Published October 10, 2012
There's a critical dispute over whether President Obama cuts $716 billion dollars from Medicare, which could seriously affect seniors, or whether he saves $716 billion, as he argued in the first presidential debate.
Published September 27, 2012
A recent ad on behalf of the Obama campaign raised some eyebrows. It accused Romney of planning to raise taxes on the middle class in order to lower taxes on the wealthy, even though the Romney plan pledged to lower everyone's rates by 20 percent.
Published September 24, 2012
As debate rages on over the impact of Mitt Romney's remarks on the "47 percent" of Americans who don't pay federal income tax, little attention has been paid to the fiscal impact of a similar group -- the 58 million Americans who are actually collecting more in benefits from the government than they pay in taxes.
Published August 24, 2012
And now, the two parties are fighting over which one is more extreme on the issue of abortion, after the Rep. Akin controversy.
Published August 22, 2012
Though the Ryan Medicare plan has bipartisan support, the Obama campaign went after it early and often.
Published August 06, 2012
As President Obama argues for raising taxes on top earners to ease the middle class, analysts debate whether arguments about income inequality are really so black and white.
Published August 02, 2012
Obama previously agreed to extend the lower Bush-era tax rates to everyone at a time when the economic was a concern even he cited, but now, with the economy growing more slowly he is adamant that the top rates should return to pre-Bush levels.
Published July 27, 2012
Most registered Republicans and Democrats have long since made up their minds who they're going to vote for, so the presidential campaigns are poised to spend tens of millions of dollars trying to win over those who say they don't belong to either party.
Published July 12, 2012
President Obama has elevated one question to a key campaign issue -- what is a "fair share" of taxes?
Published July 09, 2012
The president has to raise a trillion dollars in revenues over the first 10 years, more in later years, to cover the cost of the federal health care law; the state law Romney signed didn't raise taxes at all, though it relied on federal Medicaid matching funds.