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How And Who Does New Refinancing Rule Help?

Ari Shapiro talks with Edward DeMarco, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, about the Obama administration's efforts to help more Americans refinance their homes.
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Republicans Jump On Flat Tax Bandwagon

Republican presidential contender Rick Perry backed a flat tax plan Tuesday. It's an idea that has been around for some time. But it now appears to be gaining traction within the GOP.
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The GOP Campaign Ad Wars, As Seen On YouTube

Television advertising is starting later than usual this year, but it's not because the candidates aren't making ads — most of their videos can be found online. They range from the cinematic to the quirky, like one much-discussed ad from Herman Cain starring his cigarette-smoking campaign manager.
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The Flat Tax Through The Decades

As Rick Perry unveils his flat tax plan, we take a look back at the history of the flat tax, from Abraham Lincoln to Steve Forbes to 9-9-9.
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Occupy Baltimore Asked To Scale Back

The Occupy Baltimore protesters near Inner Harbor are being asked to scale back their presence.

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Perry Proposes Optional 20 Percent Flat Tax

On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled his economic platform in hopes of giving a lift to his struggling presidential campaign. Perry's plan includes an optional flat tax that would let people file their returns on a form the size of a postcard.
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Huntsman Shows Off Mandarin Skills

Throughout the presidential campaign, we'll bring you moments from the candidates. Monday night, Jon Huntsman showed off his often mentioned, but seldom demonstrated, knowledge of the Mandarin language on the Colbert Report.
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Big Fight Brewing In Senate Over Defense Policy Bill

The Obama administration opposes a bipartisan Senate compromise — to the frustration of some of its usual allies. The White House says provisions in the defense bill would tie its hands when it comes to handling some terrorism cases.

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