Obama takes health care show on road

Obama takes health care show on road

With his message falling upon increasingly deaf ears on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama takes his last-ditch health care reform crusade on the road this week to try rally a skeptical public. The risky political ploy has desperation written all over it. Obama will speak in Philadelphia Monday and St. Louis Wednesday even as polls […]

Axelrod: ‘I don’t give a flying…’

Axelrod: ‘I don’t give a flying…’

David Axelrod, President Barack Obama‘s image manager, says he doesn’t give a “flying fuck” what critics say about the White House and its failures but while Axelrod puts forward a defiant face, others say the level of concern is rising over the administration’s failure to stay on message. “The Obama White House has lost the […]

Right wing on Pentagon shooter: ‘He ain’t one of us’

Right wing on Pentagon shooter: ‘He ain’t one of us’

The rabid-right is rushing to distance itself from Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell, the latest nutcase with a grudge, guns and gripes against the government. Bedell, declares conservative blogger Sistah Toljah, is “a far left nutcase.” Another blog of right-wing ramblings tags Bedell an “Anti-Bush nut case and 9/11 truther.” The same “he ain’t one […]

Obama ups the sales pitch on health care

Obama ups the sales pitch on health care

President Barack Obama, facing a public that no longer trusts him, Republicans who dog his every move and Democrats who prefer re-election to supporting the leader of their party, bumped up the rhetoric Saturday in a last-ditch effort to sell his faltering health care program. In his Saturday radio and Internet address, Obama honed in […]

Pentagon shooter driven by hatred, conspiracy theories

Pentagon shooter driven by hatred, conspiracy theories

A bitter Californian consumed by hatred towards the U.S. government and conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorism attacks and other perceived government coverups opened fire on Pentagon police Thursday night, wounding two before officers cut him down in a fusillade of gunfire. John Patrick Bedell hated the government and the American military and was convinced […]

Levin is acting Ways and Means chair

Levin is acting Ways and Means chair

Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark held the acting chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee for just one day before Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi replaced him with Michigan Democrat Rep. Sander Levin. Levin will hold the seat until the ethics matters surrounding New York Congressman Charles Rangel are resolved and he either returns […]

Karl Rove’s memoir based on fantasy?

Karl Rove’s memoir based on fantasy?

Karl Rove, shifting from strategist to apologist for the failed administration of his former boss, George W. Bush, claims in a new book that the White House did not lie about that non-existent weapons of mass destruction that served as the centerpiece for the rationale for invading Iraq in 2003. The man who was called […]

Skeptical Democrats not sold on Obama’s latest health care plan

Skeptical Democrats not sold on Obama’s latest health care plan

President Barack Obama faces skepticism on his latest revised health care plan not only from Republicans but also from Democrats who have one eye on polls and the other on a tough re-election campaign in 2010. Obama Wednesday called on Congress to put aside a year of partisanship and bitter divisions over his faltering health […]

Anti-abortion Democrats threaten health care bill

Anti-abortion Democrats threaten health care bill

The fate of President Barack Obama‘s signature health care bill in Congress could lie in the hands of a dozen Democrats who oppose abortion and who want a provision barring it. Michigan Democratic Rep. Bob Stupak says he and his fellow anti-abortion Democrats are prepared to take the heat if they can sink the bill. […]