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The Dozen Richest Men And Women In Congress

Nearly 50 percent of those in Congress are millionaires and may be impacted by President Obama's most recent tax proposal.
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D.C. Raises Taxes On Highest Earners

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The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to raise taxes on residents reporting more than $350,000 a year in income, closing a potential budget gap.

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Who's Weighing Tax On Rich? Congress' Millionaires

President Obama's "Buffett rule" would mean a new tax for people making more than $1 million a year, who currently pay a much lower rate than an average middle-class American. The president, in fact, proposed this rule to a group of people with a lot of millionaires in it: Congress.
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Perry To Israel: 'Help Is On The Way'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday addressed his opposition to Palestinian statehood and blasted the White House's handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Not all of the GOP presidential hopefuls agreed. And some in the administration say Obama's support of Israel has been "unshakable."
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With Leadership Questioned, Obama Gets In The Fray

When President Obama laid out his deficit reduction plan, he made it clear he has given up on his so far fruitless search for common ground with the Republicans. With independents and some Democrats doubting his leadership skills, he has been taking a tougher line.
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McMahon Enters Conn. Senate Race

Former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon Tuesday entered the Republican primary to replace retiring Senator Joseph Lieberman. McMahon, who lost a Senate race to Richard Blumenthal in 2010, will face former Rep. Christopher Shays. Shays is a moderate Republican who was defeated in 2008. The candidates on the Democratic side are Rep. Chris Murphy and former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz.

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