The final tally of the House vote to pass the tax deal struck by President Obama and Republican leaders in Congress.
December 17, 2010 "Genuine compromise, where every side gives a little at least ... may have worked for one of the first times that I can remember in the House of Representatives," reports NPR's Andrea Seabrook.
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December 15, 2010 By an 81-19 vote, the Senate just approved the tax and jobless benefits package put together by President Obama and Congressional Republicans.
December 15, 2010 The Senate is starting on the last few procedural steps before this afternoon's expected vote on the tax deal worked out by the White House and Congressional Republicans.
December 13, 2010 About equal percentages of Republicans, Democrats and independents support the agreement, a new national survey shows.
President Obama former President Clinton at the White House on Friday.
December 13, 2010 The Senate this afternoon is expected to hold the first in a series of votes on the tax deal agreed to last week by President Obama and Republican leaders in Congress. Should the agreement get the OK from Congress?
President Obama during Thursday's Oval Office interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep.
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December 10, 2010 The president's economic aides are reportedly studying how to close more loopholes and streamline taxes for corporations and individuals. Changes might allow for lower rates but still boost tax revenue.
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December 9, 2010 Though some of the president's liberal supporters are said to still be angry, there are many reports that indicate the chances for passage are improving.
December 7, 2010 If the tax is reduced by 2 percentage points, many Americans would likely spend at least some of that money -- hopefully giving the economy a bit of a boost.
December 7, 2010 Though he didn't want to extend tax cuts for the wealthiest, "the American people didn't send us here to wage symbolic battles or win symbolic victories," the president says.
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The Internal Revenue Service will have to make sense of whatever happens.
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December 6, 2010 If you've been worried about your income tax rates going up, imagine how your tax preparer feels. And the IRS will have last-minute changes to make.
December 6, 2010 "Even if it's not 100 percent of what I want or what the Republicans want," he says of the debate over soon-to-expire tax cuts.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-IL, and Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-AZ, were on CBS-TV's Face the Nation Sunday to talk about taxes.
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December 6, 2010 All signs are pointing to an agreement between the White House and leaders in Congress that Bush-era tax cuts will be extended for everyone at year's end.
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September 24, 2010 Democrats are caught in the snare Republicans set for them when the Bush tax cuts were passed in 2001 and 2003. Republicans knew they'd be able to claim Democrats supported raising taxes if the Dems voted against extending the cuts.
September 16, 2010 The Senate passed a small-business aid bill with $30 billion in loans and $12 billion in tax cuts.
June 25, 2010 Nobody likes to pay taxes, but one Idaho state legislator says he should be exempt from any deadlines for penalties.
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