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President Obama with top legislative and economic advisers in the White House Pete Souza (540×360)

Four Ways President Obama Can Cement His Legacy

President Obama is going through one of the periodic rough patches of his presidency. From the collapse of his campaign against the automatic spending cuts in the “sequester” to the failure to pass universal background checks for gun purchases, … More…

Al Gore speaks in 2009 Skoll World Forum (540×360)

Al Gore Took the Money and Ran

Now comes word from Bloomberg BusinessWeek that former vice-president Al Gore is “Romney –rich,” with a net worth upwards of $200 million.

The Democratic standard bearer who won the popular vote but lost the 2000 presidential election in the Electoral … More…

Ted Cruz speaks at Values Voters Summit 2011 Gage Skidmore (540×360)

Ted Cruz Is the GOP’s Flavor of the Month

How can you tell we’re three long years from the next presidential election? When you see a lot about the presidential prospects for fringe candidates like freshman Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Lately Cruz has excited Republican voters with his … More…

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Republicans Are Still Main Culprit in Beltway Gridlock

Following his defeat over legislation that would close the “gun show” loophole; stalled immigration reform, and a setback over FAA funding in the automatic spending “sequester,” President Obama is facing a torrent of media criticism that he’s lost his “juice.”More…

President Obama at April 30 White House press conference (540×405)

Obama Tries to Avoid Health Care ‘Train Wreck’

President Obama was on the defensive during much of Tuesday’s White House press conference, but he pushed back at NBC’s Chuck Todd’s question about worries over implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

…For the 85 to 90 percent of

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Kermit Gosnell

Philadelphia Abortion Horror Case Has Hard Lessons

A jury will now decide the fate of abortionist Kermit Gosnell following eight weeks of grisly testimony about his “house of horrors” clinic in West Philadelphia.

Prosecutors brought 54 witnesses to the stand to prove their case against Gosnell, who … More…

2nd Amendment Protest in Albany NY Sheryl Thomas Flickr (540×405)

Second Amendment Extremists Have Gone Too Far

Last week, a mild, eminently sensible bill to extend background checks to private sales of guns, supported by 90% of the American public, died a not-so-quiet death in the Senate.

Although technically it won a 54-vote majority, that wasn’t enough … More…

President Obama speaks about gun control at the White House (540×405)

President Suffers a Bitter Defeat in the Gun Wars

Late Thursday afternoon, President Obama stood outside the White House with Vice-President Joe Biden, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and families of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and condemned in the strongest language the Senate’s 54-46 … More…

Marco Rubio on Face the Nation (540×354)

Rubio Takes a Calculated Risk on Immigration Reform

There was Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on seven—that’s right, seven– different Sunday talk shows, making the case for immigration reform.

Rubio will join eight Senators of both parties to present the bill officially on Tuesday. It promises to be More…

Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan Official White House Photo Margaret Thatcher Foundation (540×489)

How Thatcher Set the Template for Reagan

Love her or hate her, one thing is beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher mattered.

The grocer’s daughter from Grantham, England became the United Kingdom’s first woman prime minister. She also served the longest of any PM in the 20th Century. … More…