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Wendy Simmons
Wendy Simmons (RSS) Money & Politics Writer

Wendy W. Simmons is a freelance writer.  She recently began covering “money and politics” for InvestorPlace and is excited to provide analysis as the 2012 election season heats up.  She has worked as a staff writer and analyst for the Gallup Poll News Service and as the Associate Editor of the Gallup Management Journal.  She received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Richmond and a M.A. in Political Science from Emory University.  After spending 10 years in New York City, Wendy currently resides in the Washington, D.C .area.

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Recent Articles Headaches — What You Need to Know

Oct. 25, 2013, 12:52 pm EDT – Beyond the obvious embarrassment to the Obama administration, the problems with's rollout could change healthcare reform for years to come. More 

Supreme Court’s Docket Will Have a Huge Impact on Business

Oct. 11, 2013, 11:27 am EDT – Even amid a government shutdown, the Supreme Court began mulling cases this week. Here are a few high-profile arguments that could rock the business world. More 

Why We Need to Eliminate the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

Jun. 5, 2013, 5:19 am EDT – Although the HMID is politically popular and backed by the powerful real estate, construction and mortgage lobbies, we need to phase it out. More 

Obama’s Budget: Industry Winners and Losers

Apr. 11, 2013, 1:51 pm EDT – After unveiling his 2014 budget yesterday, President Obama was attacked by both the right and the left. Here are the industries most affected by the proposal. More 

Taking Stock of the Sequester

Feb. 21, 2013, 1:32 pm EDT – We're a little more than a week away from the dreaded across-the-board cuts -- where do we stand? More 

Your Guide to the D.C. Shuffle (2013 Edition)

Jan. 30, 2013, 12:00 pm EDT – With Congress kicking the debt ceiling can down the road last week, here's what you'll be hearing about over the next few months. Prepare yourself. More 

Obama Needs to Walk the Line With Cabinet Picks

Jan. 8, 2013, 12:24 pm EDT – President Obama could make bold choices to further his agenda at Energy and Interior ... but he has to get them through the Senate first. More 

Beyond the Rates: Navigating the Fiscal Cliff

Dec. 14, 2012, 12:42 pm EDT – What does the endless stalemate suggest about what the landscape will look like on Jan. 1? And -- more important -- how will it affect your finances? More 

Election 2012 — What We Learned

Nov. 7, 2012, 7:53 am EDT – Now that the uncertainty of the election is behind us, businesses can get to work on carving out their future. More 

Sandy and Jobs: A Powerful One-Two Punch for Obama

Nov. 2, 2012, 1:19 pm EDT – In the wake of a super storm, the public sees Obama at his best, topped off off with a pat on the back from the job market. More