Coburn drops out of ‘Gang of Six’

Coburn drops out of ‘Gang of Six’

A top Republican senator in the bipartisan “Gang of Six” seeking agreement on a plan to cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade dropped out of the group on Tuesday, saying that his colleagues weren’t willing to cut enough from benefit programs like Medicare. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma said he doesn’t […]

Screwing the maid screws up the Governator’s legacy

Screwing the maid screws up the Governator’s legacy

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s political legacy in California already was tenuous. He left the governor’s office after seven years without making good on his central campaign promise to fix the state’s budgeting system, then commuted the manslaughter sentence for the son of a political ally in one of his final official acts, drawing the condemnation of prosecutors […]

Newt: 2012 election most important since 1860

Newt: 2012 election most important since 1860

Republican Newt Gingrich told a Georgia audience on Friday evening that the 2012 presidential election is the most consequential since the 1860 race that elected Abraham Lincoln to the White House and was soon followed by the Civil War. Addressing the Georgia Republican Party’s convention, Gingrich said the nation is at a crossroads and that […]

As usual, Gingrich plays fast and loose with facts

As usual, Gingrich plays fast and loose with facts

Republican presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich is hitching his star to the era of economic growth in the 1990s when he was House speaker, declaring “We’ve done it before. We can do it again.” But his account of what he did before is inflated. The economy wasn’t as rosy during his time in leadership as he’s […]