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Romney, Obama Butt Heads On Role Of Government

This week Republican challenger Mitt Romney accused President Obama of crediting government for small business success. That distorts what Mister Obama actually said, but behind the brickbats is a real and important debate over the role of government.

Six Policies Economists Love (And Politicians Hate)

A summary of the economic policies that won a thumbs-up from our broad spectrum of economists — and would probably prove toxic to any actual presidential candidate.

Are Romney Critics Really Attacking His Success?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital and his refusal to release more extensive tax records continue to dog his campaign. Host Michel Martin takes up these topics and other political news of the week with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Joy-Ann Reid, managing editor of The Grio.com.

The ABCs Of Election Reform

After the Supreme Court became involved in the 2000 presidential election outcome, several groups tried to update the country's electoral system. Where are we now? "Another 2000-style debacle could easily happen," says one advocate for change, "but worse. God help us."

Tax Professionals Scrutinize Mitt Romney's Returns

One question involves how the GOP presidential candidate amassed somewhere between $21 million and $102 million in his tax-deferred retirement account. His aggressive stance toward taxes in the business world is also drawing questions.

Romney Takes His Obama Attacks To Northwest Ohio

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent Wednesday campaigning in Northwestern Ohio, just outside Toledo. Once again, the former Massachusetts governor pressed his "political cronyism" critique against President Obama.