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The down-to-the-wire Iowa result ensured that the primary contests would be fought aggressively for additional weeks or months, according to the New York Times.
Rarely has the financial divide appeared so wide between lawmakers and those they represent, the New York Times reports.
Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday accused Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of instigating protests over the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections by baselessly criticizing the vote as “dishonest and unfair” and he warned that Russia needed to protect against “interference” by foreign governments in its internal affairs.
They call it the Robin Hood tax — a tiny levy on trades in the financial markets that would take money from the banks and give it to the world’s poor. The New York Times reports.
I celebrate my birthday today. As I will blow out the ever-expanding number of candles on birthday cake tonight, I will have a list of wishes I want to come true.
For 33 years, California has been on the leading edge of the tax-cut movement. But faced with the prospect of withering budget cuts and deficits that stretch through at least the middle of the decade, that may be about to change. The New York Times reports.
By far his most distinctive physical feature, Mr. Romney’s head of impeccably coiffed black hair has become something of a cosmetological Rorschach test on the campaign trail, with many seeing in his thick locks everything they love and loathe about the Republican candidate for the White House. The New York Times reports.
The eight major Republican candidates for president joined in a united attack against President Obama as commander in chief during a debate Saturday, but at times differed sharply over how to block Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the way forward with Pakistan, the New York Times reports.
If Herman Cain feels his management skills are up to any challenge, some of his former staff members think he should have started with the disorder in his own campaign. The New York Times reports.
In September 2007, Fox News put Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani and a man who was, back then, a long shot for the Republican presidential nomination, John McCain, on a debate stage in New Hampshire. The face-off attracted 3.2 million viewers—the most of any debate so far that year, the New York Times reports.
It is no secret that the relationship between President Obama and Wall Street has chilled. A striking measure of that is the latest campaign finance reports, the New York Times reports.
Rick Perry of Texas struggled through his first three debates, so his aides have staged practice sessions, complete with a stand-in for Mitt Romney. He has stirred outrage among conservatives on immigration, so he is defending his stance on the campaign trail as good economics, report the New York Times.
A recent survey of the unemployed showed more than a quarter of respondents opposed renewing the current extended unemployment benefits, the NY Times reports.
A new book claims that President Obama’s response to the economic crisis was hampered by a White House economic staff plagued by internal rivalries, a domineering chief adviser and a Treasury secretary who dragged his feet on enforcing decisions with which he disagreed, the New York Times reports.
Texas is home to at least one-third of the jobs created nationwide since the recession ended. The state’s economy is growing about twice as fast as the national rate. Home prices have remained stable even as much of the country has seen sharp declines, the New York Times reports.
A study by the National Vital Statistics Report and the U.S. Census Bureau calculated the number of divorces by state. Click for the results.
Timothy F. Geithner, the Treasury secretary and dean of President Obama’s economic team, is expected to stay through the president’s term after intense White House pressure, according to officials familiar with the discussions. The New York Times Reports.
Congress is starving the agency responsible for bringing financial wrongdoers to justice — while putting over $200 million that could otherwise have been spent on investigations and enforcement actions back into the pockets of Wall Street, the New York Times reports.
Intense exchanges this week between the two parties have made it clear that this is not so much a negotiation over dollars and cents as a broader clash between the two parties over the size and role of government, reports the New York Times.
President Barack Obama will set the course for drawing down the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, when he is expected to announce plans to bring roughly 10,000 American troops home in less than a year.