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…

Scandal Time in Washington

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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