Romney turns up the heat on Obama energy policies

Mitt Romney escalated Republican attacks on President Barack Obama’s energy policies Sunday, calling for the firing or resignations of what he labeled the “gas hike trio” of top energy and environment officials in the administration. The Republican presidential hopeful’s remarks on “Fox News Sunday” illustrated a GOP strategy to target Obama for rising gas prices as part of a campaign […]

Continue reading »

Through Luck or Skill, Democrats Are Winning Tactical Advantages in 2012

  Facing the potentially insurmountable challenge of a slow economic recovery in an election year, Democrats have looked for little ways to gain political advantage over Republicans in 2012. Some of their efforts have bombed, like their rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline just as gas prices spiked. Others have gone nowhere, like their efforts to shame Republicans in Congress […]

Continue reading »

Jobs and Energy dominate weekly addresses

  Jobs and energy prices dominated weekly addresses by Democrats and Republicans on Saturday, a day after government numbers showed the creation of 227,000 new jobs last month. Despite the jobs, the unemployment rate remained unchanged, according to the numbers. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker With unemployment hovering at 8.3%, Republicans put forth Gov. Jack Dalrymple of North […]

Continue reading »

Romney wins 6 states, fails to blunt Santorum’s conservative support

  Mitt Romney’s showing in six states was not a super one for the Republican presidential hopeful, who failed to produce the convincing wins needed to demonstrate his ability to generate support among diehard conservatives. It was best illustrated by Romney’s big Super Tuesday win in the bellwether state of Ohio, where he eked out a win over Rick Santorum, […]

Continue reading »

Netanyahu Signals Determination on Iran, but War Will Have to Wait

    Had he been speaking Hebrew in a dramatic TV broadcast back home, parts of Benjamin Netanyahu’s fire-and-brimstone speech on Monday night might have been mistaken for the words of an Israeli Prime Minister about to launch a fateful war. He painted Iran’s nuclear program as an apocalyptic extermination threat redolent of the Nazi Holocaust, stressed Israel’s power and […]

Continue reading »
1 360 361 362 363