Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010. Romney's tax returns show most of his $21.7 million income came from his investments. The former Mass. governor has been under pressure in recent weeks to release his tax returns. Some media organizations received an advanced copy of the candidate's return.
The Republican presidential candidates debated in Florida Monday night and it was a relatively civil affair. But there were plenty of sharp attacks — most of them launched by former front-runner Mitt Romney against the man who has at least for the moment, passed him in the polls former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
While the Supreme Court ruled police must get a warrant for a GPS tracking device, the court didn't specify if cell phones are covered by the decision. That issue is up to Congress, where legislation spelling out cell phone privacy rights may have gotten a boost because of Monday's high court's ruling.
One of the biggest issues in the Florida GOP primary race is housing. Mitt Romney is attacking Newt Gingrich's work for the housing giant Freddie Mac. This issue is not just a political talking point though. Three years after the economic collapse, foreclosures continue to affect real people every day in an extremely personal way.
The two dominant candidates for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts say they want to keep superPAC ads out of the state. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren have signed a pledge requiring that each candidate donate half the cost of any outside ad to charity, if that ad either supports their candidacy or attacks their opponent.
President Obama has already hinted his speech will focus on themes he's raised before like the middle class can't afford "you're on your own" economics. David Plouffe, President Obama's senior adviser, talks to Renee Montagne about the themes of Tuesday night's State of the Union address.
The two South Carolina debates featured raucous audiences who cheered on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. This time, it was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney who seemed more comfortable before the more sedate crowd.
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