More congressional Republicans break tax pledge for sake of looming fiscal crisis

More congressional Republicans are breaking a long-standing pledge to oppose tax increases before returning to Washington on Monday to avert a looming fiscal crisis with a deal that increasingly appears impossible to reach without changes to the tax code.

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Tax challenge to ObamaCare rejectedComments Off

In the latest effort to sidetrack ObamaCare, a federal appeals court has rejected a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act.

Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic ‘scam’Comments Off

House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House.

House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA billComments Off

House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans’ long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

Poll shows power of message on global warmingComments Off

Industry group survey on coal crackdown suggests Democrats may pay a high political price in battleground states.

Opening statements set in trial for ex-Va. Gov. McDonnellComments Off

Opening statements are scheduled in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

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