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Obama retreats on consumer protection

President Barack Obama is backing down on his demand for creation of a stand-alone consumer protection agency. Instead, the administration is willing to consider housing a consumer regulation function inside…

Toyota’s boss: Gee, we sure are sorry

Akio Toyoda, the chief executive officer of Japanese auto giant Toyota, says he sure is sorry his company rushed cars into production with safety defects that kill and maim people.…

Health summit: Much ado about nothing

Here’s a moment of rare Washington bipartisanship for you: Republicans and Democrats agree that President Barack Obama‘s much-ballyhooed publicly-televised summit on health care will be much ado about nothing because…

The high cost of bi-partisanship

Memo to members of Congress: Bi-partisanship may be hazardous to your fund raising. Just ask Louisiana Republican Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao, the sole Republican supporter of Democratic-sponsored health care reform…

Obama’s new health plan already DOA

A desperate President Barack Obama is pulling out all the stops in a last-ditch effort to salvage his $950 billion health care plan but critics of this latest move from…

Tea Party challenges Olbermann’s hypocrisy

Tea Party advocates have a message for liberal loudmouth Keith Olbermann: Put up or shut up. After Olbermann delivered one of his bombastic attacks on the Tea Party movement, calling…

Brown vote helps bust GOP filibuster

Scott Brown, the new Republican Senator from Massachusetts who was supposed to bring the Democratic legislative agenda to a halt, helped end a GOP-led filibuster on the jobs bill in…

GOP donors fed up with RNC boss Steele’s high flying, expensive lifestyle

Michael Steele, the embattled chairman of the Republican National Committee, is living large at donor expense and a growing number of GOP fatcats say they are tired of contributing to…

Cheney hospitalized with chest pains

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, known for creating heartburn for political opponents, was hospitalized at George Washington Medical Center in Washington Monday after suffering chest pains. Cheney, who has a…

CPAC’s right-wing children

The conservative movement in America is now child’s play. The kids have taken over the right wing (again) and that’s not sitting too well with the old guard. Young, fresh-faced…