The former House speaker is now the focus of the race to become the GOP presidential nominee — and with that comes the heat. Despite recent criticism, Newt Gingrich insists he'll stay positive. The big question is whether he can sustain his surge in the polls.
President Obama has called on Congress to extend a payroll tax cut, but the first bills aiming to do just that have failed in the Senate. Republican leaders want their party to join Democrats and renew the tax holiday. But some in the GOP are reluctant to get onboard.
The company has called Illinois home for more than a century but is now at the heart of a bidding war between states, which are increasingly looking to take businesses away from one another as new-job creation remains slow. One offer from Ohio is reportedly worth up to $400 million in tax incentives.
Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the economy and the GOP primary race.
This year set a record for recall elections, as 11 lawmakers were forced to defend their seats — and four of them lost. Now Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faces an effort to oust him from office. Despite the anti-Walker fervor, though, recall elections usually face long odds.
Guy Raz speaks with political commentator and blogger Joanna Brooks, who writes about politics and Mormonism for the "Ask Mormon Girl" blog. They talk about GOP presidential candidate hopeful Mitt Romney. They discuss how Romney's Mormon faith has shaped his views — and why his religious background may make people uncomfortable.
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