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GOP’s big problem: Finding the perfect candidate

GOP’s big problem: Finding the perfect candidate

Mitt Romney is the godfather of what Republican critics call Obamacare. Newt Gingrich is an adulterer on his third marriage. Tim Pawlenty is too green — environmentally, that is. Jon Huntsman worked for President Barack Obama. And Haley Barbour has come off as dismissive of racial segregation. Is any potential Republican presidential nominee without vulnerabilities […]

Rabid religious right flexes political muscle

Rabid religious right flexes political muscle

Republican presidential candidates take note: the clout of social and religious conservatives is growing in politically crucial Iowa. And these activists are driving the debate here toward cultural issues — and away from the economy — just as the GOP sets out to find an opponent for President Barack Obama. “They’ve gotten more involved in […]

The too-high cost of imposing America’s will on others

The too-high cost of imposing America’s will on others

Once President Barack Obama made the decision to blow well over $100 million in taxpayer dollars for a weekend attack on Libya, we saw yet another example of committing an over-extended military to yet another conflict while millions of Americans remain out of work in a stagnant economy. The cost of sticking our nose into […]

Obama’s foreign policy a contradiction

Obama’s foreign policy a contradiction

The contradictions that have marked Barack Obama‘s Presidency also mark his approach to foreign policy. And his travels in South America show just how different those approaches can be. As he practices what the Associated Press calls “lead by example diplomacy” in his own hemisphere he orders cruise missiles and American fighter planes to pound […]

A year later, the health care ‘reform’ debate continues

A year later, the health care ‘reform’ debate continues

It’s been a year since President Barack Obama‘s controversial health care “reform” became law and America remains divided over whether it’s a good or bad thing. Most can’t even decide what to call the “reform.” Most polls show only one out of every eight Americans believe the new health care law has helped them and […]

CBO: Obama playing fast and loose with numbers in budget

CBO: Obama playing fast and loose with numbers in budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says President Barack Obama is underestimating deficits and overestimating revenue projections in the budget released by the White House on Friday and that the budget, if passed by Congress, would increase the deficit by more than $2 trillion over the next decade. Obama claimed his budget would produce deficits of […]

U.S., allies strike Libya; Some in Congress upset

U.S., allies strike Libya; Some in Congress upset

With surprising speed, President Barack Obama went from straddling the fence on Libya to ordering military strikes, along with European allies, with the threat of more to come. The President’s decision comes on top of a military stretched to the limit with military on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq and a lingering recession at […]

President Donald Trump?

President Donald Trump?

“The Donald,” as in Donald Trump, says he will decide by June on whether or not he will run for President but says he is serious and that the run — if he makes it — is not a publicity stunt to promote his show, “The Celebrity Apprentice.” “The ratings on the show are through […]

Obama endorses military action against Libya

Obama endorses military action against Libya

After weeks of hesitation and divisions among his advisers, President Barack Obama on Friday endorsed military action against Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, saying U.S. values and credibility are at stake to stop “the potential for mass murder” of innocents. The U.S. military, which is already stretched thin by two wars and an expanding effort to assist […]

Senate to Obama: Target deficit

Senate to Obama: Target deficit

Nearly two-thirds of the US Senate pressed President Barack Obama on Friday to back a “broad approach” of spending cuts, tax reforms, and curbing popular social programs to reduce the deficit. “We believe comprehensive deficit reduction measures are imperative and to ask you to support a broad approach to solving the problem,” 64 of the […]