Gavin Newsom’s Win Keeps California Politics Future Afloat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — He’s best-known for opening San Francisco’s City Hall to same-sex weddings and was once thought to be too liberal even for the bulk of California. But Gavin Newsom’s decisive Nov. 2 win as the state’s next second-in-command has rekindled prospects that he may one day be a viable candidate for governor or […]

Obama On ’60 Minutes’: Midterms ‘A Referendum On The Economy’

WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the political cost of overhauling the health care system turned out to be higher than he had expected. And he admits that he gets discouraged at times when dealing with the economy. In an interview airing Sunday night on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Obama said the […]

Joseph A. Palermo: What "Center?"

On what set of national policies was President Obama anything other than a “centrist?” How many times did he “reach out” to Republicans? On the war in Afghanistan, education, health care, Wall Street reform, immigration, and climate change he bent over backwards to accommodate the opposition party. Yet the Republicans stiffed him on all accounts. […]

Dave Johnson: Tea Party Betrayed Already?

I have been writing about the Tea Party, and asking what they will do if/when the DC Republicans betray them.. CAF has set up a page for the Tea Party Getting Played series. This is the latest in the series. So, how’s that new Tea Party Congress working out for Tea Party supporters who expected […]

Karl Rove: ‘Republicans Are On Probation’ (VIDEO)

In an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric that aired on Friday night, Karl Rove issued a stern warning to Republicans in the aftermath of the party’s success at the polls in the 2010 midterm elections. The GOP strategist also unfavorably compared President Obama to President Clinton. “Let’s not kid ourselves,” said the […]

The Anti-California: Texas Republicans Fight EPA Over Climate Change

For decades, California has set the pace for the country on air pollution and climate change, adopting ever-higher standards for controlling auto emissions and, more recently, greenhouse gases that scientists say have led to global warming. Now, California’s dominance is being challenged — under attack from another mega-state that wants to displace California by calling […]

Cantor: Obama will be responsible for government shutdown

Cantor: Obama will be responsible for government shutdown

A top Republican refused on Sunday to rule out the possibility of a government shutdown next year over growing federal deficits but said if there were one, President Barack Obama would bear responsibility. House of Representatives Republican Whip Eric Cantor said it’s up to Obama to work with Republicans since they won the House from […]

Rielle Hunter Sought Affairs With Famous Actors: National Enquirer

Rielle Hunter, the blonde film producer whose affair with John Edwards rocked the political world, is allegedly still on the prowl. According to the National Enquirer, the same publication that blew the Edwards sex scandal wide open, Hunter recently visited Los Angeles — and tried to get in touch with at least a couple of […]