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Both McConnell and Reid Dismiss Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Tax Plan.

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GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan is getting lots of buzz, but congressional leaders of both parties are less than enthusiastic.

Cantor Tells Protesters Wall Street Isn’t the Enemy

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., tempered the language he used last week regarding protesters tied to the loosely organized, liberal-leaning Occupy Wall Street movement, but maintained that the protesters—and their supportive elected officials—are misguided.

Obama to Run Against ‘Do-Nothing’ Congress If Jobs Legislation Fails

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Phil Schiliro, then the White House congressional liaison, put his boss on notice last year. One hurdle stood between him and the start of his re-election campaign: lifting the debt ceiling.

Democrats Float Tax on Top Earners

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Senate Democratic leaders on Wednesday proposed a new 5.6% tax on people earning more than $1 million a year to cover the cost of President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan, a move designed to stem Democratic defections from a top White House priority.

Take This Job

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Note to President Obama: When Mitch McConnell wants to introduce your jobs bill, it’s not a good sign. The American Jobs Act won’t suffer the ignominy of your 2012 budget—defeated 0-97 on a motion to proceed—but it won’t pass and McConnell, the GOP leader, knows it. That’s why he’s calling Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bluff and seeking a vote now.

Bernanke tells Congress to cut out the brinkmanship over budget

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Ben S. Bernanke went to Congress on Tuesday with a message: Cut out the brinkmanship over tax and spending policy and slash budget deficits more than planned — but don’t do it so fast that it undermines economic growth.

Congress' dysfunction long in the making

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Why does Congress barely function today? The legislative branch of the world's most powerful nation is now widely scorned as it lurches from one near-catastrophe to the next, even on supposedly routine matters such as setting an annual budget and keeping government offices open.

September 30, 2011

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Airstrikes killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. At home, dissatisfied GOP voters want Gov. Chris Christie to join the presidential race. Also, President Obama feuds with his base. Plus, a stopgap bill temporarily prevents a government shutdown. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Sam Youngman, The Hill; Major Garrett, National Journal; Pierre Thomas, ABC News.

 

July 29, 2011

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Lawmakers prepare to work through the weekend to reach a debt deal and avoid a U.S. default. What will it take to break the stalemate and how would a default impact Americans? Plus, how Obama, Boehner, and Reid have played it so far. Joining Gwen Ifill: Major Garrett, National Journal; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal; and Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post.

 

July 15, 2011

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President Obama predicts economic "Armageddon" if the debt ceiling isn't raised by the Aug 2 deadline. Democrats want tax hikes. Republicans want spending cuts. Gwen Ifill drills down on the facts & fiction surrounding the budget crisis with Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Gloria Borger, CNN; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal.