Graham: Election is GOP’s to lose

Graham: Election is GOP’s to lose

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says the upcoming presidential election is the GOP‘s to lose. Graham says President Barack Obama has done “everything he knows how” to beat himself and that people have little confidence in Obama’s policies because they aren’t working. When it comes to who should lead the GOP in the 2012 campaign for […]

Five die in RV at biker fest

Five die in RV at biker fest

Three men and two women at a Tennessee biker festival to raise money for needy children died in a recreational vehicle when fumes from a generator leaked into the camper, an organizer for the event said. Police were investigating the deaths but said no foul play was suspected. Two of the men worked security into […]

Baldwin axed from Emmy show over hacking joke

Baldwin axed from Emmy show over hacking joke

Leonard Nimoy was a last-minute sub for Alec Baldwin on the Emmy Awards opening because of a flap over a joke about News Corp.’s phone hacking scandal. Alec Baldwin had taped the segment, playing a fictional president of the television academy, with show host Jane Lynch. But Baldwin asked that he be left out when […]

GOP wannabes revive privatizing Social Security

GOP wannabes revive privatizing Social Security

Most of the top Republicans running for president are embracing plans to partially privatize Social Security, reviving a contentious issue that fizzled under President George W. Bush after Democrats relentlessly attacked it. As President Barack Obama sidesteps ways to keep the retirement system viable, his would-be rivals are keen on letting younger workers divert part […]

White House ignored warnings about solar company’s problems

White House ignored warnings about solar company’s problems

White House officials discussed the political ramifications of a possible default by a troubled solar energy company that received more than $500 million in federal loans, newly released emails show. Emails released Thursday night show that Obama administration privately worried about the effect of a default by Solyndra Inc. on the president’s re-election campaign. “The […]

Political bickering dominates debt panel

Political bickering dominates debt panel

Digging in for a bruising struggle, Republicans on Congress’ powerful deficit-fighting “supercommittee” targeted Social Security and government health care spending Tuesday while Democrats pressed for higher tax revenue as part of any deal to reduce red ink by at least $1.2 trillion over the next decade. There were no ultimatums from either side, and there […]