By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Remember what President Obama said about the economy Thursday on his ballyhooed trip to Austin, Texas? Don't worry. Hardly anybody else remembers, either.
In his letter to the editor titled "Wind power endorsed by private sector" (Friday), John Feehery notes the $25 billion of private investment, the 90-percent drop in "the cost of wind power" since 1980 and the 75,000 jobs that the wind industry has produced as a way of lauding wind power's achievements. There should be a realistic evaluation period and analysis of several economic factors applied to this "engine of growth" in the private sector.
After the State of the Union address Tuesday night, Sen. Marco Rubio steps before the cameras to deliver one of the Republican responses — and the stakes couldn't be higher for the high-profile young senator.
In case the public isn't frustrated enough by Congress' failure to resolve the "fiscal cliff," consider this: Lawmakers probably could enact a compromise quickly and easily if Republican leaders let Democrats provide most of the votes.
Rep. John A. Boehner is a bloodied House speaker after the startling setback that his own fractious Republican troops dealt him in their "fiscal cliff" struggle against President Obama.
Newt Gingrich will officially pull the plug on his presidential bid Wednesday, marking the end of a roller-coaster candidacy that dove into and out of debt — and into and out of contention during the bloody Republican nomination race.
Mitt Romney's lopsided victory in Illinois this week showed again that he's hard to beat in states with more moderate, less evangelical-minded voters — a good sign for the former Massachusetts governor when that describes most of the big prizes left on the Republican primary schedule.
Rick Santorum is casting his fight with Mitt Romney as a "David-versus-Goliath" battle — but from failing to get his name on ballots to coming up short on raising cash, the Republican presidential contender deserves at least part of the blame, political observers say.
It's no longer just the economy, stupid. Social issues such as gay marriage, abortion and religious freedom have elbowed their way back into the political debate in the 2012 presidential race.
Newt Gingrich is surging in the presidential polls, but his campaign organization has not caught up — making it possible he'll miss Wednesday's deadline to file enough signatures to even appear on Ohio's primary ballot.
The former governors in the GOP presidential field tout their political accomplishments as proof they can lead the nation out of the economic doldrums, but when it comes to actual job numbers, the trio doesn't hold a candle to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has emerged in recent polls as a strong conservative alternative to Mitt Romney.
With her video defending herself against critics — in which she accused them of "blood libel" — former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin again showed she is weighing a presidential bid in unprecedented and even daring ways.
Two early showdowns on spending and debt will signal whether the new Congress can find common ground despite its partisan divisions or whether it's destined for gridlock and brinkmanship that could threaten the nation's economic health.
House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, is trying to manage an increasingly libertarian-leaning Republican caucus while leading the opposition to President Obama's policies.
Mr. Feehery said the administration's loss of control over its message on the president's agenda is typical for second-term presidents rapidly confronting lame-duck status.
"You get a real arrogance of power," he said. "He thinks he's got power, but every day their power diminishes. I think their guard gets down."