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Will Chris Christie run? Can he save the GOP?

Will Chris Christie run? Can he save the GOP?

In a political season of come-and-go GOP Presidential frontrunners, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the “next big thing,” but only if he decides to run and he keeps saying…

Public’s opinion of government: ‘You stink!’

Public’s opinion of government: ‘You stink!’

Americans may be sharply divided on many fronts but they can agree when it comes those who run the government. Congress stinks and anyone who seeks or holds public office…

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…

When politics overwhelms friendships, we all lose

When politics overwhelms friendships, we all lose

Lunch last week with two friends who approach life from opposite ends of the political spectrum:  Fred First, Floyd County, Virginia’s “first blogger” and Jim Connor, a relatively-recent addition to…

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…

Obama to blacks: Stop whining and get to work

Obama to blacks: Stop whining and get to work

President Barack Obama, under fire from African-Americans for what they see as his inattention to their needs — fired back at the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus…

Michelle who?

Michelle who?

Remember Michele Bachmann?  She used to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for President. No, she hasn’t dropped out of the race. Not yet. But she might as well…

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…

Voters to Obama: Stop blaming Bush for your economic mess

Voters to Obama: Stop blaming Bush for your economic mess

After three years of having the luxury of previous President George W. Bush to blame for the nation’s economic ills, President Barack Obama is finding that passing the buck to…

GOP debate: The decline of Rick Perry continues

GOP debate: The decline of Rick Perry continues

GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Perry may be seeking a chance to oppose President Barack Obama in the 2012 election but first they must find a way to…