Apr 17, 2012 President Obama announced a new crackdown on illegal manipulation of oil prices by traders. He's asking for stronger regulations, bigger penalties for violators and more cops on the regulatory beat.
Apr 16, 2012 From small donors, big donors and super PACs, where will the president be getting his campaign cash?
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 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?
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 28, 2012 As the final day of arguments wrap up at the Supreme Court over the legality of President Obama's health care law, we speak to one outspoken critic of the plan.