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Obama Romney Tax Ad

Team Obama Finds Its Killer App

After throwing everything at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney including the kitchen sink, President Obama’s re-election brain trust may have finally found its best argument.

It’s not Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, which drew blood earlier this summer, nor … More…

Sen. Mike Crapo speaks to reporters about Simpson-Bowles debt commission in late 2010.

More Reasons Why Fixing the Debt Crisis Is Hard

The drumbeat of worry is growing as the US approaches the fiscal cliff, when the Bush tax cuts and Obama payroll tax cuts expire and automatic spending cuts kick in just as Congress debates extending the debt ceiling yet again.… More…

Romney on Face the Nation

Mitt Romney’s Supply Side Delusions

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a very smart man and a great businessman, as is clear from Michael Kranish and Scott Helman’s The Real Romney, which I’m reading now.

But politics must addle the brain like Southern Comfort … 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…

Mark Zuckerberg speaks in 2008

The Big Tax Windfall from the Facebook IPO

Facebook insiders aren’t the only ones who will get big paydays from its historic initial public offering, which prices late Thursday and starts trading Friday.

Uncle Sam and Governor Jerry will have their greedy hands out, demanding their cut.

By … More…

French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Meet the Real Socialists

Some very intelligent, successful conservatives strongly believe President Obama is a socialist, based largely on his health care reform plan and comments he’s made about wealthy people paying their fair share of taxes.

But I don’t think they understand what … More…

Tea Party Rally

Romney Will Dance to the Tea Party’s Tune

A newly energized Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail, brimming with confidence, the travails of the horrible Republican primary race now behind him.

“Start packing,” the former Massachusetts governor told President Obama in an interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC … More…

Warren Buffett on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Warren Buffett’s 28 Percent Solution

Billionaire investor  Warren Buffett appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box Monday, and along with his usual comments about the stock market, there was substantial discussion about tax policy.

Buffett has become controversial for his complaint that he pays a lower marginal … More…

Crane builds new Intel fab at Chandler, Arizona/

Two Policies That Really Would Create Jobs

In my column, I reviewed all the Republican presidential candidatesMore…

President Obama’s State of the Union Address 2012

Good and Bad Ideas in the State of the Union

Having just returned from covering Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire and South Carolina, it was a bit strange to watch President Obama… More…