Former NAACP Chairman (from 1998 to 2010) Julian Bond claims the Tea Party "is the Taliban of America," and says they're racist, hostile to women, and obey a "Stalinist religion." Really?
In probably his most honest moment on TV throughout his career, David Axelrod admitted that government is simply too large to control, while blaming bureaucrats for idiotic and dangerous actions.
According to Pew Research, the gun homicide rate has dropped by 49% in the last twenty years, with gun crimes plunging 75%. Pew also found that 56% of Americans incorrectly believe the opposite.
Mayor Emanuel caved to the teachers union last year to end the strike. Now they want him fired. Speaker Madigan is now being taken to court by the unions after finally pushing for pension reform.
After years of inaction on public pension reform — a festering problem destroying Illinois' finances — Speaker Madigan is now pushing a solution just in time for his daughter's run for governor.
According to Gallup, a record high 52% of Americans now want government to "redistribute wealth by heavy taxes on the rich.” This disturbing trend also helps explain the 2012 election result.
Millions of refugees from war torn countries are seeking asylum in the U.S. The Tsarnaev brothers were two of the lucky few to be granted such a blessing and their gratitude was truly astounding.
Turns out that shooting late Thursday night on the MIT campus was directly related to the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this week. That was only the start of a crazy night.
This attack seems to have caught the intelligence community totally by surprise. In the scramble to get leads as to who committed this act of terror, one "suspect" at large has gone viral.
Baby Boomers putting off retirement + slow job market growth = one bleak future for millennials. But, there are few ways to improve your prospects.
The AP banned "illegal alien," "an illegal," "illegals" and "undocumented" from its stylebook. But these aren't slurs or insults, and the AP is now just banning the language of legality.
Candidate Obama is back on the campaign trail again, this time raising support for high-risk home loans to people with poor credit — the same ones that caused the financial meltdown in 2007.
A new study from a center-left policy research group finds that the increase of single-parent households is having a detrimental economic effect on men, as is the gender gap in higher education.
A key provision billed by Democrats as helping small businesses gets delayed again while another gets repealed. The Obama administration is now turning to mass marketing to change public opinion.
Directors like Hitchcock and Kubrick understood the critical importance of slowing things down for the audience. Today's filmmakers cater to audience with low attention spans, killing suspense.
New York City will soon have the nation's most far-reaching laws barring employers from not interviewing out-of-work job applicants. Unfortunately, this is not an April Fool's joke.
Exploiting children didn’t work, so Obama used the mothers next in his latest effort to keep support for gun control alive. But the real problem isn't lack of laws, it's lack of enforcement.
With each retirement from an incumbent Democrat senator, the map is turning more and more favorable for the GOP in 2014. Will Obama finally get to work when there's nothing left to campaign for?
Surprisingly, 10 Democratic Senators still oppose same sex marriage, and key minority constituencies in the party are also against gay marriage.
Latinos are a critical demographic the GOP is trying to make inroads with going forward. But according to Pew, 75% of Latinos say they prefer bigger government. Does that make them a lost cause?
The Ryan budget proposes bold reforms for spending, entitlements and taxes while the Murray budget barely trims any spending, doesn't touch entitlements much and focuses on closing tax loopholes.
After passing the Senate 34-21, House Speaker Madigan says the bill is 12 votes shy of getting passed to the governor's desk. Reports say the opposition is coming from African-American lawmakers.
After being criticized by 'HuffPo' for calling out his podcast guest Gavin Newsom's comments on race, Carolla let the liberal blog have it showing why he has true freedom to say what he wants.
This year's Italian election and 2012's Greek election stalemates show how multi-party systems based on popular vote can result in hung parliaments.
The sequester would reduce the growth of federal spending over 10 years from $47.2 trillion to $46.1 trillion. If Washington is panicking over this, is real spending reform even possible anymore?
Gingrich sat down with Axelrod at the University of Chicago to discuss general politics, the 2012 election and the future of the Republican Party going forward.
Ideology is only one component of winning over millennials. Cultural outreach plays a huge factor in connecting with the youth and both Ronald Reagan and Ron Paul illustrate how it can be done.
Delivering the keynote address during the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Carson spoke of a flat tax, privatized health care and the dangers of trillions in debt, all in front of Obama and Biden.
Exit polls show that 6 out of 10 women nationwide, two-thirds of all Latinos, and majorities in every swing state support keeping abortion legal.
From union greed to gun control to out-of-control spending, Illinois provides many lessons for America on how progressive policies fail to reduce gun violence, improve education or fight poverty.
With a 55-45 Democratic Senate, the GOP needs a six seat swing to gain a majority. They won six seats in 2010, but winning in 2014 will require fresh campaign strategies and careful calculation.
In today's climate of political extremes, you’d be hard pressed to find any lawmakers who don’t vote lockstep along party lines at least 90% of the time. But these 10 are exceptions to the rule.
CBS News' Major Garrett questioned Obama on his lack of support for spending reform to reduce the deficit ... and Obama showed his unwillingness to address it.
Democrats are avoiding any discussion of spending reform during debt ceiling talks while searching for loopholes to exploit. Their latest idea? Minting $1 trillion platinum coins.
Lincolnton Furniture Company closed this week just one year after it was hailed by Obama as an example of the recovering economy.
While Hollywood celebrities preach that taxes be raised, guns be taken away and mindlessly support more government as the answer to every problem, their own actions reveal a huge double standard.
The GOP gave in to more spending, higher taxes and get nothing in return. Not only did they strengthen Democrats' resolve to double down on their demands but the GOP just lost all their support.
By raising taxes on the rich while increasing spending, Obama gets a short-term political victory that however endangers his long-term legacy with the threat of a double dip recession.
Democrats were against more debt when Bush was in office, but now they want a blank check. Their flip-flops on the fiscal cliff are shameful.
ABC, NBC and CBS chose not to show footage of violent union members tearing down an Americans for Prosperity tent or footage of union members punching a Fox News reporter. The bias is so blatant.
The election is over. Obama got his second term. If the past month is any indication, he will only double down on his far-left policies and there’s nothing left to stop him from going all in.
Romney outperformed both McCain and Bush in the swing states, yet still lost. This reinforces the fact that American demographics are changing and if the GOP don't adapt, they'll get left behind.
Romney outperformed McCain in the battleground states and received a larger share of the vote, yet Obama still won. Analyzing the exit poll data reveals the challenges the GOP now faces.
Going forward, Republicans are facing many challenges. Some are beyond our control, some are not. Analyzing exit poll data, here is where the GOP can really make up ground with key demographics.
There's no doubt America has socially turned into a center-left nation, but 2012 proves we've economically turned into a center-left nation, too. The GOP is out of gas.
Romney is a center right candidate for a center right nation focused on economic recovery, job creation and stopping the federal bleeding of red ink – all goals where Obama has failed miserably.
The media bias surrounding Chris Christie's latest comments about President Obama is evidence of how sick this race is really getting.
Partisan politics in Washington isn't new. The problem isn't lack of common ground, it's lack of leadership. The records show that Romney has reached across the aisle while Obama is too far left.
Analyzing the lessons from the 2010 Senate elections, polls show that the GOP could have easily locked a Senate majority in 2012. But their chances now rest with how many states Romney carries.
When you analyze everything from voter turnout predictions, GOP voter enthusiasm, swing state poll tracking and independent leanings, it's evident why 2012 won't look anything like 2008.
All eyes are on Ohio, but if Romney doesn't pull off a win there, Wisconsin may be enough to make up for it while polls show it's just as close in the Badger State as it is in the Buckeye State.
Romney's speech at the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner was surprisingly funny and had the audience floored. Here are the top 10 lines with GIFs, videos, and cartoons.
As Romney solidifies his lead among men and independents, polls show Obama's double digit lead among women is now down to 50/50. Both campaigns will be targeting women heavily in the final weeks.
Debunking the myths associated with the 2009 stimulus, Obamacare, the American Jobs Act, and the economic recovery under Obama.
Continuing to debunk the myths Obama has perpetuated: the wealthy not paying their fair share, tax cuts leading to the recession, "Romney Hood" and pledges not to raise taxes on the middle class.
Obama is relying on maintaining persistent myths about our economy to win re-election. It's time we debunk these myths: starting with what caused the recession and who's responsible for our debt.
Politics aside, Lara Logan's courage and willingness to publicly reveal her opinion on a subject she feels so passionate about should be applauded. More journalists should follow her example.
With four weeks to go until Election Day, Republicans have seen several leads in critical Senate races disappear. The chamber is now up for grabs and a majority could be obtained by either party.
From blaming the altitude in Denver, to claiming the mainstream media is now pro-Romney, liberals are now scrambling to come up with any reason they can for why Obama lost the first debate.
After a record 43-month stretch of unemployment above 8%, the September unemployment rate fell to 7.8%. A closer look at the numbers reveals why.
49% of households are on the government dole, 49.5% aren’t paying income taxes and 48% of our public debt is now held by foreign creditors. Unless we change paths in 2012, we're the next Greece.
Is it then any wonder that a new Gallup poll shows American distrust in the mainstream media is now at an all-time high?
Two statements from both candidates this week illustrate the clear choice Americans face in 2012: do we care more about creating jobs and growing wealth or redistributing income with less wealth?
From economic policy, to energy policy, to foreign policy, Barack Obama's ideas and tactics are the same ones that Jimmy Carter tried 35 years ago. Both times ended up producing the same results.
Instead of discussing the events of the Arab Fall and subsequent threats to regional security, the liberal mainstream media cares more about protecting Obama from any criticism on foreign policy.
The Romney Hood lie is a distraction from what will truly hurt the middle class under a second Obama term: Taxmageddon. The Romney-Ryan plan makes taxes fair, competitive and simple for everyone.
The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike over a 30% salary raise, Illinois unions resist any pension reform, and Wisconsin union membership dramatically declined in the wake of CBA reform.
Unemployment, labor force participation, food stamp usage, disability claims, GDP growth, federal debt, and the numbers of people paying income taxes and collecting welfare are not good.
With new polling showing Obama's favorability dropping among key demographics, new ads are being released targeting both women and independent voters.
Upon learning of the omission, Obama ordered the Democratic Party’s platform language changed to include God and Jerusalem. After trying 3 times to get it in, the DNC delegates booed the change.
Liberal pundits continue to do everything they can to reinforce the Obama campaign's disingenuous attacks that Romney and Ryan are "waging a war" against women, minorities and the middle class.
The far left is now trying to use Todd Akin's statements as a poster child for the GOP Party and Tea Party as a whole despite the fact that every person and organization has denounced his views.
Out-of-control spending from Washington is drowning America in red ink. The Romney-Ryan plan will return levels of spending back to their historic rate of 20% of GDP by 2016.
Entitlement spending alone eats up two-thirds of our tax dollars while simultaneously going bankrupt in 20 years. The Obama-Biden plan fails to address this, while the Romney-Ryan plan solves it.
A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is claiming that the failed federal operation wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them in exchange for intel.
Both Democrats and Republicans used to practice fiscal responsibility and constitutional government. The Tea Party is trying to restore these lost principles that progressives now call "extreme."
In its latest ad, pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA suggests that Romney is responsible for the death of a steel worker's wife, marking a new low in presidential electoral politics.
It was blatantly obvious that the mainstream media was in the tank for Barack Obama in 2008. In 2012, their hypocritical attacks on Mitt Romney prove once again that they hold a double standard.
While Obama has failed to decrease unemployment, grow the GDP, or decrease our reliance on welfare, Ronald Reagan did all that and more.
Polls show the GOP is just 1 seat away from locking a 51 seat Senate majority in November. Meanwhile, Majority Leader Reid continues to block bipartisan legislation from being called for a vote.
Canadian PM Stephen Harper and his Conservative government have cut taxes, reduced federal spending and developed domestic energy resources, making Canadians wealthier than Americans.
The Obama campaign is accusing Romney of being a “corporate raider who outsourced jobs." FactCheck.org confirmed these claims to be blatantly false while WaPo rated this attack with 4 Pinocchios.
Forget the Mayan prophecy. At the end of 2012, everyone's taxes are going sky-high. On top of Obamacare's taxes, this will be the largest tax hike in U.S. history. Find out how much you will pay.
Here is a list of the essential American songs to play on Independence Day as you're eating your burgers and hot dogs or watching the fireworks on display.
Polls show that the economy and jobs are the top two issues on voters' minds in 2012 and that more voters trust Romney to fix the economy than Obama. So then why is Obama still leading overall?
Alexis Tsipras wants to end the bailout deal, nationalize all Greek banks, restore collective bargaining rights and basically bring back everything that bankrupted Greece in the first place.
Republican administrations in key swing states have passed critical reforms which are balancing their books and lowering their unemployment, yet some are trying to give all the credit to Obama.
The interest rate on student loans is set to double on July 1. Congressional Republicans have offered two bipartisan solutions that pays for an extension, but Obama is too busy giving speeches.
The job numbers and weak recovery are only getting worse, yet President Obama continues to blame anything and everything else for his failed policies. Here's a look at his top 25 excuses.
Amidst all the white noise, exactly what did Obama say he is doing about gay marriage? The answer is ... nothing.
Europe's economic troubles and election struggles illustrate very meaningful lessons for Americans about taxing and spending.
In April 1984, employment growth hit 1,564,000 -- double where we are in April of 2012. While the Reagan recovery sustained its momentum through the election, the Obama recovery is falling flat.
Elections on Sunday could cloud the future of the EU's economic sustainability, rattling markets and even affecting the 2012 U.S. election.
While their 2012 campaign slogan may be "Forward," Barack Obama and Joe Biden are moving backward by making a weak and desperate case that Mitt Romney would not have hunted down Osama Bin Laden.
Washington has let entitlement spending blow out-of-control. Paul Ryan is the only leader brave enough to step forth and present reforms so that the next generation can even have a safety net.
Obama claims that Republicans have waged a “war on women,” but women account for more than 90% of the job losses since Obama took office. This exposes his failed policies and broken promises.
Against a weak economic recovery and job record, the Obama re-election campaign is aiming to distract Americans with class warfare and trying to convince women they need dependence on government.
Facing a bleak economic record to defend in a re-election year, Obama has unveiled his risky gamble to turnaround the economy before November. It's more of the same ideas.
America's tax rates are killing its global competitive advantage. If Obama passes the Buffet Rule under the guise of everyone "paying their fair share," all of America loses out on capital gains.
The silent majority of America is fed up with the big government,big spending policies of both progressives and evangelicals and are making their 2012 choice for President clear: Mitt Romney.
President Obama has now surpassed more debt in just three years and two months than President Bush added in all eight years he was in office. Where is the Tea Party, we need them?
During a University of Chicago speech, Romney discusses why Republicans are better than Democrats for the millennial generation.
Polling has begun for the 33 Senate races across the country and Republicans have cause for optimism as they open with leads for several incumbent Democrat seats they are after.
IRS historical data and contemporary examples show why raising income tax rates does not produce higher revenues, pushes more money & jobs overseas, and hurts the middle class more than the rich.
Republicans are labeled extremists, obstructionists, and a "do nothing Congress" while far left Democratic leaders block bipartisan tax reform, entitlement reform and domestic energy development.
Exit poll data shows the overwhelming majority of Jewish-Americans vote Democrat every time, going back until at least ‘72. What explains this trend?
Politicians on both sides of the aisle are coming to the conclusion that closing loopholes, ending subsidies, and cutting tax rates across the board are the best things we can do for our economy.
With out-of-control spending, trillion dollar deficits, and a record $15.4 trillion debt, the calls for passing a Balanced Budget Amendment have never been louder. We came so close 17 years ago.
Despite speculation, a Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels or Jeb Bush candidacy is not happening. The far right needs to stop looking for someone that doesn't exist and accept the current GOP choices.
While Greece is waiting to see if it has a future in the Eurozone, Greek millennials are left wondering if they have a future at all.
If the 2012 election is still about the economy, government spending, and debt & deficit reduction, Romney’s track record easily trumps that of the Bush Republican Rick Santorum.
Allowing the auto companies to fail in 2008 would have contributed to a second Great Depression.
Mitt Romney’s win tonight highlights the critical importance of Florida for the Republican Party in both the White House race and it’s bid to regain control of the Senate.
Will his views have any chance of becoming mainstream in the future? Or are they simply too dangerous, impractical, and out of touch with most Americans?
With the most critical primary coming up in Florida, Romney had his best debate performance tonight, reaffirmed why he’s the best leader to reinvigorate the American economy and defeat Obama.
Despite the criticisms, Mitt Romney is more like Ronald Reagan than the far right wants to admit.
Rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline would be a bad decision for America’s future, as well as another example of President Obama's failing to act on opportunities for bipartisan cooperation.
The attacks that Republican competitors are leveling against Romney for his Bain Capital record have been unfair and completely out of line.
A new report shows a mass exodus of residents out of Illinois as the state loses businesses and jobs due to its high taxes and over-controlling state government.
Raising taxes couldn't even cover 2012's projected spending levels, let alone our debt. Real spending reform is what's needed.
One has to wonder how Santa Claus would deal with today's regulatory and legal environment.
Did Blagojevich get everything he deserved or was he a victim of Chicago "machine politics?"
As long as Democrats are in power, meaningful entitlement reform will never get addressed, and as long as Republicans are in power, meaningful tax reform will never be tackled.
The president's jobs plan is more about tax hikes than job creation, does not have bipartisan support in Congress, and is a campaign stunt against Republicans in 2012.
Amid international pressure and global efforts to crack down on tax evasion, Switzerland is being forced to reexamine the future of its age-old practice of banking privacy.
Republicans in 2012 will find a receptive audience among young voters struggling in the economy.
Many people believe there should be legislative term limits for congressional office holders, but history and congressional procedure suggest that this change will not be instituted.
Despite public perception, the military regime that has run Egypt since 1952 is still in full control and making its moves to stay in power in the post-Mubarak era.
Ever since Illinois Dems raised taxes to help close the state's budget gap, the economy has nose-dived.
Democrats can't face modern political and economic problems as they continue to blame the Bush administration and turn a blind eye to criticism of Obama.
GOP candidates are under pressure from advocacy groups seeking pledges of support, but some refuse to sign and handcuff themselves later.
A truly international army must take over the U.S.'s role as the world's peacekeeper.
With the debt talks stalled, we should explore the historically successful strategy of eliminating all tax subsidies and closing all tax loopholes.
The money is there, but Obama's and the Democrats' policies have prevented the U.S. economy from recovering and lowering unemployment. The debt ceiling talks will only continue stagnation.
The fiscal conservative message of the 2010 elections is losing steam in the wake of resistance to Paul Ryan's Medicare reform proposal.
Americans suffer from high gas prices because politicians are more concerned with the interests of fringes of the ideological spectrum.
The bounce Obama gets in the polls following Osama bin Laden's death will be gone come 2012 in the face of dismal economic numbers.
Libertarian minded candidates like Ron Paul may find a receptive audience to their isolationist policies at the next Republican presidential debate.
Once known for pioneering socialism and state-sponsored solutions for decades, European countries are now adopting conservative approaches to governance that include strict austerity measures.
From CNN to MSNBC, liberals have many places to turn for their news. Conservatives do not. Fox News provides a good counterweight to offset the liberal media bias in America.