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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C.

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C.

Norquist: ‘End of the Grand Bargain’

Democrats, chafing at the “choke collar” on their appropriators, are yielding their desire to raise taxes to their thirst for bigger spending, says one of the capital’s leading anti-tax activists. The budget deal at hand — approved overwhelmingly by the...

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Co-chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, former Sen. Alan Simpson, right, and Erskine Bowles, left, participate in a Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on November 1, 2011.

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Co-chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, former Sen. Alan Simpson, right, and Erskine Bowles, left, participate in a Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on November 1, 2011.

Simpson-Bowles: ‘Witness Protection’

Forget their names: Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles. “We’re both on the witness protection program now,” said Simpson, the Republican former senator from Wyoming who teamed with Bowles, the Democratic former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, to navigate...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press briefing March 14, 2013 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press briefing March 14, 2013 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

Boehner: Tax Talk ‘Over’

Updated at 11:30 am EDT House Speaker John Boehner has given at the office. And he’s not giving any more on taxes, he reasserted today. The Ohio Republican, in an interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz airing on “This Week”...

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