The Fix: The anger of Barack Obama

President Obama, long criticized by many in his own party for lacking appropriate passion, delivered a blunt and confrontational message to his liberal critics during a press conference today. Read more…

Obama defends White House deal with GOP on tax cuts

President Obama on Tuesday forcefully defended the deal his administration has struck with Republicans to temporarily extend Bush-era tax cuts for all income levels, saying the concessions – some of which have infuriated liberals – are necessary to avoid a tax increase for nearly all Americans at… Read more…

The Fix: Biden heads to Hill to talk taxes

1. Vice President Joe Biden will meet with Senate Democrats today on Capitol Hill, hoping to draw on his long personal relationships with many of his former colleagues to soothe angry reaction to the deal cut by the White House on tax cuts yesterday. Read more…

Obama, GOP reach deal to extend tax breaks

President Obama and congressional Republicans have reached a tentative accord on a far-reaching economic package that would preserve George W. Bush administration tax breaks for families at all income levels for two years, extend emergency jobless benefits through 2011 and cut payroll taxes by 2 … Read more…

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