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    Even as some politicians have tried to stay away from these fundraising arms, the fact is the majority from both parties are swept up in their grasp. A closer look at how powerful these groups have become shows why.

  • Ron Paul: Getting Serious About Rising Fuel Prices Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:42 PM ET
    Ron Paul

    "If I am elected President, signing an authentic energy reform bill will be an early priority of my administration.  I will lead with a plan to lower prices, minimize government intervention, and restore a true free market," the candidate writes in this Guest Blog.

  • Newt Gingrich

    "The best and most effective way to balance the budget is through booming economic growth and prosperity. I know. That is how we did it the last time we balanced the budget, when I was Speaker of the House, and it stayed balanced for four straight years. And that is how we would do it again if I am elected President," writes the candidate in this Guest Blog.

  • Mitt Romney: Restoring the American Promise Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:38 PM ET
    Mitt Romney

    "I am running for President to offer more than just a change in policy. I am offering a dramatic change in perspective and philosophy," the candidate writes in this Guest Blog.

  • For Gingrich, Georgia Is a Must on Super Tuesday Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    GOP Candidates

    Newt Gingrich has Georgia on his mind for Super Tuesday. He says he has to win the primary in his home state "to be credible in the race."

  • States Chase Clean Tech Dollars and Jobs Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:44 PM ET

    Even as certain tax credits and funding from Washington have dried up, U.S. states remain in competition for clean energy funding, especially from venture capitalists.

  • On to Super Tuesday for Relieved Romney and Rivals Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 2:28 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a press availability following a visit to his Michigan campaign headquarters on February 28, 2012 in Livonia, Michigan.

    Mitt Romney is hoping to parlay victories in Arizona and Michigan into Super Tuesday momentum as the GOP race sweeps across 10 states at once next week.

  • Presidential races are all about momentum. It matters more than anything less money. And, many would argue momentum is even more important than cash in the bank. In Mitt Romney’s case, his strong financial advantage bought him much-needed momentum at the perfect time.

  • 50 Years Later, JFK Speech Part of Culture War Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 3:52 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) addresses the Detroit Economic Club February 16, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.

    Rick Santorum touched a nerve when he recently rebuked John F. Kennedy's 1960 speech on separation of church and state.

  • Romney: Raise Medicare Eligibility Age Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 3:34 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney speaks to members of the Detroit Economic Club during a luncheon at Ford Field .

    Days before a pivotal primary, Mitt Romney says he would raise the eligibility age for Medicare as he looks to show he's willing to curtail government benefits in the long run.

  • Obama Confronts Gas Prices, Pitches Energy Policy Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    President Obama announced a reversal of his administration's health care rule requiring religious employers to provide women free access to contraception.

    President Obama is focusing on  Americans' anxiety over rising gasoline prices, taking credit for rising oil and gas production.

  • Errant Claims on Auto Bailout, Taxes at GOP Debate Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 10:34 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich participate in a debate sponsored by CNN and the Republican Party of Arizona at the Mesa Arts Center February 22, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona.

    There was something old, something new in the misstatements of the candidates in the Arizona debate, in what was the 20th and possibly final GOP faceoff of the campaign.

  • Obama Seeks Corporate Tax Rate Cut Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 2:50 PM ET
    President Obama's State of the Union Speech

    President  Obama has proposed a lower corporate tax rate and an end to dozens of loopholes he said helps companies move jobs and profits overseas.

  • Tax Code Not Aligned With Basic Principles Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 1:38 PM ET

    With its relatively heavy taxes on labor, light taxes on unearned income and broad ranges of rates within the same income levels, the American tax code violates fundamental principles of income taxation. The New York Times reports.

  • Romney Blasted in Michigan for Opposing Auto Bailout Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 11:50 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at a rally in the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus on February 7, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

    A Democratic leader in Romney's native Michigan says the GOP candidate "stabbed us in the back" for opposing the auto industry rescue package.

  • Surging, but Is Rick Santorum for Real? Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 5:08 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum rallies supporters in Tacoma, Washington.

    Rick Santorum is on a roll, but a month and a half into the primary season, he's underfunded and outmanned and still lacking in organization.

  • Obama Presses Payroll Tax Cut Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 2:18 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech.

    Obama says he's hopeful Congress will renew a 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax and is pressing for extended benefits for millions of  long-term unemployed.

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    Movie spy James Bond uses them. So does Mitt Romney. Now, you, too, can open an off-shore account.

  • Santorum, Romney Reach Out to Conservatives at CPAC Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 3:03 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is joined on stage by his family as he delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC

    Mitt Romney tells conservatives he proved his mettle as Massachusetts governor. Rick Santorum says Romney is so moderate that electing him would be a "hollow victory."

  • Contraceptive Mandate Puts Obama Under Attack Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    The Obama administration's new mandate that religious organizations pay for their workers' birth control has become a bludgeon for Republican culture warriors.