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Fred Malek

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Fred Malek

Malek’s Study Cites Labor Bureau Once Suspected of `Cabal’

Putting out think tank studies to make a partisan point is a decades-long tradition in Washington. One that came out last week offered a dose of irony to go with its claim that the Environmental Protection Agency is imposing an...

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Supporters wait for President Barack Obama's arrival at a campaign stop at City Park in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 24, 2012.

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Supporters wait for President Barack Obama's arrival at a campaign stop at City Park in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 24, 2012.

Obama’s Gender Gap: Financial, Too

President Barack Obama benefits from a gender gap with women voters as well as with women who make campaign contributions. About 44 percent of the donations to Obama’s main campaign fund, Obama for America, came from women, compared with 34...

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The presidential debate at a laundromat in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.

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The presidential debate at a laundromat in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.

Crushed in Obama-Romney Debate: Anatomy of Emotional Weaponry

This just in from the meme patrol. Mitt Romney used the term “crushed”, or a variant, 11 times in the debates with President Barack Obama, mostly in reference to his view of the  treatment of the middle-class at the hands...

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Big Bird, who lists taxable wages of about $280,000, may not get much of a tax break if Romney gets elected.

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Big Bird, who lists taxable wages of about $280,000, may not get much of a tax break if Romney gets elected.

Big Bird’s Taxes: Little Relief Promised in Romney’s Tax Cuts

If Mitt Romney gets elected president, Big Bird and his Sesame Street colleagues may have to go out and hustle donations to keep stations airing their show operating. Big Bird, who lists taxable wages of about $280,000 on the IRS...

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