Scott Bomboy's posts.

Michelle Obama: Future presidential candidate?

Actor Samuel L. Jackson recently came out as a supporter of Michelle Obama as a presidential candidate. While the first lady has expressed no interest in elected office, the idea has some fascinating angles. Jackson, who supports liberal causes, told Newsweek in December that Obama was “superwoman” and could hold any office she wants. Another […]

Chris Christie hits nerve with anti-Congress rant

New Jersey’s outspoken governor, Chris Christie, shocked even long-time followers with his rant against Congress and House Speaker John Boehner. Did the presumptive presidential candidate put his foot in his mouth, or just say what a lot of Americans are thinking? Christie and other political leaders in New York and New Jersey went ballistic on […]

NCAA’s power at heart of Corbett’s lawsuit over Penn State

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is taking the National Collegiate Athletic Association to federal court in a case that could have far-reaching effects beyond the Penn State child-abuse scandal. Initially, there were reports that the state would challenge the NCAA directly on federal antitrust grounds, and while that may happen at some point, officials only said […]

America to jump off fiscal cliff, but not hit ground

Despite an apparent last-second fiscal cliff deal in the U.S. Senate, the House won’t vote on the budget package on New Year’s Eve. Also, President Obama’s comments on Monday upset some key GOP leaders. Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hammered out most of the details in an agreement on Monday […]

Why Americans will really, really hate Congress in 2013

The incoming 113th Congress is likely to face the wrath of an irate electorate in a few days, as the current Congress apparently has dropped the ball on New Year’s Eve fiscal cliff negotiations. There still might be a smaller budget deal on Monday, as reports from Washington indicate Democrats have eased up on tax […]