On the Bus with Romney: Bain, Empathy and Obama

One of Mitt Romney’s challenges in running for President, both in 2008 and this cycle, is that he’s not exactly the most relatable guy. He’s fabulously wealthy, belongs to a religion that less than 2% of Americans share and is essentially selling himself as a technocratic captain of industry, not a share-your-beer-and-your-pain regular …

Maxine Waters Wants Blacks Back In The Conversation

While Barack Obama toured rural parts of the Midwest this week, the Congressional Black Caucus drew thousands of people to job fairs in Detroit and Atlanta. Driving the turnout was a sobering fact: The unemployment rate among …

Q&A: Jon Huntsman

TIME talked to former ambassador to China and Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman for a profile running in the May 23, 2011, issue of the magazine. Lightly edited excerpts from three separate interviews with Huntsman follow:

Q&A: Tea Partying Former CEO Herman Cain

Sitting in his Atlanta office over looking a golf course, Herman Cain contemplates what life could have been. “My plan was to be on cruise control at this particular point in my life,” the 65-year-old former Godfather’s Pizza CEO says. Cain retired from the corporate world 15 years ago. Since, he’s served on a few boards – …

Q&A: Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist

Since founding Americans for Tax Reform in the 1980s, Grover Norquist has become one of the conservative movement’s most influential figures. Each Wednesday, Norquist, 54, draws an eclectic mix of center-right activists to his …

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