Charity on the campaign trail
February 7th, 2012
10:07 AM ET
2 years ago

Charity on the campaign trail

New York (CNNMoney) – President Barack Obama and Oval Office hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have all released at least one year of tax returns. And they all gave big money to charity.

But their donation patterns differ substantially, and in some cases provide a window into the candidate's political priorities.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com
February 2nd, 2012
04:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: Jesus would back my tax-the-rich policy

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - What Would Jesus ... Deduct?

President Obama offered a new line of reasoning for hiking taxes on the rich on Thursday, saying at the National Prayer Breakfast that his policy proposals are shaped by his religious beliefs.

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Filed under: President Obama • Taxes
January 27th, 2012
01:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney's elusive net worth calculation

New York (CNNMoney) – Exactly how much is Mitt Romney worth? Hard to say.

The estimates, even from the candidate and his own campaign, are all over the map.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Mitt Romney
Three holes in Romney's economic plan
January 25th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Three holes in Romney's economic plan

New York (CNNMoney) – Above all else, the Romney campaign has one ethos: Our candidate will fix the economy.

But on some of the toughest economic challenges of the day - housing, taxes and spending - Mitt Romney's economic plan is missing key policy details.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Economy • Mitt Romney
State of the Union: 4 things to look for
January 24th, 2012
08:03 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union: 4 things to look for

New York (CNNMoney) – When President Obama delivers his third, and possibly final, State of the Union address Tuesday, will the economy be issue no. 1?

Probably. If past speeches are any indication, the economy will be mentioned early and often.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Congress • President Obama • State of the Union
Gingrich: CBO a 'reactionary socialist institution'
November 21st, 2011
06:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich: CBO a 'reactionary socialist institution'

New York (CNNMoney) – Look out budget wonks, Newt Gingrich is comin' for you.

The former Speaker of the House labeled the Congressional Budget Office a "reactionary socialist institution" during a speech on Social Security reform in New Hampshire on Monday.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Congress • Newt Gingrich
Super committee: What's next
November 21st, 2011
11:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Super committee: What's next

New York (CNNMoney) - Barring a miracle, the experiment is over.

Stumbling over taxes and entitlements, the so-called super committee is entering its final hours having failed to agree on a debt reduction package of at least $1.2 trillion.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission
'Devastating' cuts if super committee fails
November 5th, 2011
04:59 PM ET
3 years ago

'Devastating' cuts if super committee fails

New York (CNNMoney) - More criminals on the street. Fewer border guards. More instances of food poisoning and less reliable weather forecasts.

Sound like fun? These scenarios - and more like them - could play out if the so-called super committee fails, according to a paper by centrist Democratic think tank Third Way.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission
Rick Perry's jobs promise not big enough
October 31st, 2011
02:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Rick Perry's jobs promise not big enough

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Rick Perry's first campaign ad kicks off with a promise.

"As president, I'll create at least two-and-a-half million new jobs," Perry says before touting his energy policies.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jobs • Rick Perry
Washington spars over government regulations
October 27th, 2011
05:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Washington spars over government regulations

New York (CNNMoney) – Onerous government regulations are either strangling the U.S. economy and killing job creation ... or they're not.

In Washington, there is no middle ground.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Congress • White House
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