Archive for August 19, 2011

(CNN) – As longtime Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch fights off some tea party opposition to his re-election bid next year, he's getting some unexpected praise. Friday morning Hatch's re-election campaign was touting comments made Thursday night by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a favorite of many in the tea party movement. "To your particular point about Senator Orrin Hatch, he is doing good in terms of trying to get a balanced budget and he has bee … Read More

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BOSTON (CBS) – The First Family is once again enjoying a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, as they have the past three years. Republicans have criticized President Obama for taking a vacation, citing the volatile stock market and fears of a global recession. The White House responded by saying every vacation the president takes is a “working” vacation, because the responsibilities of the job follow him wherever he travels. There’s also evidence that … Read More

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Bachmann Should be Disbarred if Her Latest Story is True Michele Bachmann’s latest story about why she began her career as an attorney for the IRS (or, as Baggers would have it, Lucifer) is this: To recap, she said, We change the economy by changing the tax code. How many of you love the IRS? No! It’s time to change it. I went to work in that system because the first rule of war is ‘know your enemy.’ So I went to the insid … Read More

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(CNN) – Threats of a national default during the debt ceiling debate amounted to "lunacy." That is, according to former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. He accused those who spoke of risking a possible default to force the government's hand in facing its rising debt–including some of his Republican opponents–of behaving like lunatics during an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" scheduled to air Monday. Considering the impact of the nation's economy … Read More

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