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Immigration protest in Chicago

Obama Boxes in Romney on Immigration

With all the problems President Obama  has had lately, he finally created some good news for himself late last week at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s expense.

In the Rose Garden last Friday, the president announced a change in how … More…

Francois Hollande campaigning earlier this year.

The Other Big European Election

While everyone was focused on the  election in Greece, another European country held elections that also may have far-reaching implications.

On Sunday, France put an exclamation point on May’s victory by François Hollande in the presidential election by giving an … More…

Antonis Samaras, leader of New Democracy

Greek Voters Step Back from the Brink for Now

It looks as if Greek voters have decided to go with the parties that created the mess their country is in.

New Democracy, a center-right party which along with the nominally socialist Pasok has governed the country throughout the financial … More…

Money

Moneyball vs. The Social Network in 2012

We all know that the 2012 election campaign will be the most expensive ever, costing billions.

Already each presidential candidate and their national party committees have raised about $500 million since April 2011, when the president announced he was running … More…

Paul Krugman speaks in San Francisco.

Krugman Vs. Rogoff on Austerity and Growth

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman doesn’t suffer fools—or Republicans—gladly, especially if their arguments cut close to his deeply held Keynesian beliefs.

That’s why he’s engaged in brass-knuckles academic guerilla warfare with maybe the fastest rising … More…

Woodward and Bernstein in 2011 in Austin Texas

40 Years Later It’s Clearer Than Ever: Nixon Was a Criminal

Can it really be 40 years since the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex during President Richard M. Nixon’s re-election campaign of 1972?

Those of us who lived through it may remember being mesmerized by … More…

Former Gov. Jeb Bush testifies before Congress.

Grover Norquist Makes Jeb Bush’s Point

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush made big waves at a meeting held by Bloomberg View Monday when he said the current Republican Party didn’t have much room for either his father, George H.W. Bush, or the patron saint of modern … More…

Steven Rattner charts

Where the Job Growth Really Is

Steven Rattner, former investment banker and President Obama’s car czar, is a must-watch when he brings his charts to “Morning Joe,” where he serves as an economic analyst.

He brought some much-needed perspective on Monday morning, as the kerfuffle about … More…

WhiteHousebriefingJune82012

Obama’s Huge Gaffe May Have Revealed Too Much

President Obama had had a bad enough week when he entered the White House briefing room  Friday.

A weak jobs report was followed by GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s comfortable victory in the Wisconsin recall election and some mixed messages by … More…

mitt-romney-bain-capital

What Romney Really Did at Bain Capital

UPDATED JULY 17, 2012

The Obama campaign has drawn blood from its attacks on Mitt Romney’s tenure as head of private equity firm Bain Capital, which has been a big issue in every political campaign in which Romney has run. … More…