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Report: Obama, Top Lawmakers Agree to Future Tax Reform Talks

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders agreed Friday to work on a framework for reforming the U.S. tax code and entitlement programs, Reuters reports. According to Richard Cowan’s report, this agreement came during the first meeting between Obama and top lawmakers from both parties since the election. Attendees included House …

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CMS Projects 4% Increase In 2014 Health Spending

Healthcare spending in the U.S. will increase by four percent by 2014, a government report says, according to Reuters. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also believes that by 2021, healthcare spending would rise 5.7 percent per year, or from $2.8 trillion in 2010 to $4.8 trillion in 2021. …

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Sen. Warner Proposes Fallback Option if Supercommittee Fails

All will not be lost if negotiations go nowhere and the deficit reduction supercommittee fails to reach an agreement, according to Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.). During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” program Sunday, Warner expressed hope that the supercommittee succeeds in delivering a proposal before Thanksgiving. However, …

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Push to Repeal Contractor Withholding Tax Paused

There seemed to be wide agreement from both sides of the aisle in Congress, plus the Obama administration, on repealing a law requiring the government withhold 3 percent of all contracts. However, the push to repeal the law has hit some stumbling blocks as the two parties disagree on how …

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Obama Talks Jobs, Entitlements at LinkedIn Town Hall

President Obama fielded questions and plugged his recently-proposed American Jobs Act at a LinkedIn town hall in Mountain View, Calif. on Monday. Obama predicted that if the act were passed with all its measures intact, it would increase GDP by close to two percent and employ 1.9 million people. Passing …

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