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Judge blocks Scott Walker’s union busting law

Judge blocks Scott Walker’s union busting law

The monthlong saga over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to drastically curb collective bargaining rights for public workers in Wisconsin took a turn Friday that could force a dramatic rebooting…

Congress sends Obama three-week spending bill

Congress sends Obama three-week spending bill

  Congress approved an additional $6 billion in spending cuts Thursday, passing legislation to keep the government running through April 8 and allow time for talks on a larger package…

No real radiation concerns on West Coast

No real radiation concerns on West Coast

Government experts are keeping a close eye on any radioactive particles that could travel from Japan to the West Coast, but insist there’s no threat to public health. “Radiation is…

Gender-neutral Bible pisses off the rabid right

Gender-neutral Bible pisses off the rabid right

  In the old translation of the world’s most popular Bible, John the Evangelist declares: “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar.” Make…

Palin’s downhill slide continues

Palin’s downhill slide continues

Polls continue to show America’s fascination is fading for former Alaska Gov. and failed Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin. Even the Republican Party is tiring of Palin and her bombastic…

Vet: ‘Hurt Locker’ movie damaged my reputation’

Vet: ‘Hurt Locker’ movie damaged my reputation’

An Iraq war veteran who claims he is the basis for “The Hurt Locker” wrote in a court filing signed in Afghanistan that the movie has placed his life at…

Boehner’s rowdy Republican problem

Boehner’s rowdy Republican problem

House Speaker John Boehner‘s standing with the troublesome crop of new Republicans in the House is so weak that the embattled leader had to turn to Democrats to win approval…

Did Obama get his facts straight on schools?

Did Obama get his facts straight on schools?

President Barack Obama declared this week that four of five public schools could be labeled as “failing” this year under the No Child Left Behind Act if Congress does not…

Patraeus supports Afghan war troop drawdown

Patraeus supports Afghan war troop drawdown

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan insists the military can boost Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban, begin a troop drawdown this summer and fulfill President Barack Obama‘s goal…

Can embattled Obama recapture his old magic?

Can embattled Obama recapture his old magic?

Barack Obama rode a wave of voter passion in 2008 fed largely by intense dislike of President George W. Bush and the Iraq war, plus excitement among young and minority…