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Is Paul Ryan a Reformer or a Radical?

Is Paul Ryan a Reformer or a Radical?

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has electrified the race by choosing Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. In the last day, the two have drawn big, excited crowds and have gotten rave reviews from conservative talking heads in the … More…

Mitt Romney campaigns early this year in Charleston, SC.

Romney Is the Most Secretive Candidate in Years

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has based his entire campaign on his knowledge of business and his ability to turn around the economy in a way President Obama hasn’t.

His credentials are his experience running private equity firm Bain Capital, … More…

Congressional supercommittee meets in October 2011

Domestic Spending Already Has Been Cut–a Lot

When you listen to former Gov. Mitt Romney and other Republicans on the campaign trail, you’d think federal spending is out of control and still growing.  And, in a curious bit of jiu-jitsu, some even say that’s holding back the … More…

Former President George W. Bush

The Curse of the Bush Tax Cuts

Updated July 15, 2012

It’s the summer of 2012, President George W. Bush has been out of office for 3 ½ years, and  the biggest issue of the presidential campaign is whether to keep his signature tax cuts, which were … More…

Chris Christie Is Out of Control

Chris Christie Is Out of Control

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a favorite among conservative Republicans for his in-your-face attitude, appears to be losing it.

Just last week, the governor was buying ice cream with his family on the Jersey Shore when a heckler criticized his … More…

Rupert Murdoch speaks at Davos in 2009.

GOP Honchos Read Romney the Riot Act

Just a few weeks ago, President Obama’s re-election campaign appeared to be foundering. Now it’s Mitt Romney’s turn.

Since the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on immigration and health care reform, the future Republican presidential nominee has been reeling.

The … More…

Jack Lew- on Fox News Sunday

If It Walks Like a Tax and Quacks Like a Tax

Never look a gift tax in the mouth, especially if it may have just saved your presidency.

That’s what you’d think President Obama’s reaction would be to the life line (sorry for the mixed metaphors) Chief Justice John Roberts extended More…

Court Immigration Ruling Gives Obama a Partial But Real Win

Court Immigration Ruling Gives Obama a Partial But Real Win

President Obama and his re-election team must have celebrated this morning when the Supreme Court threw out most of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB1070, by a 5-3 majority, with only conservative Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito dissenting.… More…

President Obama meets Euro Zone leaders at G20 summit in Mexico

It Could Be a Long, Hot Summer for Obama

President Obama has caught a couple of breaks after a bad few weeks in which he lost ground to Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

Last Friday, the president announced a new immigration policy that would accomplish some of the same things … More…

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress in 2011

Four Things We Got Right and Europe Didn’t

You hear it a lot in some circles: The US is heading down the same road as Greece, a basket case of an economy with huge debt and no hope.

And if we don’t address entitlement spending—primarily Medicare and Medicaid—our … More…