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Obama anchors budget on tax hikes for the rich

US President Barack Obama will Monday roll out a populist election-year budget, challenging Republicans to support his job creation drive and to finally agree to hike taxes on the richest Americans. Obama will use his annual spending plan to flesh out his pledge to build a new economy in which…

Obama urges Congress to extend payroll tax cut

US President Barack Obama urged Congress Saturday to quickly pass an extension of the payroll tax cut to prevent a tax increase on 160 million Americans. “Now is not the time for self-inflicted wounds to our recovery,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “Now is the time for common-sense…

Obama centers budget on tax hikes for the rich

(Note: The original AFP headline for this story bizarrely read, “Obama anchors budget on tax cuts for the rich.” Raw Story has corrected this.) US President Barack Obama will Monday roll out a populist election-year budget challenging Republicans to support his job creation drive and to finally agree to hike…

Coalition of tech, rights groups demand u-turn in copyright debate

Should Congress mandate the disconnection of American citizens from the global communications infrastructure just because they download or link to copyrighted media? A coalition of 70 groups, comprised of tech companies, human rights organizations, entrepreneurs and activists are saying no, banding together this week to amplify their voices with an open letter…

Obama urges passage of mortgage relief

US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to approve his plan to provide relief to millions of homeowners who are having trouble paying mortgages. “In order to lower mortgage payments for millions of Americans, we need Congress to act,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “They’re…

Senate passes STOCK Act to end congressional insider trading

In a rare showing of bipartisanship, the Senate voted 93 to 3 on Thursday to approve the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, legislation that prohibits lawmakers and their staff from trading stocks based on information they learn during congressional briefings and related work. Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Richard…

Harvard Prof.: Congress will not fix Citizens United

Appearing on Current TV’s “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” on Wednesday night, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig explained that the Supreme Court’s allowance of unlimited, unattributed political spending by corporations will require a constitutional amendment to fix, but he doesn’t believe the U.S. Congress will do it. Unfortunately, Lessig said,…

Senate advances STOCK Act to end congressional insider trading

The Senate voted Monday to begin debate on legislation that prohibits lawmakers and their staff from trading stocks based on information they learn during congressional briefings and related work. In a rare show of bipartisan support, the Senate advance the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or STOCK Act by…

Congress may have power to approve Keystone pipeline on its own

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Congress has the constitutional right to legislate permits for cross-border oil pipelines like TransCanada’s Keystone XL, according to a new legal analysis released late on Friday. The study by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service could give a boost to Republicans drafting legislation to overturn a decision…

Republicans resume sparring with Obama on debt

The US House of Representatives returns to business after a three-week break with a symbolic vote planned Wednesday rejectingPresident Barack Obama’s request to raise the national debt ceiling. As one of the first orders of business after returning to work Tuesday, the Republican-led chamber has planned a vote on a resolution expressing “disapproval”…

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