House Approves Bill With Massive Spending Cuts After All-Night Session

***UPDATED*** WASHINGTON – After an all-night session, House Republicans early Saturday morning passed legislation that would slash $60 billion in government spending between now and the end of September, setting up a showdown with President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto the measure. The cuts, which were passed without a single Democratic vote, are […]

George Soros Responds To Glenn Beck’s Attacks

Liberal billionaire George Soros responded to Glenn Beck’s frequent attacks on him during an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that is set to air on this Sunday’s episode of “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” Beck has repeatedly cast Soros as the “puppet master” and chief architect of a shadowy group of left-wing people and organizations who are […]

Wisconsin Dems Could Stay Away For Weeks

MADISON, Wis. — Democrats on the run in Wisconsin avoided state troopers Friday and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks, potentially paralyzing the state government in a standoff with majority Republicans over union rights for public employees. The dramatic flight from the state stalled a proposal that seeks to ease Wisconsin’s budget woes by […]

Obama Administration Changes Course On Bank Secrecy Case

The U.S. Supreme Court should reject a banking industry appeal aimed at stopping release of details about the Federal Reserve’s emergency 2008 bank loans, the Obama administration said as it changed course on the corporate secrecy case. Content from The Huffington Post, obtained via an RSS feed, as in all content in in our Political […]

Congressman’s Staffers Urged Him To Get Psychiatric Help

PORTLAND, Ore. — Senior staffers of U.S. Rep. David Wu were so alarmed over the Oregon Democrat’s erratic behavior just days before the November election that they demanded he enter a hospital for psychiatric treatment, a newspaper reported Friday evening. The Oregonian, citing interviews with a number of anonymous staff members, reported on its website […]

Sarah Palin To Wisconsin Protesters: You’re Fighting ‘The Wrong Fight’

MADISON, Wis. — Sarah Palin says union members protesting Wisconsin Republicans’ plan to help balance the state’s budget by cutting collective bargaining rights are taking up “the wrong fight at the wrong time.” Palin weighed in on the debate in a Friday night posting on her Facebook page but didn’t indicate whether she would join […]

Sarah Palin: Bristol Googled Information On The Economy For Me

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reportedly tasked her oldest daughter, Bristol, with taking to Google to mine a little data on the economy in preparation for her appearance Thursday in Long Island, New York. The Los Angeles Times reports: Palin was accompanied by her daughter, Bristol, whom she described as her “entourage.” She said she […]

Obama Reverses Bush Birth Control Rules

WASHINGTON — (AP) The government has replaced a Bush-era rule that became a flash point in the debate over abortions, clarifying that doctors and nurses have a long-standing federal right not to participate in the procedures. Federal laws for years have forbidden discrimination against health care professionals who refuse to perform abortions or sterilizations, or […]

Craig Crawford: Obama’s Wisconsin Power Play

Is it legal for a president to lobby a state legislature? I guess so, but the constitutional implications are a bit worrisome. Obama’s “political machine worked in close coordination” with Wisconsin labor unions to organize protests there and in other states, according to the Washington Post. Their cause might be just, opposing cuts in benefits […]