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Betty Ford dead at 93

Betty Ford dead at 93

Betty Ford said things that first ladies just don’t say, even today. And 1970s America loved her for it. According to Mrs. Ford, her young adult children probably had smoked…

House mixes messages on Libya

House mixes messages on Libya

The House is sending mixed signals on President Barack Obama‘s military action against Libya, voting to prohibit weapons and training to rebels looking to oust Moammar Gadhafi but stopping short…

Obama plans new rules on gun safety

Obama plans new rules on gun safety

Six months after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot, the White House is preparing to propose some new steps on gun safety, though they’re likely to fall short of the bold…

Bomb implants: Newest terrorism threat?

Bomb implants: Newest terrorism threat?

US officials have warned airlines terror groups may be mulling implanting bombs under the skins of passengers, reports said Wednesday, but stressed the alert was not linked to any specific…

Can economic upturn save Obama?

Can economic upturn save Obama?

Signs of economic improvement could bolster President Barack Obama‘s re-election hopes as he tries to beat back Republican attacks over his failure to create enough jobs. Economists say things are…

Debt limit worries increase

Debt limit worries increase

As the standoff over raising the government’s borrowing limit enters its final month, it’s becoming harder for investors to avoid thinking the unthinkable: the world’s most trusted borrower could soon…

Obama hosts debt talks

Obama hosts debt talks

President Barack Obama is having friend and foe alike come to the White House to talk about cutting the budget deficit, with less than four weeks to avert a first-ever…

GOP backs away from Obamacare repeal

GOP backs away from Obamacare repeal

Republicans stormed into control of the House after the 2010 elections determined to repeal Obamacare. They promised to replace the controversial health care “reform” with something else. That was then.…

Even the right is pissed at Republicans

Even the right is pissed at Republicans

Republican intransigence on lifting the debt ceiling is angering those on both sides of the debate with even some on the right saying the GOP is taking a big chance…

Debt-limit chicken

Debt-limit chicken

Like a high-stakes poker game with other peoples’ money, Democrats and Republicans continue to posture, ponder and pontificate in their game of debt-limit chicken as the deadline for raising the…