Republicans believe there are three words so powerful that they might reshape the political order in an economically beleaguered corner of the country: War on coal. With Democrats holding total control of the federal government and a cap-and-trade bill still looming, the GOP is fanning widespread coal country fears that the national Democratic Party is [...]
The Massachusetts massacre has obviously rattled President Obama more than he cares to admit. Judging by his Ohio speech, the loss of the “Kennedy seat” has spun him around so hard, its thrown him backwards into campaign mode, which seems to be amusing even his faithful servant, Chris Matthews.
The host of MSNBC’s Hardball remarked little about the speech, other [...]
The Senate voted Thursday to raise the ceiling on the government debt to $12.4 trillion, a massive increase over the current limit and a political problem that President Barack Obama has promised to address next year. The Senate’s rare Christmas Eve vote, 60-39, follows House passage last week and raises the debt ceiling by $290 [...]