By Paul Bedard | 03/11/14 09:07 AM
Six states that paid Uncle Sam $2 million to keep 14 popular national parks open during the federal shutdown last year bagged $20 million in visitor spending they would have lost, a colossal investment success, according to the National Park Service.
By Paul Bedard | 03/11/14 07:38 AM
American gun owners are gobbling up cheap Russian ammunition in huge quantities, worried that President Obama's tussle with Vladimir Putin over Moscow's grab for Crimea will result in new trade sanctions cutting off imports of bullets. “We've seen an ammo-hoarding effect,” said Larry...
By Paul Bedard | 03/10/14 02:18 PM
As the March 31 Obamacare sign-up deadline nears, Planned Parenthood is going to bat for the White House, hosting more than 500 events in 18 cities to get Americans into the health insurance system.
By Paul Bedard | 03/10/14 01:49 PM
This week’s Mainstream Media Scream features two MSNBC Morning Joe favorites, co-host Mika Brzezinski and frequent guest Mike Barnicle, on Monday calling Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin a “moron” following her address to CPAC on Saturday.
By Paul Bedard | 03/10/14 01:12 PM
Sen. Rand Paul is putting down stakes in Iowa, moving quickly to build a political organization that can help him win the important Iowa caucus in 2016. His political action committee, RAND PAC, just announced that the Iowa Republican Party chairman will join the organization as a political...
By Paul Bedard | 03/09/14 11:15 AM
A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality” President Obama says he is campaigning to fix. Unite Here warned that due to...
By Paul Bedard | 03/08/14 02:15 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has been hurt by slumping polls and the Russia crisis. "Bottom line this week is that President Obama lost a little ground in the polls, so his grade will stay the same as last week. Not good. “He opened...
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 04:08 PM
Progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders is readying a potential 2016 presidential primary challenge to Hillary Clinton, claiming that the “same old same old ... Clinton type of politics” won't solve the problems of the nation.
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 02:00 PM
It's a well-known success story: Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker inherited a troubled state economy in 2011 after he defeated Democrat Tom Barrett. In his three years, unemployment dropped from 7.8 percent to 6.2 percent at the end of 2013 and he claims he turned a huge deficit into a...
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 12:50 PM
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has cemented his place as a likely 2016 presidential candidate by signing a deal for a campaign-style book that will assail “government intrusion” under President Obama and spell out his agenda to make America great again. The southerner’s book will be...
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 12:48 PM
A new and unusual survey of Washington political insiders reveals that the once-invincible pro-Israel lobby is losing steam, possibly opening the doors for moderate Middle East peace voices to get a chance at influencing American policy. The survey provided to Secrets found that of those...
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 10:51 AM
A new poll gauging the nation's voters interest in America's political dynasties -- the Clintons and the Bushes -- finds a remarkable lack of interest in former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's possible run for president, in part because two Bushes have already served in the White House. Rasmussen...
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 09:10 AM
They did it again. In a battle over the ability to talk guns and make sales on Facebook with anti-gun advocates like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the National Rifle Association, with its 3 million Facebook supporters, is attempting to temper liberal...
By Paul Bedard | 03/05/14 12:01 PM
A House chairman probing the IRS scandal on Wednesday said that President Obama has reneged on a promise to have his aides cooperate with the investigation, forcing the Ways and Means Committee to conduct a dragnet for emails and documents needed to smoke out the truth. Rep. Dave Camp also...
By Paul Bedard | 03/05/14 04:42 AM
A foundation established under former President Bill Clinton to honor the 100 million killed under successive Soviet communist regimes is raising concerns about Russia’s military drive in Ukraine, suggesting that Moscow just can’t shuck its Cold War ways.
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