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Will Congress get anything done in 2012?

Jan 24, 2012
As President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Congress seems poised for a political stalemate.
Posted In: State of the Union, Congress, deficit-cutting

Why Saul Alinsky matters in the 2012 election

Jan 23, 2012
Newt Gingrich talks a lot about labor activist Saul Alinsky. Who was this figure in modern American community organizing?
Posted In: Saul Alinsky, Newt Gingrich, 2012 election

How to be a super PAC, like Stephen Colbert

Jan 20, 2012
One way to understand the growing role of super PACs in campaigns is to imagine being one. The comedian Stephen Colbert leads the way.
Posted In: 2012 election, super PAC, Stephen Colbert

Obama's familiar tagline

Jan 19, 2012
President Obama has released his first TV ad of the 2012 election campaign.
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, 2012 election

Fashion designers fundraise for Obama

Jan 12, 2012
By supporting the Democratic president, designers risk alienating customers.
Posted In: fashion, 2012 election, Barack Obama

The first $1 billion presidential candidate?

Jan 12, 2012
The Obama re-election campaign said this morning the campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised $68 million in the last three months of 2011. Could he be on his way to topping the $1 billion mark by election day?
Posted In: politics, 2012 campaign, Barack Obama

How campaign spending has changed since 2008

Jan 12, 2012
Today we found out President Obama and the Democrats raised $68 million in the last quarter of 2011, as the president seeks re-election. But this money is a bit... different.
Posted In: 2012 campaign, super PAC, Barack Obama

Super PACS helping to level the playing field

Jan 12, 2012
Republican candidates, thus far, are way behind President Obama in terms of campaign financing. But they are also turning to independent super PACS for funds.
Posted In: politics, 2012 campaign, super PAC

Super PACS gain power in 2012 election season

Jan 11, 2012
After a 2010 Supreme Court decision, independent organizations are gaining increasing power in national elections.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, super PAC

The economic impact of presidents, past and future

Jan 11, 2012
Last night, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said that President Obama would like to turn the U.S. into a social welfare state. But even if he wanted to, how much impact does a president have on the economy anyway?
Posted In: politics, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

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