How did Donald Trump become a contender?

How did Donald Trump become a contender?

The tawdry tale of how professional celebrity Donald Trump became a player in the Republican Presidential Presidential sweepstakes is a sad commentary on the state of politics in America. Trump has no political experience, hasn’t voted in a primary election in 21 years, doesn’t have a campaign or even a real grasp of the many […]

Couric ending her failed network anchor venture

Couric ending her failed network anchor venture

Perky Katie Couric‘s failed five-year experiment as a national network news anchor is coming to a long-predicted end and she chose a celebrity-oriented gossip mag to formally announce her departure from the CBS Evening News. “I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News,” Couric said in an interview with People magazine. ”  […]

Olbermann returns to haunt the airwaves on June 20

Olbermann returns to haunt the airwaves on June 20

Keith Olbermann, the unabashed liberal who likes to pretend he’s a newsman, returns to TV with a new show and old title — Countdown with Keith Olbermann — on Current TV. The show debuts on June 20 at 8 p.m. In February, after MSNBC sacked the difficult and ego maniacal Olbermann from his show of […]

Depression strikes many caregivers

Depression strikes many caregivers

One in four caregivers for ill or elderly relatives and friends said in a survey released on Tuesday that they suffer from depression, a figure far higher than for the U.S. population in general. By comparison, 9 percent of all Americans are estimated to suffer from depression, according to a study released last year by […]

Ron Paul prepares another long-shot run for the White House

Ron Paul prepares another long-shot run for the White House

Twice failed Presidential candidate Ron Paul is planning another long-shot run for the White House. Paul will announce formation of an exploratory committee during a stop in Des Moines, Iowa, today, joining a crowded field of Republican candidates trying to knock off President Barack Obama in 2012. The Texas Congressman ran for President as a […]

Barbour drops out of Presidential race

Barbour drops out of Presidential race

Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour — a long shot Presidential candidate at best — pulled the plug on his campaign for the White House Monday, saying he lacked the “absolute fire in the belly” to seek the office.   After making noises about a serious Presidential run, Barbour dropped his surprise announcement while at least […]

Birthers: The lunatic issue that just won’t go away

Birthers: The lunatic issue that just won’t go away

In a political environment where nutcase theories take root and won’t go away, the “birther” movement has become an albatross for the Republican Party. Based on the debunked belief that President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States, the birther movement now forces GOP candidates and leaders to take sides and walk a tightrope […]

Reform? New Congress members learn to use pork

Reform? New Congress members learn to use pork

Didn’t take long for the new wave of so-called reformers swept into Congress in the 2010 elections to learn how to play the Washington game of piling on the pork. West Virginia Republican freshman Rep. David McKinley, one of those who campaigned on tea party themes of cutting spending and ending waste, needed only three […]

The teapot boils over: Americans pissed about Medicare cuts

The teapot boils over: Americans pissed about Medicare cuts

In a poll that tea party extremists should read, a clear majority of Americans clearly oppose the drastic deficit reductions proposal of Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan and his fellow right-wingers in Congress. The new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds most Americans want Medicare left alone and oppose cuts in Medicaid and defense. The only thing […]

Philandering John Ensign resigns from Senate

Philandering John Ensign resigns from Senate

Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign becomes the latest ethics-challenged member of Congress to throw in the towel.   Ensign, dogged by admissions of nailing a female member of his staff and other ethics questions, will submit his letter of resignation Friday and leave office on May 3. The Senate Ethics Committee named a special counsel […]