Democrats, Republicans dislike their own Presidential candidates

Democrats, Republicans dislike their own Presidential candidates

Many Democrats and Republicans have one thing in common this Presidential election year. Members of both parties wish they had someone else on the top of the ticket on Election Day. Democratic and Republican political strategists tell Capitol Hill Blue that dissatisfaction runs high on both sides fo the political fence.  Both the right and […]

America’s do-nothing Congress skips town with critical work unfinished

America’s do-nothing Congress skips town with critical work unfinished

Congress packed up and left town Thursday, starting a five-week recess that comes after a year of few accomplishments and lots of partisan gridlock. Oops. Our mistake.  The inhabitants of Capitol Hill call the annual August break “district work periods,” a piece of spin designed to give the impression that lawmakers are back home taking […]

Illinois governor wants ban on assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines

Illinois governor wants ban on assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Tuesday ventured into territory where most elected officials and politicians fear to tread:  An outright ban on assault style weapons and high capacity magazines for all guns. “There is no place in the state of Illinois for weapons designed to rapidly fire at human targets at close range,” Quinn said, reflecting […]

Romney aide tells reporters: ‘Kiss my ass’

Romney aide tells reporters: ‘Kiss my ass’

Presumed GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s seemingly unending string of gaffes and political missteps are leaving aides frazzled, GOP loyalists confounded and reporters gleeful as the candidate stumbles from one verbal disaster to another. Emotions boiled over in Poland Tuesday when Romney’s traveling press secretary Rick Gorka lost his cool with reporters who shouted questions […]

Political candidates preach financial responsibility while stiffing creditors

Political candidates preach financial responsibility while stiffing creditors

GOP Presidential wannabes like Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich may preach financial responsibility on the campaign trail but they are deadbeats when it comes to paying their campaign bills. Gingrich, a former Speaker of the House, owes $4.85 million in unpaid campaign debts.  Santorum, a former Senator, has stilled creditors for […]

U.S. wastes $200 million on uneeded, unwanted Iraqi cop training

U.S. wastes $200 million on uneeded, unwanted Iraqi cop training

Baghdad said it didn’t need or want U.S. help in training a new police department but that didn’t stop the federal government from blowing through $200 million attempting to train cops who wanted nothing do with with America. The U.S. State Department saw the Iraq Police Development Program as a centerpiece of American efforts to […]

Gunman kills 12, wounds 50 in Colorado theater showing “The Dark Knight Rises”

Gunman kills 12, wounds 50 in Colorado theater showing “The Dark Knight Rises”

A gunman opened fire, killed 12 and wounded at least 50 overnight at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater where patrons gathered to watch the premiere of a new film that has generated debate and is decried as an “anti-Romney conspiracy” by the right wing. The gunman, wearing a bullet-proof vest and a gas mask, fired […]

Did Ron Paul call on Romney to release his tax returns or not? That is the question

Did Ron Paul call on Romney to release his tax returns or not?  That is the question

Ron Paul, the last Republican challenger to presumptive nominee Mitt Romney appeared to have a message for the former Massachusetts governor:  Stop stalling and release your tax returns. Or did he? Romney has refused to release tax returns than 2010 and has come under fire from both the campaign of incumbent President Barack Obama and […]