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The naked truth about scanners

Simon asks if the machines make us safer or if they’re just an expensive hoax. Read the full story on Politico…

Obama & amp; Wall St.: Still Venus & amp; Mars

The administration is regarded with a disdain so thick it often blurs to naked loathing. Read the full story on Politico…

Mikulski still breaking barriers in Senate

On the eve of becoming the longest-serving woman in the Senate, Barbara Mikulski remembers what a man’s world it was when she arrived there. Read the full story on CNN…

Hefner decides to wed another Playmate

Hefner decides to wed another Playmate

Hugh Hefner, the 84-year-old founder of Playboy magazine, is engaged…again. Hefner proposed to 24-year-old Playmate Crystal Harris on Christmas Eve. The Playboy tycoon used Twitter to announce his upcoming nuptials.…

Washington braces for new reality

A new political reality hits Washington next week, with the first split Congress since 2004 raising questions about whether bipartisan cooperation can continue. Read the full story on CNN…

Teena Marie dead at 54

Teena Marie dead at 54

R&B singer Teena Marie, known by many as the “Ivory Queen of Soul,” died over the weekend at age 54 after a career that included hit songs and a constant…

Oregon one of a handful boosting gas tax

Oregon drivers may get an unpleasant shock when they pull up to the pump in the new year. Read the full story on CNN…

Rotten weather stalls post-Christmas sales

Rotten weather stalls post-Christmas sales

Nothing frustrates a nervous retailer looking for a big return during post-Christmas sales than the depression that comes from a massive East Coast snowstorm that shuts down the shopping malls…

Abercrombie to birthers: I’m gonna prove you wrong

Abercrombie to birthers: I’m gonna prove you wrong

Memo to the nutcases who still question President Barack Obama‘s citizenship: The governor of Hawaii is ready to kick your collective asses with the best weapon of all: the truth.…

Will Bill Clinton become Obama’s salvation?

Will Bill Clinton become Obama’s salvation?

In 1994, a chastened President Bill Clinton overcame the loss of Democratic control of Congress by turning the extremes of the Republican Party on itself — demonizing both the House…