Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were affected recently by delayed flights across the country because of the furloughs. More
Fred Davis, GOP Ad Man, Has Few Regrets, Dismisses Charges Of Racism Fred Davis always loved putting on a show. As a boy, he recruited his siblings and neighbor kids to perform in the plays he wrote and staged in the family den and, sometimes, in nursing homes around Tulsa, Okla. Read the whole story at The Los ... 08/21/2012 - 1:56 am | View Link
Fred Davis, GOP Ad Maker, Rejects Charges Of Racism, Expresses Regret For Anti-Obama Proposal LAS VEGAS -- He's not a witch. Nor, Fred Davis wants the world to know, is he a racist. Read the whole story at Los Angeles Times Contribute to this Story: Send us a tip Send us a photo or video Suggest a correction FOLLOW POLITICS Like 407k ... 07/1/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
A commercial which has been airing on MSNBC may be the most bizarre salvo in the “War on Christmas” yet.
The ad opens with a smiling little girl, named by an unseen narrator as “Amy.”
“She lives in America. She’s free to smile to show she’s happy. Everyone’s OK with this,” the narrator says, before adding that she is a Christian, “free to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ to show she’s happy.
Molly Jackman, Brookings
Much of the media commentary on President Obama’s big inequality speech was cynical. You know the drill: it’s yet another “reboot” that will go nowhere; none of it will have any effect on policy, and so on. But before we talk about the speech’s possible political impact or lack thereof, shouldn’t we look at the substance?
Religion has once again become the “opiate of the people.” But this time, instead of seducing the proletariat into accepting its position in a capitalist society, it lulls atheists into believing that abolishing religion would bring about utopia. It is rather disturbing trend in a country whose greatest reformer was a Reverend — Dick Gregory has said, “Ten thousand years from now, the only reason a history book will mention the United States is to note where Martin Luther King Jr.
Republican Senate hopeful and U. S. Rep. Tom Cotton said Friday that President Barack Obama should visit Arkansas to see the effects of the nation's new health care law — issuing a no-lose invitation that his campaign opponent and more »