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    From country restaurants to suburban shopping malls, voters facing 4 options in the Republican primary seemed to shrug and say, “I haven’t decided.” The New York Times reports.

  • Final South Carolina Countdown

    Discussing whether this is Mitt Romney's race to lose, with Steve Schmidt, Edelmen vice president; Ari Melber, The Nation; and Ed Rogers, former Bush duputy assistant.

  • Mitt Romney

    Let me build on Charles Krauthammer’s great Friday column, “The GOP’s Suicide March.” Krauthammer argues that just as President Obama’s class-warfare, soak-the-rich mantra started lagging in the polls, some Republicans on the campaign trail started making the case that Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital was involved in nothing more than vulture capitalism, looting companies, and destroying jobs. Keeping class envy alive.

  • People hold up photographs of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign rally at a grassroots rally at Winthrop University on January 18, 2012 in Rock Hill, South Carolina

    Campaigning in the final hours before the South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney demanded that Newt Gingrich release documents from a decades-old ethics investigation, The New York Times reports.

  • South Carolina Primary Update

    CNBC's John Harwood has the state of play on the campaign trail, hours before the voting begins in South Carolina's primary. Also, reaction from the audience when President Obama burst into song at the Apollo Theater in New York City last night.

  • Keystone Pipeline Map

    In the next round of negotiations over the nation's payroll tax cut, House Republicans plan to employ their voting power to include in the deal implementation of the 1,700-mile Keystone pipeline stretching from western Canada to Texas.

  • Mitt Romney

    With a fortune estimated to be as large as a quarter of a billion dollars, Mitt Romney is among the wealthiest men ever to run for president, the New York Times reports.

  • Rep. Scott Rigell, (R) Virginia

    Warren Buffett will be writing a check made out to the United States Treasury for just over $49,000 to help pay down the national debt. He's matching voluntary contributions made this year and last year by Rep. Scott Rigell, a Republican representing Virginia.

  • Mitt Romney South Carolina

    The attacks began just moments after Mitt Romney admitted that he pays federal taxes at a rate of about 15 percent, far less than most middle-income families , The New York Times reports.

  • Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin, who conducted a lengthy flirtation with a run for the Republican nomination last year, ended the equally lengthy speculation over which candidate she would endorse by naming Newt Gingrich — sort of, The New York Times reports.

  • Politics and Jump Starting the Economy

    Things got worse after President Obama put his policies in place Sen. David Vitter, (R-LA), who says the deficit and spending will catch up to the nation the same way is has to the countries in Europe.

  • Mitt Romney

    Blackstone Co-Chairman Stephen Schwarzman is hosting a party for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney Tuesday evening at his Park Avenue apartment in New York City, a person familiar with the event said.

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    As Congress returns from a three-week holiday break , the political parties will have to decide how to pay for extending an average $20-a-week Social Security payroll tax cut through the end of 2012.

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    Though many of the wealthy lean toward the Republican Party, in interviews, 1 percenters expressed a broad range of views on how to fix the economy. The New York Times reports.

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    Will America, Inc. ask Mitt Romney the former turnaround CEO to prevent the bankruptcy of U.S. Government, Inc.? Isn’t a Bainful turnaround exactly what America needs?

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    It's a hog heaven in South Carolina as the mud slinging between the GOP candidates against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney intensifies. Despite Romney's historic wins in Iowa and New Hampshire, the "excitement" is not there amongst the tea party activists and evangelicals. Tea Party God Father and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX), who is now Chairman of FreedomWorks, is watching the primary season closely.

  • President Barack Obama makes a statement on his birth certificate at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2011.

    President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he will ask Congress for greater power to shrink the federal government, and his first idea is merging six sprawling trade and commerce agencies whose overlapping programs can be baffling to businesses.

  • Romney Readies Counterattack

    Robert Costa, National Review has the latest details on the GOP race for the White House, and discussing the most recent polls, and the Republican strategy of attacking Mitt Romney and his record at Bain, with Ari Melber, The National Magazine, Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline, and Tony Fratto, former White House deputy press secy.

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    "A month before the deadline we got pretty close. We touched gloves then went back to our respective corners," said Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican. "It was tough because Democrats have a very different point of view on taxes and Republicans wanted to be sure we did something pro-growth" including corporate tax reform.

  • Sen. DeMint: GOP's Road to South Carolina

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) weighs in on what GOP candidates need to focus on in the South Carolina primary.