Saturday, December 31, 2011

American Political News for Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 Election


Republicans scour Iowa for undecided voters

Analysis: Iowa race leaves GOP identity unclear

Iowa caucus: Mitt Romney and Ron Paul nearly neck and neck

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul Leave Iowa Stage To Rivals Ahead Of 2012 Caucuses

Romney, Paul Leave Iowa Stage to Rivals

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama delays request for debt limit increase

Obama: 2012 ‘Make or Break’ Year For Middle Class

In 2012, Obama to press ahead without Congress

Obama hopeful for more economic progress in 2012

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Romney brings in Christie in Iowa final push

Jon Huntsman 2012 Presidential Campaign


Huntsman gets assist on TV in New Hampshire, but could be too little, too late

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Campaign


US elections 2012: Michele Bachmann casts herself as 'America's Margaret Thatcher'

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Caucuses looming, Paul to spend weekend in Texas

Ron Paul: Iran Does Not Threaten Our National Security

Paul Says He Would Have Trouble Backing GOP Rivals

Rick Santorum 2012 Presidential Campaign


Santorum, Up in Polls, Attracts Protesters, Glitter Bomb

Santorum Mobbed By Press As Polls Place Him Third

For Rick Santorum, First Day Of Political Reckoning Comes Sunday

Rick Santorum On Earmarks: It's 'A Compliment To Be Attacked'

Rick Santorum Focuses On 2012 Iowa Caucuses After Rise In Polls

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


Newt Gingrich: ‘We Have a Long Game to Play’

Gingrich: Politics Is a ‘Nasty, Vicious, Negative’ and Disgusting Business

US Election 2012: Newt Gingrich gets tearful at campaign event

Gingrich to Nix Chapter on Climate Change in Book

Other News


2011: New low for US-Pakistan relations

US says Egypt agrees to stop raids on democracy groups

US ambassador leaves El Salvador after Senate vote

U.S. in $3.5 billion arms sale to UAE amid Iran tensions

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


Market Recap: S&P Squeaks by for the Year but Nasdaq Closes Lower

After many ups and downs, stocks end flat for 2011

US Economy


Treasuries lead gains in 2011, stocks suffer

In a first, gas and other fuels are top US export

December auto sales seen up 9 percent

Commodities


Oil ends 2011 up 13 percent, third year of gains

Oil price ending 2011 near $100 a barrel

US Companies/Industry


Caterpillar unit rejects CAW contract extension request

Boeing wins $3.48 billion U.S. missile contract

Verizon ditches $2 fee after customer uproar

Whirlpool accuses Samsung, LG of dumping washers

Friday, December 30, 2011

American Political News for Friday, December 30, 2011

2012 Election


Polls: Romney leading Obama, Santorum rising

What’s a Caucus? And Why Jan. 3 Iowa Caucuses Are Important in 2012

NBC poll: Mitt Romney, Ron Paul neck-and-neck in Iowa; Newt Gingrich in 5th

Super PACs go stealth through first contests

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama to visit swing state Ohio to talk economy

Rick Perry 2012 Presidential Campaign


Perry slams surging Santorum as a 'prolific earmarker'

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Campaign


Bachmann Fights To Convince Iowans She's Electable

Michele Bachmann's hard fall

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Ron Paul: Sanctions Against Iran Are an ‘Act of War’

Ron Paul Nears Top Of Iowa's GOP Presidential Polls

Ron Paul slams Barack Obama on drone strikes

Rick Santorum 2012 Presidential Campaign


Rick Santorum Responds to Rick Perry on Negative Attacks and Supreme Court Ruling

Rick Santorum: The GOP’s past or future?

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


Newt Gingrich Considering Joining Rick Perry’s Virginia Lawsuit

Newt Gingrich: Don’t send an amateur to the White House

Other News


US and Iran continue war of words over Hormuz

US wants 2012 talks for Taliban political office

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


Stock index futures signal mixed open

Commodities


Oil inches up toward $100 as US economy improves

Crude Oil, Gold Expected to Decline as the New Year Begins

US Dollar, Currency


EUR/USD Classical Technical Report 12.30

NZD/USD Classical Technical Report 12.30

US Companies/Industry


Verizon to add $2 bill-pay charge, admits 4G network issues

Private companies ratchet up lobbying to stay dark

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


SEC chided again by judge in Citigroup fraud case

Thursday, December 29, 2011

VIDEO: Paul Leads Iowa Pack, Becomes GOP Target

VIDEO: Undecideds Hold Sway in Iowa Caucus

American Political News for Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 Election


Iowa voters hold sway over how president is chosen

As Fundraising Deadline Looms, Super PACs Relieve Pressure

Michelle Bachmann’s Iowa Chair Defects to Ron Paul

NH-2012 Primary: 44% Romney, 17% Paul, 16% Gingrich (CNN/Time/ORC 12/21-27)

IA-2012 Caucus: 25% Romney, 22% Paul, 16% Santorum (CNN/Time/ORC 12/21-27)

New state of play with 5 days left in Iowa

Democrats And Republicans Are Optimistic About Their Chances In 2012 Presidential Election: Poll

IA-2012 Caucus: 17% Paul, 17% Romney, 17% Gingrich (Insider Advantage 12/28)

IA-2012 Caucus: 22% Romney, 17% Gingrich, 16% Paul (ARG 12/26-28)

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama, Biden to Hold Exclusive Webcasts on GOP Vote Nights

Obama Gains Reputation As Distant In Washington

Obama may lose gay voters to Gary Johnson in 2012

Rick Perry 2012 Presidential Campaign


Rick Perry: Abortion Okay If Woman's Life At Risk

Perry Says Abortion Should Be Allowed if Mother's Life at Risk?

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Mitt Romney on Latest Iowa Poll: ‘Moving Upward Is a Good Sign’

Mitt Romney In Iowa: 'Why Don't We Just Caucus Right Now?'

Mitt Romney tries to make history in Iowa and New Hampshire

Mitt Romney: A Candidate's Rhetorical Evolution

The Mitt Romney Iowa Experience: One Slogan at a Time

Mitt, Meet Expectations In Iowa (The Note)

Romney wants ads during 'Sesame Street'

Jon Huntsman 2012 Presidential Campaign


Huntsman calls Paul 'unelectable'

Huntsman on Iowa absence: 'They pick corn in Iowa'

Huntsman kicks off tour in New Hampshire

Huntsman takes aim at Paul over ‘ racist and homophobic’ newsletters [video]

Huntsman piles on Paul

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Campaign


Michele Bachmann Compares Herself To Margaret Thatcher

Bachmann defection opens new rift in campaign

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Ron Paul Salutes Veterans, Says He Plans to Bring the Troops Home

Ron Paul's Racist, Homophobic Newsletters Gain New Life On Twitter

Paul Campaign To Supporters: Shave, Put Away The Booze

Ron Paul soft spot emerges: foreign policy

In Iowa, Ron Paul is on time and on message

Ron Paul Makes Appeal To Iowa Moderates And Undecided Voters

Marginalizing Ron Paul

Iowa GOP caucus 2012: Ron Paul moves into the lead

Ron Paul Defends Himself Against Anti-Israel Accusations

Will Ron Paul's Past Cost Him In Iowa?

Ron Paul is dangerous, Union Leader publisher says

Ron Paul Ad Defending Candidate Against Racist Charges Released (VIDEO)

Rick Santorum 2012 Presidential Campaign


Rick Santorum Gets A Big Polling Boost, Goes After Ron Paul

Santorum supporters see a political 'tortoise and the hare'

Rick Santorum Draws Contrast With Rivals Ahead Of Iowa Caucus 2012

Santorum says sharp contrast needed

Has Rick Santorum’s moment finally arrived, just in time for Iowa?

Santorum Could Be the Last Republican Candidate to Surge

Santorum: Paul too liberal even for Democrats

Santorum feeling momentum

Santorum buying television time in New Hampshire

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


Gingrich raised $9 million in fourth quarter

Gingrich Ups Romney At Iowa Chocolate Factory

Newt Gingrich tackles voter concerns head-on in Iowa

Gingrich holds onto debt as fundraising spikes

Gingrich Plays Down Slide in Iowa Polls, Says Race 'Up in the Air'

Newt Gingrich Talks Ex-Wives With Chuck Todd (VIDEO)

Other News


David Petraeus Almost Resigned Over Obama's Decision To Withdraw Surge Forces From Afghanistan, New Book Claims

US targets money laundering activity for cartels

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


Stock index futures signal steady open

Stocks rise as unemployment claims remain modest

US Economy


Jobless claims rise, but labor market healing

Unemployment claims rise after steady declines

U.S. Dollar Falls as November Pending Home Sales Reach 19-month High

Commodities


Oil hovers below $100 after US supplies soar

Grains futures mixed, livestock prices fall

Oil falls below $99 per barrel

US crude oil supplies grow by 3.9 million barrels

US Dollar, Currency


EUR/USD Classical Technical Report 12.29

NZD/USD Classical Technical Report 12.29

Real Estate Market


Mortgage rates for the past 52 weeks, at a glance

Contract signings for US homes up in November

Pending home sales rise to 1.5 year high

US Companies/Industry


Alibaba hires US lobbying firm to help with Yahoo bid

Walgreen expects to lose most Express Scripts biz

Fixed mortgage rates end year above record lows

Amazon says 2011 'best holiday ever' for Kindle

Amazon shares dip on growth concerns

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


APNewsBreak: Coal groups paying $500K for lawsuit

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

American Political News for Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2012 Election


Ron Paul Holding Iowa Lead In New PPP Poll

Iowa Caucus 2012: GOP Presidential Candidates Crisscross State

GOP Candidates Reveal How They Would Enact Pro-Life 'Personhood' Laws

First Thoughts: The all-out brawl for Iowa begins

Reversal On Health Mandate Came Late For Gingrich And Romney

A day of pushing hard in Iowa

PPP on Iowa: Paul, Mitt and the rest

Frontrunners stay (mostly) positive as super PACs do dirty work

Poll: Republican Romney tops Iowa, Santorum surges

Poll boost for Romney ahead of crucial Iowa vote

Romney tops field in Iowa, while Gingrich slides

Bachmann Loses Iowa Campaign Chair To Ron Paul

Gary Johnson launches Libertarian bid

Gary Johnson sets third-party pot bubbling as he quits GOP race

Johnson says he's leaving GOP for Libertarians

Former Bachmann chair decided to switch to Paul tonight

Obama would trounce Romney, Perry among Latino voters, survey finds

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


President Obama Enjoys the Calm Before the Storm

Hispanic voters favor Obama by wide margin: poll

Poll: Obama Approval Rating Drops Among Latinos

Obama Faces Tough Terrain in 2012

Rick Perry 2012 Presidential Campaign


Perry Sues, but Election Law Expert Says ‘Long Odds Both Politically and Legally’

After ‘Transformation,’ Rick Perry Opposes All Abortions

'Transformation': Perry now opposes all abortion, even in rape or incest cases

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Mitt Romney Campaign Deploys Heavy Hitter Surrogates In Iowa

Mitt Romney's Flip Flops, Finances Criticized By DNC Ahead Of Iowa Caucuses

In The Hunt For Votes, Romney Heads East To 2008 Iowa Stronghold

Mitt Romney to Newt Gingrich: 'Lucille' was just a joke

Mitt Romney in striking distance of Iowa win

Mitt Romney Often Wrongly Guesses Voters' Age And Nationality On Campaign Trail

Mitt Romney Poised To Do Well In Iowa Caucus

Jon Huntsman 2012 Presidential Campaign


Jon Huntsman super PAC seeks filing delay

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Campaign


Michele Bachmann Vows To 'Dismantle' Obama's 'System Of Socialism'

Bachmann savages Sorenson; Zaun taking over

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


No Ordinary Rival: Piling on Ron Paul (The Note)

GOP Rivals Unleash Blistering Attacks on Ron Paul

Paul's surge prompting a new look from GOP voters

Ron Paul, punching bag

Republicans attack rival Ron Paul in Iowa

Paul camp rejects CNN/Time poll

Paul gets front-runner's welcome in Iowa

Rick Santorum 2012 Presidential Campaign


Rick Santorum Fights To Contend In Iowa Caucus 2012

Santorum to conservatives: 'Unite'

Rick Santorum Claims Momentum Ahead Of Iowa Caucus 2012

Santorum who? Republican candidate gets timely poll surge

GOP's Santorum fighting to contend in leadoff Iowa

Rick Santorum is in third place in Iowa, new CNN poll says

Rick Santorum: I would vote for Ron Paul if he becomes the GOP nominee

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


Gingrich Iowa TV Ads Keeping Campaign in Debt

Gingrich Wouldn’t Vote for Ron Paul, But Wants to See Condoleezza Rice Debate

Gingrich: I wouldn’t vote for Ron Paul

Under Attack, Gingrich Struggles To Regain His Stride In Iowa

Winning Our Future Newt Gingrich Ad: GOP Presidential Candidate Touted As 'The Conservative Choice'

Newt Gingrich Sharpens Attacks On Mitt Romney And Ron Paul Ahead Of Iowa Caucus 2012

Newt Gingrich goes negative

Iran


US Navy warns Iran: Hormuz disruption 'will not be tolerated'

US warns Iran over threat to block oil route

Other News


Democrat Nelson to retire from Senate

US mulls visa request for Yemen's Saleh

AP sources: US to sell F-15s to Saudi Arabia

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


Futures point to higher open, volume seen low

Deutsche Boerse, NYSE extend merger deadline to sway Europe

Market Recap: Stocks Drop on Worries Over Europe—Again

Stocks slide; S&P 500 turns negative for year

US Economy


Obama to ask for debt limit hike: Treasury official

For 2012, a curb on federal hiring?

Commodities


Oil price falls as Saudis trump Iran threat

US Dollar, Currency


USD Correction On Tap, British Pound To Hold Range Ahead Of 2012

EUR/USD Classical Technical Report 12.28

NZD/USD Classical Technical Report 12.28

Credit/Stock Rating


S&P reviews Sears for possible downgrade

US Companies/Industry


Netflix, Gap lag in customer satisfaction online

Aldar Properties gets $4.6 billion from Abu Dhabi

Morgan Stanley to cut 580 jobs in New York

SandRidge Energy trades some drilling rights

Sears closing up to 120 stores as sales slide

Alibaba opens group-buying platform to Groupon and others

Exxon Mobil deal hikes tension in northern Iraq

VIDEO: A Week Before Caucuses, Iowa Republicans Taking Final Measure of Candidates

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

American Political News for Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2012 Election


Iowa Caucus 2012: Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich Campaign In Small Towns

Early Florida Primary Could Sow Confusion, Not Clout

Iowa: Who will survive?

Poll: Emotionally, who’s winning?

GOP chairman: Ring not too small for many hats

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama nominates 2 to Federal Reserve Board

Obama sees approval rating rise. Is it the economy or something else?

Obama taps economist, banker as Fed governors

Obama approval back in positive territory: Gallup

Rick Perry 2012 Presidential Campaign


Rick Perry sues to be added to ballot in Virginia

Perry shifts views on abortion, opposes exceptions

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


'I don't see any scenario where we're not the nominee.'

Mitt Romney and the Iowa expectations game

Boston Globe wants the Mitt Romney franchise

Romney looks past Iowa rivals to criticize Obama

Romney compares Gingrich campaign to 'Lucy' sitcom

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Ron Paul's Pro-Life Credentials Questioned By Personhood USA

Ron Paul’s House record marked by bold strokes, and futility

Rick Santorum 2012 Presidential Campaign


Rick Santorum Fails to Get One Endorsement, But He’s Grilled About Another

Santorum goes pheasant-hunting but doesn't bag endorsement

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


Gingrich campaign directly hits Romney

Paul Goldman helps Newt Gingrich with Virginia ballot

Gingrich goes after rivals despite positive pledge

Gingrich lashes out at Paul

Other News


Economic downturn took a detour at Capitol Hill

Yemen's leader causes headaches in Washington

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


Stock futures mixed on return from holiday

US Economy


Futures off ahead of factory, home price data

AP survey: Economy to pick up but still vulnerable

White House to seek increase in borrowing limit

Obama to ask for debt limit hike: Treasury official

Commodities


Oil hovers below $100 amid low holiday volume

Crude Oil Recovery May Be Cut Short, Gold to Challenge Trend Support

Natural gas fueling plans may spur vehicle growth

Grain futures rise, livestock prices fell

Oil price above $101 as consumer confidence rises

US Dollar, Currency


FOREX: US Dollar Weakness Likely as Stocks Extend Year-End Recovery

US declines to cite China as currency manipulator

Dollar falls against euro in thin trading

U.S. Dollar Mixed as December Consumer Confidence Rises to 8-month High

U.S. says China not currency manipulator; chides Japan

Real Estate Market


Analysis: U.S. rental demand lifts housing sector

US Companies/Industry


Sears and Kmart to close up to 120 stores on poor sales

Sears to close 100-120 Kmart, Sears Full-line stores

Endeavour buys stake in 3 North Sea oil fields

Eni, Repsol to Develop Perla Field

Southwest-AirTran attendants unions ink deal

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Italy fines Apple $1.2 mln over misleading support claims

Monday, December 26, 2011

American Political News for Monday, December 26, 2011

2012 Election


Silent For A Night (Or Two) In Iowa, Candidates Keep Pace In Ads

The GOP field: The week ahead

Presidential race in Iowa quieter than in the past

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Romney's 'Conservative Agenda' ad pitch

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


In swing Ohio, Gingrich gaining the "not-Romneys"

Gingrich out of Virginia primary election

Other News


US weighing travel request for Yemen's president

U.S. mulling Yemen's Saleh travel request: official

Web gambling gets boost from Obama administration

US Dollar, Currency


EUR/USD Classical Technical Report 12.26

NZD/USD Classical Technical Report 12.26

American Political News for Sunday, December 25, 2011

2012 Election


Payroll Tax Extension Sparks GOP Candidate Debate

Romney dominates N.H., Paul winning independents

Huckabee: Romney will likely win Iowa, Santorum could surprise

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama rakes in campaign cash

9 numbers Obama will watch in 2012

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


It's still Romney on top in NH

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Ron Paul Is a Dangerous Tin Man Who Has No Heart

Lugar: Paul not in sync with mainstream GOP

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


A day that will live in infamy

Gingrich Camp: More Talk Than Action?

Iraq


Biden calls Iraqi leaders after wave of violence

U.S. urges dialogue over Iraqi crisis

Other News


Iran rejects U.S. court ruling

Hillary Clinton praises U.N. deal on Ashraf

Caution mutes US response to North Korea

Saturday, December 24, 2011

VIDEO: GOP: Gingrich, Perry Will Not Be on Va. Ballot

American Political News for Saturday, December 24, 2011

2012 Election


GOP: Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry fail to qualify for Virginia primary

Donald Trump breaks with GOP, eyes independent bid

As Caucus Nears, Iowa's Relevance Again Questioned

Obama campaign, DNC return Corzine contributions

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obamas pay tribute to troops, veterans

Obama signs bill for Sept. 11 medal shown in Pa.

Rick Perry 2012 Presidential Campaign


Perry ballot petition rejected in Virginia

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Romney Reaches Out To N.H. Voters

Mitt Romney ends N.H. tour with defense, sweets

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Campaign


With caucus in sight, Bachmann hits Iowa airwaves

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


"Ghost writers" wrote lurid claims: Paul campaign

AP Enterprise: Paul's nonprofits push law's limit

Rick Santorum 2012 Presidential Campaign


Rick Santorum Does Pop-Up Video

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


Gingrich questions Ron Paul on racist newsletters

Gingrich says plenty about GOP rivals but says shots are not attacks

Gingrich fails to qualify for Va. primary ballot

Gingrich ethics case from 15 years ago leaves scar

Other News


GOP Walks Away From Payroll Tax Debacle Bruised

Justice Department Rejects S.C. Voter ID Law

US appears to soften ban on online betting

Analysis: Isolated on tax cut, House GOP blinks

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


Stocks close higher; S&P turns positive for 2011

S&P 500 turns positive for the year

US Economy


Congress punts hard payroll tax work to 2012

Corporations gear up for major U.S. tax battle

Job growth is lifting hopes for consumer spending

US durable goods orders jump 3.8% in November

Commodities


Oil price near $100 on global security concerns

Grains futures mixed, livestock prices rise

US Dollar, Currency


Dollar rises after mixed US economic reports

Holiday Trading Conditions Arrive, U.S. Dollar Mostly Unchanged

US Companies/Industry


As Kodak struggles, Eastman Chemical thrives

News Corp near hiring new top lawyer: source

Friday, December 23, 2011

American Political News for Friday, December 23, 2011

2012 Election


Bachmann, Santorum and Huntsman not on Virginia ballot

Rick Perry 2012 Presidential Campaign


Perry Continues Negative Campaign Strategy in Iowa

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Mitt Romney’s day of N.H. hard knocks

Biden: Romney content with limited success stories

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Ron Paul Has Support In Iowa, But Old Issues Linger

Ron Paul in Iowa: Surging numbers; steady message

Ron Paul 2012: Six comments he needs to explain

Racist newsletters put Ron Paul on the defensive for first time

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


Newt Gingrich takes New Hampshire for granite

Other News


Pakistan rejects US air strike deaths report

Russia and US clash over NATO bombing probe

Analysis: GOP's struggle on taxes gives Dems hope

US Economy


Congress hopes to wrap up work on payroll tax cuts

Payroll tax deadlock ends as House caves

Speaker Boehner bows to pressure on tax deal

US Republicans in climbdown on payroll tax deal

Ahead of the Bell: Durable Goods

Ahead of the Bell: New Home Sales

House Leaders Do An About-Face On Tax Extension

Commodities


With prices up, more farmers may plant peanuts

Oil rises to near $100 amid improving US economy

US Dollar, Currency


FOREX: Dollar Pullback Likely to Continue, SNB Quarterly Report on Tap

US Companies/Industry


Wal-Mart recalls baby formula after infant dies

Thursday, December 22, 2011

VIDEO: Boehner on Payroll Tax Cut Deal: 'Our Members Waged a Good Fight'

VIDEO: Boehner: House GOP Still Wants Full Year Tax Cut

VIDEO: Housing Market Worse Off Than Estimated

VIDEO: Democrats Pressure House GOP to Back Down on Payroll Tax Cut

VIDEO: Bank of America to Pay $335M to Settle Countrywide Case of Alleged Racial Bias

American Political News for Thursday, December 22, 2011

2012 Election


Behind the Numbers: RNC Boasts of Fundraising Haul

Romney and Gingrich Trade Barbs on Who ‘Can Take the Heat’

Rick Perry 2012 Presidential Campaign


Rick Perry Super PAC Goes Negative On Gingrich and Romney

Rick Perry Admits He's 'Prone' To Mistakes, Talks Religion Ahead Of 2012 Iowa Caucus

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Romney Puts His Eggs In New Hampshire Basket

Mitt Romney Flip-Flops On Iraq: GOP Candidate Says 'We Would Not Have Gone In' If We Knew There Were No Weapons Of Mass Destruction (VIDEO)

Jon Huntsman 2012 Presidential Campaign


New Hampshire observers find Huntsman’s campaign confusing

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Campaign


Michele Bachmann: Iowa voters ‘love her,’ hate her chances

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Ron Paul: “Whole World Is a Stage for the War Against Terror”

Ron Paul Faces Upward Climb for Republican Presidential Nomination in 2012

Ron Paul defensive over past newsletters

Rick Santorum 2012 Presidential Campaign


Santorum: Vander Plaats said 'he needed money to promote the endorsement'

Santorum: Obama dividing country to win election

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


Gingrich Will Likely ‘Scramble’ Onto Virginia Ballot, Says Campaign is ‘Playing Catch-Up’

Super Pac Has Internet Fun At Gingrich's Expense

Other News


U.S. Pulls Some Staff from Embassy in Syria as Violence Escalates

US hopes to work with North Korea following death of Kim Jong-il

Britain asks US to hand over terrorism suspect held for seven years without charge

US admits mistakes over killings of Pakistan troops

Israel's Barak boosts Obama amid U.S. threats on Iran

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


Stock index futures point higher

Commodities


Oil above $99 amid signs US crude demand improving

US Companies/Industry


Yahoo shares rise on reports it will sell Alibaba stake

Apple nears German court rebuff in row with Samsung

UPS, FedEx holiday package volume up from 2010

Investment group to acquire Chicago Sun-Times

Chevron calls for investigation of Ecuador ruling

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

VIDEO: Boehner Asks Senate to Bargain on Payroll Tax

American Political News for Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2012 Election


Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann Contrast Both Experience and Campaign Style

Poll: Gingrich has slight lead in Virginia over Romney

Gary Johnson Ends GOP Candidacy To Run For President In The Libertarian Party

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich Intensify Feud Ahead Of GOP Voting

Romney, Gingrich Spar Over Negative Super PAC Ads

Va. poll: Newt Gingrich edges out Mitt Romney

Poll: No love for the 2012 field

Poll: Paul in top spot in Iowa GOP battle

IA-2012 Caucus: 25% Romney, 20% Paul, 17% Gingrich (Rasmussen 12/19)

Another anyone-but-Romney collapse: Guess who’s the front-runner again?

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama Has Upper Hand in Payroll Tax Spat

Obama calls Boehner, Reid amid tax cut standoff

Obama and Payroll Tax Cut -- Compromise or Capitulation?

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Romney Focuses On N.H. Primary Over Iowa Caucuses

Romney defends negative ads

Mitt Romney :‘Obama Hell’s kitchen’

Romney to Gingrich: Toughen up

Romney Begins Bus Tour Through N.H.

Romney botches Iraq history

Romney says he would deport Obama's uncle

Mitt Romney Throws Down Gauntlet in New Hampshire Speech

Romney May Have Weaknesses Against Obama on Four Issues

No votes, but things seem to be going Romney's way

Jon Huntsman 2012 Presidential Campaign


Huntsman campaign blasts Romney for NH jobs record

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Campaign


Bachmann: I'm winning, not quitting

Vander Plaats acknowledges calling, denies shoving Bachmann

Bachmann on Mitt: 'I'll finish him off pretty soon'

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


GOP Rivals Take Aim at Ron Paul

Ron Paul becoming serious contender in Republican presidential race

Ron Paul may struggle outside Iowa

A Win for Paul in Iowa Would Count Despite Wallace's Claims

Ron Paul Edges Closer to an Iowa Victory

Ron Paul -- Still in the Race

Ron Paul’s ceiling rises, but it’s still a ceiling

Ron Paul gets testy during interview

Rick Santorum 2012 Presidential Campaign


Santorum hopes big endorsement will ignite 'spark' in Iowa

Rick Santorum Talks About How He Would Appeal To Gay Voters

Santorum: Faith leader asked me, others to consider dropping out

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


Gingrich Blasts Romney: ‘His People, Doing His Dirty Work’

Newt Gingrich To Gay Iowan: Vote For Obama

NewtGingrich.com Is Sending Surfers To Sites And Stories He Wouldn't Like

Gingrich calls out Romney on PAC ads in Iowa

Newt Gingrich's 'Positive' Campaign Takes On Increasingly Angry Tone

Virginia ballot shows Gingrich organization woes

Newt Gingrich courting Iowa voters with judicial rants

Gingrich super PAC previews Romney attacks

Iowa a 'mess,' Newt Gingrich admits

Other News


US military 'ready to engage in a conflict with Iran'

UK to challenge US detainee order

U.S. to roll out tough rules on coal plant pollution

FAA issues rules to prevent tired airline pilots

US base feeds $1.4 billion into Kyrgyz economy

US rejects European Court ruling on airline emissions

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


US stock futures fall as Europe markets slip

Weak results from Oracle drag down tech shares

Stock buybacks rise for 9th consecutive quarter

US Economy


Holiday showdown over payroll tax tests Obama, GOP

Economy ends tough 2011 on a surprising upswing

Obama Urges Boehner To Pass Payroll Tax Extension

Hill Standoff Over Payroll Tax Cut Continues

Commodities


Oil rises above $98 after US crude supply drop

Oil prices rise on lower inventories

Crude oil supplies tumble by 10.6 million barrels

Calling Harper's Bluff on Keystone

Energy, crop prices rise; other commodities mixed

US Dollar, Currency


EUR/USD Classical Technical Report 12.21

Real Estate Market


Mortgage applications eased last week: MBA

Ahead of the Bell: Home Sales

US existing home sales rise in November

Credit/Stock Rating


Fitch again warns U.S. debt burden threatens AAA rating

US Companies/Industry


Walgreen fiscal 1st-qtr profit drops 4.5 percent

KB Home 4Q net income falls but tops Street's view

CarMax 3Q profit rises slightly on softened sales

Walgreen profit down, says no Express Scripts deal

Oracle results shock investors, shares plunge

Microsoft says 2012 CES tech show will be its last

Exxon expects to consolidate pair of cos.

Actuant shares jump on strong 1Q, outlook

Bank of America close to settling with DOJ

Expedia completes TripAdvisor spinoff

Fortress Investment says CEO Mudd takes leave of absence

Insight: U.S. commodity markets shrink after MF Global failure

Cintas 2Q net income up; lifts 2012 guidance

APNewsBreak: Texas rejects Valero tax break bid

EU clears HBO, Ziggo Dutch pay-TV joint ventu

Nissan spent $710,00 on 3Q lobbying

Tibco 4Q profit, sales rise; bright 1Q outlook

Yahoo to weigh deals for Asian assets: sources

Hormel Foods CEO's pay flat in fiscal 2011

Saab Cars North America appoints administrator

Can Google Maintain Android's Stunning Momentum?

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Bank of America fined $335m for minority discrimination

Summary Box: $327M verdict against J&J upheld

Heungkuk, Goldman to arbitrate dispute

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

VIDEO: House GOP Rejects 2-month Payroll Tax Cut

VIDEO: CrossTalk: Newt Rising

VIDEO: AT&T Agrees to Drop Bid for T-Mobile

VIDEO: House to Vote Tuesday on Payroll Tax Cut Bill

VIDEO: Pelosi Hits GOP Over Payroll Tax Standoff

American Political News for Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2012 Election


Gingrich, Romney Go to a Tie; More See Obama as Competitive

Poll: Gingrich, Romney in dead heat nationally

Dems: Romney is easier jobs target than Gingrich

Iowa Republicans defend caucuses

Johnson to run as Libertarian Party candidate

RNC outraises DNC in November

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Secrecy defines Obama’s drone war

Obama to mark end of Iraq war

Barack Obama opens fire as Republicans reject payroll tax compromise

Rick Perry 2012 Presidential Campaign


Perry Shifts Focus From GOP Rivals to Obama

New Perry Ad Categorizes Gingrich as K Streeter, Romney as Wall Streeter

Rick Perry Calls Obama’s Presidency ‘Destructive’

Perry: Tebow and I share 'a pulpit'

Rick Perry aims populist barbs

On the Line: Rick Perry on beer, guns and Iowa

Rick Perry: Negativity in Campaign Is ‘in Eye of the Beholder’

Rick Perry in Kim Jong the Second gaffe

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Mitt Romney's 'Mormon problem' overblown

Mitt Romney to America: 'Newt Gingrich? Really?'

Romney blasts Gingrich over judiciary ideas

US election 2012: Mitt Romney suggests Newt Gingrich challenge has fallen away

Romney keeps laser focus on Obama in New Hampshire

Romney kicks off N.H. bus tour

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Campaign


Bachmann: I'm not a politician, don't even know how to be one

Source: Bob Vander Plaats asked Michele Bachmann to quit

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Upset Brewing? Ron Paul Hopes to Spring Iowa Surprise

Ron Paul Attacked for Views on Health Care

Ron Paul panic seizes Iowa establishment

Ron Paul Emerges As Outsider Pick In Iowa Caucus 2012

Rick Santorum 2012 Presidential Campaign


Rick Santorum Pitches Electability Just Two Weeks Before the Iowa Caucuses

Rick Santorum’s Iowa Bounce Comes With More Scrutiny

Bob Vander Plaats endorses Santorum. Does it matter?

Santorum Earns Backing From Key Iowa Religious Conservatives Though Group Declines to Endorse

Newt Gingrich 2012 Presidential Campaign


Newt Gingrich Wants ‘You’ to Stop the Negative Ads

Newt Gingrich takes aim at ‘activist judges,’ concerning some in GOP

Newt Gingrich suggests Ron Paul unprepared, a threat

Gingrich explains how much he pocketed from Freddie Mac

Gingrich assails judges as he courts conservatives

Iran


Diplomats agree to increase pressure on Iran

US hits Iranian shipping firms with sanctions

North Korea


U.S. signals North Korea, keeping dialogue open after Kim death

US urges North Korea to follow 'path of peace'

Other News


Hezbollah denies US money laundering charges

US nuke chief supports Japan nuke plant stability

Official: Pakistan sees lull in US drone strikes

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,485

US targeted over failure to condemn Israel

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


Wall Street rallies 3 percent in broad advance

Final Glance: Staffing companies

US Economy


House Republicans push for new payroll tax cut talks

House to Reject Senate Temporary Tax Cut Extension

Power Plant Closures Due to Environmental Regulations to Take Toll on Towns

House GOP Plans to Reject Payroll Tax Cut Extension Passed in Senate

Power plant closures to cost US towns jobs, taxes

Stalemate: Obama and Boehner Dig In on Payroll Tax

Obama warns tax increases imminent

US Federal Reserve proposes stricter rules for banks

Unemployment fell in 43 states in November

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Treasurys fall as traders buy European debt

Commodities


Oil near $95 in Asia on hopes of stronger US data

Crude Oil, Gold and Silver Poised to Rise as US Dollar Weakens

Oil prices jump more than 3 percent

US Dollar, Currency


The U.S. Dollar Tumbled despite of Strong Housing Data in November

Real Estate Market


Rise in home building suggests industry turnaround

Credit/Stock Rating


Zynga In The Green; Two Analysts Issue Bullish Reports

US Companies/Industry


Deutsche Telekom silent on Plan B for T-Mobile USA

Apple buys Israel's Anobit for $500 million: report

AT&T gives up on $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA

China probing blast at Apple supplier factory

Appeals court upholds ruling in favor of Veoh

Calif. AG sues Fannie, Freddie demanding answers

Nike profit up 3 percent in 2Q

MF Global U.S. trustee pursuing $700 million in UK

Healthways cuts jobs, expects large 4Q charge

Prestige Brands will buy GSK brands for $660M

Brand power helps Nike beat estimates

Liberty Media agrees to pay IRS $136 million

Aon paying $16.3M in alleged bribery settlements

ConAgra 2nd quarter net income beats expectations

Plains Hives Natural Gas Assets