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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,…

Obama to delay 2012 budget by about a week: official

HONOLULU (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, who has pledged to tackle long-term U.S. debt and deficit challenges, will delay the delivery of his fiscal year 2012 budget by about a…