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Studies challenge wisdom of GOP candidates' plans

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Key proposals from the Republican presidential candidates might make for good campaign fodder. But independent analyses raise serious questions about those plans and their ability to cure the nation's ills in two vital areas, the economy and housing.

Economy, Politics Fan American Discontent

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The 30% of Americans with four-year college degrees are less likely to be unemployed and make more money than the others, but they're just as pessimistic about the economy and the direction of the country. David Wessel explains on The News Hub.

Perry calls for sweeping tax cuts, benefit changes

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry proposed dramatic tax and spending changes Tuesday, saying he would let Americans choose between a 20 percent flat tax and the current system, allow private Social Security accounts and slash government spending and regulation.

Rick Perry moves to recharge campaign with flat-tax plan and new hires

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Welcome to Rick Perry 2.0.   The Republican Texas governor is retooling his presidential campaign, shuffling staff and touting a bold but controversial new tax plan, hoping to rebound from a recent plunge in the polls.

Obama's New Refi Plan

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President Obama travels to Las Vegas, one of the hardest hit housing markets in the country, to unveil his new home refinancing program.

Will Saudis Play Oil Card In Revenge Against Iran?

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In capitals around the world, U.S. diplomats are laying out evidence that elements of Iran's government plotted to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S.

Obama Pushes Jobs Plan as Senate Prepares to Vote

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President Obama continued the drumbeat for his jobs plan on Tuesday, even as White House officials acknowledged that the bill’s prospects in the Senate were tenuous and Mr. Obama himself vowed not to wait for Congress to advance ideas to get American back to work.

Republican Debate: 10 Economic Questions for the Candidates

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Tonight’s Republican debate comes amid persistent gloom about the prospects for the U.S. — and the global — economy. Here are 10 questions we’d like to hear the candidates answer.

Emergency, Outrage, Impotence: Three Economic Truths Dawn on Obama

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President Obama told America on Thursday that the economy is sliding backward, that economic frustration is growing nationwide, and that he can’t get Congress to do anything about it by himself. No revelations there, except for the fact that it took Obama so long to articulate what his constituents have known intuitively for a long time now.

Making Case for Jobs Bill, Obama Cites Europe’s Woes

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In perhaps his most sober remarks about the economy this year, President Obama on Thursday described the weakening economy as “an emergency” and made the case for his jobs bill as “an insurance policy against a possible double-dip recession.”