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  • Offshore Tactics Helped Increase Romneys’ Wealth Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    Mitt Romney's offshore arrangements enabled his individual retirement account to avoid taxes on its investments and may well have reduced his personal income tax bills, The New York Times reports.

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    In his attempts to stimulate the economy, has Ben Bernanke left investors facing the worst bubble of all time? Larry Kudlow is worried.

  • Whistleblower Lawyers Throw Support Behind Obama Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:19 PM ET

    Attorneys who represent whistleblowers have made millions as the Obama administration cracks down on corporate fraud, and are now donating heavily to the president’s re-election campaign. The New York Times reports.

  • Who Could Get Top Jobs in Obama or Romney Victory Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    Here’s a cheat sheet of which names are mentioned most often for getting three of the most important jobs that will also be up for grabs on Nov. 6.

  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Limiting Lawsuits Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    The court  kicks off its new term with arguments over whether businesses and individuals can be sued in the U.S. for conduct that takes place on foreign soil and has foreign victims.

  • 'You Are No Jack Kennedy' and Other Debate Moments Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:05 AM ET
    Screen capture shows the second presidential debate between American president Gerald Ford and challenger governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia, San Francisco, California, October 6, 1976. Carter went on to win by a narrow margin.

    Despite the hours of practicing,  presidential debates often turn on unplanned zingers, gaffes or gestures that speak volumes. Here's a look at some of the best and worst exchanges.

  • Mitt Romney

    With their candidate fading in the polls as the debates approach, party operatives focus on tactical corrections, but fail to grasp that the basic GOP message—lower taxes, deregulation and free trade—is unappealing to voters scarred by the Great Recession and corporate abuses.

  • Wall Street Prepares Clients for Obama Victory Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 12:32 PM ET

    As President Barack Obama widened his lead over Mitt Romney in polls this month, traders at hedge funds and investment firms began shooting emails to clients with a similar theme: It's time to start preparing for an Obama victory.

  • Analysis: Candidates' Deficit Plans Don't Add Up Saturday, 29 Sep 2012 | 12:19 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    As the government closes the books Sunday with a $1.1 trillion deficit for the year, budget analysts have little confidence in either Obama or Romney's plan to address the accumulating debt, now at about $16 trillion.

  • Kudlow: Ambassador Susan Rice Must Resign! Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 7:28 PM ET
    A vehicle sits smoldering in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012

    A growing chorus of Republicans are calling for heads to roll, alleging that the White House knew the Libya attack was a pre-planned act of terror but refused to tell the American people.

  • Galvanizing Dispute Becoming New Campaign Issue? Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 6:40 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    With the election a little over a month away, a polarizing issue may be surfacing and it could become a deciding factor as voters head to the polls.

  • Offshore wind farm

    President Barack Obama blocked on Friday a privately owned Chinese company from building wind turbines close to a Navy military site in Oregon due to national security concerns, and the company said it would challenge the action in court.

  • Let the Debates Begin, but Do They Really Matter? Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 1:04 PM ET
    Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    It's the great debate about the debates. President Obama and Mitt Romney go head to head  Wednesday, but do the face-offs really matter? Some experts say people are more interested in seeing a train-wreck moment  than in hearing substance.

  • Netanyahu’s Bomb Explodes on the Internet Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 9:12 AM ET
    Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, points to a red line he drew on a graphic of a bomb while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2012 in New York City.

    The day after Benjamin Netanyahu's cartoon representation of an Iranian nuclear bomb went viral on the Internet, opinion was divided on whether the Israeli prime minister's headline-grabbing prop was a stroke of presentational genius or a cheap gimmick.

  • GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigns at Exhibit Edge, a small woman-owned business in Chantilly, Virginia.

    A new poll shows that in households worth $800,000 or more, the women favor Mitt Romney for president.

  • NFL Owner Reveals Big Sticking Point in Ref Impasse Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 7:56 PM ET
    The NFL and NFL Referees Association reached an agreement to end a labor dispute allowing locked-out officials to return to action for Thursday nights game.

    Now that they've reached an agreement with the NFL Referees Association, Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots (and CEO of The Kraft Group) tells Larry Kudlow about the issue the owners just couldn't let slide.

  • Does America Need to Be Stronger with Iran? Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 7:10 PM ET
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran

    Did the US miss an important opportunity earlier in the week by not strongly chastising Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his inflammatory remarks about Israel?

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    New economic data isn’t pretty. And Larry Kudlow fears it’s going to get much worse.

  • Obama Leads Romney in Three More Swing States Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 6:30 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    President Barack Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney among likely voters in the battleground states of New Hampshire, Nevada, and North Carolina, new NBC News-Wall Street Journal polls show.

  • Mitt Romney's Tax-Cut Mulligan? Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 4:17 PM ET
    Mitt Romney

    For some unknown reason, Mitt Romney dialed back his tax-cut plan on Wednesday, the same day new reports showed incomes are dropping.