Conservative Blasts Palin’s Possible 2012 Run

A conservative columnist whose bonafides include a stint at the National Review and a speechwriting gig for former first lady Nancy Reagan has slammed Sarah Palin, calling the former half-term governor “consumed and obsessed by the media.” Writing on the self-described “conservative”, columnist Mona Charen blasted Palin for her lack of experience: Palin was […]

Pat-downs? We don’t need no stinkin’ pat-downs

Pat-downs? We don’t need no stinkin’ pat-downs

No airport pat-down for the incoming House speaker. On Friday, the GOP‘s John Boehner was guided past the metal detectors and hand inspections given to other passengers on his flight home to Ohio. Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel said his boss followed procedures set by Capitol Police and the Transportation Security Administration. Steel said the same […]

Andrew Kreig: Terror, TSA and the Sheeple

Last week’s public protests against the new, full-body scanning procedures at airports should restrict the procedures to serious security suspects — so long as there’s any common sense left in the top ranks of Washington officialdom. The growing national protests against so-called “porno-scans” and pat-downs of passenger private parts should be a turning point in […]

Michele Bachmann’s Growing Popularity Puts GOP On The Spot

She is a driving force on cable television, a provocative, ubiquitous voice in a world where the distinction between personality and power is increasingly blurred. Now, with Republicans poised to retake the House, lawmakers are watching Ms. Bachmann to see if she can harness her status as an uncompromising — and sometimes undisciplined — spokeswoman […]

In business outreach, Obama mulls lobby group speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is considering giving a speech in January to the Chamber of Commerce, a major business lobby, as part of a new outreach to corporations, a White House official said on Saturday. Read the full story

Carole Bayer Sager: Dancing With the Tea Party

Sarah Palin has recently stated that she believes that she could beat Obama in 2012. I would have said that was ridiculous until I saw that her daughter Bristol is now heading to the finals in this coming Monday’s Dancing With The Stars. As Brandy hung her head and cried during her elimination on Tuesday […]

Obama sees end to Afghan combat mission by the end of 2014

LISBON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said for the first time on Saturday his goal was to end the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and to significantly reduce the number of U.S. troops deployed there by then. Read the full story

Nuclear treaty failure could hit U.S.-Russia ties: Gates

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned on Saturday that failure to ratify the New START nuclear treaty would have “significant consequences” and could affect U.S.-Russian cooperation on issues like Iran’s nuclear program and the Afghanistan war. Read the full story

Jonathan Ellerby: Politics, Change, and YOU–Where do you stand?

The political landscape is changing by the minute in America but one thing remains steady and growing: the endless cycles of blaming, complaining and name-calling. As a parent, if I saw children on the playground behaving as our politicians do in the media, I would be deeply disappointed and would address the behavior as unacceptable. […]