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Does money buy elections?

Jan 11, 2012
Conventional wisdom says the candidate who raises the most money is likely to get the most votes. But is that really true?
Posted In: 2012 election, campaign spending, fundraising, politics

President Obama appoints new chief of staff

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?
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, Washington D.C.

Is N.H. representative for other American voters?

Jan 10, 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.
Posted In: politics, New Hampshire, 2012 election

FlackCheck: Separating facts from political malarkey

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.
Posted In: politics, 2012 campaign, 2012 election, romney

Obama appoints new head of CFPB

Jan 4, 2012
The president plans to use a recess appointment to name Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, CFPB, Richard Cordray

What caucuses mean for the Iowa economy

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?
Posted In: politics, Iowa, 2012 election

Mid-day Extra: An insider's look at the Iowa caucuses

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?
Posted In: politics, Iowa, 2012 election

PODCAST: Central Time takes center stage

Jan 3, 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.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Iran, fracking

Iowa caucuses could be impacted by weather

Dec 30, 2011
Poor weather on election day can mean fewer voters at the polls, and bigger expenses for the candidates.
Posted In: weather, Iowa, politics, 2012 election

Mitt Romney's policies in the public and private sectors

Dec 29, 2011
How did Mitt Romney approach business and economics as both a private businessman and as the governor of Massachusetts?
Posted In: politics, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts

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