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Perry suddenly remembers he’s still governor of Texas

Perry suddenly remembers he’s still governor of Texas

Call it a leadership test in real time. Rick Perry left the presidential campaign trail this week to dash back to Texas, where wildfires have devoured more than 1,000 homes…

Obama, Congress hit new lows in polls

Obama, Congress hit new lows in polls

President Barack Obama‘s poll numbers continue to fall with only 44 percent of Americans approving of his performance as President. But the numbers of Congress are even worse. While 51…

Republican ‘young guns’ now draw more jeers than cheers

Republican ‘young guns’ now draw more jeers than cheers

A year after declaring themselves “Young Guns” ready to clean up Washington, these budget-slashing Republicans are drawing more jeers than cheers — and raising Democrats‘ hopes for next year’s election.…

Congress just makes the economy worse

Congress just makes the economy worse

With the economy facing a heightened risk of sliding back into recession, the country’s elected representatives may be pushing it closer to the brink. Democrats and Republicans say job creation…

Voters to Palin: Stay out of Presidential race

Voters to Palin: Stay out of Presidential race

Sarah Palin may think she has what it takes to be President and political gurus may think she should run but a Fox News poll shows voters across the political…

Economic crisis threatens pension funds

Economic crisis threatens pension funds

Pension funds in developed economies are facing a new crisis as falling equities and tumbling bond yields widen their deficits, threatening the incomes and retirement dates of future retirees. At…

Will a leaking economy sink Obama?

Will a leaking economy sink Obama?

President Barack Obama faces a long re-election campaign having all but given up on the economy rebounding in any meaningful way before November 2012. His own budget office predicts unemployment…

Labor faces new reality with little help from Obama

Labor faces new reality with little help from Obama

In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help boost sagging membership and help revive union strength.…

Safe, but not safe enough

Safe, but not safe enough

We are safer, but not safe enough. In the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks, the government has taken giant steps to protect the nation from terrorists, spending eye-popping sums…

Palin sure sounds like she’s running for President

Palin sure sounds like she’s running for President

Cheers of “Run Sarah, Run” greeted Sarah Palin at a tea party rally in Iowa, but the former Alaska governor still isn’t saying whether she’s going to jump into the…