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End of the road for Glenn Beck’s show

End of the road for Glenn Beck’s show

Glenn Beck later this year will end his Fox News Channel talk show, which has sunk in the ratings and has suffered from an advertiser boycott. Fox and Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts, said Wednesday they will stay in business creating other projects for Fox television and digital, starting with some documentaries Beck is preparing. […]

Are federal workers overpaid? Checking the facts

Are federal workers overpaid? Checking the facts

Are federal employees overpaid? Republican leaders in Congress think so, and they are calling for an overhaul of the entire federal pay system to help slash government spending. Democrats and other defenders of the government work force say federal workers are actually underpaid compared with their private counterparts. A closer look at the data shows […]

Wisonsin court challenger declares victory, recount certain

Wisonsin court challenger declares victory, recount certain

The union-backed challenger in the race for a seat on Wisconsin’s state Supreme Court declared victory on Wednesday in a contest that became a referendum on a new restrictions on public sector unions. But Wisconsin’s first statewide recount in 20 years was virtually certain because just 204 votes separated the two candidates out of nearly […]

Bohner to GOP: Get ready for government shutdown

Bohner to GOP: Get ready for government shutdown

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Monday told fellow Republicans to prepare for a government shutdown, undercutting optimism that progress is being made on a deal that would keep the government running. Boehner and other congressional leaders are due to meet with President Barack Obama on Tuesday to try to make headway on the […]

Obama makes it official: He’s running for second term

Obama makes it official: He’s running for second term

President Barack Obama formally launched his re-election campaign Monday, urging grass-roots supporters central to his first campaign to mobilize again to protect the change he’s brought in his first term. The official start of his second White House bid comes 20 months before the November 2012 election. “We’re doing this now because the politics we […]

Obama no longer agent of change

Obama no longer agent of change

President Barack Obama, once a fresh faced prophet of hope, now a graying incumbent and the face of America’s painful status quo, is expected to launch his bid for a second term this week. Obama, his political brand battered by a flurry of crises near and far — including an economic meltdown and a third […]

Labor, tea party spending big bucks in Wisconsin court election

Labor, tea party spending big bucks in Wisconsin court election

Pro-labor organizations and one of the country’s largest tea party groups are pouring money into Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election in an effort to turn the normally sleepy race into a referendum on the national fight over labor rights. The attention from conservative and liberal groups has energized voters and set the election on pace […]

Hackers strike more retail chains

Hackers strike more retail chains

Best Buy Co., TiVo Inc., and Walgreen Co. are the latest in a seemingly endless string of companies to warn over the weekend that hackers gained access to customers’ files, including email addresses. The companies all use the same marketing and communications vendor, Epsilon. It’s a leading marketing services firm that sends more than 40 […]

Katic Couric ending CBS News anchor gig

Katic Couric ending CBS News anchor gig

Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post at “CBS Evening News” less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast. A network executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Couric has not officially announced her plans, reported the move to The Associated Press on Sunday night. […]