Topic: Dick Durbin
The new measure would allow states to require online retailers to collect sales taxes on all purchases, as long as the states first agree to simplify their sales tax rules. Remarkably, the idea has broad support in the business community and may actually pass.
11/17/2011 04:00 pm
Debit cards' fees so unpopular in pilot programs that Chase, Wells Fargo will eliminate them. Bank of America likely to offer ways to avoid fees on its debit cards.
10/29/2011 12:42 pm
Debit card fees on the rise: Bank of America to charge $5 for debit card usage. Other banks may follow suit.
09/30/2011 10:38 am
To reduce the deficit and create jobs, President Obama wants a "Buffett Rule" to make the super wealthy pay taxes at a rate more like average Americans. Republicans call that "class warfare."
09/18/2011 03:13 pm
Disaster aid funds are running low but Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that Congress should put Irene relief first.
08/30/2011 04:17 pm
Congress has created a special super committee to devise a way to cut at least $1.2 trillion from US spending in coming years. Its real name is the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, and its deadline is Nov. 23. If a majority of the bipartisan, bicameral committee approves the plan, it goes to the House and Senate for a vote, and they must act by Dec. 23. If the plan is voted down, automatic spending cuts are slated to occur. Here are the 12 lawmakers serving on the super committee.
08/11/2011 09:23 pm
In Pictures Who's who in the US debt crisis
The proposal by the 'Gang of Six' senators Tuesday draws on ideas from the deficit commission. The middle-of-the-road plan will have to overcome partisan concerns and a lack of time.
07/19/2011 10:53 pm
President Obama's hopes for a 'grand bargain' both to raise the debt ceiling and rein in the deficit got a boost Tuesday when the Senate's 'Gang of Six' proposed $3.7 trillion in deficit reductions.
07/19/2011 05:59 pm
Obama says US military intervention in Libya does not require consent from Congress. Many lawmakers and pundits say otherwise. The rub is over the definition of 'hostilities.'
06/18/2011 06:03 pm