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Americans hold dim view of U.S. economy

Americans hold dim view of U.S. economy

Americans are more pessimistic about the U.S. economic outlook than they have been since the start of the Obama administration and most believe the United States is on the wrong track, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released on Thursday. The number of Americans who think the economy is getting worse jumped 13 […]

Can Obama recapture his magic or is it too late?

Can Obama recapture his magic or is it too late?

President Barack Obama, trying to explain away his many compromises that neutralized his promises of change during his first term as President, sounded a 2012 campaign theme Wednesday that appears to tell voters that things will get worse, not better.   With polls showing eroding support from the independents that gave him victory in 2008 […]

GOP scrambles for distrance from birthers

GOP scrambles for distrance from birthers

Republican Party leaders want nothing to do with the often-discredited “birther” movement and are scrambling to distance themselves from the fringe elements that continue to question the birthright of President Barack Obama. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stood up to the birthers in her own state this week by vetoing a bill that would have demanded […]

Republicans willing to destroy U.S. credit over debt limit

Republicans willing to destroy U.S. credit over debt limit

House Republicans appear more than willing to destroy the “full faith and credit” rating of the United States to force their demands for massive spending cuts and budget reforms on Democrats and President Barack Obama.   House Majority Leader made that clear Wednesday when he laid down the gauntlet to Democrats:  No debt limit increase […]

Rep. Paul Ryan booed at town hall meeting

Rep. Paul Ryan booed at town hall meeting

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, architect of the GOP budget that preserves tax breaks for the wealthy and phases out Medicare, took his message to a series of town hall meetings in his Congressional district this week. He didn’t play well. Ryan was booed at a town hall meeting in Milton when a constituent questioned […]

BP lays a lot of cash on House Republicans

BP lays a lot of cash on House Republicans

Oil mega-giant British Petroleum knows that if it wants to keep polluting the Gulf of Mexico it will need support from the Republicans in Congress. So that’s where the oil company is spending its money. Federal Election Commission reports show BP is maxing out contributions to top GOP leaders of the House. House Speaker John […]

3-D erotic comedy takes Hong Kong box office

3-D erotic comedy takes Hong Kong box office

A pioneering 3-D erotic comedy has taken the Hong Kong box office by storm, beating the first-day record set by “Avatar” and drawing viewers from mainland China as it eyes a global rollout. The $3.5 million Cantonese-language production “3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” had earned 17 million Hong Kong dollars ($2.2 million) as of […]

Symbol of GOP desperation: Donald Trump

Symbol of GOP desperation: Donald Trump

A true indicator of just how desperate Republicans have become can be found in their fascination with Donald Trump.   Most political logic points to dismissal of Trump’s flirting with a run for the GOP Presidential nomination but logic took an extended leave of absence from American politics long ago and show no interest in […]

DoD report clears McChrystal, slams Rolling Stone

DoD report clears McChrystal, slams Rolling Stone

A Department of Defense investigation casts doubt on many of the claims made against Gen. Stanley McChrystal in a controversial Rolling Stone article that cost the general his job as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.   An investigator general’s report released Monday says the investigation found “no evidence of wrongdoing” by McChrystal in his […]