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Daily Archives: March 30, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan.

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Rep. Paul Ryan.

Ryan Endorses Romney in Party Establishment Rally

Bushes. Rubio. Now Ryan. Within a short time-span, some of the biggest names of the Republican establishment have aligned with the presidential aspirations of Republican Mitt Romney. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush signed up last week for the former Massachusetts...

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President Barack Obama on the wall of an artist's studio in Pawlet, Vermont.

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President Barack Obama on the wall of an artist's studio in Pawlet, Vermont.

Vermont: Land of Cheese and Presidential Dough

There aren’t many Vermonters, but they do give generously to presidential candidates. Vermont, which President Barack Obama is visiting today on a fundraising trip, is one of just five states where contributions have averaged more than $1 per resident. Bloomberg...

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A shopper with a 2012 Chevrolet Volt in Peoria, Illinois, on March 28, 2012.

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

A shopper with a 2012 Chevrolet Volt in Peoria, Illinois, on March 28, 2012.

Magic Number of the Day: -30.2

That’s the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for Democrats in the week ended March 25. It’s the highest level for Democrats since November 2007. The index, which asks respondents what they think about the national economy, the buying climate and their...

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