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Obama uses tax proposals for his political message

WASHINGTON — Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, but it’s a plan that stands virtually no chance of passing Congress. Republicans have enough ...

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Obama seeks power to merge economic departments

WASHINGTON — Seeking more power to shrink the government, President Barack Obama on Friday suggested smashing six economic agencies into one, an election-year idea intended to halt bureaucratic nightmares and force Republicans to back him on one of their own ...

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Maryland Dems hit Virginia’s McDonnell (access required)

The sniping across the Potomac intensified Wednesday, with Maryland’s Democratic Party attacking the record of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. This comes in response to the Virginia GOP’s attack on Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday. Nice symmetry, no? The inter-state ...

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Joe Nathanson: Innovation is key element in the nation’s future economy (access required)

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama urged Americans to once again think on a grand scale and resolve to accomplish big things in order to “win the future.” “We know what it takes to compete for ...

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Pres. Obama open to ‘tweak’ of health care, not repeal

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ridiculed lingering opposition to his 10-month-old health care law Friday and vowed to oppose efforts to repeal it, underscoring his commitment to his signature legislative achievement despite the new reality of a divided Congress. Days ...

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