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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
"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. Jim DeMint (R-SC) weighs in on what GOP candidates need to focus on in the South Carolina primary.
Why are we always in search of something "new"? The author explains why we’re attracted to novelty.
The office of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has issued a swift response to Warren Buffett's offer to match three-for-one any contribution McConnell makes to reduce the deficit. A spokesman suggests that Buffett should be matching contributions "from those who actually want to pay higher taxes, including Congressional Democrats, the President and the DNC."
Warren Buffett has a challenge for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, telling Time he'll match three-for-one any voluntary donations McConnell makes to reduce the federal deficit. It's a response to McConnell's criticism of Buffett's call for higher tax rates on the super-rich.
Ron Paul's solid second-place finish in New Hampshire is in many ways the more telling outcome in a race where Mitt Romney’s dominance was never in doubt. The New York Times reports.