Well-known governors leave office

Beginning Saturday and continuing over the next few weeks, some of the nation’s most prominent governors will be leaving office as a new crop of leaders are sworn in. Read the full story on CNN

The president’s progress

Opinion: Today’s big story is the many historic changes that Barack Obama has enacted. Read the full story on Politico

Murkowski finally certified winner in Alaska

Murkowski finally certified winner in Alaska

The state of Alaska certified Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s victory over Tea Party favorite Joe Miller on Thursday, nearly three months after the incumbent won the race with an unconventional write-in campaign. The certification document was signed in the state capitol in Juneau by Governor Sean Parnell and Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell, a spokeswoman for […]

What you paid for Medicare won’t cover costs

What you paid for Medicare won’t cover costs

You paid your Medicare taxes all those years and want your money’s worth: full benefits after you retire. Nearly three out of five people say in a recent Associated Press-GfK poll that they paid into the system so they deserve their full benefits — no cuts. But a newly updated financial analysis shows that what […]

Johh Mellencamp, wife, call it quits

Johh Mellencamp, wife, call it quits

John Mellencamp and his wife are calling it quits. A spokesman for the 59-year-old rocker says he and his wife of 20 years, model Elaine Mellencamp (nee Irwin), are splitting up. Publicist Bob Merlis declined to say Thursday if the couple had filed for divorce. Merlis says the Mellencamps “are proud of their 20 years […]

Alaska certifies Murkowski’s write-in Senate victory

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The state of Alaska certified Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s victory over Tea Party favorite Joe Miller on Thursday, nearly three months after the incumbent won the race with an unconventional write-in campaign. Read the full story at Reuters

Murkowski’s re-election certified

Alaska’s governor on Thursday certified Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s re-election in November as a write-in candidate, clearing the way for Murkowski to be sworn in on time for the new congressional session that starts next week. Read the full story on CNN

Cuomo gets second chance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Democrat Andrew Cuomo becomes New York governor on Saturday he inherits a $10 billion budget deficit, a notoriously corrupt political system and the legacy of his father, the popular former Governor Mario Cuomo. Read the full story at Reuters