Barack Obama

Romney ad: Obama ‘gutting welfare reform’

Romney ad: Obama ‘gutting welfare reform’

Mitt Romney has released a new television ad accusing President Barack Obama of “gutting welfare reform.” The Republican presidential contender says Obama simply wants to pass out checks without the work requirement adopted in President Bill Clinton‘s welfare overhaul. The Obama campaign says Romney is twisting the facts. Obama says he’s giving states the flexibility […]

Obama looking for much-needed campaign cash from Hollywood liberals

Obama looking for much-needed campaign cash from Hollywood liberals

Three days after Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood issued a high-profile endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney for President, incumbent President Barack Obama is gathering a set of Hollywood liberals in Connecticut for his own star-power fundraiser. A big-bucks fundraiser at the home of film mogul Harvey Weinstein, co-hosted by Ann Hathaway, Joanne Woodward and Aaron Sorkin, […]

Republicans on Harry Reid: ‘He’s a dirty liar’

Republicans on Harry Reid: ‘He’s a dirty liar’

Top Republicans on Sunday accused Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of lying by passing along an anonymous claim that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes for 10 years. Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus called Reid a “dirty liar.” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said, “I think he’s lying about his statement of knowing something […]

Democrats, Republicans dislike their own Presidential candidates

Democrats, Republicans dislike their own Presidential candidates

Many Democrats and Republicans have one thing in common this Presidential election year. Members of both parties wish they had someone else on the top of the ticket on Election Day. Democratic and Republican political strategists tell Capitol Hill Blue that dissatisfaction runs high on both sides fo the political fence.  Both the right and […]

America’s do-nothing Congress skips town with critical work unfinished

America’s do-nothing Congress skips town with critical work unfinished

Congress packed up and left town Thursday, starting a five-week recess that comes after a year of few accomplishments and lots of partisan gridlock. Oops. Our mistake.  The inhabitants of Capitol Hill call the annual August break “district work periods,” a piece of spin designed to give the impression that lawmakers are back home taking […]

Cruz’s victory increases chances of no-compromise government gridlock

Cruz’s victory increases chances of no-compromise government gridlock

The easy victory of Houston lawyer Ted Cruz in the Republican U.S. Senate runoff in Texas shows the tea party movement remains a potent force in American politics. It also highlights an anti-establishment frustration among voters, especially grass-roots conservative activists, which could influence national elections in November. Cruz, a tea party favorite, defeated Lt. Gov. […]

Obama, Romney carpet bomb key states with economic propaganda

Obama, Romney carpet bomb key states with economic propaganda

Pressing their economic arguments, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are campaigning in three of the most tightly contested states, looking to build enthusiasm with a public otherwise preoccupied with vacations, the Olympics and the sweltering August heat. Obama was traveling to Florida and Virginia on Thursday, continuing to draw attention to a Romney […]

Mitt Romney: Empty suit, empty mind

Mitt Romney: Empty suit, empty mind

Every day, some right-winger bombards the offices of Capitol Hill Blue with the outlandish claim that Mitt Romney is somehow qualified to be President because he is a good businessman. Christ, what a crock. Business has nothing to do with running a country and many could argue that it is the kind of big business […]