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The economic story of the year: Politics

Dec 22, 2011
We speak to Diane Swonk about weekly jobless numbers, the payroll tax debate in Washington, and why politics effects economics more than ever.
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, weekly jobless

Payroll tax cut could expire on Jan. 1

Dec 21, 2011
No deal in Congress would mean that the payroll tax would rise by 2 percent, and unemployment benefits would be drastically cut.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics, Unemployment

Republican Congressman Bob Gibbs on the payroll tax cut

Dec 21, 2011
We hear from one member of the U.S. House as to why he did not vote for the two month payroll tax cut extension.
Posted In: payroll tax, politics

Mid-day Extra: Are payroll tax cuts bad for business?

Dec 21, 2011
We hear more from Republican Congressman Bob Gibbs on why he decided to not vote for the two month payroll tax extension that was passed in the Senate.
Posted In: payroll tax, Bob Gibbs, politics

Payroll tax cut decision down to the wire

Dec 19, 2011
Last week, the Senate agreed on a two month temporary extension of the payroll tax cuts, but the House of Representatives is yet to get on board. We speak to Congressman John Carter of Texas as to whether it will happen.
Posted In: payroll tax, politics, Washington D.C.

Payroll tax cut debate continues in Washington

Dec 19, 2011
Debate over whether payroll tax cuts are good for the economy, both in the short and long-term, continues to cause friction in Washington as a deadline fast approaches
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, Washington D.C.

Will the 2% payroll tax increase come soon?

Dec 19, 2011
If lawmakers in Washington don't agree on a deal soon, Americans could soon feel a 2 percent tax hike come the first of the year
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics

Mid-day Extra: MTV's Choose or Lose gets lost

Dec 19, 2011
After 20 years, MTV's long running campaign to get youth voters to the poles is getting revamped -- starting with the name
Posted In: 2012 election, elections, mtv, politics

A step backward on energy-efficient lighting

Dec 16, 2011
After industry agreed to the terms of making more efficient light bulbs widely available, Congress has back tracked on enforcing the law.
Posted In: light bulbs, energy efficiency, Washington D.C., politics

Will Congress soon decide on a budget plan?

Dec 16, 2011
For now, it looks at though leaders in Washington will push back any long lasting decisions on the deficit into next year.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., federal budget

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