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U.S. Congress returns to work with long to-do list

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers face a lengthy to-do list, topped by a dispute over expiring tax cuts, when they return to work on Monday in a session that offers an early gauge of the chances for bipartisanship when the new Congress convenes in January. Read more

Saudi king urged U.S. to attack Iran: WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi King Abdullah has repeatedly urged the United States to attack Iran’s nuclear program and China directed cyberattacks on the United States, according to a vast cache of diplomatic cables released on Sunday in an embarrassing leak that undermines U.S. diplomacy. Read more

The bull hits the fan on ‘Face the Nation’

The bull hits the fan on ‘Face the Nation’

Presidential biographer Edmund Morris didn’t think much of a question asked by Bob Schieffer of CBS News Sunday when the host of “Face the Nation” asked the often acerbic Morris, author of a new biography of Teddy Roosevelt, what he thought the former President wold think of today’s politics. “You keep asking these presentist questions […]

It had to happen: Porn in 3-D

It had to happen: Porn in 3-D

French porn producer Marc Dorcel, maker of such hardcore classics as “Citizen Shane” and “Casino — No Limit,” is bringing Europe a new dimension in erotic entertainment with the launch of a 3D video-on-demand service for porn videos. Dorcel claims the service will be Europe’s first on-demand 3D outlet for porn. The initial offering, available […]

Satire-master Nielsen dead at 84

Satire-master Nielsen dead at 84

Despite decades spent playing sober commanders and serious captains, Leslie Nielsen insisted that he was always made for comedy. He proved it in his career’s second act. “Surely you can’t be serious,” an airline passenger says to Nielsen in “Airplane!” the 1980 hit that turned the actor from dramatic leading man to comic star. “I […]