| Jun 28, 2012
On paper, June looked like a bad month for President Obama. It began with a gaffe, his lighthearted comment that "the private sector is doing fine." Then the Federal Reserve revised its growth forecast downward, making it clear that 8% unemployment is...
| Apr 26, 2012
The "Veepstakes" are on — but the smart money says they're already over.
Like belles at a debutante ball, up-and-coming Republican politicians are lining up to campaign with Mitt Romney, hoping to catch his eye as a suitable choice for vice...
| Apr 12, 2012
In the spring of 1980, the race for the Republican presidential nomination got nasty. The front-runner, Ronald Reagan, said his main challenger,George H.W. Bush, wasn't a real conservative. Bush went on the attack, accusing Reagan of peddling "voodoo...
| Apr 24, 2012
Jon Corzine left Goldman Sachs with a net worth far exceeding even that of Mitt Romney's today. Many accounts of his tenure at Goldman suggest he "failed up" the corporate ladder.
Pushed out of Goldman in a power struggle, he nonetheless pocketed...
| Dec 20, 2011
So now it's Ron Paul's turn.
The diminutive Texas libertarian is poised in the latest polls to win the Iowa caucuses.
Obviously, this would be rough news for Newt Gingrich — who's in third place and falling — and very good news for Mitt...
| Oct 23, 2012
I'm writing this before Monday night's presidential debate, on the assumption that neither candidate changed the dynamic of the race too dramatically.
But what if one did? What if Barack Obama announced in a fit of pique that "America doesn't deserve a...
| May 3, 2012
We're far enough away from it now that we can probably all agree: It was a mistake for George W. Bushto land on that aircraft carrier in a flight suit to proclaim "Mission Accomplished." And not just because the war in Iraq was far from over at that...
| Oct 16, 2012
Apparently, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are both theocrats willing, nay eager, to use state power to impose their religious views on the rest of us.
In last week's vice presidential debate, moderator Martha Raddatz asked the two Roman Catholic politicians...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:39 PM
President Obama's decision to award Israeli President Shimon Peres the Presidential Medal of Freedom earlier this year was followed by pressure in Israel to take the opportunity to ask for the release of Jonathan Pollard from American prison....
| Sep 4, 2012
| 10:44 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four years after riding a wave of optimism into the White House, President Obama offered a sobering message as he asked Americans for another term to help complete the country’s recovery from the worst economic crisis since...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 7:43 PM
As criticism mounted on the Obama Administration, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton acted Monday to shield President Obama from blame for the deadly September attack on a U.S. mission in Libya, saying that any fault lies with her as America’...