Obama’s nightmare: Romney as the GOP nominee

Obama’s nightmare: Romney as the GOP nominee

At White House political meetings, strategists worry most about facing Mitt Romney in next year’s presidential election and most of the planning is going into ways to blunt the former Massachusetts governor’s march to the GOP nomination. “We had hoped Rick Perry could derail the Romney express,” says one White House insider, who asked not […]

Obama turns to ‘executive orders’ to bypass Congress

Obama turns to ‘executive orders’ to bypass Congress

President Barack Obama is turning to executive orders to do a political end run around Congress to try and jumpstart his stalled jobs program and promote other economic initiatives. And political insiders say the moves are more political theater than economic reality. “Any economic policy benefits are, at best, small but there are political bonuses […]

Bachmann’s campaign chaos: ‘Rude, unprofessional, dishonest’

Bachmann’s campaign chaos: ‘Rude, unprofessional, dishonest’

Michelle Bachmann‘s fading campaign for President continues to self-destruct. Her New Hampshire campaign staff resigned en masse last week and have now released a statement saying the campaign is “unprofessional” and “dishonest.” The problems that “Team-NH” had was with the national campaign stafff, not Bachmann herself but the statement makes it clear that the campaign […]

Americans doubt the Iraq war is really coming to an end

Americans doubt the Iraq war is really coming to an end

Interviews with Americans across the country found little jubilation and much skepticism over President Barack Obama‘s announcement that the Iraq war is over and U.S. troops, for the most part, are coming home. “I don’t believe it for a second,” Andrew Atkins of St. Louis told Capitol Hill Blue in a telephone interview Saturday.  “Obama […]

Is Herman Cain ready for the big leagues?

Is Herman Cain ready for the big leagues?

Who is the real Herman Cain? That’s a question haunting the current Republican flavor of the month in the 2012 Presidential sweepstakes. Like others who preceded him as a brief contender to the front runner mantle, Cain is withering under the spotlight of national scrutiny as more and more of his contradictions, misstatements and outright […]

Gadhafi killed by Libyan rebels

Gadhafi killed by Libyan rebels

Pentagon sources told Capitol Hill Blue Thursday morning that embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is dead, reportedly killed by rebel soldiers after they captured his home town of Sirte in Libya. “The word we have is that he’s dead.  We can’t confirm it at this point but it’s looking good,” says a Pentagon source. The […]

Republican plan for 2012: Stall economic recovery

Republican plan for 2012: Stall economic recovery

Republican party strategists hoping to hold on to control of the House, take over the Senate and recapture the White House have a simple plan for 2012:  Keep the nation’s economy in chaos and hope the fallout dooms President Barack Obama‘s re-election and takes other Democrats down with him. GOP strategists tell Capitol Hill Blue […]