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The influence of the vice president

Jul 18, 2012
As Romney prepares to tap running mate, historians say vice presidents have a mostly unseen role in shaping policy.
Posted In: vice president, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Squaring rhetoric and reality on outsourcing

Jul 17, 2012
There's a new bad word in the race for president: 'Outsourcing.' But the latest political back-and-forth, while dramatic, ignores the realities of the American economy.
Posted In: outsourcing, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

A Soros PAC to end all super PACs

Jul 13, 2012
Financier George Soros’s son starts a super PAC to support candidates who want tougher campaign finance rules. How ironic.
Posted In: super PAC

What Americans think about taxing the rich

Jul 12, 2012
President Obama is calling for renewing the Bush tax cuts, except for those making $250,000 a year and more. Gallup's Frank Newport on what people think about that proposal.
Posted In: Bush tax cuts, Obama, Gallup

Tax cuts, candidate wealth: What matters to voters?

Jul 12, 2012
The Presidential race this week can be summed up in a few words: Outsourcing, wealth, taxes, and jobs. How are American voters responding the latest week's news?
Posted In: jobs report, Obama, Mitt Romney, Bush tax cuts

Report: Mitt Romney stayed at Bain longer than he's claimed

Jul 12, 2012
The Boston Globe is reporting this morning that government documents show GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney remained CEO and chairman of the private equity firm Bain Capital for three years after he has said he left Bain.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, Boston Globe, Securities and Exchange Commission

How TV news and ads affect Americans

Jul 12, 2012
Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at Gallup, explains how much Americans trust television news, and whether are really impacted by political ads they see on TV.
Posted In: Political ads, tv, news

Good economy, bad economy: Both candidates are right

Jul 10, 2012
President Obama and Mitt Romney have different takes on the economy. Commentator Justin Wolfers says they're both right.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Wireless providers have doubts about texting campaign donations

Jul 9, 2012
About a month back, the Federal Election Commission approved a proposal to allow campaign contributions via text message. Both Obama and Romney camps have showed their support for the plan. But now Reuters is reporting that wireless carriers in the country might not be so easy to convince.
Posted In: campaign contributions, text messages, 2012 election, mid-day extra

The president is a 'betting' man

Jul 5, 2012
As President Obama's "Betting on America" tour gets underway, we ask a linguist: What does it mean to "bet" on the country?
Posted In: 2012 campaign, slogan, Barack Obama