Category: POLITICS

Romney To Skip Texas GOP Convention

Romney To Skip Texas GOP Convention

April 30, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

For their state convention in early June, Texas Republicans will have to settle for an also-ran after being spurned by the presumptive nominee for president.

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New Rules Set On Background Checks For Job Seekers

New Rules Set On Background Checks For Job Seekers

April 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Federal regulators Wednesday approved new rules that could make it easier to find work for convicted criminals and others who have gotten into legal trouble.

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Obama Touches On Politics And Policy At U-Iowa (Video)

Obama Touches On Politics And Policy At U-Iowa (Video)

April 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

IOWA CITY, Iowa — President Obama appeared at his third “official event” in two days on Wednesday to promote extending student loan relief at an event that had the feel more of a campaign rally.

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Ready For The Fight: Rolling Stone Interview With Barack Obama

Ready For The Fight: Rolling Stone Interview With Barack Obama

April 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The president, in the Oval Office, discusses his job, the opposition and the coming campaign.

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Talk About Striking Iran Not A Game: Israeli DM

Talk About Striking Iran Not A Game: Israeli DM

April 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday stressed that Israel is not playing games when it comes to striking Iran, if all other options fail in preventing the Islamic republic from obtaining nuclear weaponry.

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President Obama Speaks on Student Loan Interest Rates in North Carolina

President Obama Speaks on Student Loan Interest Rates in North Carolina

April 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

President Obama discusses the importance of a college education and why higher education should be affordable for all students willing to work hard, and calls on Congress to stop interest rates on federal Stafford loans from doubling in July.

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Study: Obama’s Media Coverage More Negative Than Romney’s

Study: Obama’s Media Coverage More Negative Than Romney’s

April 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Mitt Romney has publicly griped about the way the news media have covered him, but the presumptive GOP nominee has gotten better press in 2012 than President Obama, according to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

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CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Opposed By Obama Administration

April 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

White House official reiterates president’s opposition to Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act ahead of vote.

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Mitt Under Attack Without A Willing VP And the Secret Service Remains Humorous — VIDEO

April 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report and Jon Stewart of the Daily Show emphasized the issues plaguing Mitt Romney’s campaign, while the other late-night hosts — who were off-air last week — caught up on the prostitution scandal consuming the Secret Service.

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Planned Parenthood ‘Targeted’ By Anti-Abortionists

Planned Parenthood ‘Targeted’ By Anti-Abortionists

April 23, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Healthcare provider believes hoax clients are inquiring about sex-selection abortions in ploy to discredit group.

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Why The IRS Should Revoke ALEC’s Charitable Status

April 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

You’d think that an American business taking part in a scheme to secretly lobby for the passage of state laws tailored to fattening its profits at the expense of the public good would be shunned by customers and marginalized in the marketplace.

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Obama Announces Crackdown On Iran And Syria’s Cyber Oppressors

Obama Announces Crackdown On Iran And Syria’s Cyber Oppressors

April 23, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

US president signs executive order targeting people and firms that help authoritarian regimes clamp down on dissidents.

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CISPA, Postal Service Bills Among Congress’ Spring Cleaning

CISPA, Postal Service Bills Among Congress’ Spring Cleaning

April 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

It’s legislative spring-cleaning time in Congress, where lawmakers are engaged in a busy week of should-pass legislation as both parties seek to tally accomplishments before taking a break to campaign during the upcoming recess.

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Newt Gingrich Says Fox News Wasn’t Fair And Balanced To Him (Video)

April 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

When is Fox News more hostile to conservatives than CNN? When it doesn’t show adequate enthusiasm for the presidential aspirations of Newt Gingrich.

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Romney And Ryan: A Budding Political Bromance

Romney And Ryan: A Budding Political Bromance

April 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

One of the sharpest dividing lines emerging between President Obama and GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is the budget introduced in Congress by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., with its sharp cuts in domestic spending and lower tax rates.

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ALEC Blasts ‘Intimidation Campaign’ Against Its Corporate Members

ALEC Blasts ‘Intimidation Campaign’ Against Its Corporate Members

April 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The influential American Legislative Exchange Council on Wednesday blasted a public-shaming campaign started by liberal and progressive groups, which has led major members to cut ties with the organization.

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Why Gasoline Isn’t $4 Per Gallon Nationally

Why Gasoline Isn’t $4 Per Gallon Nationally

April 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The recent surge in U.S. gasoline prices may be stalling thanks to a growing supply of crude oil and a retreat by speculators in the futures market.

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Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Exclusion

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Exclusion

April 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Eight Planned Parenthood organizations sued Texas on Wednesday for excluding them from participating in a program that provides contraception and check-ups to women, saying the new rule violates their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and association.

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Wendy’s Is The 6th Firm To Say It Is No Longer A Member Of ALEC

April 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Wendy’s International, the parent company of Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburger, is the sixth corporation to say that it is no longer a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in the past week.

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President George W. Bush’s Re-entry Into The Limelight

April 10, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Former President George W. Bush said Tuesday he wishes his name wasn’t so firmly attached to one of his administration’s signature pieces of legislation — the broad-based tax cuts set to expire at the end of this year.

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