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Republicans: Obama screwed Israel

Republicans: Obama screwed Israel

Republicans looking to unseat President Barack Obama charged that he undermined the sensitive and delicate negotiations for Middle East peace with his outline for resumed talks between Israelis and Palestinians. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said Obama, whom he served as U.S. ambassador to China until last month, undercut an opportunity for Israelis and Palestinians […]

Not raising debt limit hurts America

Not raising debt limit hurts America

Not raising the U.S. debt ceiling would be bad for the economy and would force the government to default on either its bonds or domestic programs, the top White House economist said on Thursday. “It would not be good for the economy,” said Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. If […]

Sarah Palin’s racist political hypocrisy

Sarah Palin’s racist political hypocrisy

Displaying the kind of political hypocrisy that can only came from the darling of one of the most racist political movements in political history, tea party centerfold Sarah Palin Wednesday accused Meet the Press host David Gregory of asking former Speaker of the House and GOP Presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich a “racist-tinged” question on the […]

It’s official: Newt’s campaign is doing drugs

It’s official: Newt’s campaign is doing drugs

OK. It’s official. The Gingrich campaign is doing drugs. Serious drugs. Nothing else can explain the hyperactive overreaction this week by Gingrich campaign press secretary Rick Tyler to a simple question about press coverage of the former speaker’s massive FUBAR on “Meet the Press” last Sunday. When Michael Calderone of The Huffington Post asked Tyler […]

Tight budget threatens defense programs

Tight budget threatens defense programs

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday that all military programs were on the table — including nuclear arms and the joint strike fighter — as the Pentagon tries to meet the president’s goal of cutting $400 billion in spending over 12 years. “If the political leadership of this country decides that it must reduce […]

Romney has everything — except GOP enthusiasm

Romney has everything — except GOP enthusiasm

Mitt Romney has all the trappings of a GOP presidential frontrunner except for one important thing: enthusiasm from party activists. Romney raised a remarkable $10.25 million on Monday; Republican officials from across the nation meeting the next day in Dallas mostly shrugged. In nearly two dozen interviews at the Republican National Committee’s spring meeting, no […]

Coburn drops out of ‘Gang of Six’

Coburn drops out of ‘Gang of Six’

A top Republican senator in the bipartisan “Gang of Six” seeking agreement on a plan to cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade dropped out of the group on Tuesday, saying that his colleagues weren’t willing to cut enough from benefit programs like Medicare. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma said he doesn’t […]

Screwing the maid screws up the Governator’s legacy

Screwing the maid screws up the Governator’s legacy

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s political legacy in California already was tenuous. He left the governor’s office after seven years without making good on his central campaign promise to fix the state’s budgeting system, then commuted the manslaughter sentence for the son of a political ally in one of his final official acts, drawing the condemnation of prosecutors […]