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    Abraham Lincoln and Economic Opportunity

    Harold Holzer talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s outlook on economic growth, opportunity, and equality. He spoke about President Lincoln’s belief that every citizen…

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    President Obama on Jobs and the Economy

    Before the daily White House briefing, President Obama talked about the economy following the release of the January 2016 jobs report, report, which showed the unemployment rate below five…

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    Budget and Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall testified at a hearing on the office’s budget and economic outlook. He said that the economy could be facing a slowdown with the…

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    President Obama Remarks in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    President Obama outlined his agenda for economic opportunity at a town hall meeting at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Many of the questions from the audience focused…

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    President Obama Remarks in Omaha, Nebraska

    President Obama spoke at the University of Nebraska in Omaha about economic opportunity. This trip was the first day of a two-city tour highlighting initiatives from the president’s…

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    Representative Kevin Brady on 2016 Economic Priorities

    House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) spoke with Ben White about the upcoming State of the Union address, his committee’s goals, and the state of the U.S.…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator John Hoeven (R-SD) delivered the weekly Republican address. He urged President Obama to use his last State of the Union Address to lay out how he would “unleash the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Are you on track to retire?”

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    2016 Economic Outlook

    Jeanna Smialek talked about the economic outlook for the 2016, as well as the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates by 0.25 percent, consumer spending, and the job market.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Are you on track to retire?”

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    Year-End Tax Preparation Advice

    Kevin McCormally talked about year-end strategies taxpayers could employ in preparing for filing their 2015 tax returns, as well as new tax provisions in effect for 2016.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Are you better off, worse, off, or the same in 2015?”

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Are you better off, worse, off, or the same in 2015?” New York Times Economic Reporter…

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    Book Discussion on Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality

    Edward O’Donnell talked about his book, Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age, about the life of the man who published Progress and…

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    Senate Democratic News Conference on Omnibus Spending Bill

    Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference to address passage of the federal spending bill and year-end tax plan.

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    House Freedom Caucus Agenda

    House Freedom Caucus Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) outlined the priorities of his caucus, including creating accountability in the federal government, specifically the Internal Revenue…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Alan Greenspan talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He said expanding the H1B visa program might help to increase productivity numbers. Other topics included the Federal…

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    House Debate on Tax Extenders Bill

    House members debated $622 billion in compromise tax breaks for businesses, investors, and families. The measure would be joined with the 2016 spending package, if approved, and sent…

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on her party’s legislative agenda. Topics included the tax break package being considered…

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    Expiring Tax Provisions

    Aaron Lorenzo reported by video from Capitol Hill on the tax break extendsion legislation being debated in the House.

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