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The One Percent was real loser in South Carolina

January 23, 2012

Plutocrats fuelling jets for Davos take note: fellow club member Mitt Romney’s path to the presidency has been obstructed by his riches. Lopsided wealth creation bothered voters even more than his rival’s carnal sins. The Occupy agenda is resonating in some unlikely places.

Gingrich makes Goldman 4-letter word – to no avail

January 31, 2012

The former House speaker is set to lose Florida despite labeling rival Mitt Romney an agent of the Wall Street firm. But Romney’s similar conflation of Gingrich’s work with Freddie Mac to the housing bust seems to have hit further home. It’s a small victory for Goldman’s image.