In other news Wednesday, taxes were a central focus of a Republican meeting to discuss their transition to power in the House. The presumed next Speaker of the House John Boehner stood firm on extending tax cuts across the board,…
By David Chalian
The NewsHour's Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian take a look at the stories making headlines in Washington and beyond on this week's Political Checklist, including the recent back-and-forth between House Minority Leader John Boehner and the…
The House of Representatives passed a $26 billion jobs bill in a rare August session. Democrats say it will save 300,000 jobs, but Republicans object to the way that it will be funded -- partially by raising taxes on U.S.
President Obama has tasked a new commission to target ways to reduce the national debt, projected to hit $1.6 trillion this year. Opponents are concerned the panel could weigh in favor of tax hikes. Judy Woodruff reports interviews the commission…
By Carolyn O'Hara
With the unemployment level still hovering near double digits, the PBS NewsHour asked a handful of economists and small business owners for their thoughts on the one thing Washington should do to jumpstart job creation.
Word trickled down that the federal government will impose tax hikes on major financial institutions. Judy Woodruff speaks with experts about what this could mean for the economy.
With the national economy beginning to see glimmers of a comeback, the budget woes of at least 10 states threaten to derail a broad economic recovery. Gwen Ifill reports.
In an interview with Jeffrey Brown, IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman discusses the agency's efforts to close overseas tax shelters.
The House Ethics Committee is expanding its investigation into Rep. Charles Rangel over a series of questionable financial dealings. Kwame Holman reports.
Question: With the FDIC’s funds diminishing, what are the chances it will tap its credit line to the Treasury? And what does that mean for inflation? Paul Solman: The more the…
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