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Transportation deadlock threatens programs, jobs

Transportation deadlock threatens programs, jobs

Bills necessary to avoid shutdowns of federal transportation and aviation programs are high on Congress‘ to-do list when it returns to work next week. President Barack Obama says as many…

Palin’s presidential melodrama: What’s the cost?

Palin’s presidential melodrama: What’s the cost?

Sarah Palin soon will end the will-she-or-won’t-she presidential speculation that has trailed her for two years — and that she has fueled with abandon, perhaps to the detriment of her…

FEMA boss: Money won’t be a problem for hurricane relief

FEMA boss: Money won’t be a problem for hurricane relief

The head of the federal disaster assistance agency says recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene will proceed regardless of a dwindling emergency fund. Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator…

Another gay Republican hypocrite bites the dust

Another gay Republican hypocrite bites the dust

A Puerto Rico lawmaker has resigned following reports that explicit photos of him surfaced on an iPhone application for gays and bisexuals, the head of the U.S. territory’s Senate announced…

Obama in trouble with key voters

Obama in trouble with key voters

Whites and women are a re-election problem for President Barack Obama. Younger voters and liberals, too, but to a lesser extent. All are important Democratic constituencies that helped him win…

Ron Paul: U.S. involvement in Libya was still a mistake

Ron Paul: U.S. involvement in Libya was still a mistake

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul said Sunday the apparent overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya does not justify U.S. involvement there and may end up delivering al-Qaida what he…

The inconvenience of truth in politics

The inconvenience of truth in politics

Corporations are people. The fundamentals of the economy are strong. I voted for the $87 billion before I voted against it. From Mitt Romney this month to John McCain in…

Tea Party takes its sideshow on the road

Tea Party takes its sideshow on the road

With the Republican campaign for the White House taking shape, hundreds of Tea Party activists kicked off a national bus tour on Saturday, aiming to rally their base and new…

Obama’s inner cirlce: A shield from political storms

Obama’s inner cirlce: A shield from political storms

They golf with him, they vacation with him, their kids and his kids hang out. To them, he’s Barack, not Mr. President. He can be teased and tease back. They…

Dick Cheney: A legend in his own mind?

Dick Cheney: A legend in his own mind?

In Dick Cheney‘s myopic view, he was the sole voice of reason in the chaotic administration of George W. Bush. Cheney, in his soon-to-be released memoir, “In My Time: A…