February 8th, 2012
12:29 PM ET

Rick Santorum's smiling money man: 'all I did was write a check'

He was the man on stage Tuesday night, beaming in the glow of Rick Santorum's three-state sweep. He stood just behind the candidate himself–a spot often associated with close advisers or family members. Who was this man? Meet Foster Friess, a Christian millionaire who uses his money to support what he calls "founding father" values–and candidates like Santorum.

Filed under: Politics
February 8th, 2012
09:48 AM ET

For President Obama, is it 'morning again in America'?

Is President Obama set for a Reagan-like reelection?

In January of 1984, months before Ronald Reagan was reelected, the unemployment rate was at 8%.

At the time, President Reagan said, "I'm pleased to report that America is much improved, and there's good reason to believe that improvement will continue through the days to come."

Filed under: Economy • Politics