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Democratic candidate for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio embraces a supporter in front of City Hall on October 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Democratic candidate for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio embraces a supporter in front of City Hall on October 23, 2013 in New York City.

Cuomo Open to NYC Pre-K Tax

Mayoral candidate and front-runner Bill de Blasio wants to tax New York City’s wealthiest taxpayers to fund a universal pre-K program and he can’t do it without the state’s approval. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, said today that he’s willing to talk...

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A shopper on Fifth Avenue in New York.

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A shopper on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 71

That’s the percentage of Americans with at least a college degree who identify themselves as “upper-middle class” or “middle class,” according to a USA Today/Gallup poll. The 71 percent figure is the smallest that Gallup has measured for that subset...

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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at SeaGate Convention Centre as a national debt clock runs in the background on Sept. 26, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at SeaGate Convention Centre as a national debt clock runs in the background on Sept. 26, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio.

Obama-Romney: Middle Class Voters All a-Twitter

“The middle class has been crushed in the @BarackObama economy,” Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign writes on Twitter today. “We #CantAfford4More” It draws followers to the new Web Video: “Couldn’t Say it Better” — featuring Vice President Joe Biden saying what...

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Representative Paul Ryan during a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Iowa on Oct. 2, 2012.

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Representative Paul Ryan during a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Iowa on Oct. 2, 2012.

Biden’s `Middle-Class’ Burial: Romney’s Awaited Opening

“We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.” That’s the Romney campaign’s quick take on Vice President Joe Biden’s remark yesterday about the middle class being “buried” the last four years — the years that President Barack Obama and Biden have...

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Vice President Joe Biden on Oct. 2, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.

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Vice President Joe Biden on Oct. 2, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.

Biden: Middle Class `Buried’ 4 Years

“I’m supposedly an expert on foreign policy,” Vice President Joe Biden said today. “As all of you know, an expert is a guy from out of town with a briefcase.” That was in Asheville, North Carolina. Earlier today, in Charlotte,...

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Yet Romney’s ad, in highlighting $1 trillion in new taxes that Obama proposes, maintains these will hit the middle class.

Yet Romney’s ad, in highlighting $1 trillion in new taxes that Obama proposes, maintains these will hit the middle class.

Taxing the Middle Class: Ad War Impossible to Settle Without Detail

Who will raise taxes on the middle class? This is the question posed by Republican Mitt Romney’s new ad. His answer: President “Barack Obama and the liberals.” In particular, Nancy Pelosi, the former House speaker from California who helped Obama...

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President Barack Obama supporters at a campaign event on Sept. 30, 2012 at Desert Pines High School Campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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President Barack Obama supporters at a campaign event on Sept. 30, 2012 at Desert Pines High School Campaign in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Obama Best for Middle Class: Gallup

Middle-income Americans in general — and women, seniors and young adults — would be better off in four years under a second term for President Barack Obama. Upper-income Americans in general — and in particular investors and men — would...

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Mitt Romney gets a big hug from supporter Joni Scotter during a campaign rally in Marion, Iowa.

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Mitt Romney gets a big hug from supporter Joni Scotter during a campaign rally in Marion, Iowa.

Romney: No, I’m the Candidate of the Middle Class

Mitt Romney wants to steal the mantle President Barack Obama has called his own: the candidate of the middle class. After months of attacks from the Obama campaign about pushing tax cuts for the wealthy and reducing regulations for Wall...

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