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Congress extends payroll tax cut after debate

Late on Wednesday, Feb. 15 Congress negotiated an agreement to extend a payroll tax cut to the long-term unemployed, affecting 160 million employed people. The measure also included unemployment benefits for even more.

Sen. Max Baucus (D — Montana), made the announcement late last night after a day of contentious debate over details of the extension. The House of Representatives and Senate will vote on the measure this week, reportedly Friday, just days before they enter recess next week.

The announcement comes after Republicans dropped what Politico has called their “Culture of No” after reported allegations by Democrats of Republicans acting with hostility towards middle class Americans.

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Republican candidates: key positions

Ah, politicians. Sometimes it is so unclear on what they are actually saying. This chart will hopefully clear up what the Republican candidates are advocating, condemning, or ignoring. Keep in mind, however, that each will probably change his mind, contradict himself, and/or lie at some point.

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Bachmann and Perry face off on healthcare in GOP debate

by Maddye Mitchell Staff Writer  The Republican Party’s presidential candidates have met for debates 5 times so far in 2011, and twice this Sept. The most recent debate was held on Sept. 12 in Tampa, FL and included all eight candidates:  Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain […]

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