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Economy

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and Government

Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.

10/09/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Raises $181 Million In September As ‘Foreign-Donor-Gate’ Heats Up

As Obama and his campaign boast a $181-million month in September 2012 in fundraising, there is a lengthy report which says there is an incredibly huge amount of campaign donations coming from overseas.

10/09/2012

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Opinion: 7.8% Unemployment Rate Is Questionable

Obviously, one does not need a math degree of any sort to realize that something is amiss with these figures and thereby needs further explanation. It appears as though their number of those who found work, the number of new jobs created, or both are inaccurate.

10/08/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Will Be Incredible In The Presidential Debate

Romney – the challenger – will be incredible. Obama – the incumbent – will be damaged. The question is, how severely he will be damaged?

10/03/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Says He Is Bored With Debate Prep, Really He’s Afraid To Defend His Failed Record

Preparing for this debate has got to be the most depressing thing Obama has ever done. He must be staring at facts and figures that he can hardly believe – and then realize he has to defend them come Wednesday night – with his biggest critic, Mitt Romney – and the nation – staring at him. It’s going to be terrible for Obama.

10/02/2012

Social Security checks at a U.S. Treasury printing facility (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Unlike Obama, Romney Has A Plan To Save Social Security

Unlike Obama, Mitt Romney has been talking about his plan to save Social Security on the campaign trail in the recent past. Though it is getting little to no coverage in the national press, it should be getting the positive “buzz” it deserves.

10/01/2012

A Romney supporter at an event in Virginia (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Despite Obama Attacks Romney Will Win The Senior Vote

Obama has been moving the needle with seniors using distorted arguments about Social Security and Medicare. Fortunately for GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney, seniors’ top concern is the economy’s struggles under Obama and seniors have overwhelming voted Republican in the last two presidential elections.

09/28/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama: I Actually Believe In Redistribution

President Barack Obama is in favor of the extremely controversial idea of redistribution of the nation’s wealth. Basically, Obama believes that everyone should “have a shot” at the good life and great opportunities in life whether they’ve worked for them or not – paid for by those who have acquired their wealth and success-related opportunities in life via hard work.

09/20/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

A closed factory in a working class neighborhood (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Talks Tough On China But Romney And Bain Bought Chinese Factory

Mitt Romney and Bain Capital purchased a factory in China that took on the demand from outsourcing from other US companies. So they profited by increasing profits from companies they owned by shipping jobs overseas and they profited from other companies shipping jobs overseas by doing the work that used to be done in cities and towns across America.

09/17/2012

A protestor affiliated with Occupy Wall Street holds a sign fashioned as a birthday cake on September 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opinion: Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary

Occupy Wall Street made the world aware of Wall Street’s nearly-obscene inequities. But, unfortunately, that has been about it. How much has really changed because of the 12-month-old movement?

09/17/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Economic Confidence Rises Despite Republican Efforts Against It

Republicans will continue to talk down the economy for the next two months specifically because they want the economy, and the country, to suffer in order to win an election.

09/12/2012

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies to Congress on the AIG bailout (Photo by Ann Heisenfelt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Auto And Bank Bailouts Prove Effective

On Monday, the Treasury Department sold 553,846,153 shares in AIG on Monday, turning an $18 billion profit on the $32.50 a share price.

09/11/2012

(Source: Spencer Platt, Getty Images News)

Washington Monthly Editor Discusses Politics, Economy

KDKA Radio’s Chris Moore talks with Philip Longman, the editor of Washington Monthly magazine.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/09/2012

Obama Expected To Address Economy & Future At DNC

One week after Mitt Romney addressed his party – it’s Barack Obama’s turn. In a race that is deadlocked, it’s the President’s chance to convince undecided voters his way.

09/06/2012

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