Rick Perry's troubles hold good news and bad news for Chris Christie. Good news in that Perry has failed to capture the imagination of the base, and bad news that the intense scrutiny of a presidential campaign can unnerve even a confident campaigner who was wooed to enter.
When Oregonians voted last fall to increase income taxes on people making more than $125,000 a year, the campaign's success caught the attention of the White House. How did they do it? The campaign says its key message was "up-down," not "left-right." But a Portland real estate developer says the measures hurt the area.
One GOP criticism of President Obama's proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy is that it would harm small businesses whose owners who make over $250,000 in taxable income. Would a new tax on the rich really harm the "engine" of America's job creation?
Several apostles affiliated with the movement helped organize or spoke at Rick Perry's recent prayer rally. A leading apostle, C. Peter Wagner, talks about the movement and its missions, which include acquiring leadership positions in government, the media, and arts and entertainment.
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