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Ron Paul: The GOP’s real hope for 2012?

Ron Paul: The GOP’s real hope for 2012?

Whispers inside the fractured Republican Party suggest that when the smoke clears from a brutal primary campaign war for the party’s Presidential nomination, the most desirable candidate might just be…

Obama’s sharp return to the liberal left

Obama’s sharp return to the liberal left

President Barack Obama tried being a moderate. That angered his liberal base. So now he’s trying to become a born-again liberal. That’s angering moderates. They say moving sharply to the…

Obama’s tax claim: The numbers don’t add up

Obama’s tax claim: The numbers don’t add up

President Barack Obama is lying when he claims millionaires — on the whole — pay taxes at lower rates than those with less income. It makes for nice political rhetoric…

Obama’s plan: Tax the rich, protect Medicare

Obama’s plan: Tax the rich, protect Medicare

President Barack Obama Monday launched an ambitious deficit reduction plan with $1.5 trillion in new taxes aimed at closing loopholes used by the rich and one that he says will…

Republicans cry ‘class warfare’ over Obama tax plan

Republicans cry ‘class warfare’ over Obama tax plan

Leading Republicans on Sunday spurned as “class warfare” an administration proposal dubbed “the Buffett rule” that would ensure millionaires are taxed at the same rate as the middle class. President…

Calm chaos followed Reno air show disaster

Calm chaos followed Reno air show disaster

Amid the horrific aftermath of the nation’s deadliest air racing disaster, a crash that killed nine and sent about 70 people to Reno-area hospitals, a sort of calm pervaded. Witnesses…

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…