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Republicans no shoe-in to retake presidency

Jan 18, 2012
Commentator Jamal Simmons says weak GOP candidates give Obama the edge despite economy.
Posted In: 2012 election, politics

Unemployment will be big issue in S.C. primary

Jan 17, 2012
The two Republican primaries so far this year have been in states with relatively healthy economies. That isn't the case in South Carolina, where presidential hopefuls hit the ballot next.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, republican primaries, Unemployment

Obama to propose plan for leaner government

Jan 13, 2012
Later this morning President Obama is expected to outline a new plan to shrink government. He's going to ask Congress to give him the authority to merge some departments and agencies.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., Barack Obama, government spending

Obama seeks power from Congress to merge agencies

Jan 13, 2012
This morning, President Obama will announce that he plans to cut back on government spending by merging a number of government agencies. Will Congress agree to fork over the power?
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., Barack Obama

The first $1 billion presidential candidate?

Jan 12, 2012
The Obama re-election campaign said this morning the campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised $68 million in the last three months of 2011. Could he be on his way to topping the $1 billion mark by election day?
Posted In: politics, 2012 campaign, Barack Obama

Super PACS helping to level the playing field

Jan 12, 2012
Republican candidates, thus far, are way behind President Obama in terms of campaign financing. But they are also turning to independent super PACS for funds.
Posted In: politics, 2012 campaign, super PAC

Super PACS gain power in 2012 election season

Jan 11, 2012
After a 2010 Supreme Court decision, independent organizations are gaining increasing power in national elections.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, super PAC

When American politicians recycle

Jan 11, 2012
Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary last night. But why did his victory speech sound so familiar?
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, 2012 campaign

The economic impact of presidents, past and future

Jan 11, 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?
Posted In: politics, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Super PACS continue to influence Republican race

Jan 11, 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.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, super PAC

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