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WashSpeak: Spending in the tax code

05/09/11 11:22AM

Democrats have adopted the phrase "spending in the tax code" to refer to tax revenue the government doesn't collect because of tax deductions, credits and loopholes.The president argues losing revenue by handing out tax breaks is that same as "spending" -- the thing Republicans are so concerned about.If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

Can CT balance its budget?

Can CT balance its budget?

05/08/11 08:00PM

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy faces a budget deficit over $3 billion and is asking for $2 billion in concessions from labor unions. Larry Dorman, the... watch

Keeping tabs on Congress

Keeping tabs on Congress

05/08/11 08:00PM

While the news on the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden dominated headlines over the last week, Speaker Boehner and the House passed a flurry of... watch

WashSpeak: Pocket Litter

05/06/11 11:49AM

Pocket Litter refers to the items that are taken off a captured or killed detainee, such as the 500 euros in cash and two telephone numbers Osama bin Laden reportedly had sewn into his clothing.If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

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