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GOP wannabes revive privatizing Social Security

GOP wannabes revive privatizing Social Security

Most of the top Republicans running for president are embracing plans to partially privatize Social Security, reviving a contentious issue that fizzled under President George W. Bush after Democrats relentlessly…

Republicans try to stall end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Republicans try to stall end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Two top Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee have asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to delay the new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military. In a…

Obama’s legacy: Land of the poor, home of the foreclosed

Obama’s legacy: Land of the poor, home of the foreclosed

Barack Obama‘s road to re-election is lined with lots of boarded-up homes. Though the high unemployment rate dominates talk in Washington, for many 2012 voters the housing crisis may well…

Jobs plan gets some support from House Republicans

Jobs plan gets some support from House Republicans

Sounding cooperative but drawing a firm line on tax increases, House Republican leaders said on Friday they see some areas of possible agreement with President Barack Obama on his jobs…

Sarah Palin: A sex-crazed druggie with a thing for black lovers?

Sarah Palin: A sex-crazed druggie with a thing for black lovers?

An upcoming book about Sarah Palin portrays the tea party centerfold as anything but a family values soccer mom. Instead, a searing look at Palin by author Joe McGinniss discovered…

Political bickering dominates debt panel

Political bickering dominates debt panel

Digging in for a bruising struggle, Republicans on Congress’ powerful deficit-fighting “supercommittee” targeted Social Security and government health care spending Tuesday while Democrats pressed for higher tax revenue as part…

Voters humiliate Obama, Democrats in New York, Nevada

Voters humiliate Obama, Democrats in New York, Nevada

Voters in special elections Tuesday sent a loud, clear and harsh message to President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. The party of the jackass lost a normally safe seat…

Health insurance mandate ruled unconstitutional

Health insurance mandate ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge in Pennsylvania said the insurance-buying mandate in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is unconstitutional, the latest ruling over an issue likely to be taken up by…

CIA opens New York probe

CIA opens New York probe

The CIA has opened an internal investigation into whether the agency broke a ban against domestic spying in its work with New York City police, top officials said Tuesday. Newly…

Americans feel safe in spite of Congress

Americans feel safe in spite of Congress

Congress may be in the doghouse with the American public, but the broader government — especially the military — gets high marks for keeping the nation safe and secure, a…