What will become of Romney's fortune?
February 1st, 2012
09:25 AM ET
2 years ago

What will become of Romney's fortune?

New York (CNNMoney) - If Mitt Romney is elected president, he will have to make some tough choices about what to do with his personal fortune.

In order to avoid conflicts of interest and satisfy ethics watchdogs, soon-to-be presidents often sell assets or relinquish control of their investments to a trustee.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Colbert super PAC rakes in $1 million
January 31st, 2012
11:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Colbert super PAC rakes in $1 million

New York (CNNMoney) - Stephen Colbert's super PAC is working with some serious cash.

Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow reported Tuesday that it has raised $1,023,121, according to a document filed with the Federal Election Commission.

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Filed under: Stephen Colbert
Romney vs. Gingrich on the economy
January 23rd, 2012
05:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney vs. Gingrich on the economy

New York (CNNMoney) - Newt Gingrich is the latest Republican candidate to challenge the conventional wisdom that Mitt Romney is destined to capture his party's nomination.

Gingrich just delivered a wallop to Romney in the South Carolina primary, and the gap between the candidates has narrowed so severely in recent days that the two are virtually tied nationwide, according to Gallup's latest national tracking poll.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
Congress cuts staff, computers and staplers
January 17th, 2012
07:25 AM ET
3 years ago

Congress cuts staff, computers and staplers

New York (CNNMoney) - In the land of big-time deficits and trillion dollar budgets, Congress is spending less money on at least one thing.

Itself.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress
GOP 2012: What they (wouldn't) cut
January 5th, 2012
07:19 AM ET
3 years ago

GOP 2012: What they (wouldn't) cut

New York (CNNMoney) - For all their differences, the 2012 Republican contenders have at least one thing in common: They all want to cut spending.

Rick Santorum wants to cut $5 trillion over 5 years, immediately return non-defense discretionary spending to 2008 levels, pass a balanced budget amendment and cap federal spending at 18% of Gross Domestic Product.

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Filed under: 2012 • Budget
D.C.'s holiday gift: More gridlock
December 14th, 2011
01:39 PM ET
3 years ago

D.C.'s holiday gift: More gridlock

New York (CNNMoney) - Following a well developed pattern, lawmakers are spending the last few days of the legislative calendar engaged in a high-stakes game of political chicken.

What's on the line? A government shutdown and tax hike for working Americans.

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Filed under: Congress
Newt Gingrich's 'mind boggling' tax plan
December 12th, 2011
05:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Newt Gingrich's 'mind boggling' tax plan

New York (CNNMoney) - Every Republican presidential hopeful has a plan to cut taxes.

But one candidate's plan has been described as so aggressive that it would blow a hole in the federal budget, lead to huge deficits and give the richest Americans a gigantic tax break.

That candidate is current frontrunner Newt Gingrich.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Taxes
Super committee: Who are these guys?
August 11th, 2011
01:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Super committee: Who are these guys?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - They are the "super committee" - and they have a lot of work to do.

Almost all men - they are the 12-member panel charged with finding an additional $1.5 trillion in debt savings over a ten-year period.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission
Shutdown: Washington gets ready
February 25th, 2011
03:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Shutdown: Washington gets ready

New York (CNNMoney) - Washington has started getting ready for a possible government shutdown.

Behind the scenes, federal agencies are working on their plans for shutting down operations and deciding how many workers they need to perform essential operations.

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Filed under: Budget
Bank of America subpoenaed over Countrywide loans
February 16th, 2011
07:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Bank of America subpoenaed over Countrywide loans

New York (CNNMoney) - Bank of America was subpoenaed Wednesday over a loan program that may have given influential people sweetheart deals on their mortgages.

The subpoena was issued by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, a Republican from California who has doggedly pursued the issue for several years.

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Filed under: Congress • Darrell Issa
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