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Pop Quiz: Fun Facts from Inauguration Days Gone By

On Monday, President Obama will be inaugurated again, and an estimated 800,000 people will descend on Washington, D.C., for the occasion. To get yourself ready for the festivities, take this little quiz that features some high and low points from America's 57 inaugurations.

Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?

It's the question every incumbent up for reelection has had to answer since challenger Ronald Reagan first posed it to President Jimmy Carter in 1980. But in this 2012 campaign, the answer is not so simple, for all the rhetoric on both sides.

The Surprising Facts About Mitt's 47% Who Pay No Income Tax

Mitt Romney has been taking some flak for saying the he's not going to try to win votes among the 47% of the populace that pays no federal income tax -- nor try to convince them to "take personal responsibility and care for their lives." But he should look more closely at who's in that group.

Economy by the Numbers: Are We Better Off Than We Were in 2008?

This fall, as Americans prepare to mark their ballots, Republicans are hoping that voters' minds will be focused on one (and only one) simple question: Are you better off today than you were four years ago? Unfortunately for the GOP, the answer isn't quite as clear as they'd like.

State of the Ecomony: 3 Things Obama Will Focus On

In tonight's State of the Union, President Obama faces a tough crowd: Millions of Americans unsure about whether he should keep his job. He'll be aiming to win hearts and minds, and at least part of that will be an appeal to our wallets. With that in mind, here are three key points that he is likely to hammer home tonight:

Bachmann Proposes Tax Hikes for All -- Reagan Style

On Thursday, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann may have inadvertently made one of the boldest moves of the 2012 primary campaign. Speaking on Fox News, the Minnesota congresswoman stated that she wants to adopt Ronald Reagan's tax plan, a rate structure that's much higher than current tax rates.

Are You Better Off Under the Obama Administration?

President Obama has officially launched his reelection campaign and when it's time to vote again many may ask themselves whether they are better off than they were four years ago. A close look at the statistics reveals the clear winners and losers so far.

Before Wisconsin: Five of American Labor's Biggest Battles

Can you say image problem? For the first time in the more than 70 years that Gallup has been measuring the popularity of unions, in 2009 more than half the public didn't approve of them. The current showdown in Wisconsin has plenty of precedent when it comes to transformative moments for organized labor.

Reagan Tops Presidential Popularity Poll

Ronald Reagan tops a USA Today/Gallup poll of Americans' favorite U.S. presidents. The results suggest that a nostalgia for better economic times may play a factor, along with politics, in the survey.

Legal Briefing: So What If the Prop. 8 Judge Is Gay?

In the wake of Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling that California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban violated the U.S. Constitution, some are charging the judge was biased because he's gay. But Walker has another set of biases that his detractors would probably prefer not to discuss.

Is America becoming socialist?

In an attention-grabbing headline, Rasmussen Reports recently announced that only 53 percent of Americans believe that capitalism is better than...