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Is Herman Cain ready for the big leagues?

Is Herman Cain ready for the big leagues?

Who is the real Herman Cain? That’s a question haunting the current Republican flavor of the month in the 2012 Presidential sweepstakes. Like others who preceded him as a brief…

Republicans cautious in glee over Gadhafi’s death

Republicans cautious in glee over Gadhafi’s death

News of the death of Libyan strongman Mommar Gadhafi spread through Capitol Hill Thursday and brought mostly relief, some skepticism and bad news for Republicans who saw another opportunity to…

Republican plan for 2012: Stall economic recovery

Republican plan for 2012: Stall economic recovery

Republican party strategists hoping to hold on to control of the House, take over the Senate and recapture the White House have a simple plan for 2012:  Keep the nation’s…

Democrats dream of an election without Obama

Democrats dream of an election without Obama

Frustrated and anxious Democrats grumble privately that their party’s prospects for 2012 would be “much improved” without President Barack Obama on the ticket and some are saying they won’t be…

Obama: Republicans would ‘cripple’ America

Obama: Republicans would ‘cripple’ America

President Barack Obama continued his march to the left Sunday, unleashing a blistering attack against Republicans, charging them with trying to “cripple” America through what he called regressive policies. “From…

Obama’s plan: Tax the rich, protect Medicare

Obama’s plan: Tax the rich, protect Medicare

President Barack Obama Monday launched an ambitious deficit reduction plan with $1.5 trillion in new taxes aimed at closing loopholes used by the rich and one that he says will…

Republicans to Obama: That deficit dog won’t hunt

Republicans to Obama: That deficit dog won’t hunt

No one expected Congressional Republicans to embrace President Barack Obama‘s massive deficit reduction plan after he unveiled it Monday in a Rose Garden address. Everyone was right on that guess.…

Democrat Congressional committee beats GOP in fundraising

Democrat Congressional committee beats GOP in fundraising

Republicans may claim to have the edge with voters for the 2012 race to control Congress but those numbers don’t add up in the fundraising coffers. The Democratic Congressional Campaign…

Obama, Republicans carry tax, budget fight into 2012 elections

Obama, Republicans carry tax, budget fight into 2012 elections

President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress are digging in to fight the 2012 U.S. election campaign over the budget and taxes, leaving a congressional “super committee” in political no…

Rape victim’s life investigated by university’s lawyers

Rape victim’s life investigated by university’s lawyers

Attorneys defending the University of Northern Iowa are heavily scrutinizing the life of a former student who was sexually assaulted by two football players in 2004 and is now accusing…