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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

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

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