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Will a leaking economy sink Obama?

Will a leaking economy sink Obama?

President Barack Obama faces a long re-election campaign having all but given up on the economy rebounding in any meaningful way before November 2012. His own budget office predicts unemployment…

Labor faces new reality with little help from Obama

Labor faces new reality with little help from Obama

In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help boost sagging membership and help revive union strength.…

Like it or not, tea party is an influencing factor

Like it or not, tea party is an influencing factor

Bulling its way into 2012, the tea party is shaping the race for the GOP presidential nomination as candidates parrot the movement’s language and promote its agenda while jostling to…

Dick Cheney tries to rewrite history

Dick Cheney tries to rewrite history

Dick Cheney‘s autobiography presents a robust defense of his push for the U.S. invasion of Iraq without critically examining two issues central to America’s near-failure in the war: the Bush…

Divided, unpopular Congress returns

Divided, unpopular Congress returns

Congress returns to work this coming week, divided over measures to create jobs and scorned by the nation it was elected to help lead. After a five-week break, Republican and…

Safe, but not safe enough

Safe, but not safe enough

We are safer, but not safe enough. In the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks, the government has taken giant steps to protect the nation from terrorists, spending eye-popping sums…

Palin sure sounds like she’s running for President

Palin sure sounds like she’s running for President

Cheers of “Run Sarah, Run” greeted Sarah Palin at a tea party rally in Iowa, but the former Alaska governor still isn’t saying whether she’s going to jump into the…

Feds issue warnings on small plane terrorism threat

Feds issue warnings on small plane terrorism threat

The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Authorities say there is…

Perry’s words may come back to haunt him

Perry’s words may come back to haunt him

Maybe Rick Perry’s not so “Fed Up!” after all. Just nine months ago, the Texas governor released a rhetorical bomb-throwing book under that title. He dismissed Social Security as a…

Illinois Congressman says ‘nada’ to Obama’s job speech

Illinois Congressman says ‘nada’ to Obama’s job speech

An outspoken Republican congressman from Illinois is defending his decision to boycott President Barack Obama’s jobs speech next week. U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said Saturday that Obama is abusing his…