Steele wants another chance to screw up the GOP

Steele wants another chance to screw up the GOP

Embattled party chairman Michael Steele is telling Republican National Committee members that he’s running for re-election. That’s according to several participants listening to a conference call Monday night between Steele and the 168-member committee. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the call was private. The RNC will vote in January on whether to […]

Senate ready to pass Obama-GOP tax package

Senate ready to pass Obama-GOP tax package

The Senate is moving to pass a package that would spare taxpayers at every income level from a significant tax increase on Jan. 1. The package will then go to the House, where Democrats are fuming over extended tax breaks for the wealthy that President Barack Obama negotiated with Senate Republicans. House Democrats are considering […]

Somebody needs to foreclose on the government’s foreclosure program

Somebody needs to foreclose on the government’s foreclosure program

The Obama administration‘s central foreclosure-prevention effort won’t reach its original goals and the government should come up with clear, measurable objectives for the two-year-old program, according to a new report from a congressional watchdog. Because the Treasury Department has failed to properly analyze the program it runs, it is nearly impossible for overseers and the […]

Face it: This wasn’t a good year to be Tiger Woods…or his caddie

Face it: This wasn’t a good year to be Tiger Woods…or his caddie

Steve Williams never imagined that losing his wallet could fuel so much speculation that he was on his way out as Tiger Woods’ caddie. Hours after the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where Woods closed with a 75 and offered some veiled criticism of his caddie’s advice in the final round, Williams was sitting alone […]

$30 million? I don’t need no stinkin’ $30 million

$30 million? I don’t need no stinkin’ $30 million

At some point, it seems, Cliff Lee figured it wasn’t about the money anymore. Baseball’s hottest free agent could have had $150 million and a spot on the biggest stage in the game with its most successful team — the New York Yankees, winners of 27 World Series. Instead, the star pitcher got up from […]

Gun fight at California mall leaves mother dead, five wounded

Gun fight at California mall leaves mother dead, five wounded

A mother loading her 2-year-old son into an SUV was killed Tuesday and five others were wounded in a gunbattle at a strip mall in south Sacramento, authorities said. Two men were inside Fly Cuts & Styles barber shop just before 1 p.m. when two other men came in and started shooting, said Sacramento County […]

New York Senator hit with half-million buck embezzlement charge

New York Senator hit with half-million buck embezzlement charge

New York and federal authorities on Tuesday indicted a high-ranking state senator and his son on six charges that they embezzled more than $500,000 from their New York City health clinic for lavish spending, including Broadway shows, a down payment on a Bentley automobile, and a pony for a birthday party. Democrat Sen. Pedro Espada, […]

Gunman opens fire on school board, then kills himself

Gunman opens fire on school board, then kills himself

A gunman opened fire at a school board meeting Tuesday, sending spectators scrambling before he exchanged shots with a security guard and then killed himself, police said. No one besides the gunman was injured. Witnesses said the gunman walked up to a podium, spray painted a red “V” with a circle around it before he […]

Televisions just not a Best Buy this Christmas

Televisions just not a Best Buy this Christmas

Best Buy Co.’s third-quarter net income fell more than expected as it lost sales of lower-priced TVs and laptops to competitors, and more expensive 3-D and Internet-connected TVs failed to catch on. Shares of the largest U.S. electronics chain fell nearly 15 percent Tuesday as the results raised fears over Best Buy’s holiday season. The […]

Birther soldier cops a plea

Birther soldier cops a plea

An Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama‘s eligibility for office pleaded guilty Tuesday to one of two charges against him. Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin of Greeley, Colo., pleaded guilty in a military court to a charge that included disobeying orders to meet with a superior and […]