When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans to run for president, his wife, Anita, urged him to get out of his "comfort zone." As she hits the trail in Iowa this week, we offer a brief look at her time as a nurse and advocate in the Lone Star State.
President Obama won Colorado in the 2008 election, and Democrats hoped it was a sign that the Rocky Mountain West was turning from red to blue. But analysts say he faces a tougher contest there for re-election next year.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has repeatedly said he does not plan on running for president in 2012. That hasn't quashed speculation that he'll reconsider. And nothing Christie said during an appearance at the Ronald Reagan Library in California seemed to dampen the hopes of his fans.
The Republican presidential candidate proposes a flat 9 percent income tax, corporate tax and national sales tax. It attracted the attention of Republican voters in Florida's straw poll, where Cain took first place. But economists wonder how well it would work.
As synagogues head into High Holy Days, they're finding that the economy is fundamentally affecting their finances. Some rabbis are giving away tickets for people who can't afford them, and others face deeper financial problems not seen since the Depression.
As President Obama pushes Congress to pass his jobs bill, Republicans argue the administration's policies hurt "job creators." The phrase "job creators" comes up often these days in political rhetoric. So we wanted to understand who exactly the jobs creators are. Melissa Block talks with Justin Wolfers, professor of business and public policy at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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