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When politics overwhelms friendships, we all lose

When politics overwhelms friendships, we all lose

Lunch last week with two friends who approach life from opposite ends of the political spectrum:  Fred First, Floyd County, Virginia’s “first blogger” and Jim Connor, a relatively-recent addition to…

Obama: Republicans would ‘cripple’ America

Obama: Republicans would ‘cripple’ America

President Barack Obama continued his march to the left Sunday, unleashing a blistering attack against Republicans, charging them with trying to “cripple” America through what he called regressive policies. “From…

Obama to blacks: Stop whining and get to work

Obama to blacks: Stop whining and get to work

President Barack Obama, under fire from African-Americans for what they see as his inattention to their needs — fired back at the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus…

Michelle who?

Michelle who?

Remember Michele Bachmann?  She used to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for President. No, she hasn’t dropped out of the race. Not yet. But she might as well…

Another government shutdown threat looms large

Another government shutdown threat looms large

The debt deal back in August was supposed to end the threat of government shutdowns for the near future. But a new budget impasse created by sharp partisan disputes has…

Voters to Obama: Stop blaming Bush for your economic mess

Voters to Obama: Stop blaming Bush for your economic mess

After three years of having the luxury of previous President George W. Bush to blame for the nation’s economic ills, President Barack Obama is finding that passing the buck to…

GOP debate: The decline of Rick Perry continues

GOP debate: The decline of Rick Perry continues

GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Perry may be seeking a chance to oppose President Barack Obama in the 2012 election but first they must find a way to…

Even blacks are fed up with Barack Obama

Even blacks are fed up with Barack Obama

Support for fading President Barack Obama among African Americans has dropped considerable, plummeting 25 percentage points in a new Washington Post-ABC news poll. The numbers echo Obama’s falling fortunes among…

Should Barack Obama pull a Lyndon Johnson?

Should Barack Obama pull a Lyndon Johnson?

On March 31, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson went before the nation in what was expected to be another policy speech attempting to justify his escalation of the war in…

Is Sarah Palin close to a decision on running for President?

Is Sarah Palin close to a decision on running for President?

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is close to making an announcement on her Presidential ambitions and her political action committee is hyping the pending decision in its latest fundraising letter.…