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Fehrnstrom and Cutter on Face the Nation (540×405)

Paul Ryan Isn’t Elevating the Race

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney named Rep. Paul Ryan his running mate, there was lots of speculation that it would raise the level of conversation on the Big Issues of the campaign.

Beltway pundits seemed to envision a cross … More…

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…

Paul Ryan Named as VP Nominee

Ryan Is a Bold and Good Choice for Romney

The selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate shows three things about the Republican presidential candidate.

First, Romney actually has it in him to take chances. “I think this is the boldest thing I’ve seen Romney … 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…

Sen. Jeff Sessions

Disability’s Boom Creates a Quiet Crisis

Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee, led by Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, have released some disturbing statistics on the number of people who collect Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, benefits.

That number has been growing so fast that … 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…

Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco 2011

A Surprising New Ally of Fiscal Reform

Over the weekend, the Huffington Post ran an extraordinary item that could be a game changer if Washington ever gets its act together to even discuss serious fiscal reform.

The news site reported that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—yes, Nancy … More…

Tea Party Rally

Romney Will Dance to the Tea Party’s Tune

A newly energized Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail, brimming with confidence, the travails of the horrible Republican primary race now behind him.

“Start packing,” the former Massachusetts governor told President Obama in an interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC … More…

Chris Christie speaks at Bush Institute conference in New York.

Chris Christie Offers Tough Love to the GOP

“Diplomatic” is not the word you’d use to describe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The Republican superstar sees himself as a truth teller. That’s gotten him into shouting matches with reporters and even some voters. Personally, I find that less … More…

Obama at Associated Press luncheon.

The Gladiators Enter the Arena

With Tuesday’s sweep of primaries in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and especially Wisconsin, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is now going to be the Republican presidential candidate.

Intrade, the electronic prediction market, gives him a 95% chance of winning More…