Powell: Cheney wrong about Obama

Colin Powell, former President George W. Bush‘s Secretary of State, says Bush’s Vice-President, Dick Cheney, is full of crap when it comes to charges that the country is less safe with Barack Obama in the White House. “To suggest that somehow we have become much less safer because of the actions of the administration, I […]

Americans: Government is broken big time

Nearly nine of every 10 Americans think the government of this country is broken but they still hope that the it can be fixed. That’s the result of a new CNN/Opinion Research poll released Sunday. The poll of 1,023 adults found 86 percent feel the nation’s government is broken. Of that 86 percent, 81 percent […]

Winning campaign strategy: Bash Pelosi

Time-proven ploy of politics: Identify an enemy and then run against that enemy. Many candidates run for Congress not by opposing the record of their opponent but by running against the President. Many Democrats who won House and Senate seats in 2006 won by running against then-President George W. Bush. Republicans who hope to win […]

The new poor: No jobs, no hope

The greatest recession since the Great Depression has created a new, large and growing class of “new poor,” composed of millions who held jobs for most of their lives but now face years of unemployment and little hope of ever regaining the standard of living they once knew and took for granted. Millions of Americans […]

CPAC red-faced over Paul’s straw poll win

The wheels came off the smooth-running Conservative Political Action Conference right-wing love machine this weekend when libertarian political gadfly Ron Paul won the 2010 straw poll and sent boos through the meeting ballroom. Paul garnered 31 percent of the vote, topping perennial winner and favorite Mitt Romney by nine points. Everyone else, including GOP sex […]

The right wing finds new life

Suddenly, conservatives are back in style. A surge of young, enthusiastic conservative activists, united by opposition to President Barack Obama‘s increasingly unpopular agenda, have invirogated the right wing and they predict Republican wins in November’s congressional elections. Gathering at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the re-energized right wing promise a full court press […]

Cheney: Obama is a one-termer

George W. Bush’s Prince of Darkness is predicting the political demise of Barack Obama. Former Vice President Dick Cheney told right-wing political activists this week he thinks Barack Obama is a “one-term president.” Appearing, without advance notice, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Cheney predicted 2010 will be a big year for Republicans, citing GOP […]

A war by any other name

A war by any other name

First rule of marketing: When the brand is tarnished, change the name. So the Iraq war is getting a new name. Effective Sept. 1, “Operation Iraqi Freedom” becomes “Operation New Dawn.” ABC News first reported the name change on Thursday, quoting a Feb. 17 memo from Defense Secretary Robert Gates saying the “requested operation name […]

Toyota boss agrees to testify before Congress

Toyota‘s president Akio Toyoda, under fire for his handling of sweeping recalls, will testify before a congressional hearing next week, appealing to U.S. lawmakers and aggrieved customers for understanding while the company fixes its safety problems. Japanese officials praised the decision by Toyoda, grandson of the company’s founder, to accept a formal invitation to explain […]

Grudge leads to plane crashing into building

A software engineer with an apparent grudge against the government crashed his small plane into an office building with nearly 200 Internal Revenue Service employees inside, killing himself and at least one worker. Before flying his single engine Piper PA-28 into the hulking black-glass office building Thursday morning, A. Joseph Stack III apparently posted a […]