Barack Obama

Congress uses legislative sleight-of-hand to hurt opponents, not help nation

Congress uses legislative sleight-of-hand to hurt opponents, not help nation

Congress is producing little this election year that will become law, yet both parties are churning out bills designed to make the other side look bad. Take a look at separate measures that would protect women from violence, keep student loan rates low and build roads and bridges. Each is a widely shared goal and […]

Convict gets 72,000 votes in West Virginia Democratic primary

Convict gets 72,000 votes in West Virginia Democratic primary

When they finished counting the votes in Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primary elections in West Virginia, the two expected candidates won:  Mitt Romney on the GOP side and Barack Obama for the party of the donkey. But the candidate who pulled down 70,000 votes was not someone named Paul, Romney or Santorum. It was Keith […]

GOP wants cuts to social programs to protect military budgets

GOP wants cuts to social programs to protect military budgets

Republicans in the House of Representatives on Monday will fire their first shots of the next deficit-reduction battle, advancing legislation to cut nearly $380 billion largely from social programs while protecting defense spending. The cuts to food stamps, child tax credits and Medicaid healthcare for the poor, among others, are certain to stall in the […]

New jobs decline for second straight month

New jobs decline for second straight month

President Barack Obama promotes the fantasy that the American economy is rebounding. The latest employment numbers say otherwise. Employer hiring fell for the second straight month, coming in well below the rosy projections of a President hoping for re-election later this year. The Labor Department said Friday that American employers added only 115,000 workers to […]

Romney picks up endorsement from Bachmann: Santorum next?

Romney picks up endorsement from Bachmann:  Santorum next?

As Mitt Romney cruises towards the inevitable – the GOP Presidential nomination – the former Massachusetts governor continues to pick up endorsements from those who once opposed him and called him names. Michelle Bachmann became the latest to throw her support behind the presumptive nominee, calling Romney “the last chance we have to keep America […]