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Rolling in the Dough: Financier Presidents -- PICTURES

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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:40pm

Two Different Deadlines in Nebraska

Buried at the bottom of a weekend story in the Omaha World-Herald lies an important nugget that could persuade former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey to wait a little bit longer before making a decision on the Senate race:

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:40pm

Romney's 'Fire People' Comment Inspires Weird, Funny YouTube Responses -- VIDEO

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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:40pm

Why, And How, Romney Quit In '06

My colleagues Josh Kraushaar and Alex Roarty have taken note of ex-Sen. Rick Santorum's big-time loss in his 2006 bid for re-election -- and rightly so, given just how badly Sen. Bob Casey beat Santorum across virtually all demographic groups and geographic areas.

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:40pm

Why You Cannot Say You 'Like' Firing People

James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States, and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter.

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:40pm

Romney and Gingrich: Dishing It Out and Taking It, Too

It's been fascinating (and let's be honest, quite amusing) to watch Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney cope with tactics they have used, turned against them.

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:40pm

Rivals Find Traction in Romney-as-Gordon Gekko Meme

MANCHESTER, N.H.--For months, and maybe more, the reelection Rasputins in Chicago have been salivating at a Mitt Romney whom they could depict as a lot like John Kerry: fatally opportunistic, possessed of an inner tuning fork hypersensitive to the electoral moment--the type of candidate who would rend himself into all manner of rhetorical contortion if he spied a few votes on the other side of the bend.

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:40pm

Private Equity Industry Has Given $17M to Lawmakers Since '07

With the private equity industry grabbing headlines ahead of today's New Hampshire primary, MapLight is out with a new analysis that found PACs and individuals linked to private equity and investment interests have given more than $17 million to members of Congress since the beginning of 2007, with Dem

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:40pm

Today’s e-Reads: Apple Chief Gets Big Payday, Banks Look to Share Info

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been awarded a stock payout worth more than $370 million, a nice bonus to his $900,000 2011 salary, according to The New York Times. 

Meanwhile, Apple moved closer to offering its iPhone to China Telecom’s 33 million customers, Bloomberg reports. 

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:40pm

GOP Establishment Tries to Rein in Newt

Conservative interests are pushing back at mounting attacks from Newt Gingrich that accuse Mitt Romney of looting companies when he headed the Bain Capital investment firm.

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 11:40am