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Conflict between rich poor strongest in 24 years

Tensions between the rich and poor are increasing and at their most intense level in nearly a quarter-century, a new survey shows.

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Walker waste panel identifies nearly a half billion in savings

Walker waste panel identifies nearly a half billion in savings | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A report by Gov. Scott Walker's commission to cut waste and fraud in government says Wisconsin can cut or avoid nearly a half-billion dollars a year in government spending.
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Why Do We Find John Edwards So Particularly Loathsome? Here Comes the Science

Why Do We Find John Edwards So Particularly Loathsome? Here Comes the Science | United States Politics | Scoop.it
John Edwards is the putrefied meat of the American political system -- literally, as far as your brain is concerned. Think about Edwards for a moment -- the perfect hair, the honey voice, the oleaginous smile.
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It's On to South Carolina for 'Kamizake Newt'

It's On to South Carolina for 'Kamizake Newt' | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign may be going down in flames, but he’s determined to burn GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney as badly as he can before the crash. He could singe his future standing within his own party while he’s at it.
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Victory Mitt-igated: N.H. Casts Romney as Cold-Hearted Phony

Victory Mitt-igated: N.H. Casts Romney as Cold-Hearted Phony | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Call it a victory Mitt-igated. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney easily won New Hampshire's primary Tuesday night, stepping to the brink of the GOP nomination with a historic sweep of the first two presidential contests.
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Will Romney Extend His Winning Streak to South Carolina?

Will Romney Extend His Winning Streak to South Carolina? | United States Politics | Scoop.it
AIKEN, S.C. — Wednesday is the first day of the rest of Mitt Romney's life.
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Psalm Before the Storm as S.C. Evangelicals Get Set

Psalm Before the Storm as S.C. Evangelicals Get Set | United States Politics | Scoop.it

If Rick Santorum wants to prove that his near-victory in Iowa wasn't a fluke, then South Carolina is the state where he can try to give Mitt Romneyanother run for his money. Evangelical voters were key to Santorum's success in Iowa, and the same will probably be true, if not more so, in South Carolina Jan. 21.

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Obama returns to Chicago hometown for fundraisers

Obama returns to Chicago hometown for fundraisers | United States Politics | Scoop.it

President Barack Obama is returning to his hometown of Chicago to raise campaign cash Wednesday, holding fundraisers a day after Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Republican primary.

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Analysis Romneys GOP critics will get more heat

Analysis Romneys GOP critics will get more heat | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Mitt Romney's back-to-back victories in Iowa and New Hampshire will force his weak-but-still-standing GOP rivals to make a crucial decision: Keep eviscerating the man that many see as the inevitable nominee, or temper their criticisms and dampen whatever hopes they have of overtaking him.

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In SC Gingrich slams crony capitalism

In SC Gingrich slams crony capitalism | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Trying to breathe life into his struggling White House bid, Republican Newt Gingrich is striking a populist tone in South Carolina while railing against "crony capitalism" that he says undermines free enterprise.

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Huntsman faces steep climb beyond NH

Huntsman faces steep climb beyond NH | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Jon Huntsman may have clawed his way to a third-place finish in New Hampshire, but he must overcome major challenges to remain competitive in the race for the Republican presidential nomination

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Romney sweeps NH to cement top status Paul second

Romney sweeps NH to cement top status Paul second | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Mitt Romney cruised to a solid victory in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, picking up steam from his first-place finish in the lead-off Iowa caucuses and firmly establishing himself as the man to beat for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Possible implications for November in exit poll data

Possible implications for November in exit poll data | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night with a broad-based coalition of both conservative and moderate voters overwhelmingly motivated by their worries about America’s economic future and wanting above all to beat President Barack Obama in November.

 

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Lawyers ordered to pay $17,500 legal fee in redistricting case

Lawyers ordered to pay $17,500 legal fee in redistricting case | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Lawyers hired by the Legislature who were scolded by a three-judge panel last week must pay nearly $17,500 for filing frivolous motions, according to a bill filed with the court Tuesday.
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State leads in government job cutting

State leads in government job cutting | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Wisconsin shed a larger share of state government jobs than any other U.S. state in the second quarter of last year, according to the most accurate and comprehensive data that exists, released Tuesday.
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Huntsman Surged -- But Not Enough

Huntsman Surged -- But Not Enough | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In the end, Jon Huntsman’s long-awaited surge came too late. After a double-digit gain in the polls, the former Utah governor finished a disappointing third and staggered to less-familiar turf in South Carolina in hopes of saving his campaign.
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Inside Newt’s Sad Primary Party

Inside Newt’s Sad Primary Party | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Lloyd Grove reports from Gingrich’s sparsely attended election-night bash in a huge Manchester ballroom.
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Romney’s Weak Obama Attack Line

Romney’s Weak Obama Attack Line | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Romney previews his 2012 strategy of portraying the president as pessimistic about America, but the claim doesn’t fly, says Peter Beinart.
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Mitt Romney's New Hampshire win: Is he 'unstoppable'?

Mitt Romney's New Hampshire win: Is he 'unstoppable'? | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Romney scored a double-digit win in the Granite State, sealing a historic Iowa-New Hampshire sweep. But does he need to worry about runner-up Ron Paul?
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After New Hampshire, Romney is in position to win—but it’s not over yet

After New Hampshire, Romney is in position to win—but it’s not over yet | United States Politics | Scoop.it
MANCHESTER, N.H.--Mitt Romney's 16-point victory over Ron Paul in the New Hampshire primary provided a big boost for his candidacy as the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination heads to South Carolina.
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Romney raises 24 million

Romney raises 24 million | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised $24 million during the last three months of 2011.

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Romney concedes uphill climb in South Carolina

Romney concedes uphill climb in South Carolina | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Former Gov. Mitt Romney is conceding he's got "an uphill climb" in South Carolina, where he finished fourth in 2008, despite season-opening victories in Iowa and New Hampshire.

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Romney looks for 3rd win but SC has minefields

Romney looks for 3rd win but SC has minefields | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Mitt Romney says he's ready for an uphill climb in South Carolina after coasting through New Hampshire. As the Republican presidential contest heads south Wednesday, his rivals are sharpening their attacks and trying to rev up tea partyers and religious conservatives still nervous about the front-runner.

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Southern son Rick Perry banks on heritage in SC

Southern son Rick Perry banks on heritage in SC | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Rick Perry is pouring on the down-home charm as he seeks a campaign revival in South Carolina, betting that geographic kinship will pay off now that GOP presidential race is finally shifting to his comfort zone.

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Magnetic bomb kills nuclear scientist in Iran; Israel accused

Magnetic bomb kills nuclear scientist in Iran; Israel accused | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Two assailants on a motorcycle reportedly attached a magnetic bomb to the car of an Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility, killing him.
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