Politics

Obama turns to ‘executive orders’ to bypass Congress

Obama turns to ‘executive orders’ to bypass Congress

President Barack Obama is turning to executive orders to do a political end run around Congress to try and jumpstart his stalled jobs program and promote other economic initiatives. And political insiders say the moves are more political theater than economic reality. “Any economic policy benefits are, at best, small but there are political bonuses […]

Bachmann’s campaign chaos: ‘Rude, unprofessional, dishonest’

Bachmann’s campaign chaos: ‘Rude, unprofessional, dishonest’

Michelle Bachmann‘s fading campaign for President continues to self-destruct. Her New Hampshire campaign staff resigned en masse last week and have now released a statement saying the campaign is “unprofessional” and “dishonest.” The problems that “Team-NH” had was with the national campaign stafff, not Bachmann herself but the statement makes it clear that the campaign […]

Democrats dream of an election without Obama

Democrats dream of an election without Obama

Frustrated and anxious Democrats grumble privately that their party’s prospects for 2012 would be “much improved” without President Barack Obama on the ticket and some are saying they won’t be contributing to his re-election campaign or campaigning for him next year. “I’ve had it. Obama is a failure to America and to the principles of […]

Doom and gloom dominate Obama White House

Doom and gloom dominate Obama White House

The Obama White House is in disarray, hamstrung by internal strife, bogged down with mixed messages and stalled by a general lack of direction. Even President Barack Obama‘s signature health care reform is on life support, eaten away by segments that aren’t working. The administration’s decision last week to scrap a long-term health care insurance […]

Who’s the GOP frontrunner? That depends

Who’s the GOP frontrunner? That depends

Depending on which poll you read, either former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney or former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012. Reuters/Ipsos has Romney leading Cain 23 to 20 percent while NBC/Wall Street Journal has Cain in front of Romney. Both polls show […]

Christie endorses Romney

Christie endorses Romney

Saying former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is “the man we need to lead America,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie jumped into the 2012 Presidential race Tuesday not as a candidate but as an endorser. A week after he decided — once again — not to seek the nomination himself, Christie turned power broker and gave […]

Perry used state jobs fund to reward donors

Perry used state jobs fund to reward donors

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who touts jobs creation as the backbone of his flagging presidential campaign, used that program to reward donors to his campaign, opponent Michele Bachmann charges. Bachmann says Perry doled out $35 million in state funds to Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, a new company created by backers of Perry’s campaign for governor. State records […]