Gingrich's $2.50 gas promise
February 24th, 2012
07:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich's $2.50 gas promise

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Gas prices are on the rise, and so like clockwork, a cadre of politicians are now selling the promise of lower prices at the pump.

Newt Gingrich, struggling to regain momentum in the Republican presidential primary, is leading the way, promising to get prices down to $2.50 per gallon.

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Filed under: 2012 • gas prices • Newt Gingrich
Obama unveils $3.8 trillion budget
February 13th, 2012
11:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama unveils $3.8 trillion budget

New York (CNNMoney) - President Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget request Monday that hikes taxes on the rich, spends new money on infrastructure and education, but does little to reform the entitlement programs that pose the biggest long-term threat to the federal budget.

"We built this budget around the idea that our country has always done best when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules," Obama said in his budget message.

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Filed under: Budget • President Obama
Broken budget process hurts Wall Street reform
February 10th, 2012
08:38 AM ET
2 years ago

Broken budget process hurts Wall Street reform

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - President Obama is likely to propose a substantial funding increase for Wall Street regulators in his forthcoming budget.

But there won't be any cheering in the boardrooms and hallways of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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Filed under: Budget • President Obama • Wall Street
Campaign 2012: Billionaires to the rescue
February 10th, 2012
08:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Campaign 2012: Billionaires to the rescue

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Are you a billionaire with a few million bucks to spare?

Assuming you've already got the customary roster of yachts, planes and vacation homes, you might want to try out the newest craze for super-wealthy Americans: Throw a few million dollars to a super PAC.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Republicans
More money, more votes: The billion dollar campaign
February 2nd, 2012
07:20 AM ET
2 years ago

More money, more votes: The billion dollar campaign

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Let there be no doubt: The campaign finance floodgates are officially open.

Disclosure forms filed this week with the Federal Election Commission confirmed what has long been expected: Individuals and corporations are using new outside expenditure groups to influence political campaigns in a big way.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising
Rick Santorum's plan to slash taxes
January 18th, 2012
06:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Rick Santorum's plan to slash taxes

New York (CNNMoney) - You can add Rick Santorum to the list of Republican presidential candidates with plans to cut taxes for most Americans, while possibly adding billions to the federal deficit.

Assuming the Bush tax cuts are extended, 69% of Americans would get a tax cut that averages nearly $7,800 under the Santorum plan, according to a new analysis from the Tax Policy Center, a think tank that has been examining each candidate's plan.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Rick Santorum • Taxes
Chamber to Gingrich, Perry: Shut it
January 12th, 2012
03:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Chamber to Gingrich, Perry: Shut it

New York (CNNMoney) - Republicans attacking Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital got a stern rebuke Thursday from the Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber president Tom Donohue said the attacks on the Republican frontrunner are "foolish" during the group's "State of American Business 2012" event in Washington.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Rick Perry
Romney's Bain blowback
January 10th, 2012
01:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney's Bain blowback

New York (CNNMoney) - Is private equity an acceptable form of capitalism?

That's the curious debate that has broken out within the Republican Party as primary frontrunner and former Bain Capital executive Mitt Romney creeps closer to a presumptive victory in New Hampshire.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum
What Mitt Romney did at Bain
January 10th, 2012
07:22 AM ET
2 years ago

What Mitt Romney did at Bain

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Forget taxes, gun rights and gay marriage. The new hot-button campaign issue is private equity.

Long a favorite line of attack for Democrats looking to paint Mitt Romney as an out-of-touch financier, Republicans are now criticizing the former Massachusetts governor's tenure at Bain Capital.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney's 'timid' tax plan
January 5th, 2012
03:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Mitt Romney's 'timid' tax plan

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - If Republican primary voters are inclined to reward candidates who have big, bold, game-changing plans for the tax code, Mitt Romney might be in trouble.

Compared to the ideas pushed by other White House hopefuls this cycle - particularly Newt Gingrich - Romney's plan is just not that aggressive.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes
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