Politics

GOP budget plan: A hot campaign issue

GOP budget plan: A hot campaign issue

The new debt-slashing budget plan pushed by House Republicans heated up as a presidential campaign issue Sunday as the proposal’s architect, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, sparred with top Democrats over its political fallout and downplayed the possibility he could be tapped as a vice presidential candidate. Senior White House adviser David Plouffe dismissed the […]

Environmentalists wonder: What are Republicans smoking?

Environmentalists wonder: What are Republicans smoking?

Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline as a gift to environmentalists. Newt Gingrich calls Obama “President Algae” for supporting research on biofuels. And Rick Santorum says Obama’s environmental views constitute a “phony theology” that prioritizes the earth over people. The leading Republican presidential hopefuls have cast Obama […]

‘Tis the political season to be silly

‘Tis the political season to be silly

Silly-season pollen seems to have infected the campaign trail. On the Democratic side, the excitable Vice President Joe Biden made the jaw-dropping claim that the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was unsurpassed in its audacity by anything that has happened since the 16th century — that’s right, for 500 years. Among Republicans, a punchy […]

Racist anti-Obama bumper sticker sparks debate, disappears from web site selling it

Racist anti-Obama bumper sticker sparks debate, disappears from web site selling it

A racist anti-Obama bumper sticker that triggered a contentious debate on Facebook has been pulled from the web site of the company that sold and promoted the item, Capitol Hill Blue learned Saturday. Stumpy’s Stickers, which redirects to another web site, removed the “Don’t Re-Nig” sticker from its web site late Friday and a web […]

Obama’s approval rating back in the dumpster

Obama’s approval rating back in the dumpster

President Barack Obama, battered by rising gas prices, a lagging economy that resists recovery and foreign policy missteps in Afghanistan, fell dramatically in public approval in a poll released Monday. The ABC News and Washington Post poll shows Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney would beat Obama if the Presidential election were held today. “Gas prices, more […]

Obamacare: The long plodding road to ‘reform’

Obamacare: The long plodding road to ‘reform’

It took only a year to set up Medicare. But if President Barack Obama’s health care law survives Supreme Court scrutiny, it will be nearly a decade before all its major pieces are in place. And that means even if Obama is re-elected, he won’t be in office to oversee completion of his signature domestic […]

Romney’s Southern act: That dog won’t hunt

Romney’s Southern act: That dog won’t hunt

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — a child of privilege raised in the shielded confines of wealth far from the poverty and working class lifestyles of many Southerners — now feels that saying y’all” and chowing down on grits will somehow make him palatable south of the Mason-Dixon line. There’s an old Southern saying: “That […]

Ron Paul to tornado victims: Get insurance, not federal aid

Ron Paul to tornado victims: Get insurance, not federal aid

Libertarian Texas Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul Sunday said victims of tornadoes that spread death and destruction across the  South and Midwest don’t deserve federal aid. Said Paul on CNN’s State of the Union: There is no such thing as federal money.  Federal money is just what they seal from the state sand steal […]