Judge apologizes to Obama for racist email

Richard Cebull

Montana’s top federal judge has sent an apology letter to the president for an email that many saw as a racial slur against the nation’s chief executive. It is not likely he will lose his office over it, however. ‘Joke’ compares African-Americans to dogs Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull’s forwarded email — sent to […]

Insiders from both parties say Gingrich untrustworthy

Bob Dole

Former Republican candidate Bob Dole took aim at GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich in a letter Thursday, saying the candidate is not trustworthy enough to occupy the White House. His comments immediately follow some cryptic insider criticism from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. An open letter to Romney campaign Dole, who was a Senator when Gingrich […]

Gabrielle Giffords resigns Congressional seat

Gabby Giffords

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) announced Sunday that she will resign her seat in Congress this week. About a year ago, the Congresswoman suffered a near-fatal gunshot injury while conducting a “Congress on Your Corner” meeting with constituents at a supermarket in Tucson. Her last official act Monday will be to finish that aborted meeting. A […]

Stephen Colbert runs in S.C. primary as Herman Cain

Stephen Colbert

Two men will become one at a South Carolina rally Friday. One of them is examining the feasibility of a presidential bid. The other has dismantled his campaign, despite still being on the ballot. Together, they want to convince voters that Stephen Colbert and Herman Cain are one and the same. ‘The Rock Me Like […]

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]


Gingrich pushes lower gas prices for Super Tuesday

Former House Speaker and former frontrunner for the Republican nomination Newt Gingrich is preparing to raise his showing at Super Tuesday this week with claims that he can lower the price of gasoline at the nation’s pumps. His new plan defies most experts, who say oil prices are controlled by the overseas markets and other […]


Newt Gingrich says he has the power to lower gas prices. Image: Donkey Hotey/Flickr/CC BY-SA