James Pethokoukis

American Enterprise Institute

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Columnist and blogger at the American Enterprise Institute, former money and politics columnist for Reuters BreakingViews and a regular contributor to CNBC; former assistant managing editor of the 'Money & Business' section at US News and World Report, and writer of its Capital Commerce blog

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The economy was the subject of last night's fourth Republican presidential debate, and you could almost hear Bill Clinton's slogan from 1992.

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US economic growth may be setting records, but next year's presidential campaign will focus on poverty, stagnant wages and income disparity.

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US economic growth may be setting records, but next year's presidential campaign will focus on poverty, stagnant wages and income disparity.

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Steven Miller has been fired as Acting Director of the Internal Revenue Service, but he was back on Capitol Hill today,  testifying before the Senate Finance Committee , in one of…

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Steven Miller has been fired as Acting Director of the Internal Revenue Service, but he was back on Capitol Hill today, testifying before the Senate Finance Committee , in one of…

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