Fight

Sunday, February 12, 2012

President Obama is scheduled Monday to release his proposed federal budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. House Republican leaders are likely to release their version in the ...

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Fight Over Extending Payroll Tax Cut Flares Up Again

Monday, December 19, 2011

House Republicans are rejecting a bipartisan compromise approved overwhelmingly by the Senate Saturday. The deal would have extended the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits through February.

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For Debt Committee, No Final-Hour Deal Apparent

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday was to be the deadline for the Congressional Budget Office to release its analysis of the deficit-cutting proposal the supercommittee is to vote on no later than Wednesday. But...

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Will Cain's New '9-0-9' Tax Plan Really Help The Poor?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan has taken a lot of heat recently. One of the biggest criticisms: several independent analysts have found that under the plan, poor and middle class families would pay higher taxes while the richest of the rich would see a substantial tax cut. ...

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A Budget Target, Disaster Money Is Secure For Now

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The FEMA disaster relief fund is once again flush with cash after coming precariously close to a zero balance last week. The fund got a quick hit of $2.65 billion as part of a tempo...

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The New Standoff: Clean-Car Jobs Vs. Disaster Relief

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The House's stopgap spending bill, rejected by the Senate on Friday, takes money from a federal clean cars program to offset spending for disaster aid. Some Republicans see the move a...

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Disaster Aid Hangs In Balance Of House Dust-Up

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What was once considered routine business on Capitol Hill seems to be getting tied up in partisan knots. House Speaker John Boehner is in a difficult position after a combination of...

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