Sarah Palin Tells NRA Convention Obama Would Ban Guns if He Could


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Sarah Palin told NRA members that President Obama and his allies would ban guns “if they thought they could get away with it.”

 

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Obama Plan to Make Cheaper Coins Criticized by Businesses


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Those pennies and nickels in your pocket cost more to manufacture than they are worth. That’s why the Obama administration wants to use cheaper materials — possibly an aluminum alloy — to make the coins.

 

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NRA’s Real Draw: ‘Guns and Gear and Gadgets’


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Big names are speaking at the NRA meeting, but the exhibits are the talk of the town.

 

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Blanche Lincoln Holds Modest Lead Over Bill Halter in Arkansas Primary Race


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Embattled Sen. Blanche Lincoln has a 9 point lead over her challenger for the Democratic Senate nomination, Bill Halter. The primary is Tuesday.

 

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Specter-Sestak Senate Contest Going Down to the Wire in Pennsylvania


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Just two points separate Sen. Arlen Specter and Rep. Joe Sestak in a pair of new polls on their race for the Democratic senate nomination which will be settled next Tuesday.

 

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Newsweek’s Ramin Setoodeh: Raging Homophobe or Tony Aspirant?


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In arguing that gay actors can’t convincingly play straight roles, Setoodeh is himself unconvincing — or maybe he has an ulterior motive.

 

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Gulf Oil Spill: Obama Demands End to ‘Fingerpointing’


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President Obama decried the “ridiculous spectacle” of involved parties shifting blame for the Gulf oil spill, but said the government must share responsibility.

 

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Gulf Oil Spill: Flow May Be 14 Times Greater Than First Thought


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Scientists performing independent analysis of the spill suggest that the flow is as much as 14 times greater than 5,000 barrels a day previously estimated.

 

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Credit Cards: Senate Gives Stores More Flexibility on Fees, Discounts


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The Senate wants to give businesses more flexibility in dealing with the credit card fees charged by banks for each swipe of plastic.

 

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Gulf Oil Spill Much Bigger Than Thought, NPR Estimates


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Experts analyzing video of oil gushing from an uncapped well in the Gulf of Mexico say at least 10 times more oil is escaping than previously estimated.

 

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Indonesian Terror Plot Foiled, Thwarting Planned Government Overthrow


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Indonesian police say they shut down a plan by Muslim terrorists to overthrow the government and institute an Islamic state.

 

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Are Democrats Screwed in 2010?


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Running as economic populists in tough economic times should boost Democrats’ hopes in the midterms, right? Wrong — the polls say otherwise.

 

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Vets’ Message: Foreign Oil Dependence Threatens U.S. Security


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Former military members have been recruited to persuade Americans that climate change and foreign oil erode our safety.

 

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NRA in Charlotte: Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Lots of Guns


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An estimated 70,000 people are expected at the NRA annual meeting, where suspicions run high about Obama’s position on gun ownership.

 

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Afghan President Karzai Refreshed, Refurbished and Ready for Peace


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President Karzai, newly strengthened by a strong endorsement by the Obama administration, heads home to begin talks about peace with the Taliban.

 

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Elena Kagan: No Friend of the Military


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President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court looks down on the public institution the American people most look up to: the military.

 

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Elena Kagan Wins Praise From Senators, Including the GOP’s Susan Collins


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Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan scores points in meetings with senators from both parties in advance of her confirmation hearing.

 

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Being Over 40 and Single Does Not Make a Woman Gay


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Why do people think it’s their business to know your sexual orientation if you’re unmarried?

 

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40-Year War On Drugs Hasn’t Worked, Policy Chief Says


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The “War on Drugs” has cost $1 trillion, but even the nation’s drug czar says the strategy is a failure, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.

 

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Arrests in Times Square Bomb Probe: Three in U.S., One in Pakistan


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Several people are in custody in connection with the probe of the attempted Times Square bombing.

 

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