President Barack Obama brushed aside his critics who say he’s been weak in foreign affairs and dismissed Vladimir Putin’s Russia as merely a regional threat as he set the stage for the next moves in the confrontation over Ukraine.
Most of us don’t begin the summer by crashing the annual Memorial Day weekend gathering of bikers at Rolling Thunder , a Washington event to honor veterans. But most of us are not Sarah Palin . While Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney , Jon Huntsman and Tim Pawlenty are holding traditional coffee klatches in Iowa and New Hampshire, Palin is on the road.
Sarah Palin left chanting supporters at a Tea Party rally in Iowa without a clear signal about her presidential ambitions while demonstrating she intends to remain a vocal critic of Democratic and Republican politicians.
BP Plc and ConocoPhillips, looking to benefit from the repeal of an Alaska oil tax championed by Sarah Palin when she was governor, are chasing enough crude to end the state’s two-decade-long slump in production.
Sarah Palin is learning that attention is a depreciating asset. Her latest melodrama revolved around whether she would show up at a Tea Party event in Iowa on Saturday. In the end, she did. Yet that only begged a question: Does anyone, including Republican primary voters, still care?