Monthly Archives: April 2011

Missouri Dem A.G. To Oppose Obamacare

Missouri’s Democratic attorney general broke with his party on Monday and urged a federal judge to invalidate the central provision of the new health care law. The filing of the brief by Attorney General Chris Koster, a onetime Republican state … Continued

2011 Budget Deal “Still Under Negotiation”

Washington is busy anointing winners and losers in the 11th hour spending deal struck late Friday to avert government shutdown, but meanwhile the staffs of the House and Senate appropriations committees are busy at work negotiating the fine print. “The agreement … Continued

Ford O’Connell At The Hill On George Allen’s Misstep

Virginia Senate candidate George Allen (R) apologized Wednesday to an African-American reporter for asking him, “What position did you play?” in an incident that evoked his infamous “macaca” gaffe. “Since the last time George has run a campaign, things have … Continued

Donald Trump Places Second In 2012 GOP Presidential Poll

In the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, businessman and reality television star Donald Trump finished second behind only former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in a hypothetical 2012 Republican primary heat. Trump’s 17 percent tied with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and put him well … Continued

Hispanics Souring On Obama

Though majorities of blacks (85%) and Hispanics (54%) continue to approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, his ratings among these groups slipped in March and have set or tied new lows. His approval rating among whites, … Continued