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  • How Obama's tax deal reinforces Republicans' trickle-down worldview

    Robert Reich How Obama's tax deal reinforces Republicans' trickle-down worldview

    Republicans have long argued that the problem with the economy is too much government and too much regulation. By freezing spending and cutting taxes, is President Obama agreeing with them?

  • Classic review: The Lay of the Land

    Classic review: The Lay of the Land

    A Thanksgiving story that offers a dark view of America at the close of the 20th century.

  • Tea Party Tally Tea party groups push GOP to quit culture wars, focus on deficit

    In a letter to Republican leaders, tea party members advise the GOP to avoid culture-war social issues such as gay rights and abortion and to focus on reducing deficit and role of government.

  • Arizona legalizes medical marijuana use

    Arizona legalizes medical marijuana use

    Arizona voters approved a ballot measure to legalize marijuana use. Arizona is now the 15th state to approve a medical marijuana law. California was the first in 1996.

  • Ex-football pro Heath Shuler hopes to sack Nancy Pelosi

    The Vote Ex-football pro Heath Shuler hopes to sack Nancy Pelosi

    Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina is sounding out a challenge to Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader in the House. It's a long-shot effort, but reflects some party members' unease with Pelosi.

  • Obama's first stand

    Robert Reich Obama's first stand

    Taxing the top one percent generates enough revenue to rehire every teacher, firefighter, and police officer laid off over the last two years and save the jobs of all of them now on the chopping block.

  • Tom Foley concedes Conn. governor's race. What happened to GOP's challenge?

    The Vote Tom Foley concedes Conn. governor's race. What happened to GOP's challenge?

    Republican Tom Foley, who sought an investigation of chaotic voting in Bridgeport, Conn., now says there is no credible evidence of fraud and the result 'was a conclusive victory for Dan Malloy.'

  • Retirement plans: Does a 401(k) make more sense than a Roth IRA?

    The Simple Dollar Retirement plans: Does a 401(k) make more sense than a Roth IRA?

    Retirement plans feature in Question 2 from the Reader Mailbag. Also inside: paying ahead on a mortgage (Question 6), long term care insurance (Question 3) and a World Series prediction.

  • The meteoric rise of the tea party -- and the limits of its power

    Tea Party Tally The meteoric rise of the tea party -- and the limits of its power

    After a year and a half of stirring America's political pot, the tea party and its followers on Election Day won about 35 percent of the seats they targeted. Going forward, the tea party may find its strength to be at the state and local level.

  • 10 women in Congress who won’t be back

    10 women in Congress who won’t be back

    The 2010 elections were tough on all Democrats, but particularly on female lawmakers. The upcoming 112th Congress may see fewer women in office on Capitol Hill than last session. Yet-to-decided races in the House and Senate will determine if that happens, but if it does, it would be the first time in 32 years that the number of women in Congress declines from one session to the next. What's already clear is that 10 women are not returning. Most of the congresswomen defeated Tuesday were House freshmen. Two had served multiple House terms, and one was a Senate veteran. Some lost to tea party favorites and conservatives backed by Sarah Palin, while others were bested by standard-issue Republicans. Here are the women, some familiar and some not, we will not see on Capitol Hill come January as a result of Election Day losses. Source: CNN, National Journal‚ Almanac of American Politics, Politico