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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…

President Obama signs the JOBS Act

When JOBS Is a Four-Letter Word

Back in the 1950s the way to pass any bill in Congress was to put “National Defense” in the title. That’s how President Eisenhower got the interstate highway system built.

Now, all you have to do is say the word … More…

West facade of the Supreme Court

Who Politicized the Supreme Court?

Last week’s oral arguments before the US Supreme Court on health care reform have led to a firestorm of controversy.

Conservative justices grilled Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. on the individual mandate to buy health insurance that’s central to the More…

President Obama in the Rose Garden

The President’s Pre-Emptive Strike Against the Court

On Monday President Obama fired a warning shot across the bow of the US Supreme Court, which  is still deliberating on health care reform. The nine justices probably cast their votes on Friday, but they can still change their votesMore…

Justice Antonin Scalia Suffolk Law Paper

All or Nothing for Supreme Court on Obamacare

After three days of hearings by the US Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act, the signature domestic achievement of the Obama Administration, appears to be hanging by a thread.

The conservative Justices’ withering attack on the individual mandate during Tuesday’s … More…

Chinese workers in electronics factory in Shenzhen Photo Jurvetson Flickr

Should We Even Try to Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back?

In my column this week, I wrote about the terrible conditions at factories in China where Apple’s iPhones and iPads are made. The impetus was a groundbreaking pair of stories in The New York Times about how the iPhone More…

Jon Huntsman campaigns in New Hampshire

Huntsman Fights the Good Fight

KEENE, NH–Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. has been surging in the latest tracking polls here. It won… More…

President Obama meets Congressional leaders

Another DC Deadlock

Here we go again.

A likely vote in the House of Representatives Tuesday will confirm what we already know: The bill passed by the US Senate extending the payroll tax cut is dead.

In a deal struck by Senate leaders … More…

Newt Gingrich on Face the Nation

The Naughty and Nice Newt

Both sides of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich could be seen during his interview with CBS News’ Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation Sunday.

Gingrich’s last appearance on the show back in May was a disaster after Schieffer … More…

Fox News Debate

Gingrich and Romney Hang in, But Paul Falls

Thursday night’s Fox News Republican presidential debate marked the official end of the 2012 campaign’s pre-season. The opening night kickoff is January 3rd at the Iowa caucuses.

The debate, extremely well moderated by a smart, well-prepared team of Fox … More…