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The Flat Tax Through The Decades

As Rick Perry unveils his flat tax plan, we take a look back at the history of the flat tax, from Abraham Lincoln to Steve Forbes to 9-9-9.
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Occupy Baltimore Asked To Scale Back

The Occupy Baltimore protesters near Inner Harbor are being asked to scale back their presence.


Perry Proposes Optional 20 Percent Flat Tax

On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled his economic platform in hopes of giving a lift to his struggling presidential campaign. Perry's plan includes an optional flat tax that would let people file their returns on a form the size of a postcard.

Huntsman Shows Off Mandarin Skills

Throughout the presidential campaign, we'll bring you moments from the candidates. Monday night, Jon Huntsman showed off his often mentioned, but seldom demonstrated, knowledge of the Mandarin language on the Colbert Report.

Big Fight Brewing In Senate Over Defense Policy Bill

The Obama administration opposes a bipartisan Senate compromise — to the frustration of some of its usual allies. The White House says provisions in the defense bill would tie its hands when it comes to handling some terrorism cases.
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Sulaimon Brown Traffic Case Goes To Trial

Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of driving with a suspended license, and will go to trial.


The Potential Reach Of Obama's Refinancing Plan

The president's plan would help homeowners refinance with lower rates even if their homes are worth less than what they owe. This idea has been around for a while, and the economists who proposed it say it could work — if it's done on a larger scale. It depends on investor cooperation, they say.