You might be a birther if… you’re Rick Perry. After losing his footing at the top of the GOP field, Perry is reviving a beat-down right wing mantra in hopes of boosting his campaign: He’s saying that it’s not definitive that President Obama was born in the United States. He says the issue came up in his meeting with Donald Trump the other day ... read more
President Obama says Forget Congress. He plans to tackle the problems in the housing market through executive order -- rather than waiting for a Congress that will not (and doesn't want to) act. As the New York Times reports -- it's a way for him to continue to paint Capitol Hill as a "Do Nothing Congress". read more
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is scrambling right now to undo the damage of a Washington Post report says he allegedly embellished his family history to benefit politically. A Hardball panel debates whether this will hurt his political reputation. watch
War is Over. President Obama announced today a full drawdown of troops in Iraq by the end of the year. By making good on his campaign promise and making the announcement a day after the Khaddafy takedown, Obama’s foreign policy credentials are in the spotlight—but is it enough to quiet his Republican critics? We’re asking Fmr. Rep. Patrick... read more
Did Republican rising star Marco Rubio embellish his family history? He often says he's the son of exiles, and that they fled Castro, but the Washington Post discovered his parents actually fled Cuba two and a half years before Castro took power. How much will this hurt Rubio's chances of landing on the 2012 Republican ticket? Speaking... read more
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