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  • Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks to the media as Donald Trump listens at Trump Tower following a meeting between the two on December 5, 2011 in New York City.

    Donald Trump intends to endorse Newt Gingrich's GOP presidential bid, The Asssociated Press reports.

  • Mitt Romney greets supporters as he arrives for a campaign event in front of a foreclosed home January 24, 2012 in Lehigh Acres, Florida.

    Mitt Romney says he's "not concerned about the very poor" because they have an "ample safety net" and he's focused instead on relieving the suffering of the middle class.

  • Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert's sway in the presidential election might be a joke, but he's got some real financial muscle — more than a  million bucks.

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    Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Obama's re-election campaign, but GOP leaders say it's a plan that has little chance of passing Congress.

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    China’s government has spent billions in recent years in building a top-notch research establishment, hoping to keep its best scientists working here and lure back those who are abroad. And the effort is beginning to pay off. The New York Times reports.

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    Offering no explanation, the Iowa Republican Party has declared Rick Santorum as winner of the Iowa caucuses, days after saying incomplete vote results precluded it from doing just that.

  • Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney won broad support from conservatives and moderates and was widely viewed as Republicans' best hope of defeating President Barack Obama in this fall's elections, preliminary exit polls of voters in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary showed.

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    Message to my fellow conservatives: Please don’t blame the mainstream media for the improvement in jobs, unemployment, and economic growth. Reporters are not making this up. The economy is better. It’s going to give President Obama a leg up on the election. GOP beware, and come to your senses.

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    The IRS audited one in eight millionaires who filed taxes last year while only auditing 1 in 100 individuals earning less than $200,000 in an effort to "assure that there's equity in the system."

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    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses by a mere eight votes over former U.S. senator Rick Santorum, a party official said on Wednesday.

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    As the fourth quarter draws to a close, a spate of unexpectedly good economic data suggests that it will have some of the fastest and strongest economic growth since the recovery started in 2009, causing a surge in the stock market and cheering economists, investors and policy makers, The New York Times Reports.

  • Payroll Tax Cut Debacle Harming GOP?

    The differences between the House and Senate are not huge, says Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA). "The Republicans in the House are standing for the working people," he adds.

  • Ron Paul (R)

    Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is now leading the pack in Iowa as Newt Gingrich's support fades.

  • US Capitol Building at dawn

    The House has passed a $1 trillion-plus catchall budget bill paying for day-to-day budgets of 10 Cabinet departments and averting a government shutdown.

  • Payroll Tax Battle

    The battle over extending a payroll tax cut and employment benefits continues. Details on how a bi-partisan compromise can be made, with Jared Bernstein, former chief economist/economic policy adviser to Vice-Pres. Biden, and former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH).

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    The White House says President Barack Obama would veto a Republican bill renewing a payroll tax cut next year, complaining that the legislation forces middle-class families to pay for the measure without asking the rich to contribute.

  • Barack Obama

    Following the GOP debate that nearly the whole world watched on Saturday night, the president on Sunday made it very clear that he will not back off his class-warfare vision in the coming year.

  • Home and Taxes

    At face value, it seems like an easy, albeit creative way to pay for the extension of the payroll tax cut. Raise the fees that banks pay mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to guarantee home loans.

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    With 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and Social Security benefits, seniors have plenty to figure out when it comes to paying Uncle Sam.

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    After years of withering sales and slumping prices, there are strong and diverse signs that the single-family housing market is poised for a rebound.  In some metropolitan areas, the market has clearly bottomed, with sales and prices rising and foreclosures declining.