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Obama invokes Reagan to rebut class warfare charge

DALLAS, Texas — President Barack Obama on Tuesday invoked conservative icon Ronald Reagan to rebut Republican claims his plans to raise taxes on the rich smacked of class warfare. In a campaign event in Texas, Obama referred to a speech that former president Reagan gave about tax reform in Atlanta…

Obama uses decaying bridge to slam Republicans

CINCINNATI, Ohio — US President Barack Obama on Thursday used a decaying bridge between the states of his top two political foes to step up his push for his economic rescue plan. Obama traveled to Cincinnati in the key 2012 swing state of Ohio, to renew his demands that a…

Ron Paul’s latest ad slams Rick Perry as ‘Al Gore’s Texas cheerleader’

Congressman Ron Paul’s presidential campaign released a new advertisement on Tuesday that attacks his rival Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his involvement in Al Gore’s 1988 presidential bid. The ad also highlights Paul’s early support for former President Ronald Reagan The 60-second spot will be aired in New Hampshire and…

Never-fail prediction system shows 2012 win for Obama

American University professor Allan Lichtman is on a winning streak spanning nearly three decades — one that President Barack Obama might have an interest in seeing Lichtman extend. Lichtman created a formula that has correctly predicted the winner of each election since 1984, beginning with the reelection of President Ronald…

Huckabee cartoon attempts woeful retelling of 9/11 attacks

In a new “history” cartoon aimed at children, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, now a Fox News personality, spins an animated, less-than-nuanced retelling of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., with a distinctly pro-Bush, pro-torture spin. In his “Learn Our History,” the former Republican presidential…

Reagan shooter wants more outings from psych hospital

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors are fighting to stop the man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981 from leaving a psychiatric hospital for more family visits. On March 29, a day before the 30th anniversary of the shooting,John Hinckley, Jr. asked a federal judge to allow him an unspecified number of visits…

CBS almost reported Reagan was mentally unfit in 1986

Two sons of former President Ronald Reagan have been engaged in a public disagreement over whether their father exhibited early signs of Alzheimer’s disease while still in the White House. Veteran CBS reporter Leslie Stahl, who saw Reagan have mental lapses in 1986, could possibly play a role in settling…

Reagan exhibited signs of Alzheimer’s while still in White House, son claims

The son of President Ronald Reagan suggests in an as-yet-unpublished book that his father was exhibiting the tell-tale signs of Alzheimer’s disease while still serving as President of the United States. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain condition that interferes with memory and behavior, which usually starts small and develops into…

In rare public debate, Justice Scalia admits to not caring about intentions behind laws

One of the most conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court and one of the most liberal ones sparred Friday over capital punishment, the direct election of senators and various other constitutional questions during a rare public debate that highlighted their philosophical differences. Antonin Scalia, 74, the longest-serving current justice,…

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