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Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA

Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA

President Barack Obama is shuffling his team, moving CIA Director Leon Panetta to Defense Secretary, replacing Bush holdover Robert Gates and appointing Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander in the…

How did Donald Trump become a contender?

How did Donald Trump become a contender?

The tawdry tale of how professional celebrity Donald Trump became a player in the Republican Presidential Presidential sweepstakes is a sad commentary on the state of politics in America. Trump…

Couric ending her failed network anchor venture

Couric ending her failed network anchor venture

Perky Katie Couric‘s failed five-year experiment as a national network news anchor is coming to a long-predicted end and she chose a celebrity-oriented gossip mag to formally announce her departure…

Olbermann returns to haunt the airwaves on June 20

Olbermann returns to haunt the airwaves on June 20

Keith Olbermann, the unabashed liberal who likes to pretend he’s a newsman, returns to TV with a new show and old title — Countdown with Keith Olbermann — on Current…

Depression strikes many caregivers

Depression strikes many caregivers

One in four caregivers for ill or elderly relatives and friends said in a survey released on Tuesday that they suffer from depression, a figure far higher than for the…

Ron Paul prepares another long-shot run for the White House

Ron Paul prepares another long-shot run for the White House

Twice failed Presidential candidate Ron Paul is planning another long-shot run for the White House. Paul will announce formation of an exploratory committee during a stop in Des Moines, Iowa,…

Barbour drops out of Presidential race

Barbour drops out of Presidential race

Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour — a long shot Presidential candidate at best — pulled the plug on his campaign for the White House Monday, saying he lacked the “absolute…

Birthers: The lunatic issue that just won’t go away

Birthers: The lunatic issue that just won’t go away

In a political environment where nutcase theories take root and won’t go away, the “birther” movement has become an albatross for the Republican Party. Based on the debunked belief that…

Reform? New Congress members learn to use pork

Reform? New Congress members learn to use pork

Didn’t take long for the new wave of so-called reformers swept into Congress in the 2010 elections to learn how to play the Washington game of piling on the pork.…

The teapot boils over: Americans pissed about Medicare cuts

The teapot boils over: Americans pissed about Medicare cuts

In a poll that tea party extremists should read, a clear majority of Americans clearly oppose the drastic deficit reductions proposal of Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan and his fellow right-wingers…