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Newt wants EPA sent off into thin air

Newt wants EPA sent off into thin air

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called Tuesday for the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency, which he wants to replace with a new organization that would work more closely with businesses and be more aggressive in using science and technology. In an interview with The Associated Press, Gingrich said the EPA was rarely innovative and […]

Is this the year the economy finally rebounds?

Is this the year the economy finally rebounds?

Rep. Michele Bachmann said her response to President Obama‘s State of the Union was just fulfilling a request to speak from the Tea Party Express. But there’s no mistaking that her six-minute speech, carried on CNN, highlights a divide within the Republican Party and adds to the buzz that the third-term lawmaker is planning to […]

Walking, running while distracted may become crimes

Walking, running while distracted may become crimes

Attention texting pedestrians and iPod-obsessed runners on the street: You may soon get unplugged. After targeting drivers who paid more attention to their phone calls and text messages than the road, lawmakers in Arkansas and New York are now looking to crack down on pedestrians equally distracted by their own electronic gadgets. Lawmakers in both […]

Olbermann’s firing weeks in the making

Olbermann’s firing weeks in the making

Keith Olbermann’s exit from MSNBC appeared abrupt to viewers of his show, but the talk-show host and his network were involved “in a relationship that’s been failing for a long time,” an NBC Universal executive said Saturday. Olbermann’s announcement at the end of Friday’s “Countdown” that it would be his last show quiets, at least […]

Is Obama up to a new state of the union?

Is Obama up to a new state of the union?

His poll numbers are on the rise after a tough year, he has recaptured some of his old oratorical magic and a few pundits are even debating whether he’s becoming the new “comeback kid.” But the stakes will be high on Tuesday when President Barack Obama tries to convince Americans he has a plan to […]

Keith Olbermann to MSNBC: ‘No good night and no good luck’

Keith Olbermann to MSNBC: ‘No good night and no good luck’

Keith Olbermann was MSNBC’s most popular personality and single-handedly led its transformation to an outspoken, left-leaning cable news network in prime time. Despite that, he often seemed to be walking on a tightrope with his job. Friday night, it snapped. Olbermann returned from one last commercial break on “Countdown” to tell viewers it was his […]

Exclusive! Parents unplug teens! World doesn’t end

Exclusive! Parents unplug teens! World doesn’t end

Susan Maushart lived out every parent’s fantasy: She unplugged her teenagers. For six months, she took away the Internet, TV, iPods, cell phones and video games. The eerie glow of screens stopped lighting up the family room. Electronic devices no longer chirped through the night like “evil crickets.” And she stopped carrying her iPhone into […]

God, sure wish I hadn’t said that

God, sure wish I hadn’t said that

Two days after being sworn in as Alabama governor, Robert Bentley apologized Wednesday for proclaiming to a Baptist church audience that only Christians were his brothers and sisters and vowed to work for people of all faiths and colors. His comments Monday shocked and offended some believers of other faiths, but the backlash didn’t seem […]