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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 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…

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 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…

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 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…

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…

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…

Democrats’ dilemma: How to replace Evan Bayh

Indiana Democrats stunned by Sen. Evan Bayh's decision not to seek a third term…

Bayh’s departure: Moderates, exit stage center

The moderate middle is disappearing from Congress. Evan Bayh is just the latest senator to forgo a re-election bid, joining a growing line of pragmatic, find-a-way politicians who are abandoning…