By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
As President Obama took to the road Wednesday promoting his plan for more federal aid for manufacturers, an industry official said the president could help businesses far more by agreeing on a budget deal with Congress.
Mitt Romney returned home Friday to give Michigan voters a glimpse of his plans to get the nation's fiscal house in order and to strengthen the economy, as he worked to court voters in one of the states' that was hit hardest by the economic recession.
Scrambling for support ahead of Tuesday's Michigan primary, Republican presidential contenders are again trying to distance themselves from former President George W. Bush's bailouts of Wall Street and the auto industry — moves, they say, that have stained the party's reputation.