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On 'Fiscal Cliff,' Majority Of Public Sides With Democrats, Pew Poll Says

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MIT health economist Jonathan Gruber, who explained the ins and outs of health overhaul in a comic book, says that excluding the value of health insurance from federal taxes is a terrible idea, at least from an economist's point of view. Macmillan hide caption

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The Perilous Politics Of The Health Insurance Tax Break

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The largest tax break in the federal code doesn't appear on the forms the average person fills out each year. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Huge (And Rarely Discussed) Health Insurance Tax Break

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Obama Back In Campaign Mode; This Time, It's Taxes

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

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

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

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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

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Romney's Plan To Broaden Tax Base Finds Critics

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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

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

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