Judge rules key part of Obamacare unconstitutional

Judge rules key part of Obamacare unconstitutional

A federal judge in Washington ruled Monday that a key part of President Barack Obama‘s health care law is unconstitutional because the feds can’t force Americans to buy insurance. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said no court in the nation has expanded the Commerce Clause of the Constitution to allow regulation of an individual’s […]

Doug Thompson: Taking America back

Doug Thompson: Taking America back

It’s a familiar refrain heard often during the midterm election and uttered several times during most campaign speeches. “It’s time,” the refrain goes, “for us to take back America.: Stirring words to be sure. It has a suggestion of revolution sprinkled with just enough populism to ensure sound bites on the evening news. But the […]

North Korea threatens South with nuclear war

North Korea threatens South with nuclear war

North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean cooperation could bring a nuclear war to the region, as the South began artillery drills amid lingering tension nearly three weeks after the North’s deadly shelling of a South Korean island. The South’s naval live-fire drills are scheduled to run Monday through Friday at 27 sites. The regularly […]

Obama tax deal drives up rates

Obama tax deal drives up rates

What the Federal Reserve giveth, Obama taketh away. The U.S. central bank’s $600 billion stimulus plan was supposed to lower interest rates. But President Barack Obama‘s tax deal with Republicans, by rekindling fears of budget deficits in the bond market, has pushed them higher. As the Fed meets this coming week, the surprise shot in […]

Palin in the butt…or on magazine covers anyway

Palin in the butt…or on magazine covers anyway

Anybody here want to take a guess on just who is the favorite cover girl for most magazines. No, not some half-clothed bimbo although the real choice might — in some people’s minds anyway — be called a half-brained one. The Huffington Post did a little count — without looking that hard — and come […]

Tax bill foes say ‘yes, damn it,’ it will pass

Tax bill foes say ‘yes, damn it,’ it will pass

With the White House stepping up pressure and even bringing in former President Bill Clinton as the closer, even foes of the Obama tax cut deal see it passing and passing soon. Obama chief advisor David Axelrod acknowledged the tough battle will be in the House, which has rejected the legislation already but the aide […]

Bloomberg on Presidency: ‘No way, no how’

Bloomberg on Presidency: ‘No way, no how’

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg showed up on Meet the Press Sunday and host David Gregory handed down the standard question: “Will you for President?” Blumenthal churned out the usual answer: “No way, no how.” Politicians with Presidential ambitions usually deny any plans to seek the big job. Then many of them do. As a […]

Can Obama reconnect with independents?

Can Obama reconnect with independents?

In political terms, President Barack Obama‘s tax-cut compromise with Republicans amounted to a step toward luring back independent voters whose support he needs to win re-election in 2012. Never mind that the deal alienated his liberal base; there’s no clear alternative Democrat to run against him. Perhaps more likely is a bid by an independent […]

With dream act shelved, illegal immigrants look beyond 2012

With dream act shelved, illegal immigrants look beyond 2012

The illegal immigrants who more than a decade ago were just teens hoping to forge a legal path to citizenship are vowing to make the Dream Act a campaign issue come 2012, even though they’ll likely be too old to benefit if the law ever passes. The measure that passed in the House on Wednesday […]

Communicating the old school way

Communicating the old school way

For the past week, Tanner LeCont at Shoreline High School in Seattle has called him mom to let her know what he’s doing. He hasn’t texted her for several days. Eimanne El Zein gave up Facebook so she could spend more time with her dogs. Licholi Wytovicz does chores and homework and hasn’t sent out […]

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