Super PACs are spending super sums to finance their Republican favorites. Good luck tracking down the source of those funds.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
FORTUNE -- As the morning-after pundits sifted through the results of the New Hampshire primary on Jan. 11, a quieter fight over the future of the campaign was playing out in a Washington, D.C. courtroom. Lawyers for Chris Van Hollen, a Democratic congressman from Maryland, along with a team MOREJan 25, 2012 5:00 AM ET
In an interview, the Republican presidential candidate says he'll reduce corporate taxes and overturn regulations. Will that be enough to turn the economy around?
By David Whitford, editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Mitt Romney came to Manhattan for a day in mid-December to ask for money from his Wall Street friends. In a tactical shift preceded by Newt Gingrich's unexpected surge in the polls, he also sat for a series of interviews with news MOREDec 28, 2011 5:00 AM ET
He's been called a job-killing machine by the Democrats. That's going to be bad for Romney in an election and bad for PE overall.
Mitt Romney wants you to know that he used to be a successful businessman, and that his managerial experience could help revive America's sputtering economy. It's a message that has resonated with many of his former private sector colleagues, who are expected to shower Romney with campaign MOREDan Primack - Jul 14, 2011 5:00 AM ET
The congressional Republicans aiming to blow up the government took us past a scary new milestone Wednesday.
Moody's put the United States' triple-A credit rating on review for a possible downgrade, citing a "small but rising risk of a short-lived default."
The move comes after talks broke down between the White House and Republicans in Congress over raising the U.S. debt ceiling. One so-called Republican leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said progress MOREColin Barr - Jul 13, 2011 5:22 PM ET
This week's tax-cut compromise will trim everyone's taxes. But surprise, surprise, it's an especially rich deal for the rich.
The Obama administration says the deal will help working families by cutting workers' payroll tax contributions by almost a third.
That's a victory for the White House because it postpones an effective tax hike that would have kicked in next year with the expiration of Obama's Making Work Pay credit, and delivers fiscal MOREColin Barr - Dec 7, 2010 11:57 AM ET
Like any good coach, the president needs to make some halftime adjustments. Here are a few that will work.
By Harold Ford Jr., contributor
Legendary football coaches succeed in large part because of their ability to make halftime adjustments when their teams are losing. At the halftime of Obama's first term, our country is down -- and so is my party.
As America's head coach, President Obama needs to make some big and MOREScott Olster, editor - Nov 18, 2010 12:00 AM ET
Financial pundits were for gridlock, until they were against it. Why? There's limited data, but historians think it might be the worst possible kind for the markets.
By Mina Kimes, writer
Gridlock has come to the Hill--but will it benefit stocks? Earlier in the summer, market pundits came out in favor of a split Congress, arguing that a disempowered government would leave business alone and eliminate regulatory uncertainty. In recent days, though, MORENov 3, 2010 1:12 PM ET
The Republicans now have a platform to voice their positions on economic policy, even if their bills never land on President Obama's desk. Here's how they'll likely approach the hotly debated issues.
With the midterm elections behind us, the stage is now set for the 2012 presidential election. Like Democrats, Republicans on the campaign trail spent much of the time touting job creation. But now that the GOP dominates the MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Nov 3, 2010 12:08 PM ET
Spencer Bachus will likely be the new Barney Frank. While Republicans won't be able accomplish much in this term, Wall Street will be relieved to finally be left alone.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
It's been a rough couple of years for Wall Street up on Capitol Hill. Wide Democratic majorities slapped credit card issuers with new rules. And then they passed a sweeping financial reform bill that requires banks to spin off MORENov 3, 2010 7:19 AM ET
Why Democrats have been told not to tout their votes for Wall Street reform, the party's only popular legislative achievement.
by Tory Newmyer, writer
To get a measure of just how toxic the political atmosphere is for Democrats, consider this: Incumbents are so wary of touting their records, they are largely ignoring Wall Street reform, the only broadly popular item among the party's major legislative accomplishments.
Back in mid-July, with the bill on MOREOct 14, 2010 2:24 PM ET
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