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Smelling the grass doesn’t justify police action

Smelling the grass doesn’t justify police action

The smell of marijuana smoke is no longer enough reason for police to order someone out of a car, now that pot has been decriminalized in Massachusetts, the state’s highest…

Obama’s deficit plan faces economic realities

Obama’s deficit plan faces economic realities

President Barack Obama came to the West Coast looking to sell a long-term plan for reducing the nation’s deficit. But he couldn’t escape the reality that many Americans are still…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Gulf oil spill disaster: One year later

The Gulf oil spill disaster: One year later

Relatives of the 11 men who died aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig are flying over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, back to the epicenter of the worst offshore…

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…