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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…

Sen. Rick Santorum at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire.

Santorum Draws Big Crowds in New Hampshire

HOLLIS, NH–Former Sen. Rick Santorum has barnstormed through New Hampshire before leaving for South Carolina after Sunday morning’s NBC News Facebook Republican presidential… More…

Rep Robert Andrews

Congress May Cut Debt the Easy Way

You can always count on Congress to do the stupidest things in the ugliest ways.

Their latest debacle: the collapse of the so-called super committee that was supposed to find over $1 trillion in deficit reductions. Republicans and Democrats couldn… More…

CNBC Presidential Debate

This GOP Field May Be the Worst Ever

Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate was probably the most informative so far, largely because of the probing questions asked by CNBC’s anchors, Maria Bartiromo and John Harwood, and reporters. They clearly knew more about the economy than the candidates did.

But … More…

President Obama announces deficit reduction plan

Old Wine in New Bottles

President Obama was back in his … More…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Is Rick Perry Too Extreme for Independents?

Two new polls on Wednesday put Texas Gov. Rick Perry comfortably in the lead for the GOP presidential nomination among Republican voters. His margin over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the former front runner, was a cushy 12 or 13 … More…

Police fire tear gas at protesters in Athens

The End of the Welfare State

Back in 1996, just before President Bill Clinton signed a welfare reform bill, he declared: “The era of big government is over.”

The other shoe dropped a couple of weeks ago when another chastened Democratic president, Barack Obama, signed a … More…

US Soldier in Afghanistan

The GOP Throws Defense under the Bus

All the players in Washington are congratulating themselves on raising the debt ceiling and staving off default. House Speaker John Boehner crowed that he… More…

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Updated 8:50 PM July 31, 2011

So said Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, on … More…

Joe Biden

The Budget Deal’s Sacrificial Lamb

Bipartisan budget negotiations led by Vice-President Joe Biden are quietly making progress. Word is that both parties have agreed on about $1 trillion in spending cuts, which Republicans have said are necessary to extend the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling ahead … More…