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Time running out for Sarah Palin

Time running out for Sarah Palin

The clock is ticking for Sarah Palin, and her time is almost up. With Mitt Romney and Rick Perry taking control of a quickly shifting Republican presidential campaign, Palin may have already missed her best chance for a late entry in the race. “I think the window for Palin is closed, and every second that […]

Obama pitches jobs plan

Obama pitches jobs plan

Wasting no time, President Barack Obama is pitching to the public his $447 billion jobs program of tax cuts and new spending after bluntly telling Congress to “stop the political circus” and fix the economy. But that doesn’t mean Republicans are buying. “The proposals the president outlined tonight merit consideration,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, […]

Republicans on ‘super committee’ want tax reform

Republicans on ‘super committee’ want tax reform

The congressional “super committee” on deficit reduction should consider comprehensive tax reform, two Republican members of the panel said on Thursday at the bipartisan committee’s first meeting. Representatives David Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, along with Senator Rob Portman said such reform could be a key to bringing down the deficit […]

Perry suddenly remembers he’s still governor of Texas

Perry suddenly remembers he’s still governor of Texas

Call it a leadership test in real time. Rick Perry left the presidential campaign trail this week to dash back to Texas, where wildfires have devoured more than 1,000 homes in a week. “Not paying attention to politics right now” is how the conservative Republican explained it after he ditched a high-profile campaign appearance in […]