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Job growth could stay slow through election season

Jan 6, 2012
Economy continues to add jobs, but not fast enough to make campaigning easy for President Obama.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, Barack Obama, 2012 election

The economy in elections 2008 v. 2012

Jan 5, 2012
The economy is shaping up to the top issue of this election year. How does that compare to the last election in 2008?
Posted In: 2012 election, Gallup

Popular candidates in Iowa can’t count on donations

Jan 4, 2012
Rick Santorum is the latest GOP candidate to face the problem of increasing popularity without an increase in political dollars.
Posted In: 2012 election

Resurgent labor unions in Ohio could tip presidential race

Jan 4, 2012
Supporters and foes of collective bargaining rights will spend big on the presidential race in Ohio. Labor unions claim the issue has rallied their members.
Posted In: unions, collective bargaining rights, Ohio

Iowa's economy stronger than other states

Jan 3, 2012
The unemployment rate in Iowa is relatively low compared to much of the rest of the country. How does the state's economy impact the Iowa caucuses?
Posted In: 2012 election, Iowa

This season's primaries cheapest in a decade

Jan 3, 2012
A combination of free TV debates and outside money is helping candidates penny-pinch for now.
Posted In: 2012 election, Iowa

Iowa caucuses could be impacted by weather

Dec 30, 2011
Poor weather on election day can mean fewer voters at the polls, and bigger expenses for the candidates.
Posted In: weather, Iowa, politics, 2012 election

Mitt Romney's policies in the public and private sectors

Dec 29, 2011
How did Mitt Romney approach business and economics as both a private businessman and as the governor of Massachusetts?
Posted In: politics, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts

2012's defining political issue

Dec 28, 2011
Bye-bye 2011. So what will we be talking about in 2012? Here's a hint: The federal government.
Posted In: What Now?, 2012

What sets Ron Paul's economic philosophy apart?

Dec 23, 2011
Presidential hopeful Ron Paul has stood out from other candidates for his throwback economic philosophy. But would his ideas work now?
Posted In: Ron Paul, 2012 election

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