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Romney’s taxes. No wonder Mitt Romney didn’t want to release his tax returns. He made $45 million over the past two years, pays an effective tax rate just under 14%, and has a Swiss bank account and accounts in the Cayman Islands. Talk about lousy optics. Mitt’s the one percent of the one percent. Is he the right guy for the times?

 

The NBC Debate last night saw Romney trying to attack Newt Gingrich. But Gingrich played the role of frontrunner and brushed off the attacks. And Romney stumbled when asked what he did to further the conservative movement in this country.

 

Hey Newt – who are you calling elite? Frank Bruni writes in the New York Times that - by any measure - Newt Gingrich is a member of the hated elite, the same group he loves to demonize.

 

By the way, the wife of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has given Newt $5 million. Who are the Adelsons, and what do they want if Newt wins the White House?

 

President Obama delivers his State of the Union tonight. We’ll look at the state of his presidency, and the state of the economy. Are things really getting better? And what would President Obama do with a second term in office? We’ll hear from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tonight.

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