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New Jersey mayor uses Twitter to clear Newark streets

Cory Booker has added social media to his arsenal of snowplows as the active Newark, New Jersey, mayor helps get his city dug out from several feet of snow from…

Are we ready for the Oprah Network?

Are we ready for the Oprah Network?

The Oprah Winfrey Network launching Saturday is wary of promising too much of a good thing — Winfrey herself. In stoking interest in the cable channel, the goal is to…

Movie box office down for year

Movie box office down for year

Domestic box-office revenues for 2010 won’t quite hit last year’s record-setting haul, but they’ll be awfully close. Total movie-ticket sales will reach $10.556 billion, the tracking agency Hollywood.com said Tuesday.…

A rush of deals follows ‘shellacking’

2010 gave way to a major shift in power as Dems saw their control of Congress end in a “shellacking,” fueled by the Tea Party on the right and a…

Judge clears way for Murkowski Alaska Senate win

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by conservative Tea Party favorite Joe Miller that challenged his loss in Alaska’s election for a Senate seat,…

Judge dismisses challenge to Murkowski’s re-election

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s write-in election victory last month, clearing the way for Murkowski to be sworn in for a second…

Rangel raising funds for legal defense trust

Saddled with legal fees and facing possible new allegations, Rep. Charles Rangel said Tuesday he has started raising funds for a trust to pay his legal expenses. Read the full…

Death knell for ‘death panel’ debate?

The new voluntary policy for end-of-life counseling in Medicare could flip the debate on Republicans. Read the full story on Politico…

In Cuba, holiday cheer from Uncle Sam

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cubans who receive money from the United States are getting a cash bonus this holiday season from an Obama administration decision that should also cut the flow…

Personal threats a job perk for Congress

Personal threats a job perk for Congress

Growing hazard for members of Congress: Threats — both real and perceived. Pennies tinged in red, purported to be in blood, arrive at the office of outgoing speaker Nancy Pelosi,…