Senate approves funding bill, averting shutdown

Senate approves funding bill, averting shutdown

In what has become business-as-usual on Capitol Hill, Congress cut a last minute deal Monday night, avoiding a partial government shutdown, assuring continued assistance to those hit by disasters and funding the government past the beginning of the new fiscal year Saturday. The Senate, after first blocking a House-approved funding measure, passed a compromise bill […]

Obama: Republicans would ‘cripple’ America

Obama: Republicans would ‘cripple’ America

President Barack Obama continued his march to the left Sunday, unleashing a blistering attack against Republicans, charging them with trying to “cripple” America through what he called regressive policies. “From the moment I took office,” he said, “what we’ve seen is a constant ideological pushback against any kind of sensible reforms that would make out […]

Another government shutdown threat looms large

Another government shutdown threat looms large

The debt deal back in August was supposed to end the threat of government shutdowns for the near future. But a new budget impasse created by sharp partisan disputes has created another threat. A stopgap federal spending bill passed by the Republican-controlled House appears dead on arrival in the Democratic-controlled Senate and now there’s talk […]

Even blacks are fed up with Barack Obama

Even blacks are fed up with Barack Obama

Support for fading President Barack Obama among African Americans has dropped considerable, plummeting 25 percentage points in a new Washington Post-ABC news poll. The numbers echo Obama’s falling fortunes among other voter groups but also show that blacks can no longer put the fact that the President is one of their own over the nation’s […]

Is Sarah Palin close to a decision on running for President?

Is Sarah Palin close to a decision on running for President?

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is close to making an announcement on her Presidential ambitions and her political action committee is hyping the pending decision in its latest fundraising letter. “It’s one of the most difficult and important decisions of her life,” says the Sept. 20 letter signed by Tim Crawford, treasurer of SarahPAC.  “And […]

House Republicans embarrass their leaders with funding rejection

House Republicans embarrass their leaders with funding rejection

Rebellious Republicans thumbed their noses at their leaders in the House of Representative Wednesday and defeated a GOP-sponsored bill that would have funded the federal government beyond Sept. 30. The defeat — a clear embarrassment for GOP leaders — could create further jitters in a nervous economy. The bill went down to a crushing defeat […]

Ron Paul: The GOP’s real hope for 2012?

Ron Paul: The GOP’s real hope for 2012?

Whispers inside the fractured Republican Party suggest that when the smoke clears from a brutal primary campaign war for the party’s Presidential nomination, the most desirable candidate might just be maverick Libertarian Ron Paul. “Dr. Paul’s ideas are becoming more and more mainstream,” a longtime GOP political strategist, who asked not to be identified, tells […]