President George W. Bush and presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain claim the American economy is robust and healthy.
Try telling that to the thousands of employees of the Bennigans restaurant chain who reported to work this week to find the doors locked and their jobs gone without notice, severance pay or benefits.
If Obama decides it would be helpful to have someone running with him who could play bad cop to his good cop in dealing with the septegenarian juvenile delinquent McCain I think Clark would be right for the role.
new: Idea gains traction with new website, A.P. story, Daily Kos and other blogs.
Republican Ronald Reagan raised taxes and survived to serve another presidential term. His successor, George H.W. Bush, raised taxes and did not.
Now comes Republican candidate John McCain, eager to reassure conservatives he’s no tax raiser, yet also intent on letting voters know he will "do the hard things," as he often said in the primaries.
Why should I believe your poll?
It’s a challenge pollsters and news organizations get all the time. And why not — the profusion of polls can be confusing. This week alone, one USA Today-Gallup Poll showed Barack Obama leading John McCain in the presidential race by 3 percentage points and a separate Gallup Poll showed Obama up by 8 points.
The indictment of Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens on charges that he lied about accepting gifts from an oil contractor only adds to his party’s already bleak electoral prospects in November, and not simply because it could cost the GOP a Senate seat that should be safe.
Across Capitol Hill, Democratic-led committees are considering punishments for past and present Bush administration officials for a range of alleged misdeeds, from discriminating against liberals at the Justice Department to blowing off subpoenas and lying to Congress.
We have just witnessed a rare happening in the political galaxy when the stars and the moons — the facts and the politics — line up perfectly. So perfectly, that a politician who made a wrong prediction or assertion can take the high road and still come out better than ever.