Apr 13, 2012 This year's presidential race could be the most expensive ever, and neither President Obama nor his presumed opponent Mitt Romney are expected to accept public financing of their campaigns -- it just wouldn't be enough.
Apr 11, 2012 Rick Santorum's exit from the GOP primary race means the super PAC money that kept his presidential bid alive will now likely be spent on anti-Obama attack ads.
Apr 10, 2012 Rick Santorum’s decision to bow out of the presidential race frees up millions of dollars that Republicans can now spend to fight Obama.
Apr 5, 2012 Friends of Traditional Banking wants to target a few close Congressional elections rather than spreading their money around to a lot of politicians hoping they'll vote in their interests.
Apr 3, 2012 How history has led to how recent electoral caucuses are run, and the waning influence of the super PACs in the coming general elections.
Apr 2, 2012 Web security firm Impermium is charting the role of social media spam in the 2012 race for president. And researchers in Iowa are about to find out what happens when you give apes tablet computers. (Planet of the Apes, anyone?)
Mar 29, 2012 The president wants lawmakers to repeal $4 billion worth of tax breaks that oil companies currently get. How much of an issue are these subsidies?
Mar 27, 2012 In the battle for bucks, small donors are giving much more to Romney's GOP rivals, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
Mar 22, 2012 In this week's Attitude Check, we get feedback from Gallup about how Americans feel about the various issues that President Barack Obama brought up in his exclusive Marketplace interview.
Mar 22, 2012 The president will be talking energy today in Cushing, Okla. -- the starting point for the southern part of the Keystone XL Pipeline. But come Monday, the president will have another issue to worry about: the future of his health care law. Yesterday, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama in Nevada and asked him about it. The president also outlined what he sees as the "recipe for success" for the American economy. One California chain, Umami Burger, is getting ready to test the market for the $15 patty -- with all the fixings -- nationwide. And we check in with Frank Newport for our weekly Attitude Check.