The Occupy Wall Street movement based in New York's Zuccotti Park has accumulated almost half a million dollars in cash and online donations. But managing the new-found wealth is creating headaches for the protesters.
Guy Raz speaks to Republican Rep. Charles Bass of New Hampshire about the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the "Supercommittee." On Wednesday, Bass — along with 39 other Republicans — signed a letter urging the committee to put all options for spending and revenues on the table.
The usual Congressional gridlock is blocking spending bills on transportation infrastructure, and while there are mixed signals on a super committee compromise, few think the across-the-board cuts will actually take effect.
There's been anecdotal evidence and plenty of signs on social media, that many Republicans still support Herman Cain bid for president despite revelations the trade group he once headed paid monetary settlements to women who accused him of sexual harassment. Now we have some data in a new poll that shows him tied with Mitt Romney.
The Republican presidential candidate is facing allegations of sexual harassment and has made gaffes on the campaign trail. But what has political professionals scratching their heads is the way Herman Cain is running his campaign — not spending much time in critical early voting states like Iowa.
Young people were President Obama's most important age group in the last election. They knocked on doors, bought posters and gave his campaign a sense of vibrancy and excitement as they turned out to vote in record numbers. But now, it's not clear whether they will support Obama as they did in 2008.
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