2012

 
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Newt Gingrich, the anti-capitalist

Newt Gingrich has criticized Mitt Romney for his time at the buyout firm Bain Capital. But he may have a hard time casting himself as an advocate of economic justice.

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  If you’re a Republican and you believe in climate change, who do you vote for?

Virtually every GOP candidate has eschewed the science behind global warming. So if you’re green and you’re conservative, who do you vote for?

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  The view from Main Street

Need to Know traveled to New Hampshire, which boasts better economic numbers than most places in the U.S. But there’s also a more troubling story: how the downturn has wounded the middle class in a way that feels more permanent than temporary.

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War with Iran? Sanctions, oil embargo and threat to close trade route add to tension

Economic sanctions have driven the Iranian currency to record lows, and a new oil embargo could drive the Iranian regime to desperation. Is war on the horizon?

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What does the Santorum surge in Iowa mean for the rest of the Republican primary?

What does the result in Tuesday’s Iowa caucus mean for the rest of the GOP primary? It could set up a lengthy, substantive debate over the future of America. Or maybe Santorum will just implode.

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  Fixing government: Elliot Ackerman on making 2012 a ‘three-horse race’

Elliot Ackerman talks about “Americans Elect,” an independent movement to allow ordinary Americans to nominate a candidate outside the two-party system.

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  Fixing government: Kurt Andersen on getting Republicans and Democrats to work together

Kurt Andersen, author and host of public radio’s “Studio 360,” says lawmakers should get to know each other by spending a minimum number of days together in Washington, D.C.

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In review: Herman Cain’s seven biggest foreign policy blunders

If he wants to weather the current controversy and remain the front-runner, Herman Cain must convince voters he can govern competently. His foreign policy blunders aren’t helping.

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Caught off guard, Republican leaders offer mixed messages on Occupy Wall Street protests

Republicans have been caught off guard by the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has shifted the conversation away from government debt and toward economic fairness.

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