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  • Grover Norquist to Jeb: Learn from dad's tax gaffe Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform

    Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist's message to expected GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush: Don't make the same mistake your father made.

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday ruled that Gov. Chris Christie can cut $1.6 billion from state pension funding, removing a hurdle for the Republican presidential hopeful's national ambitions and giving some temporary financial relief to the state. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, bolstering the Republican's presidential hopes but still leaving the state with fiscal struggles ahead. Christie is battling to improve his record on the economy in New Jersey, where he has come under fire for his handling...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, a move that could bolster the Republican's presidential hopes but still leave the state with fiscal struggles ahead. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin Governor...

  • June 9- New Jersey's Supreme Court will release its decision on Tuesday on whether Governor Chris Christie, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, violated public pensioners' contract rights when he slashed $1.6 billion from the state's contribution to the retirement system for this year. The stakes are high for Christie, a Republican, who has trailed in polls...

  • The history of Walker's anti-union alliance Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to delegates during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

    Supporting Scott Walker's career is a longstanding alliance of anti-union conservatives, The New York Times reports.

  • SUPERIOR, Wisconsin, June 5- Shortly after taking office in 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker traveled to this hardscrabble port city to unveil a new sign that announced his plan to slash taxes and lure companies from nearby Minnesota. Unemployment in Superior now stands at 4.6 percent, down nearly by half since Walker took office. "We should put the $2...

  • 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 "...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Some voters in Philadelphia, for example, were turned off by the billionaires...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Some voters in Philadelphia, for example, were turned off by the billionaires...

  • Despite GDP, economy works in Hillary's favor Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:58 AM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosts a small business forum with members of the business and lending communities at Bike Tech bicycle shop on May 19, 2015 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

    The numbers are not as bad as they look and the economy is still likely to work in Clinton's favor next year, Politico's Ben White says.

  • HAMPTON, N.H./ WASHINGTON, May 22- Hillary Clinton on Friday voiced strong support for keeping the U.S. Export-Import Bank open and accused Republican opponents who want to close the export-promoting lender of putting American jobs at risk. Some of the bank's biggest beneficiaries, including General Electric Co and Boeing Co, say closing Ex-Im will lead to the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy. But what started as a casual suggestion during a 2010 conference call with advisers to the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center in Dallas, has...

  • Gov Christie: Wealth gap in US worse under Obama Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:38 AM ET
    Chris Christie

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells CNBC he's fine with the wealthy doing well, but believes the middle class needs economic protection.

  • 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.

  • All hail Ken Griffin, the new hedge fund king Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel.

    Seven years removed from a near-death experience during the financial crisis, Ken Griffin's Citadel is more powerful than ever.

  • Jeb Bush may be too honest to be president Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recites the Pledge of Allegiance before speaking at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Jeb Bush is simply determined to run for president his way and not bow to political customs unless he absolutely must. NBC reports.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 7- Billionaire investor T. Boone Pickens, who cemented his fortune with bets on oil companies, said the price of oil would likely hit $75 dollars a barrel by yearend as demand revives. The octogenarian corporate-raider-turned-hedge-fund-investor also mused about politics, saying he has put his money on former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

  • CHICAGO, April 27- Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said. Alicia Fry, a medical officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's influenza division, said that while health officials are cautiously...

  • *Minnesota is second U.S. state to declare emergency over bird flu. *National Guard will be called up if needed- Minnesota governor. CHICAGO, April 23- Minnesota declared a state of emergency on Thursday over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu that has led to the extermination of more than 7.3 million birds in the country.