Politics

Memo to Hillary: Go back to the Senate

Some of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are huffing, puffing and threatening sad consequences for Barack Obama’s presidential aspirations if he does not name her his Democratic running mate, and I have a question. Why?

The ever-changing John McCain

My friends, what is up with John McCain?

Almost every day he reverses a long-held, if no longer deeply-held, position on a major issue facing voters this November.

Most recently (not counting the last few minutes), he decided he wants to permit oil and gas drilling in federal waters off our coastlines.

McCain wants 45 more nuke reactors

Sen. John McCain called Wednesday for the construction of 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030 and pledged $2 billion a year in federal funds "to make clean coal a reality," measures designed to reduce dependence on foreign oil.

Obama: No martyrdom for bin Laden

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday he would bring Osama bin Laden to justice in a way that wouldn’t allow the terrorist mastermind to become a martyr, but he may be killed if the U.S. government finds him.

Cindy McCain goes to Vietnam

Cindy McCain ranged far afield from the U.S. presidential campaign trail Thursday to showcase her charity work helping Vietnamese kids born with facial deformities.

McCain has made several trips to Vietnam, where her husband, Republican Sen. John McCain, was shot down during the Vietnam War and held for more than five years as a prisoner of war.

Obama to meet Clinton’s money people

Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton plan to meet with some of her top contributors next week in an effort to calm donors who remain frustrated with Obama’s presidential campaign.

The meeting is set for June 26 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, several top Clinton fundraisers said Tuesday. The former first lady will introduce Obama to her financial backers.

Obama’s illusionary energy program

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has unveiled an economic package he calls his "competitiveness agenda" and, while he deserves high marks for ambitious solutions to the problems he sees, the actual proposals merit considerable skepticism.

Obama’s, McCain’s oil price charades

Playing a populist game unfit for any intelligent politician with a conscience, Barack Obama has a proposal — tax the "windfall" profits of oil companies — that would make your gas-pump prices soar even higher than now.

Obama holds small lead over McCain

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama opens the general election campaign with a narrow lead over Republican John McCain but the two score near even among independent voters, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

Different candidates, different visions

Make more than $250,000 a year? Watch out. Barack Obama wants to raise your income taxes. Social Security taxes, too.

Run a corporation? Lucky you. John McCain wants to cut your business taxes.