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  • Tax cuts for the rich have made us poorer

    Tax cuts for the rich have made us poorer
    With a slow economic recovery looming over families in Maryland and all across America, the debate over the continuation of the Bush tax cuts has boiled to the surface. As essential programs struggle to survive on decreased revenue in a time of increasing need, newly elected tea party conservatives stubbornly refuse any reform that would increase government revenues. We two — a director of a nonprofit that advocates for working families and a wealthy beneficiary of the Bush tax cuts — are united in our understanding that those tax cuts were a mistake that helped lead us to our current budget crisis. They should be repealed immediately.
  • Lawmakers differ on how to stop abusive patent-demand letters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a U.S. House of Representatives panel disagreed on Wednesday on elements of a bill to rein in companies that demand licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand...

    Illinois U.S. House members challenge O'Hare runway expansion's approval

    Illinois U.S. House members challenge O'Hare runway expansion's approval
    Three U.S. House members from Illinois on Thursday challenged the 2005 federal approval of Chicago’s O’Hare runway expansion project, writing a letter to the FAA that cited a spike in complaints from constituents about increased jet noise....

    Want to help protect women worldwide? Apparently, Congress doesn't.

    Recently, two girls, aged 14 and 15, were gang-raped in the poverty-stricken Uttar Pradesh state of India. They were later found dead, hanging from the branches of a mango tree. In Pakistan late last month, family members of a pregnant woman beat her to...

    Chicago Democrats gather to support Hillary Clinton presidential bid

    Chicago Democrats gather to support Hillary Clinton presidential bid
    Supporters of a potential presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, including several prominent Illinois Democrats, attended a pair of downtown fundraisers Thursday, giving cash to a political action committee aimed at providing the Illinois native...