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Democrats bring in the big dog for their convention

Democrats bring in the big dog for their convention

Former President Bill Clinton will have a marquee role in this summer’s Democratic National Convention, where he will make a forceful case for President Barack Obama’s re-election and his economic vision for the country, several Obama campaign and Democratic party officials said Sunday. The move gives the Obama campaign an opportunity to take advantage of […]

So much anger, so little reason in America today

So much anger, so little reason in America today

Lots of anger out there. Too much. Can’t talk politics with some without it turning into a shouting match. Can’t joke about someone’s background without them getting mad. Not much humor left. Used to be angry. Lost temper with little or no provocation. No more. Getting mad solves nothing. Anger escalates emotions and displaces reason. […]

Can reason exist in today’s hyperbole-driven political environment?

Can reason exist in today’s hyperbole-driven political environment?

The Democratic and Republican onventions may still be a couple of months away but the stage is already set and the nominees determined:  Incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Obama didn’t face any real opposition, unless you count the convicted felon and prison inmate in Texas who damn near beat the incumbent […]

Romney denounces proposal to use Obama’s former pastor as campaign attack

Romney denounces proposal to use Obama’s former pastor as campaign attack

Mitt Romney swiftly and firmly distanced himself Thursday from a group exploring plans to target President Barack Obama’s relationship with a controversial former pastor. But the revival of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as a campaign issue momentarily placed race at the center of the presidential contest and showcased the independent groups playing a new role […]

Obama’s gay marriage endorsement could help Romney

Obama’s gay marriage endorsement could help Romney

President Barack Obama’s sweeping endorsement of gay marriage is already sending shockwaves through America with both sides lining up to take advantage of an issue that will redefine the Presidential campaign. Obama’s backing of  legal marriages between adults of the same sex moves social issues to the forefront and creates a clear difference between the […]

Axelrod predicts Republican ‘reign of terror’

Axelrod predicts Republican ‘reign of terror’

Republicans in the U.S. Congress are under a “reign of terror” imposed by the party’s conservative wing that also has pushed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the right, President Barack Obama’s senior campaign strategist said on Sunday. David Axelrod, in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” program, cited the Obama administration’s […]

Santorum cruises to expected win in Louisiana

Santorum cruises to expected win in Louisiana

Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary Saturday, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in yet another conservative Southern state. “We’re still here. We’re still fighting. We still believe, as this race really shows,” Santorum told supporters in Green Bay, Wis. Although the victory gives Santorum bragging rights and 10 more delegates, it does not change […]

Obamacare gets high court hearing next week

Obamacare gets high court hearing next week

President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul faces its biggest court test next week, capping a legal battle that could reshape the powers of the U.S. government, redefine medical care for most Americans and transform the 2012 election campaign. The justices on the U.S. Supreme Court will pepper lawyers with questions, possibly signaling how they might rule, […]

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 […]