On Thursday, the Senate voted to confirm Ben Bernanke for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chairman, ending speculation from both sides of the aisle that his nomination was in jeopardy. The Senate voted 70-30 to reappoint Bernanke, the closest vote ever for a nominee for the position.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has asked his running mate in the 2008 presidential elections to help raise money for his reelection campaign, and they will appear together at a couple of events next month, according to media reports.
*Tiger replaced by a… frog? Accenture, one of Tiger Woods’ major sponsors, announced that the golfing legend would be replaced in their future advertising by a surfboard-riding elephant, a leapfrogging frog and other computer-generated animals. This time their $50 million annual budget will be spent on images they can control. Can’t say I blame them.
*Does that include a private jet? The Wall Street Journal ran a feature last week on how much it would cost to nab a seat at this year’s Super Bowl. In their research, bidding site eBay.com scored both the cheapest resale (still a hefty $1,750) and the most expensive package—a private box whose “buy now” price was a staggering $373,750. And no, it did not include transportation to the game by a private jet.
Massachusetts voters elected a Republican Senator and, in all probability, put Obamacare away for good. But have Democrats gotten the message yet? Read this article to see how the Democrats are trying to spin the results, and what it means for liberalism…
A new study has found that insufficient vitamin D levels may be associated with a higher risk of relapse attacks in patients who developed multiple sclerosis (MS) during childhood.
On the heels of shocking losses in traditionally liberal states, many Democrats have begun to question the strategy behind negative political campaigns that compare Republican challengers to former President George W. Bush, Politico.com reports.
As the government flew some 50 orphans who survived the earthquake in Haiti to Pennsylvania for adoption, a state agency says there are thousands of American children waiting to find a family.
On Wednesday night, President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address, renewing many of the promises that he made to a joint session of Congress one year ago.
Some of the elected class are expressing dismay at the recent United States Supreme Court ruling that overturned much of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform law that was passed in 2002. That law limited soft money in campaign financing, issue ads and controversial campaign practices.
Democrat National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine went so far as to call the ruling a decision that “must not be allowed to stand.” He also warned the Obama administration is preparing a forceful response. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) declared himself disappointed in the ruling.
Remember this: If the elected class opposes it then the ruling must be good for the American people. And this one is.
United States stock markets have just come off of their worst decade ever, with inflation-adjusted returns in the S&P 500 dropping as much as 30 percent. That’s a far cry from what investors were expecting at the turn of the millennium. Then, the Internet was creating paper billionaires overnight. Read this article to get a contrarian opinion on where you should put your money…
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer expressed his discontent with Fox earlier this week, saying that the conservative network is "not a traditional news organization" and will be treated differently than other information providers.
According to a recent study, taking vitamin D and calcium on a daily basis can help reduce the risk of bone fractures. Researchers at Copenhagen University in Denmark found that taking the nutrients together decreased participants’ isolated hip fracture risk by 16 percent and their overall fracture risk by 8 percent.
After one of his most trying weeks in office President Obama has decided to re-hire his 2008 presidential campaign manager David Plouffe in an effort to retain as many Democratic congressional seats as possible in the upcoming elections.
Although Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is thought to have enough backers to easily pass the Senate confirmation vote, recent reports suggest that support may be eroding, even among liberal Democrats.
During his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama will announce a proposal for a partial three-year federal spending freeze for programs unrelated to national security beginning in 2011.
The Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 21 that campaign finance laws should be relaxed to reflect constitutional rights to free speech. However, the decision was strongly criticized by liberal politicians, and even John McCain expressed his disapproval.
For President Obama it has been a dismal year. He cannot claim victory on even a single one of his big four agendas: healthcare, the economy, the war or the environment. It seems for every step forward the Obama administration has taken two steps back. Keep reading to see the parallels between the Roman and American economies and what might be in store…
Last week, a combative President Obama announced his financial reform proposal, a move that will impose new restrictions on big banks and may signal an abrupt change to the way that federal regulations are applied to Wall Street.
On Jan. 26, 1905, the largest diamond known to man was found in Pretoria, South Africa. Called the "Cullinan," the stone weighed an amazing 3,106 carats. Even Elizabeth Taylor couldn’t […]
President Obama and other Democratic leaders may find it more difficult to successfully pass several key pieces of legislation following the crucial loss in the Massachusetts special election Jan. 19. Republican Scott Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley by a margin of 52-47 percent to win Ted Kennedy’s vacant Senate seat in an upset that was almost unimaginable only a few weeks ago.
President Obama will deliver his much anticipated State of the Union address tonight. Experts believe that this year’s speech will be especially vital for the popularity of the current administration as it has introduced a surplus of legislation that has been heavily criticized by conservative leaders.
While Republicans continue to celebrate the historic Senate victory of Scott Brown in Massachusetts, conservative leaders in Washington have begun their push to get the senator-elect certified before Democrats finalize their version of the healthcare reform bill.
A newly released public opinion survey suggests that if Sarah Palin decided to run for president in two and a half years, she would not only have to go against the wishes of the majority of Democrats. Chances are, she would also run into trouble convincing her fellow Republicans to offer support.