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Republicans cry ‘class warfare’ over Obama tax plan

Republicans cry ‘class warfare’ over Obama tax plan

Leading Republicans on Sunday spurned as “class warfare” an administration proposal dubbed “the Buffett rule” that would ensure millionaires are taxed at the same rate as the middle class. President…

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…

Bill Clinton: Cheney up to political mischief

Bill Clinton: Cheney up to political mischief

Former President Bill Clinton says he has high regard for Dick Cheney‘s political skills even if the former vice president tries to cause mischief for Democrats. Cheney recently praised Secretary…

Graham: Election is GOP’s to lose

Graham: Election is GOP’s to lose

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says the upcoming presidential election is the GOP‘s to lose. Graham says President Barack Obama has done “everything he knows how” to beat himself and that…

GOP wannabes revive privatizing Social Security

GOP wannabes revive privatizing Social Security

Most of the top Republicans running for president are embracing plans to partially privatize Social Security, reviving a contentious issue that fizzled under President George W. Bush after Democrats relentlessly…

Republicans try to stall end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Republicans try to stall end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Two top Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee have asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to delay the new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military. In a…

Obama’s legacy: Land of the poor, home of the foreclosed

Obama’s legacy: Land of the poor, home of the foreclosed

Barack Obama‘s road to re-election is lined with lots of boarded-up homes. Though the high unemployment rate dominates talk in Washington, for many 2012 voters the housing crisis may well…

Panetta: Defense cuts will increase unemployment

Panetta: Defense cuts will increase unemployment

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is warning members of Congress that threatened defense cuts in the order of $1 trillion over the next decade would add 1 percentage point to the…

Can Tommy Thompson pull off a political comeback?

Can Tommy Thompson pull off a political comeback?

For more than a decade, Tommy Thompson was the face of the Republican Party in Wisconsin. He was elected governor four times. Word that he was considering a political comeback…