Ron Paul’s racism emerges once again

Ron Paul’s racism emerges once again

Twice-failed Presidential wannabe Ron Paul’s racism is never far from the surface and reappeared Friday when he admitted to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that he would not have voted for the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 if he had been in Congress at the time. But Paul has a long and sordid history of hatred […]

Bush on bin Laden: ‘The guy is dead. That is good’

Bush on bin Laden: ‘The guy is dead. That is good’

Former US president George W. Bush this week reportedly praised President Barack Obama’s decision to order the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and declared: “The guy is dead. That is good.” Bush — who famously declared after the September 11 terrorist attacks that he wanted bin Laden “dead or alive” — spoke out on […]

Outlook for Social Security, Medicare worsens

Outlook for Social Security, Medicare worsens

The bad economy is worsening the already-shaky finances of Medicare and Social Security, draining the trust funds supporting them faster than expected and intensifying the need for Congress to shore up the massive benefit programs, the government said Friday. Both Medicare and Social Security are being hit by a double whammy: the long-anticipated wave of […]

Congress shies away from Social Security changes

Congress shies away from Social Security changes

Congress, already nervous about voter backlash from Senior Citizens, is backing away from changes to Social Security but the serious long-term financial problems that threatens the system remains. An annual report from Social Security trustees will highlight those problems when it is released Friday. The report will show Medicare in worse shape than Social Security […]

Ron Paul readies another fringe run for President

Ron Paul readies another fringe run for President

The “Dr. No” of American politics — two-time Presidential loser Ron Paul — wants his third strike at national office, planning to announce yet another doomed run for the White House Friday. Polls show the 75-year-old Texas Congressman doesn’t stand a chance of winning the GOP Presidential nomination but that won’t stop him from running […]

Romney tries to defend hyprocrisy on health care reform

Romney tries to defend hyprocrisy on health care reform

Republican Mitt Romney on Thursday played down the healthcare reforms he crafted as Massachusetts governor as he sought the support of conservatives for his party’s 2012 presidential nomination. The similarities between Romney’s healthcare plan and that of Democratic President Barack Obama, derisively dubbed “Romneycare and Obamacare” by conservatives, are seen as the biggest challenge to […]

As usual, Gingrich plays fast and loose with facts

As usual, Gingrich plays fast and loose with facts

Republican presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich is hitching his star to the era of economic growth in the 1990s when he was House speaker, declaring “We’ve done it before. We can do it again.” But his account of what he did before is inflated. The economy wasn’t as rosy during his time in leadership as he’s […]

Taxes remain sticking point in budget talks

Taxes remain sticking point in budget talks

White House-led negotiations to reduce massive budget deficits and raise the United States’ credit limit laid bare deep divisions on Thursday over whether tax increases could be part of any solution. Vice President Joe Biden, who heads a deficit-reduction working group including key members of Congress, said the talks were difficult but progress was being […]