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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Romney Losses Show Conservative Woes Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 5:17 PM ET

    Mitt Romney just can't shake his difficulty attracting conservatives. And that reality is undercutting his effort to cast himself as the inevitable Republican presidential nominee and prolonging a race that each day exposes deep divisions within the party.

  • Santorum: I Won 3 and Raised About $250K Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 4:18 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum speaks to supporters as his daughter, Elizabeth (L), and wife, Karen (R), look on February 7, 2012 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri.

    Resurgent Rick Santorum said his sweep of three GOP contests earned his shoestring campaign $250,000 overnight, cash he needs to take his upstart bid for the Republican presidential nomination to Mitt Romney's turf.

  • If The Federal Reserve Is Abolished, What Then? Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 12:42 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Critics of the Federal Reserve won't be satisfied until the agency is shut down for good. But abolishing the Fed only raises the bigger issue: What would—or should—be in its place?

  • Romney Battles Santorum, Paul in Colorado, Minnesota Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:42 PM ET
    Mitt Romney | Ron Paul | Rick Santorum

    Mitt Romney battles Rick Santorum and Ron Paul in caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, hoping to extend his winning streak in the GOP nomination race.

  • In Reversal, Obama Campaign Backs Super PAC Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 11:44 AM ET

    President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is asking top fundraisers to support a Democratic-leaning outside group that is backing his bid for a second term, reversing Obama's opposition to "super" PACs.

  • Romney is Latest in the Oops Club Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 12:16 PM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney's remark that he's not worried about the very poor, the latest gaffe in a campaign rich with blunders, joins a long list of wait-let-me-explain episodes in presidential election history.

  • Big Political Donors and What They Want Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    Democrat donkey and republican elephant logos on top of cash.

    The millionaires, billionaires and companies giving big sums to political committees supporting Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama have important business with the next president. Some  are already in trouble with the government. Some are pressing for new laws or regulations that would benefit their interests in energy, mining and high finance.

  • Santorum Warns Voters of Country's Likely Demise Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 10:05 AM ET
    Rick Santorum NH Primary

    Rick Santorum's campaign slogan could very well be one word: doomsday. To hear him tell it, the United States will collapse under the weight of its health care system and basic freedoms will be history.

  • Newt Gets Trumped: The Donald Endorses Romney Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 3:45 PM ET
    Businessman Donald Trump shakes hands with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney after announcing his endorsement of Romney at Trump International Hotel & Tower on February 2, 2012 in Las Vegas.

    After a flurry of incorrect reports that Donald Trump was planning to endorse Newt Gingrich, the casino mogul said front-running Republican candidate Mitt Romney was his man.

  • Trump to Endorse Gingrich? Romney? Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 10:12 AM ET
    Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, Mitt Romney

    Media organizations report real-estate magnate and former presidential candidate Donald Trump is to endorse Newt Gingrich. But wait! Others say it's Mitt Romney. The Donald keeps 'em guessing.

  • Trump Intends to Endorse Gingrich: AP Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 8:35 AM ET
    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.

  • Romney: 'Not Concerned About the Very Poor' Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    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.