Elections at a glance

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a news conference following the weekly House GOP conference meeting at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill.

What congressional uncertainty means for the economy

Oct 8, 2015
The race for speaker comes at a time of budget and debt-limit decisions.
Posted In: Congress, House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy

Dr. Ben Carson on the economy, taxes and debt

Oct 7, 2015
In one of his only in-depth interviews about the economy, Carson laid out his plan.
Posted In: Ben Carson, debt, Taxes, government

Full interview: Dr. Ben Carson on the economy

Oct 7, 2015
Read the transcript and hear the full interview.
Posted In: Ben Carson, Republican Primary

Oh, the stories campaign money tells....

Oct 1, 2015
The latest donation totals give candidates a chance to spin their narratives.
Posted In: presidential candidates, hillary clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ben Carson
An IRS 1040 Tax form is filled out.

Why tax reform is always promised but never happens

Sep 29, 2015
Promises of tax reform come with every presidential campaign. So why no reform?
Posted In: tax code, tax reform, federal taxes
Candidate photos are displayed on podiums before the start of the CNN Republican Presidential Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library on Wednesday in Simi Valley, California.

Networks cash in on debates

Sep 16, 2015
Viewers tune in early this campaign cycle because, let's face it, Trump.
Posted In: debates, television, cable, advertising
Republican presidential candidates arrive on stage for the Republican presidential debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Political campaigns fav donations via Twitter

Sep 15, 2015
A collaboration with Square allows campaign contributions directly from tweets.
Posted In: Twitter, Square, campaign contributions, 2016 election, social media

Where super PAC money goes when a candidate drops out

Sep 14, 2015
What does the group supporting Rick Perry do with the millions still in the bank?
Posted In: super PACs, Rick Perry
One way to raise money? Enter a Faustian pact with your shadowy overlords.

Need to raise money for a presidential campaign?

Sep 4, 2015
Try a Faustian pact with an eccentric billionaire.
Posted In: 2016 election, campaign finance, presidential candidates
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina participates in the GOP pre-debate forum on August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. CNN has changed its polling criteria to increase the likelihood Carly Fiorina will get a slot during the Sept. 16 debate.

Polling's 'spectacular disasters'

Sep 2, 2015
It takes a lot of money, and humans dialing phones, to get a quality survey.
Posted In: cnn, polls, Republicans, debate
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