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Edward Headington: Reforming California Measure by Measure

As President Obama and lame duck Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have learned the hard way, complete overhauls or transformations are rare in American politics. Incrementalism is the general rule, even here…

Lance Simmens: Question Authority, Act Authoritatively

So the mid-term elections are only a little over a week away and folks, it is now time to get serious. As the political hyperbole, half-truths, distortions, and personal attacks…

Reid makes it personal

He is taking matters into his own hands. Read the full story from Politico…

Gov. Granholm’s economic and political legacy

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – President Obama likes to say he was dealt a bad hand when he arrived in the Oval Office amid the worst recession since the Great Depression.…

WikiLeaks says logs show 15,000 more Iraq deaths

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks said on Saturday its release of nearly 400,000 classified U.S. files on the Iraq war showed 15,000 more Iraqi civilians died than previously thought. Read the…

Obama accuses Republicans of peddling "snake oil"

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, fighting to keep Democrats in control of the Senate, accused Republicans on Friday of peddling discredited “snake oil ideas” about the economy. Read…

Geithner and China’s Wang to meet on Sunday

GYEONGJU, South Korea (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Sunday will travel to Qingdao, China, to meet with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, a senior Treasury official said. Read…

Obama: GOP will undo financial reform

He warned that a GOP majority would take away consumer protections from the financial reform law. Read the full story from Politico…

Gay groups train fire on opposition

The nation’s largest gay rights group is going to war with the leading opponents of same-sex marriage. Read the full story from Politico…

Defunding NPR? It’s not that easy

Lawmakers have tried several times with no success. Read the full story from Politico…