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Weekly Address: Obama Tells Congress To Compromise To Stop Sequester Impact

In his weekly address, President Obama tells the American people that a series of harmful budget cuts—called the sequester—have taken effect because Congress failed to act. Because Republicans in Congress refused to compromise to close tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans, hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose their jobs or see their paycheck reduced, and middle class families will be hurt.

Moyers & Company: Politically Engineered Inequality

A special programming note from Senior Writer Michael Winship: "As you probably have figured out by now, because Hurricane Sandy hit New York City and its surroundings with such a mighty punch, the Moyers & Company production team has

Money Is Speech: A Musical History Of Campaign Finance

ProPublica Here's our latest explainer video, on the storied history of money in politics. Lyrics follow. Act I: Brown Paper Bags"I made my mistakes, but in all my years of public life, I have never profited . I've earned every cent."

Romney Tax Plan Would Choke Off Charitable Giving

On the eve of last week's presidential debate, Republican Mitt Romney floated a trial balloon to deflect public attention from his detail-free tax plan certain to give a massive windfall for the wealthy, burden middle class taxpayers and balloon

"Courageous" Romney And Ryan Chicken Out On Tax Breaks

Introducing his new running mate on Saturday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney boasted, "We offer solutions that are bold, specific, and achievable." Number Two dutifully followed Number One, as Paul Ryan then promised voters, "We