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GOP rep. calls for cutting Social Security to those under 55

It was a moment of truth for a Texas Republican: Trying to outline how the Republican position for cutting government spending differs from that of President Barack Obama. His approach? Trim “entitlement programs” — otherwise known as Social Security spending. On Hardball Monday, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) argued that to…

Paul Krugman to Fox News CEO: ‘Deliberate misinformation’

In an interview Sunday, New York Times economist Paul Krugman hammered conservative talk show host Glenn Beck for spreading blatantly false information about the Democrats’ health care bill — and put the blame squarely on Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. “Glenn Beck doesn’t, you know,” Krugman began, “what bothers me…

Obama aide: Plans for new moon mission are ‘dead’

A plan to return US astronauts to the moon “is dead,” a White House adviser on space issues said Friday, confirming reports that NASA will instead focus on developing commercial space transport. “Constellation is dead,” the adviser told AFP on condition of anonymity, referring to a program that envisioned returning…

Obama endorses deficit task force

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has endorsed a bipartisan plan to name a special task force charged with coming up with a plan to curb the spiraling budget deficit.…

McCain aide: Palin thought candidacy was ‘God’s plan’

Sarah Palin believed that Sen. John McCain chose her to be his running mate in the 2008 presidential race because of “God’s plan,” according to a top political strategist in the Arizona Republican’s campaign. In an interview with the CBS news magazine “60 Minutes,” Steve Schmidt described Palin as “very…

Obama: Healths reforms will be felt this year

US President Barack Obama promised on Saturday that Americans will see the effects of health reform this year, saying Congress is “on the verge” of approving the overhaul the nation’s health care system. “Now, it’ll take a few years to fully implement these reforms in a responsible way,” Obama said…

Russia in secret plan to save Earth from asteroid: official

MOSCOW — Russian scientists will soon meet in secret to work on a plan for saving Earth from a possible catastrophic collision with a giant asteroid in 26 years, the head of Russia’s space agency said Wednesday. “We will soon hold a closed meeting of our collegium, the science-technical council…

Illinois town ‘ecstatic’ over plan to house Gitmo inmates

Residents of a tiny Illinois town on Tuesday welcomed a controversial plan to transfer dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees to their near empty prison as a “wonderful, wonderful thing.” “This is the best thing that could have happened to us,” said Julie Hansen, president of the Thomson chamber of commerce.…

Dems’ immigration reform: Pay your taxes, learn the language, you can stay

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has unveiled the Obama administration’s plan to reform immigration. Key among the proposals are rules that would allow the current undocumented population to stay in the United States, provided they take a number of steps like learning English and paying back taxes, according to published…

A Little Bit Weird About Sex, Just Saying

Robert Stacy McCain puts a lot of pathology on display here: Plan B — the drug that allows guys to breathe a sigh of relief the morning after using some chick for selfish pleasure — will now be available to 17-year-olds without a prescription. Who cares that she’s not even…

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