Jan 27, 2012 Rick Santorum is the latest GOP candidate to face the problem of increasing popularity without an increase in political dollars.
Jan 27, 2012 Supporters and foes of collective bargaining rights will spend big on the presidential race in Ohio. Labor unions claim the issue has rallied their members.
Jan 5, 2012 The president plans to use a recess appointment to name Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Stacey Vanek Smith
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.
Jan 27, 2012 A combination of free TV debates and outside money is helping candidates penny-pinch for now.
Mar 12, 2012 Ohio has temporarily banned drilling in some parts of the state, after a series of rare earthquakes including one that rocked Youngstown over the weekend.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 27, 2012 The unemployment rate in Iowa is relatively low compared to much of the rest of the country. How does the state's economy impact the Iowa caucuses?
Jan 3, 2012 All eyes are on Iowa today as caucuses there start Republicans on their quest toward the presidential nomination. What does today mean for the state of Iowa?
Jan 2, 2012 Presidential candidates and their teams spend a lot of money every four years in Iowa, from pizza delivery to TV ads. But the long-term economic benefits are what really matters to the state.