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Oil Prices Historically Important In Elections

Audie Cornish speaks with Jim Tankersley, Economics Correspondent for the National Journal, about how oil prices have affected the outcomes of elections in the past.

Obama Calls For Corporate Tax Reduction

The Obama administration outlined a plan on Wednesday to reduce the corporate tax rate to 28 percent. It would also close many loopholes and impose a minimum tax on businesses. The proposal has little chance on Capitol Hill, but it's a starting point for a political debate this election season.

Arizona Debate A Key Platform Before Primaries

The four remaining Republican candidates debate Wednesday night in Mesa, Ariz. Host Audie Cornish talks with Ted Robbins, who is in Arizona in advance of the state's Republican primary next Tuesday.

Obama Takes New Approach To Black Voters For 2012

While President Obama would have spoken at the groundbreaking for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture no matter when it happened, his appearance Wednesday highlighted a shift in his outreach to African-American voters.

Pro-Obama SuperPAC Hits Romney On Auto Bailout

Priorities USA Action has unveiled a new ad in Michigan in advance of that state's GOP primary next week. It takes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to task for opposing the auto industry bailout.

Then There Were ... Still Four: Buddy Roemer Leaves GOP Presidential Race

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer seems to have hit on how to get noticed in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination: drop out of the race. Or, more specifically, redouble his efforts by switching to the nascent "Americans Elect" movement while seeking the Reform Party nomination.