Editors' Blog

President Obama on GOP "holy grail"

From today's White House press conference:

AFL-CIO slams Republicans for obstructionism on taxes

This form AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

Progressives condemn Republican rich tax cuts gimmick

This is from United for a Fair Economy:

[Update] On Paul Krugman's "Let's Not Make a Deal"

Paul Krugman is one of the most influential writers on the Left.

Republicans hold unemployment insurance extension hostage in order to get tax cuts for the rich

Republicans in the House of Representatives voted today against an extension of the tax cut for middle-income families.

What the coming compromise will look like, oh, and the Republicans are still the main enemy of the working class

With the change in the balance of power in Congress and many outgoing members unwilling to risk future corporate lobbying positions with risky votes, it is increasingly plain that the White House has been forced back from a more progressive agenda.

"Insane" to keep Bush tax cuts

As congressional Republicans say they will hold working-class tax rates hostage in order to provide $700 billion in tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka responded with this statement:

White House calls for end to tax loopholes for Big Oil to pay for new infrastructure projects

In a teleconference with reporters following President Obama's economic policy speech in Cleveland, Ohio today (Sept.

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