Washington (CNN) - Most Americans want a special congressional committee tasked with drafting a long-term solution to the nation's mounting federal deficits to include tax hikes for the wealthy and businesses and deep cuts in domestic spending, according to a new national survey.
A CNN/ORC International Poll released Wednesday also indicates that the public doesn't want the super committee to propose major changes to Social Security and Medicare or increase taxes on middle class and lower-income Americans.
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CNN: Reid taps Sen. Murray to co-chair debt committee
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said Tuesday that he would appoint Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Max Baucus of Montana and Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to the congressional "super committee," charged with crafting a plan to cut the country's deficit. Murray, from Washington state, was tapped to co-chair the committee, Reid said in a statement.
(CNN) - As candidates swarm the Iowa airwaves ahead of the Ames Straw Poll Saturday, independent groups are also getting their share in the ad buys and keeping jobs the primary focus.
Know Your Care, a 501c3 organization that advocates for health care reform, took out a five-figure ad buy that promotes the 2010 Affordable Care Act as a law benefiting small business owners.