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3 years 5 months ago

President Obama pushes mortgage relief

LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Barack Obama says the government will offer mortgage relief to hundreds of thousands of Americans who owe more on their homes than they are worth. Eligibility requires that mortgages be current. Obama says the policy is necessary because Congress is being "increasingly dysfunctional" and not...

3 years 8 months ago

Romney opposes debt deal

Exeter, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney said Monday he opposes the compromise to raise the nation's debt ceiling, becoming the second Republican presidential contender to oppose a deal backed by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders in both parties. The plan, which supporters say is needed to avert a...

4 years 6 months ago

Boulder Wildfire Has Presidential Attention

DENVER (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter has met with firefighters, volunteers and families displaced by the wildfire near Boulder - and gotten words of encouragement from President Barack Obama. Ritter's spokesman says the president expressed his empathy and support for the families and firefighters. He says Obama wanted to ensure...

5 years 4 months ago

Millions may have to repay part of tax credit

More than 15 million taxpayers could unexpectedly owe taxes when they file their federal returns next spring because the government was too generous with their new Making Work Pay tax credit. The Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration issued a report Monday saying that taxpayers are at risk...

5 years 6 months ago

Senate panel rejects public health plans

Liberal Democrats have tried twice, and failed both times, to make a government-run insurance option part of the health care legislation coming out of the Senate Finance Committee. There's bipartisan agreement that private insurance companies must change their ways, and some Democrats see the public option as a way to...

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