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Sarah Palin’s latest spending spree

Sarah Palin’s latest spending spree

Former Alaska Governor and failed Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin — the centerfold for a faux grassroots tea party movement that claims to represent fiscal responsibility — uses her political action committee funds for “shop ’till you drop” spending sprees. A look at her latest filing with Federal Election Commission shows Palin likes to blow […]

Are we ready for a First Husband?

Are we ready for a First Husband?

With one high-profile woman in the GOP race for President and another waiting in the wings, America could once again face the possibility of a First Husband in the White House. The question arose in 2008 when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama fought for the Democratic nomination.  Polls gave either a solid shot of victory […]

Some in GOP fed up with Cantor’s antics

Some in GOP fed up with Cantor’s antics

Republican insiders — fed up with the scorched-earth tactics of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor — privately fear the fiery Virginia right-winger could destroy the party’s majority in the House of Representatives with his constant undermining of Speaker John Boehner’s attempts to reach a debt deal with President Barack Obama. But while Republicans fret, Obama […]

Ron Paul opts out of Congress

Ron Paul opts out of Congress

Texas Congressman — and twice-failed Presidential candidate — Ron Paul is effectively ending his political career by choosing to give up his seat in Congress to concentrate on a third try for a Presidency he can’t win. The 75-year-old Paul — a hard-line libertarian with a small but rabid following — announced Tuesday he will […]

Deadlock of inflexible rhetoric

Deadlock of inflexible rhetoric

President Barack Obama and GOP lawmakers, hundreds of billions of dollars short of their goal and seemingly trapped in inflexible bargaining positions, are struggling for agreement on $2 trillion-plus in budget cuts as the price for maintaining the government’s ability to borrow. Lawmakers were asked to return to the White House for talks Tuesday afternoon […]

Anatomy of GOP hardliners

Anatomy of GOP hardliners

On the surface, it would seem like an opportune time for Congress to include targeted tax hikes as part of a cost-cutting package to reduce the huge federal deficit. Federal taxes, as a share of the overall economy, are at their lowest levels since 1950. A return to the higher income tax rates of the […]

Debt limit: Tick, tick, tick…

Debt limit: Tick, tick, tick…

With pressuring continuing to build but no breakthroughs in sight, budget bargaining between President Barack Obama and top lawmakers resumes Monday at the White House, with both sides hoping to slash the deficit as the price for permitting the government to borrow more than $2 trillion to pay its bills. In a rare Sunday meeting […]