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  • WASHINGTON— After declaring an economic emergency, Wisconsin Gov. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded $1.2 million in grants and loans in 2011 and 2012 to Green Box NA Green Bay LLC, a company that said it could produce recycled products, electricity and even diesel from fast-food waste. But court records showed that Van Den Heuvel had been...

  • 2016 campaign cash flowing to Clinton and Bush Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 3:44 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The major parties' top presidential candidates in the fundraising race— Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush— are collecting cash in the huge amounts needed to fuel the extensive political organizations they are building for the 2016 campaign. The Federal Election Commission reports cover financial activity between April 1...

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- Various Republican governors with an eye on the White House can point to tax cuts and other business-friendly policies they spearheaded as they enter the crowded 2016 presidential contest. Among the handful of governors and former governors competing for the Republican presidential nomination, only one- former Texas Governor Rick...

  • Rick Perry: Let states decide stimulus plans Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    Rick Perry: Let states decide stimulus plans

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, discusses ways to improve the U.S. economy, and stimulate jobs creation.

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry campaigning for Senate Republican candidate and North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, Oct. 24, 2014, in Smithfield, North Carolina

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, discusses his strategy for capturing the GOP presidential nomination. Also Perry shares his thoughts on how he would battle ISIS.

  • Rick Perry: Lower taxes raises wages Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    Rick Perry: Lower taxes raises wages

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks about strides the Lone Star State made in education, jobs creation and tax reform. Also Perry discusses his decision to enter the 2016 presidential election.

  • Rick Perry's biggest presidential sales pitch Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 3:14 PM ET
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry campaigning for Senate Republican candidate and North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, Oct. 24, 2014, in Smithfield, North Carolina

    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is back in the race for president. Perry has a powerful economic story to sell, but it's far from perfect.

  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 2- Differences emerged on Tuesday among Republican rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination at a forum where it was clear that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will face some competition in Florida despite their home-state edge. The fact that seven Republican candidates or potential candidates spoke at Florida Governor Rick Scott's "...

  • The hidden truth about the presidential candidates Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Jeb Bush, Rick Perry and Chris Christie

    Using our Top States for Business metrics, we judge the performance of the governors running in the 2016 US presidential election.

  • Don't mess with Medicaid expansion? Texas' lesson Friday, 29 May 2015 | 3:38 PM ET
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) leads a press conference with UT Southwestern Medical Center President Daniel Podolsky.

    Texas is forgoing about $100 billion in federal funds by not expanding a major health program for the poor.

  • 7 reasons why GOP presidential pool is so crowded Friday, 29 May 2015 | 8:58 AM ET
    A tie decorated with the elephant mascots of the Republican Party.

    Here's why the G.O.P. presidential field for 2016 may be the largest-ever in either party, NBC News reports.

  • The case for why it's Hillary's race to lose Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    The GOP has a target-rich environment to go after Hillary Clinton. But will that keep her from the White House? Politico's Ben White takes a look.

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- In unusual remarks for a moderate Republican who may run for president, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday the Federal Reserve deserved part of the blame for a widening gulf between the rich and the poor. Though Christie has not formally launched a White House campaign, his remarks revealed the basis of his economic plan should...

  • And some are striking a sympathetic tone with lower-income workers in a way that contrasts with four years ago when Mitt Romney struggled to overcome perceptions that he was largely the candidate of the wealthiest Americans. Then, Republican nominee Romney had the luxury of being able to hammer President Barack Obama with an unemployment rate of more than 8...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas...

  • Presidential election has found its punching bag Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Jeb Bush

    Common Core has quickly become a political hot-button, especially for Republican hopefuls trying to distance themselves from Jeb Bush.

  • Kudlow: Hillary's judgment problem Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 9:58 AM ET
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sits during the Annual Women's Empowerment event at the United Nations in New York March 10, 2015.

    So Hillary Clinton says she didn't break any White House or State Department rules. Larry Kudlow doesn't think that defense will fly.

  • Wanted: Fresh political faces—NBC/WSJ Poll Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attends a Long Island Association luncheon in Woodbury, N.Y.

    Voters think some candidates represent the past rather than the future, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.

  • Kudlow: Put a military man in the White House! Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 8:26 PM ET
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry campaigning for Senate Republican candidate and North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, Oct. 24, 2014, in Smithfield, North Carolina

    It might be time for a military man in the White House—a man like Rick Perry—says Larry Kudlow.

  • Breaking down the unemployment rate Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:15 PM ET
    Breaking down the unemployment rate

    CNBC's Jeff Cox reacts to former Texas Gov. Rick Perry comment on the unemployment rate being a sham.