Jan 27, 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?
Jan 27, 2012 Mitt Romney has won the first two primaries in this year's presidential election race, but thanks to super PACS, candidates who aren't doing as well might stay in the race longer than ever before.
Jan 27, 2012 Conventional wisdom says the candidate who raises the most money is likely to get the most votes. But is that really true?
Jan 10, 2012 The President's budget director Jack Lew is taking over as chief of staff. He's replacing Bill Daley, who spent just a year on the job. What will this mean for White House relationships with big business?
Jan 27, 2012 New Hampshire voters go to the polls in the state's all-important primary contest. The Republican presidential candidates have been campaigning in the Granite State for weeks and months.
Jan 5, 2012 Why not get some laughs with your fact-checking? A new site joins the tradition of political comedy, with facts at the forefront.
Jan 5, 2012 The president plans to use a recess appointment to name Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Jan 3, 2012 We all know that the Iowa caucuses happen every four years, and that they help set the tone for presidential elections. But what is it like to sit in on the meetings?
Jan 11, 2012 Today's Iowa caucuses mark the start of the 2012 election season. While the car brand Cadillac is expecting a strong year ahead, with a focus on becoming a global brand -- but Ford's Lincoln isn't going to be quite so lucky. Manufacturing hiring is finally picking up, but this time around companies are looking for more skilled workers. And Steve Chiotakis heads to the junk yard with Paddy Hirsch to understand junk bonds.