Political Action Committees (PACs) spent a record $416 million in the 2008 federal elections — most on candidates for the House and Senate.
As one who once ran the multi-million dollar PAC for the National Association of Realtors — at the time the largest in the nation — I can say as an absolute fact that those who sign the checks don’t do so without expecting something in return.
President Barack Obama continues to compile a rapidly-growing list of broken campaign promises.
During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Obama promised he would not sign any spending or budget bill with "pork barrell" earmarks — the Congressional pet projects that bloat virtually every spending bill that emerges from the House and Senate.
Rabid right-wing blowhard Rush Limbaugh offered up his same, tired rhetoric Saturday by urging lemmings at the Conservative Political Action Conference to "take back our country."
The last time we checked, the mess the country is in right now came about because the self-righteous right had control of the country for most of the past eight years.
Just when you thought it was safe to read news about Congress and politics, we find the re-emergence of the Darth Vader of Republican Conservatism — Newt Gingrich.
Newt. Again. – Defeated at the polls, divided over issues and outflanked by the Democrats, Republicans in Congress turn their lonely eyes to … the former speaker of the House?
Two months ago, I kicked off the New Year with a column that urged that we forget about pursuing George W. Bush and his corrupt administration for their many crimes. We needed, I thought, to concentrate on the more pressing economic problems facing this nation.
I was wrong. Bush and his criminal cabal must be investigated, indicted, prosecuted and punished for their actions.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says President Barack Obama is more analytical than former President George W. Bush and wants to be sure he had heard opinions from everyone in the room.
Bush, Gates says, wouldn’t go out of his way to seek out opinions.
As one of the holdovers from the Bush administration, Gates is in a good position to compare the styles of the former President and the man who replaced him at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
In her first foray into Middle East diplomacy, Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in the region with a pledge of $300 million for war-torn Gaza.
The government also agreed to loosen the terms of its first loan to the insurer, which will report a $62 billion quarterly loss on Monday, people involved in the discussions said.