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Black Caucus message: Pass jobs programs now!

The Congressional Black Caucus kicked off its 41st Legislative Conference with resounding calls for quick passage of President Obama's $450 billion jobs program and jobs bills introduced by CBC members.

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Obama: Fair taxes on the rich will pay for jobs

President Obama today called for using $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue raised from the wealthy to pay for the American Jobs Act he proposed last week.

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Labor launches new drive to back Obama on deficit

The AFL-CIO has launched an on-line letter campaign that will enable millions to directly write their lawmakers in support of the president's deficit reduction and job creation plans.

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Hurricane forecast moves closer to home for millions

Republican Gov. Chris Christie, notorious for his insistence that the federal government stay out of New Jersey, is already demanding federal aid.

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Big Business hiding more of its money

The U.S. collects less in corporate taxes as a share of GDP than 24 out of 26 industrialized countries, ahead of only Chile and Mexico.

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Groups demand Bank of America stop foreclosures, pay taxes

BOA made $10 billion in profits last year. However, they paid nothing in taxes.

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Class war: Luxury country club demands tax cut

The Highland Park Country Club is suing to have its county tax evaluation lowered from $13.7 million to last year's level of $3.7 million.

Campaign presses oil tax to save California public schools

A group of public education advocates have begun a movement to tax oil extraction throughout the state of California.

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Kasich budget escalates class warfare

Ohio Gov. John Kasich escalated his radical program of open class warfare last week with his new two-year budget.

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On deficit, Obama says "corporate jet owners" should pay fair share

President Barack Obama ratcheted up the pressure yesterday on Republicans to get off their our-way-or -the-highway position in the debt/deficit talks.

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