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How spending may define a campaign

Oct 9, 2012
How a candidate staffs his campaign says a lot about the candidate. How the campaign spends money can mean the difference between winning and losing.
Posted In: campaign finance, 2012 election

Goldman Sachs switches support to Romney

Oct 9, 2012
Goldman Sachs has long supported Democrats in the presidential contest. But not this year. Why Goldman and other Wall Street banks are throwing their support behind Mitt Romney.
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, 2012 election

In Ohio, lots of pro-coal ads, not so many miners

Oct 9, 2012
If you're watching TV in Ohio, you're no doubt seeing a lot of campaign ads about the coal industry and its jobs. But in Ohio, at least, coal is a small part of the economy and the work force.
Posted In: coal, clean coal, Jobs, Ohio, 2012 elections

Who would a $17K cap on tax deductions affect?

Oct 3, 2012
Mitt Romney says he wants to lower everyone’s tax rate by 20 percent, and one way of doing that is to restrict deductions of more than $17,000. Experts say Mitt Romney 's deduction cap would mostly impact the wealthy.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, 2012 elections, Taxes

The 47% who don't pay federal income tax include middle class, poor, retirees

Sep 18, 2012
Mitt Romney wasn't wrong when he said almost half of Americans don't pay federal income taxes. Some of those people are retired, some are poor. Another big reason why some don't pay? Tax cuts.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Taxes, 47 percent

The numbers behind Mitt Romney's 47% comment

Sep 18, 2012
Mitt Romney is standing by his words from a private fundraiser that were caught on videotape. In the video, Romney says 47 percent of the country pay no income tax and are therefore predisposed to vote for President Obama.
Posted In: Taxes, Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney criticized over comments about taxes

Sep 18, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says 47 percent of Americans pay no net income tax -- ergo, they are predisposed to vote for President Obama. We break down the numbers.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, 47 percent, Taxes

Mitt Romney to address U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Sep 17, 2012
This morning Mitt Romney is set to speak before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Romney seems to have achieved a small bounce among Hispanics after the Republican National Convention. Today is another chance to reach out to those critical voters.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Hispanic, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

PAC tries to tap African-American Greek network

Sep 10, 2012
A new political action committee is trying to bring alumni of the nine oldest black fraternities and sororities -- known as the Divine Nine -- into the fundraising game.
Posted In: fundraising, African American

Conventions aside, super PACs reign supreme

Sep 5, 2012
Rahm Emanuel’s resignation from the Obama campaign to raise big-money funds shows the primacy of newly empowered super PACs
Posted In: super PAC, Rahm Emanuel, 2012 election

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