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D.C. Council Tax Debate Breeds Tension

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The D.C. Council voted yesterday to raise the income tax for residents making $350,000 or more, but the discussion before the vote was anything but routine.

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Senate Panel To Examine Google's Competitive Streak

Google CEO Eric Schmidt testifies before a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday. The panel is examining whether the Internet giant is stifling competition. The European Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have opened inquiries into Google's business practices.
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As The 'Un-Candidate,' Palin Tests GOP Patience

With time ticking away toward the first Republican primary contests, the pressure is building on Sarah Palin to declare her presidential intentions. Staying outside the official pack of hopefuls gives Palin a certain cachet. But it is also frustrating some party activists.
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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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