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The Democratic Push To Tax The Rich More Is 40 Years In The Making
Ron Elving | September 16, 2021
President Ronald Reagan shows his boot following the signing of his tax bill at his California vacation home near Santa Barbara, Calif., on Aug. 13, 1981.AP If Congress manages to pass President Biden's big budget package this fall with most of its spending and tax changes intact, it will represent ...
To Retake Congress, The GOP Plans To Attack Democrats On The Economy
Deirdre Walsh | September 16, 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., continues to make President Biden's handling of the economy the central theme in the runup to the 2022 midterms. McCarthy is poised to run for speaker if the GOP takes control of the House of Representatives.Win McNamee | Getty Images Updated September 16, 2021 ...
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ Wedding Marks 1st Same-Sex Marriage Of Sitting Governor
Bente Birkeland | September 15, 2021
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, waves to the crowd accompanied by his partner, Marlon Reis, in 2019. The two were married Wednesday, marking the first same-sex marriage of a sitting governor.David Zalubowski | AP Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis wed his longtime partner on Wednesday, marking the first same-sex marriage ...
Gymnasts Blast The FBI’s Mishandling Of Their Allegations About Larry Nassar
Brian Naylor | September 15, 2021
Gymnasts (from left) Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols leave after testifying Wednesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the FBI's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation. Nassar was charged in 2016 with federal child pornography offenses and sexual abuse charges in Michigan and is now ...
A Right-Wing Media Outfit Powers Larry Elder’s Bid For California Governor
David Folkenflik | September 14, 2021
Republican conservative radio show host Larry Elder argues with a TV reporter in an interview Monday after visiting Philippe the Original deli during the campaign for the California gubernatorial recall election in Los Angeles.Ringo H.W. Chiu | AP Of all the candidates trying to unseat California Gov. Gavin Newsom in ...
A $3.5 Trillion Question: What Is Budget Reconciliation? Here’s An Explainer
Eric McDaniel, Kelsey Snell | September 14, 2021
A copy of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference report sits at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 18, 2017. The legislation was passed using the budget reconciliation process.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images This story is part of "The Basics" from The NPR Politics Podcast, where we regularly explain a ...
Senate Democrats Offer A New Voting Bill, But A GOP Filibuster Likely Blocks The Way
Claudia Grisales, Juana Summers | September 14, 2021
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., takes notes during a Senate Rules Committee field hearing on July 19 in Atlanta on the issue of voting rights. Klobuchar and several other Democratic senators have unveiled new voting legislation.Elijah Nouvelage | Getty Images Updated September 14, 2021 at 4:36 PM ET Senate Democrats have ...
Officials Fear A New Normal As Republicans Make Baseless California Fraud Claims
Miles Parks | September 13, 2021
Former President Donald Trump, seen here Saturday, has made unfounded claims about fraud affecting the California gubernatorial recall election.Rebecca Blackwell | AP Updated September 14, 2021 at 6:26 AM ET For years leading up to the 2020 election, then-President Donald Trump was clear: If he lost, it would be because ...
Democrats Hope To Undo Many Trump Tax Cuts To Fund Biden’s $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan
Kelsey Snell | September 13, 2021
Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has proposed rolling back much of the 2017 GOP tax cuts to help pay for President Biden's $3.5 trillion social spending plan.Drew Angerer | Getty Images Democrats hope to unwind many of the tax cuts Republicans enacted under ...