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Republicans may regret focus on social issues

Republicans may regret focus on social issues

The longer GOP presidential candidates compete for conservative activists’ favor, the more they risk alienating centrist voters who might feel that arguments over birth control are crowding out talk about…

Lies, damn lies and GOP debates

Lies, damn lies and GOP debates

  Twenty Republican presidential debates later, the head-scratching claims kept coming. Did Mitt Romney really cut taxes as Massachusetts governor, as he asserted yet again? Or did he raise them…

Obama: Close tax loopholes for businesses with overseas operations

Obama: Close tax loopholes for businesses with overseas operations

President Barack Obama wants to cut the corporate tax rate by seven percentage points but the move doesn’t mean companies would pay less taxes. His plan also eliminates many loopholes…

Romney closes gap in new poll of Michigan voters

Romney closes gap in new poll of Michigan voters

A barrage of television ads and closer scrutiny of a surging Rick Santorum have closed the gap in Michigan as a new poll shows Mitt Romney closing what once was…

Obama’s scaled-down American dream

Obama’s scaled-down American dream

This time around, President Barack Obama’s message can sound decidedly down-to-earth. Four years after winning the White House, Obama is dealing with a different economic and political reality as he…

Lies, damn lies and the auto bailout squirm

Lies, damn lies and the auto bailout squirm

Michigan has become squirm central for Republican presidential candidates who are trying to explain their opposition to the auto bailout before the big primary in the home of automakers. Their…

Obama: Unfinished business is job one for term two

Obama: Unfinished business is job one for term two

President Barack Obama sought on Thursday to stoke enthusiasm in California about his 2012 re-election drive, saying he wanted another chance to overhaul immigration and tackle climate change with a…

Santorum got rich after leaving Senate

Santorum got rich after leaving Senate

Rick Santorum grew wealthy over his four years working as a corporate consultant and media commentator after leaving the Senate in 2006, his newly released federal tax returns show. He…

Santorum: Aspirin? We don’t need no stinkin’ aspirin

Santorum: Aspirin? We don’t need no stinkin’ aspirin

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is distancing himself from a high-profile supporter’s comments about contraception. The main donor behind Santorum’s “super PAC,” Foster Friess (freeze), said on MSNBC on Thursday…

JFK nailed White House intern in Jackie’s bed

JFK nailed White House intern in Jackie’s bed

Marion “Mimi” Beardsley was a 19-year-old White House intern — and a virgin — in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy led her into his wife’s bedroom at the White…