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Murkowski certified winner in Alaska

The two-month legal battle mounted by Republican nominee Joe Miller comes to an end. Read the full story on Politico…

Venezuela condemns "imperial" U.S. visa reprisal

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela condemned on Thursday the United States’ revocation of its ambassador’s visa as an “imperial” move by President Barack Obama’s government, saying the measure should be immediately…

Rattner settles with Cuomo for $10 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Obama administration auto industry czar Steven Rattner agreed to pay $10 million to resolve lawsuits by New York’s attorney general over kickbacks allegedly paid to…

Morning Joe to run again?

‘An absence of leadership” could draw him back to elective office. Read the full story on Politico…

It’s a new year: Help make this a better country

The kickoff of a new year — and, for that matter, a new decade — is a good time to look down the road and make a pact with ourselves…

10 to watch: Senators on energy

These upper-chamber lawmakers are poised to be major players on the issue in the new year. Read the full story on Politico…

Obama to get 12 days of Christmas holiday

President Barack Obama is giving himself a little more time to recharge his batteries by extending his Hawaiian vacation another day, White House spokesman Bill Burton said Wednesday. Read the…

Challenges await reborn GOP in 2011

After being left for dead in the wake of the 2008 election, Republicans staged a stunning comeback over the past year. Read the full story on CNN…

U.S. worried by reports of Pakistan detentions: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is voicing concern over reports from human rights groups that Pakistan’s security forces are holding thousands of political separatists without charge, The New York…

U.S. revokes Venezuelan ambassador’s visa

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – The United States revoked the visa of Venezuela’s ambassador to Washington in retaliation for President Hugo Chavez’s rejection of a nominated U.S. envoy critical of his government,…