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HERMAN CAIN–Getting Down to Business: A Conversation with Herman Cain HERMAN CAIN–Getting Down to Business: A Conversation with Herman Cain

The GOP candidate talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about why he’s running for the nation’s highest office, his economic plan and his ideas for reinvigorating the American Dream. Herman Cain prides himself on being the only nonpolitician among the candidates vying for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. ... Read More

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Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan Gets a Closer Look Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan Gets a Closer Look

Excerpt from John D. McKinnon | October 13, 2011 | WSJ.com | Herman Cain's surge in the polls is focusing new attention on his "9-9-9" tax plan, but also raising new questions about whether it does everything it claims. The former restaurant-company executive and Republican presidential candidate says his plan would raise ... Read More

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Steve Forbes Endorses Rick Perry Steve Forbes Endorses Rick Perry

The following is an excerpt from Arlette Saenz | October 24, 2011 10:30 am | abcnews.go.com Texas Gov. Rick Perry received the endorsement of businessman Steve Forbes Monday morning. Forbes helped Perry craft the flat tax plan he will debut in South Carolina Tuesday, and Perry noted earlier in the campaign season ... Read More

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The Dirty Guts of the Commodities Game The Dirty Guts of the Commodities Game

The following is an excerpt from Andrew Snyder | October 26, 2011 | resourceinvestor.com Chances are, you've never heard of a company named Vitol. It rarely makes a headline, yet it plays a larger role in the oil market than Exxon, and its annual sales last year were twice as strong as ... Read More

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“I Have Never Sexually Harassed Anyone!” Herman Cain “I Have Never Sexually Harassed Anyone!” Herman Cain

Video: You Tube | October 31, 2011 With accusations of sexual harassment out in the open, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is facing a some questions. ... Read More

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The Real ‘1 Percent’—Beyond the Class-War Myths The Real ‘1 Percent’—Beyond the Class-War Myths

The following is an excerpt from: Michael Tanner | November 7, 2011 | nypost.com So just who are those top 1 percent of Americans that we’re all supposed to hate? If you listen to President Obama, the protesters at Occupy Wall Street, and much of the media, it’s obvious. They’re either “trust-fund ... Read More

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Scandals The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Scandals

The following is an excerpt from: Katie Roiphe | November 8, 2011 | Slate.com When it comes to scandals, we like to think that it is the clumsy cover-up, the lying that matters. As Maureen Dowd put it recently, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that it’s not the scandal that ... Read More

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GOP Debate Showed Candidates’ Reality Gap on Important Issues GOP Debate Showed Candidates’ Reality Gap on Important Issues

The following is an excerpt from: Peter Beinart | November 14, 2011 | thedailybeast.com In Saturday’s GOP debate, candidates argued for bombing Iran and staying longer in Afghanistan, ignoring the threat of Asian economic power, the global financial crisis, and the financial constraints on U.S. foreign policy. It was hard to know ... Read More

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Beat the Clock on These 6 Soon-to-Vanish Tax Breaks Beat the Clock on These 6 Soon-to-Vanish Tax Breaks

The following is an excerpt from: Sheryl Nance-Nash | December 2, 2011 | Dailyfinance.com They say good things come to those who wait. They also say he who hesitates is lost. But when it comes to half a dozen juicy tax breaks, it's the second "they" you should listen to, because ... Read More

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Congress Approves Payroll Tax Cut Congress Approves Payroll Tax Cut

The following is an excerpt from: Adam Samson | December 23, 2011 | foxbusiness.com | The House approved a two-month extension to the payroll tax cut on Friday after quick pre-approval in the Senate following weeks of heated debate and political posturing. The Senate met shortly after 9:30 a.m. ET and pre-approved ... Read More

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