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  • Utah Gay-Marriage Appeal Seen as Supreme Court Rehearsal

    Gay-marriage bans struck down in Utah and Oklahoma are the first to come before a federal appeals panel since a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling set off a string of challenges to limits on same-sex marriage.

  • Wyoming Couples Sue to Overturn Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

    Four Wyoming couples sued to overturn the state’s prohibition on same-sex marriage a day after former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson and other Republican leaders asked a federal appeals court to throw out bans in Utah and Oklahoma.

  • Banks Should Rethink Tax Plan Objection, Brady Says (Transcript)

    Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that a Republican plan to revise the U.S. tax code will benefit large banks by helping them stanch job losses within the industry.

  • Republican Group Urges Court to Back Gay Marriage in Utah

    Former Republican senators Alan Simpson and Nancy Kassebaum joined a group supporting civil marriage rights for same-sex couples in a filing with the federal appeals court reviewing gay-marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma.

  • Simpson-Bowles Blues Brothers Tour Going Who Knows Where

    One chilly afternoon last December, former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson slipped out of a car and into the studio on New York’s West Side where Jon Stewart tapes “The Daily Show.”

  • Simpson Says ‘Terrified’ Obama Walked Away From Deficit Issue

    President Barack Obama “walked away” from his bipartisan U.S. deficit-cutting commission’s plan “because he knew he’d be torn to bits,” said former Republican Senator Alan Simpson, who was co-chairman of the panel.

  • Simpson Says Medicare to Squeeze Out Government Spending

    Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s fiscal commission, said escalating Medicare costs stand to squeeze out the rest of domestic government spending.

  • Simpson Says Obama ‘Walked Away’ From Deficit Issue (Transcript)

    Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming, who was co-chairman of Barack Obama’s bipartisan deficit-reduction commission, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the president “walked away” from the issue in his annual State of the Union speech to Congress “because he knew he’d be torn to bits.”

  • Simpson, Bowles See Recession, Inflation Without Budget Action

    U.S. lawmakers must take steps to address $7 trillion in “economic events” next year or the economy may go into recession, the co-chairmen of President Barack Obama’s fiscal commission said on CNN.

  • Simpson-Bowles Prod Congress Again to Anti-Deficit Fervor

    Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, the deficit-reduction duo, are trying to rekindle congressional interest in a $2.5 trillion package of spending cuts and tax increases with new details showing how it could work.

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