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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First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dadComments Off

Michelle Obama’s annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the gi…

Colo. lawmakers plan to boost marijuana profitsComments Off

The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn’t agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn’t tightly controlled.

Washington loses waiver on No Child Left BehindComments Off

Washington state has become the first to lose its federal waiver for requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law. State education officials say they received an email on Thursday saying they were losing the waiver because the state did not m…

Oregon panel recommends moving to federal health care exchangeComments Off

An advisory panel has recommended that Oregon drop its trouble-plagued online health exchange for private policies and have Oregonians shop for them instead on the federal online marketplace.

1 percent field trip? Obama meets with 100 heirs at White HouseComments Off

One-hundred young philanthropists recently descended on the White House for a chat with Obama administration officials about collaborating with the government when writing checks to charity in the future.

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