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Will taxing the rich save America’s middle class?

Will taxing the rich save America’s middle class?

As with many presidential proposals, it depends how you look at things.

January 25, 2015 4:15 pmLoading…

The mushrooming welfare state through entitlements

Issue is what it costs those who receive it.

January 21, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Missouri Medicaid may restore adult dental care

Missouri Medicaid may restore adult dental care

JEFFERSON CITY •  Hundreds of thousands of low-income adults appear likely to regain dental coverage through Missouri's Medicaid program, nearly a decade after the benefits were eliminated in a cost-cutting move.

April 11, 2014 11:30 amLoading…
Number of Americans without health insurance reaches new low

Number of Americans without health insurance reaches new low

It's estimated that 3.5 million people are newly insured.

April 07, 2014 5:10 amLoading…

Amnesty for illegal immigrants will cost America

Special to The Washington Post.

May 06, 2013 7:24 pmLoading…
Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

In this Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester, as he stands with emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts in the South Court Auditorium i…

February 22, 2013 2:24 amLoading…

A chance to talk about drones and torture

The nomination of John Brennan as CIA director is getting somewhat lost in the controversy over the Chuck Hagel nomination. Brennan’s reported support for Bush-era torture programs — which he has denied — and his oversight of President Obama’s drone program are causing ripples, but mostly wi…

January 08, 2013 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Obama administration needs to explain drone strikes

The Obama administration, having killed a 16-year-old American boy, refuses to explain why in court.

December 27, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…
White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters following the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

December 19, 2012 9:36 amLoading…
GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2012 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and t…

December 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes

Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes

President Barack Obama delivers his speech to the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) symposium at the National Defense University in Washington, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Seated are, from left Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Sens. Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

December 03, 2012 3:52 pmLoading…

White House to GOP: It's your move

WASHINGTON •  The White House says Republicans should come clean about how much they're willing to raise tax rates on the rich. Republicans counter that President Barack Obama's latest plan is a joke that avoids tough decisions on the nation's biggest entitlement programs, including Medicare.

December 03, 2012 4:00 amLoading…

Republicans' leverage on tax cuts for the rich

Did you think the election was going to end uncertainty over the future course of U.S. economic policy? Dream on. There are at least three ways the standoff over the “fiscal cliff” — the automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to start in January — could play out.

November 22, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

E.J. Dionne: Biden puts Ryan on the defensive

What a difference a week makes. In the first presidential debate, President Obama let Mitt Romney's attacks on him stand, and seemed disengaged. Vice President Joe Biden stayed in Rep. Paul Ryan's face for the entirety of Thursday's vice presidential debate. In the process, he forced Ryan, a…

October 12, 2012 7:33 amLoading…

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