Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as he arrived at the Capitol on Thursday for negotiations with congressional leaders. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images

Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform and the man behind the pledge. Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images

Grover Norquist: Pink Unicorns Aren't Real And GOP Won't Break Tax Pledge

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/166000651/166054145" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Romney's 2011 Tax Return Shows He Paid At 14.1 Percent Rate, Campaign Says

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/161555470/161563148" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colo., on July 10. Romney says he wants to sharply cut income tax rates, but that those cuts would be revenue-neutral. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Romney's Plan To Broaden Tax Base Finds Critics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/160083532/160083627" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colo., on July 10. Romney said he has "nothing hidden" in his taxes. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Treating Everybody With HIV Is The Goal, But Who Will Pay?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157362343/157401019" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Joshua Gans and his three children. courtesty Joshua Gans hide caption

toggle caption courtesty Joshua Gans

Episode 205: Allowance, Taxes And Potty Training

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/156391538/156395321" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

President Obama waves after signing the Affordable Care Act at the White House on March 23, 2010. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images