McCain: 2012 GOP primary ‘the nastiest’ ever

McCain: 2012 GOP primary ‘the nastiest’ ever

The Republican campaign to choose a candidate to take on President Barack Obama in November is “the nastiest” ever, presidential campaign veteran John McCain said Sunday. McCain should know — he was the target of a barrage of destructive rumors himself in his losing 2000 campaign against George Bush to become the Republican presidential candidate. […]

Santorum tops Romney in latest nationwide poll

Santorum tops Romney in latest nationwide poll

White House hopeful Rick Santorum has opened an eight-point lead over presumptive frontrunner Mitt Romney among likely Republican voters nationwide, a new poll showed Sunday. Thirty-six percent of those surveyed said they supported the Christian conservative, while 28 percent said they preferred the former Massachusetts governor, according to the latest results from Gallup’s daily tracking […]

Republicans cry ‘class warfare’ over Obama tax plan

Republicans cry ‘class warfare’ over Obama tax plan

Leading Republicans on Sunday spurned as “class warfare” an administration proposal dubbed “the Buffett rule” that would ensure millionaires are taxed at the same rate as the middle class. President Barack Obama was expected to make the proposal on Monday, picking up on a repeated complaint by billionaire investor Warren Buffett that he pays taxes […]

CIA opens New York probe

CIA opens New York probe

The CIA has opened an internal investigation into whether the agency broke a ban against domestic spying in its work with New York City police, top officials said Tuesday. Newly appointed CIA director David Petraeus, who took over the spy agency this month, said the probe by the agency’s inspector general would look at the […]

Obama: Americans reject tea party ideas

Obama: Americans reject tea party ideas

President Barack Obama said the “vast majority” of Americans reject the ideas of archconservative Tea Party movement, in an interview broadcast Monday. “We’ve always had a anti-federal government bent in a chunk of our population. That’s nothing new,” Obama told NBC News, referring to the anti-federal nature of the Tea Party, whose fervor swept in […]

Tears unite Americans remembering 9/11

Tears unite Americans remembering 9/11

Tears flowed and bells tolled at Ground Zero as Americans marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in a rare moment of unity for a country still shaken by the horrific terror strikes. President Barack Obama and his predecessor and political foe George W. Bush stood together in New York for the main ceremony […]

Pilot was ready to ram plane

Pilot was ready to ram plane

An F-16 pilot who scrambled on 9/11 to prevent another attack on the US capital says she was prepared to ram her plane into a hijacked aircraft — as there was no time to arm her plane with missiles. Amid fears another hijacked airliner was barreling towards Washington, Heather Penney, then a lieutenant in the […]

Obama meets with big biz honchos

Obama meets with big biz honchos

President Barack Obama met Friday with top executives at marquee US firms like American Express and Johnson & Johnson, with the country’s economy struggling and global markets prone to wild swings. “The president appreciated the thoughtful exchange of ideas and the private sector’s shared commitment to improving our economy,” the White House press office said […]