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Pawlenty, Bachmann tear into each other in GOP debate

Pawlenty, Bachmann tear into each other in GOP debate

Minnesota rivals Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann sparred bitterly Thursday night during an eight-candidate Republican debate, trying to break out of the GOP presidential pack ahead of an Iowa test…

As usual, facts get lost in fog of GOP debate

As usual, facts get lost in fog of GOP debate

Michele Bachmann cast her opinion as a settled fact when she told the Republican presidential debate Thursday that a key element of President Barack Obama‘s health care law is unconstitutional.…

Partisan panel picks prompt pessimism

Partisan panel picks prompt pessimism

Republicans named a mix of partisans and pragmatists on Wednesday to the new congressional committee charged with striking a debt-cutting compromise. While members of both parties expressed urgency over controlling…

Watching tragedy unfold through a camera lens

Watching tragedy unfold through a camera lens

People look at some news photos shot on Sept. 11, 2001, and wonder how those who took them could bear to keep working in the face of such tragedy. Richard…

GOP Presidential wannabes blame Obama for credit downgrade

GOP Presidential wannabes blame Obama for credit downgrade

The 2012 Republican presidential contenders have roundly criticized President Barack Obama for economic policies they contend helped drive the downgrade of U.S. credit by a major ratings agency. But they’ve…

Wisconsin recall effort comes up one win short

Wisconsin recall effort comes up one win short

A stand by Wisconsin Republicans against a massive effort to oust them from power could reverberate across the country as the battle over union rights and the conservative revolution heads…

Obama’s lament: ‘I inherited this mess’

Obama’s lament: ‘I inherited this mess’

President Barack Obama said on Monday he inherited many of the country’s problems with high debt and deficits when he entered the White House, sounding a theme likely to dominate…

S&P downgrade: Economics or politics?

S&P downgrade: Economics or politics?

The S&P downgrade was more of a statement on the toxic political landscape in Washington than a comment on the nation’s ability to pay its bills. But S&P has its…

House kills 180-year-old page program

House kills 180-year-old page program

Bringing the curtain down on a nearly 200-year-old tradition, leaders of the US House of Representatives announced Monday that they were doing away with the chamber’s “page” program. Republican House…

New GOP campaign tactic: Pray for America

New GOP campaign tactic: Pray for America

Texas Governor Rick Perry, expected to enter the Republican race for the White House within weeks, offered a prayer for America on Saturday at a controversial religious rally that put…