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
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
US casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012 Things are looking up for most of the nation’s commercial casinos, as gambling revenue increased by nearly 5 percent last year and jobs held roughly steady. According to the annual survey of casinos by the American Gaming Association, America’s nontribal casinos took in $37.3 billion from gamblers last year, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2011. More
My Opinion on Romney’s Tax Plan He is an amazing deal maker. When he has control of a situation ... No failure will ever slow down Governor Romney’s confidence. That confidence is exactly the foundation of his tax plan. This is how I see his plan: - He will work to create bipartisan ... 10/12/2012 - 5:22 am | View Link
Mitt Romney, super salesman His blatant distortion of Medicare finances is amazing, though less amazing than why President Obama did not call him on it. Romney’s capacity to play with the facts is only trumped by his history of rewriting his history. We all know his favorite ... 10/10/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was In Romney’s own words he believes that these tax credits create a culture ... the massive fee increases that Romney imposed on people to keep taxes lower. It is amazing how far the Republican Party has moved to the rightwing fringe in just four years. 09/20/2012 - 3:45 am | View Link
In our opinion: Stop misrepresenting positions to score cheap political points "It's amazing!" Last month, MSNBC drew fire from critics for broadcasting a clip from one of Mitt Romney's stump speeches in an attempt to make him look out of touch with the average voter. In the segment that aired, Romney described the remarkable ... 07/20/2012 - 7:03 pm | View Link
Romney's amazing hypocrisy (CNN) – Recently, we learned two important things about Mitt Romney. First, he would rather see the American economy fail than President Barack Obama win. Second, the extent of his hypocrisy is amazing. While he laments the toll that outsourcing has ... 06/28/2012 - 8:12 am | View Link
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Ohio Romney Rally Election observers believe that Ohio is the state most likely to decide who becomes our next President. These interviews were conducted with Ohio voters at ... 12/21/2014 - 10:04 pm | View Website
Autographs | Aldine by Rebecca Romney Three Pawn Stars Experts: Rebecca Romney (books), Mark Hall-Patton (history), and Craig Gottlieb (guns/militaria). We’re like the Nerdy Avengers. 12/21/2014 - 9:57 pm | View Website
President Barack Obama DNC Speech Complete: Romney in ... Current U.S. president assails Mitt Romney's record and proposed agenda in front of DNC delegates. For more on this story, click here: http://abcnews.go ... 12/21/2014 - 1:07 pm | View Website
On Monday, Pope Francis delivered the annual Christmas greeting to the cardinals, bishops and priests of the Vatican that was anything but cheery. In fact, the leader of the Catholic institution used the opportunity to shame his clergy for many members' desire for power at the expense of living a religious life -- what he called, "spiritual Alzheimer's."He spoke of the "terrorism of gossip" which can "kill the reputation of our colleagues and brothers in cold blood." He said that cliques can "enslave their members and become a cancer that threatens the harmony of the body," and that these power-hungry clergy lived lives "typical of mediocre and progressive spiritual emptiness that no academic degree can fill.""These and other maladies and temptations," Francis continued, "are a danger for every Christian and for any administrative organization, community, congregation, parish, ecclesial movement, etc., and can strike at both the individual and the corporate level."Continue Reading
Conservative meathead Erick Erickson played to Manichean type on Monday, charging that President Obama "hates America" and has deliberately wrecked the country in order to "humble" it. In a RedState.com blog post that appeared under the headline "When the American President Hates America," Erickson asserted that Barack and Michelle Obama "see the United States as a corrupt and bullying power that needs to be humbled."Arguing that nobody "seeks to fundamentally transform something that they love" -- unless, of course, you're talking about St.
Attorney General Eric Holder is directing Justice Department officials to expedite death benefits to the families of two New York police officers who were fatally shot inside their patrol car.
A Justice Department official said Monday that Holder wants to ensure that the benefits are paid quickly and that the paperwork process begins as soon as possible.
WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The U. S.-led coalition conducted 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Monday and 10 strikes Iraq, the U. S. military said in a statement. In Iraq, the strikes hit near the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar as well as near Asad, Tal Afar, Ramdi, Mosul and Falluja, the Combined Joint Task Force said.