Barack Obama

Secret Service clamps down on leaks, information about scandal

Secret Service clamps down on leaks, information about scandal

The Secret Service is cracking down on leaks and going underground in the wake of a prostitution scandal that has sent earthquake-sized ripples through the agency and tarnished the reputation of the men and women assigned to protect the President of the United States. “Sorry, I’ve been ordered to say nothing, do nothing and keep […]

Four years later, Clintons & Obama are political soul-mates

Four years later, Clintons & Obama are political soul-mates

There were no bear hugs on display, but President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton looked relaxed and friendly as they began a summer fundraising blitz that demonstrates their shared hopes for Democratic victory despite past differences. Although Clinton had dismissed Obama in 2008 as undeserving of the presidency his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton […]

Hobbled al-Qaida wants payback for death of bin Laden

Hobbled al-Qaida wants payback for death of bin Laden

A year after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida is hobbled and hunted, too busy surviving for the moment to carry out another Sept. 11-style attack on U.S. soil. But the terrorist network dreams still of payback, and U.S. counterterrorist officials warn that, in time, its offshoots may deliver. A decade of […]

Can Mitt Romney morph into a ‘regular guy?’

Can Mitt Romney morph into a ‘regular guy?’

Mitt Romney’s Etch A Sketch moment is at hand. Now that he’s the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Romney is shifting away from the “red-meat” issues of abortion and immigration and instead holding more events highlighting his appeal as a regular guy. The transformation played out Friday when he emerged publicly for the first time in […]

President turns into the joker for correspondents dinner

President turns into the joker for correspondents dinner

This year’s primaries, the 2008 primaries, the General Services Administration scandal, even the Secret Service and Donald Trump were targets for President Barack Obama’s scattershot humor at Saturday night’s celebrity studded White House Correspondents Dinner. Even the entrance to his speech was part of his schtick. The president walked off stage just before he took […]

Romney’s campaign promises: Fact or fiction?

Romney’s campaign promises: Fact or fiction?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is making campaign promises that could produce an economic miracle — or a more predictable list of broken vows. Romney says he wants to put the nation on a path to a balanced budget while also cutting an array of taxes, building up the Navy and Air Force and adding […]

Secret Service sets new limits on drinking, partying

Secret Service sets new limits on drinking, partying

Heavy drinking and bringing foreign nationals back to hotel rooms on trips abroad is now banned by the U.S. Secret Service in the wake of a growing scandal over allegations that agents consorted with prostitutes in Colombia this month. The new rules of conduct issued on Friday also ban visits to “non-reputable establishments,” presumably including […]

Campaign 2012: A pathetic collection of losers

Campaign 2012: A pathetic collection of losers

If ignorance is truly bliss then America should be the happiest country on the planet. The one-time land of the free and home of the brave has morphed into the land of the ignorant and home of the misinformed. America today is a nation of fools, brain-dead lemmings lulled into massive ignorance fueled by Internet-based […]

Want instant fame? Try politics

Want instant fame? Try politics

 Wanna be famous? Forget reality TV. The presidential campaign could be just the ticket from nowhere to notoriety. It can be done with a heartfelt story. An off-hand remark. Or simply by having a distant connection to someone who’s Somebody. Think Sandra Fluke. She was just another outspoken college student before her defense of […]

Hijacking, ‘kill Obama’ joke lands Utah man in hot water

A purported practical joke on a colleague that threatened a plane hijacking and the assassination of President Barack Obama has landed a Utah man in trouble with federal authorities. Federal prosecutors say Jeremiah Hill placed a letter or note containing the threats inside a colleague’s travel case while both were working at Hill Air Force […]