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Bye bye Biden?

Bye bye Biden?

Is Joe Biden an endangered species in the Obama White House? Conservative media outlets say “yes.”  New York Post Columnist Fred Dicker claims prominent Democrats and Republicans say Obama could dump Biden from the ticket in a run for a second term next year and replace him with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I don’t […]

The Cain mutiny

The Cain mutiny

First Newt Gingrich, now Herman Cain. Key staffers are jumping ship from the long-shot Presidential campaign of the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO — thought by some to be the GOP sleeper candidate in 2012. Iowa organizational director Tina Goff, New Hampshire director Matt Murphy, regional director Jim Zeiler and Iowa straw poll director Kevin Hall […]

GOP undermines financial reform

GOP undermines financial reform

Congressional Republicans declared war on President Barack Obama‘s financial overhaul as soon as it it became law last year and they are using every tool at their disposal to weaken the reforms and restore the ability of  financial institutions to screw their customers. And they could be winning the war — bit by bit — […]

Independence Day

Independence Day

  The following sticker appears on the back of two of my motorcycle helmets: I’m not a Democrat. I’m not a Republican. I’m an American. There is a difference. That sticker sums up my philosophy and my feelings about my country. My beliefs and my soul belong to no political party, no ideology, no philosophical […]

Beck exits stage right

Beck exits stage right

Glenn Beck, another cable-TV demagogue in a field crowded by zealots from both the right and the left, signed off his Fox News show this week in a typical show of propaganda-driven bile that appeals to the hate and fear of the ignorant.   Beck’s bitter final telecast summed up his rise and fall in […]

Senate cancels holiday recess

Senate cancels holiday recess

The Senate, adding another act to the growing Kabuki Theater of government by showdown, canceled its July 4th break but the action — like everything else in what has become a war of words, positioning and posturing — will not break the deadlock over extending the debt limit. Democratic and Republicans have no plans to […]

Obama splits town

Obama splits town

After scolding Congressional Republicans for failing to work hard at resolving the debt crisis — and urging Congress to stay in town over the July 4th holiday and act — President Barack Obama packed his bags and headed to Camp David for a vacation. In an astounding show of political hypocrisy the scolder-in-chief practiced the […]

President Thaddeus?

President Thaddeus?

Michigan Republican Congressman Thaddeus McCotter plans to join the growing list of GOP Presidential wannabes. McCotter will announce his bid for the White House Saturday and has just wrapped up a four-day tour through Iowa. “Republicans may be prepared at some point to settle, if that’s how they view it, but they’re still viewing it […]

Obama faces risks on war plan

Obama faces risks on war plan

President Barack Obama’s plan for pulling U.S. troops from Afghanistan will intensify risks in the thick of next year’s fighting season, but Obama was right to factor in waning support at home for the war, outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Reuters. Gates, who steps down on Thursday after four and a half years as […]

Palin still coy on 2012

Palin still coy on 2012

Sarah Palin (Reuters) Republican Sarah Palin said on Tuesday she is still considering a potential 2012 presidential run, though her daughter said she has already made up her mind and is keeping the decision secret for now. Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, attended the premiere of a flattering documentary about her, “The […]