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Politics George W. Bush

  • Xerox CEO on Taking Risks

    Ursula Burns, Xerox chairman and CEO, discusses the state of her business globally and shares her take on the fiscal cliff and Facebook's IPO.

  • Republican Representative John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner is playing a heroic role right now. In his efforts to prevent the Bush tax cuts from expiring, Boehner is aggressively taking on President Obama’s leadership ineptitude on the economy.

  • Arthur Laffer, former economic advisor to the Reagan administration and inventor of the Laffer Curve.

    President Obama’s recent criticism of the Republican budget plan misses the mark, former Reagan economic advisor Art Laffer told Larry Kudlow Thursday.

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    The alternative minimum tax—better known by its dreaded acronym AMT—will trap more taxpayers in 2011 than at anytime in its 42 year history.

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    Euro zone and U.S. growth rates will probably diverge this year, with the euro zone contracting while U.S. growth accelerates, but U.S growth will be similar to that in the euro zone next year, Legal & General Investment Management said in a new report.

  • Since 1992, politicians vying for the highest office in America have tried to project a down-home demeanor to endear themselves to the electorate. At the same time, nobody can mount a serious campaign for the presidency without money, and lots of it. So as nice as it is to come off like someone a voter would love to have a beer with, even the folksiest candidate will never make it to the Iowa caucus without a vast war chest.Since it takes money to run for president, it’s not surprising that some

    CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!

  • Rick Perry SC Primary

    With little to lose, Newt Gingrich, Gov. Rick Perry and their allies are seeking to portray Mitt Romney as insufficiently steadfast in his conservatism in very conservative South Carolina, The New York Times reports.

  • Mitt Romney NH Primary

    In South Carolin,  Mitt Romney is  heading smack into an issue that has followed him through his national political career: his Mormon faith and the suspicion many evangelical Christians have of it, the New York Times reports.

  • Ron Paul NH Primary

    Representative Ron Paul of Texas finished a strong second in the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday, which in many ways was the more telling outcome in a race where Mitt Romney’s dominance was never in doubt, The New York Times reports.

  • Republican Candidates Participate In Final Debate Before NH Primary

    If campaigns are a feast, the days before the New Hampshire primary are a smorgasbord of cotton candy, mixed nuts and red meat. What follows is a sampling of the candidate’s offerings, The New York Times reports.

  • Mitt Romney attack ad

    Thanks to a $5 million donation from a casino owner, a group supporting Newt Gingrich plans to place advertisements in South Carolina attacking Mitt Romney as a predatory capitalist who destroyed jobs and communities,  The New York Times reports.

  • President Barack Obama speaking on Fiscal Policy

    Trying to ensure  that the Republicans do not get all the political limelight, the Obama campaign has unleashed a carefully scripted and deliberately aggressive strategy that shows a White House in combative re-election mode, The New York Times reports.

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    The down-to-the-wire Iowa result ensured that the primary contests would be fought aggressively for additional weeks or months, according to the New York Times.

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    Rarely has the financial divide appeared so wide between lawmakers and those they represent, the New York Times reports.

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    Americans split on almost every important issue facing Washington, but they agree on this much: Republicans and Democrats share blame for the failure of the Congressional "super committee," and the resulting automatic budget cuts are unacceptable.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    They call it the Robin Hood tax — a tiny levy on trades in the financial markets that would take money from the banks and give it to the world’s poor.  The New York Times reports.

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    Romney squeaks to victory, the GOP takes Congress, Obama raises taxes and the Fed keeps rates on hold.

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    By far his most distinctive physical feature, Mr. Romney’s head of impeccably coiffed black hair has become something of a cosmetological Rorschach test on the campaign trail, with many seeing in his thick locks everything they love and loathe about the Republican candidate for the White House.  The New York Times reports.

  • GOP symbol and cash

    The eight major Republican candidates for president joined in a united attack against President Obama as commander in chief during a debate Saturday, but at times differed sharply over how to block Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the way forward with Pakistan, the New York Times reports.

  • The average funeral in the U.S. costs about . Educated consumers can comparison shop and find a coffin at Wal-Mart for less than , but typically those grieving for loved ones simply reply on local funeral homes and accept their price points.While the cost associated with the average funeral service is burdensome for most, there are those for whom no average funeral will do. Many actors, musicians and politicians have been sent off in grand fashion, with extravagant final services featuring dizzy

    Who has had some of the most extravagant funerals of all time? Check out our list.