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Charlie Crist and 21 Most-Famous Political Party Switchers of All Time
Charlie Crist announced Monday that he would run again for his old job as governor of Florida, with one major difference: He's running as a Democrat. Republican Crist served as Florida's governor from 2007 to 2011. The charismatic former governor was a star in the GOP during his tenure. He cited
The Deficit Is Falling! What It Means for a Debt Fight in Washington
There's no denying it: things are looking a little better for the economy. More money is coming into the Treasury, the government is spending a little less, the unemployment rate is slowly moving down , and Wall Street is doing great . And the cherry on top: On Thursday, the once-embattled mortgage
JC Penney Polls Customers on Changes
Morning Business Memo.. JC Penney is going from apology to offensive. The struggling retailer is launching a major PR campaign on Twitter and other social network sites called #jcplistens. After hearing from customers on its Facebook page Penney announced it was bringing back the St....
Jobs Report Summer Chill for Economy?
Is a spring and summer chill ahead for the US economy? After this week’s upbeat reports on surging home prices and reasonably solid consumer spending, ADP, the payroll firm, released gloomy numbers on job creation just two days before the Labor Department’s April employment survey....
U.S. Personal Income Drop Biggest in 20 Years
The Commerce Department reported that personal income dropped 3.6 percent in January, reflecting the expiration of the “payroll tax holiday” but consumers still managed to increase spending slightly. The drop in personal income was the biggest in 20 years. Personal consumption expenditures ...
The 9 Most Contentious Fiscal Cliff Tax Issues
While Congress has yet to discuss spending cuts to defense and domestic programs, they have drawn the line on tax increases and tax break extensions. Some businesses are happy about certain temporary tax credits, like the R&D credit, which expired in 2011, that Congress retroactively extended
Done Deal - For Now (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: WE’VE GOT A DEAL: Congress waited to the last minute — and beyond — but a deal finally got done. ABC’s Devin Dwyer, John Parkinson, and Sunlen Miller report: The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan...
One Fiscal Cliff Leads To Another (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: SENATE PASSES FISCAL CLIFF DEAL, BUT HOUSE MUST VOTE: ABC’s Devin Dwyer, Sunlen Miller, and Jonathan Karl report: Two hours after a midnight deadline for action, the Senate passed legislation early New Year’s Day to ...
'Fiscal Cliff': Biden, McConnell Close In on Last-Minute Deal
Vice President Biden, Sen. Mitch McConnell Lead Late Effort to Avert 'Cliff'
The Note's Must-Reads for Monday December 24, 2012
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Carrie Halperin, Amanda VanAllen and Jordan Mazza FISCAL CLIFF The Hill’s Vicki Needham: ...