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Attitude Check: Obama and the American economy

Dec 29, 2011
Heading into the election year, we speak to Frank Newport at Gallup about how Obama's economic policies are faring in the American public, and why the economy will be the biggest issue in 2012.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Gallup, Obama

Candidate .xxx sites are not for sale, mostly

Dec 29, 2011
Except the ones that are
Posted In: politics, .xxx

America's opinion on Washington before the Iowa caucuses

Dec 29, 2011
How do Americans feel about all the GOP candidates before next Tuesday? Also, Gallup's most admired people of 2011, and gauging support for the Democrats and the Republicans after the payroll tax cuts showdown.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Iowa, business

NLRB board vacancies could stall major labor decisions

Dec 28, 2011
The National Labor Relations Board is about to lose the ability to enforce the nation's labor laws. On Dec. 31st, three of the five seats on the Board will become vacant. Without a quorum, the NLRB cannot decide cases.
Posted In: National Labor Relations Board, labor, politics

Obama nominates two for Federal Reserve board

Dec 28, 2011
The Obama administration hopes that the Senate will approve its two appointees -- one Democrat, one Republican -- to the Federal Reserve board.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, politics, Obama

Wealth gap between Congress, citizens widens

Dec 27, 2011
A new report shows that the net wealth of members of the House of Representatives has doubled since 1984, while the average American's has stayed almost the same.
Posted In: politics, wealth, Congress, net worth

The decisions Washington's put off to 2012

Dec 27, 2011
While a temporary deal was reached, come February a whole new debate will be emerge surrounding the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits, and Medicare payments to doctors.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics

Problems remain for Congress in 2012

Dec 27, 2011
Decisions over the payroll tax cuts, Bush tax cuts, and a number of equally heated issues are coming up next year, meaning the bickering in Washington, D.C. will probably continue.
Posted In: payroll tax, politics, Washington D.C.

The economic story of the year: Politics

Dec 22, 2011
We speak to Diane Swonk about weekly jobless numbers, the payroll tax debate in Washington, and why politics effects economics more than ever.
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, weekly jobless

Payroll tax cut could expire on Jan. 1

Dec 21, 2011
No deal in Congress would mean that the payroll tax would rise by 2 percent, and unemployment benefits would be drastically cut.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics, Unemployment

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