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Ron Paul just can’t get no respect

Ron Paul just can’t get no respect

Is Ron Paul emerging from the fringe shadows of the GOP to become a serious candidate for President? Some people feel the libertarian firebrand’s time is now. Others say he…

Bad Sarah, bad Sarah, whatcha you gonna do?

Bad Sarah, bad Sarah, whatcha you gonna do?

Sarah Palin just can’t make up her mind. She wants attention. She craves attention. She took a bus tour to Iowa with the sole purpose of getting attention. Yet she…

The real Rick Perry: Playing the veteran card

The real Rick Perry: Playing the veteran card

Rick Perry came out swinging after announcing his expected run for the GOP nomination for President.  He kicked off by suggesting veterans don’t respect President Barack Obama as commander in…

Bachmann’s Iowa win: The tea party’s last gasp?

Bachmann’s Iowa win: The tea party’s last gasp?

The tea party’s celebration of Michelle Bachmann‘s victory in the Iowa straw poll Saturday just may be the fading political movement’s last sip of victory. A new poll shows the…

Deficit-cutting mania: ‘Doomsday’ to defense budget?

Deficit-cutting mania: ‘Doomsday’ to defense budget?

For the dozen lawmakers given the task of producing a deficit-cutting plan, the threatened “doomsday” defense cuts hit close to home. The six Republicans and six Democrats represent states where…

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, but does it mean anything?

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, but does it mean anything?

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of popularity and organizational strength for the tea party favorite five months before the state’s caucuses…

Can the deficit-cutting panel actually work?

Can the deficit-cutting panel actually work?

Having said no to taxes for months, Republicans now are saying maybe, in the face of public disgust over a deadlock in the Congress, a near government default and a…

Iowa straw poll provides first test for 2012 wannabes

Iowa straw poll provides first test for 2012 wannabes

After months of laying the groundwork, the first test of the Republican presidential candidates‘ viability is finally here. Saturday’s Iowa Straw Poll marks the first time Republican voters weigh in…

Obama meets with big biz honchos

Obama meets with big biz honchos

President Barack Obama met Friday with top executives at marquee US firms like American Express and Johnson & Johnson, with the country’s economy struggling and global markets prone to wild…

Pawlenty, Bachmann tear into each other in GOP debate

Pawlenty, Bachmann tear into each other in GOP debate

Minnesota rivals Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann sparred bitterly Thursday night during an eight-candidate Republican debate, trying to break out of the GOP presidential pack ahead of an Iowa test…