December 16, 2010 |
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has become the second-youngest person to be named Time magazine's Person of the Year. Zuckerberg announced the news Wednesday on ? where else? ? Facebook, the juggernaut social media website that has more than 500 million users worldwide. "Being named as Time Person of the Year is a real honor and recognition of how our little team is building something that hundreds of millions of people want to use to make the world more open and connected," Zuckerberg said on his Facebook fan page.
August 16, 2011 |
Ron Paul, the libertarian wolf dressed in Republican clothing, blasted his fellow GOP presidential aspirants on Monday in a video that calls them the same kind of politicians as President Obama. Paul, who finished second in the Ames straw poll just 152 votes away from winner Rep. Michele Bachmann, has an ardent following in the GOP's libertarian wing and on the Web, where he has been a money-raising powerhouse. Despite his popularity in conservative and libertarian circles, he has had problems moving into the higher digits on the national scene though he has placed well in some polls.
May 5, 2011 |
Rep. Mike Pence announced Thursday that he will run for governor of Indiana, fulfilling Republican expectations that he would make the state race in 2012. Pence, a darling of his the conservative wing of his party of the "tea party" movement, will try to succeed Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is barred by state law from seeking a third consecutive term. Daniels is weighing whether to run for the GOP presidential nomination, a race that Pence decided to skip so he could run for governor.
October 31, 2010 |
It may be the “ tea party” movement that is fueling the great political outpouring this year, but it is an even greater grouping -- those who don’t vote at all -- who will likely determine the elections. As the midterm election cycle finally approaches its end on Tuesday, the media will continue to be full of stories about the anti-incumbent anger swirling through the electorate and the even more pronounced partisan disagreement over how the economy is doing and is being handled politically.
May 8, 2010 |
Bill Lee has a wife and seven children, a leadership position in his church and a one-man heating-and-air-conditioning business he struggles to keep afloat. But for the last few months Lee has been working full time, unpaid, on something akin to a crusade: toppling Robert F. Bennett, Utah's three-term Republican U.S. senator and part of a political dynasty. Lee, 44, is a Republican himself, a longtime party volunteer who supported Bennett until this campaign. Now, however, he feels betrayed: by the senator's vote to spend hundreds of billions propping up Wall Street, by his willingness to bargain on healthcare legislation, by his diffident manner and his broken pledge to serve just two terms in Washington.
October 13, 2010 |
Kristi Noem announces her arrival with a clatter of boot heel on the tile floor of a fast-food restaurant. She orders lunch herself. A small bowl of soup. The woman that some have dubbed the "next Sarah Palin" travels light. With just one aide in tow, she makes her way around an eatery, greeting residents of this small South Dakota town, which sits an hour north of Sioux Falls. She's tall and angular, with a Westerner's bearing. She's between campaign events, but she's dressed casually, in jeans.
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April 29, 2013 |
Sarah Palin reared her head in American airspace this weekend. As the country's media, entertainment and political elite gathered in Washington, D.C. , for the annual roast that is the White House Correspondents Dinner, Palin could not resist lobbing darts from afar. “Yuk it up media and pols,” she tweeted . “While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves.
July 1, 2011 |
Americans are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with the usual parades, barbecues and fireworks. But for the field of GOP presidential hopefuls it will be a chance to supply their own fireworks and bring their best pitches to, well, you guessed it, parades and barbecues. On July 4, New Hampshire, the first primary in the nation, will be thick with candidates, while some contestants will be in Iowa and even Philadelphia, where the second Continental Congress met and formally adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
March 26, 2010 |
Sarah Palin appeared with John McCain on Friday for the first time since the pair lost the 2008 presidential election, telling a Tucson, Ariz., rally that the Republican senator deserved the support of conservatives in his hotly contested bid for reelection. Palin gave McCain a fiery introduction, emphasizing his opposition to the recently passed healthcare overhaul. "I want to clear the air right now," she said, referring to conservative "tea party" activism as "a beautiful movement."
July 25, 2011 |
Seeking to blunt White House efforts to shift blame for a default crisis on Republicans, House Speaker John A. Boehner said that President Obama has failed to lead on cutting government spending and that his party will press ahead with its own plan to raise the debt ceiling. In a televised response to the president's address, Boehner said the GOP-controlled House has already moved through legislation to address the nation's deficit challenge, most recently the so-called "cut, cap and balance" plan.