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Michele’s White House is no ‘Camelot’

Michele’s White House is no ‘Camelot’

She has glamorized kitchen gardening, spotlighted childhood obesity and invited thousands of students, many of them minorities, to official White House events. Expectations were high for a different kind of…

Consumer czar Elizabeth Warren giving face time to industry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Elizabeth Warren has been on what looks like a diplomatic mission, meeting with some of the biggest names in the financial industry since becoming President Barack Obama’s…

Palin: Political contender or pretender?

Palin: Political contender or pretender?

Sarah Palin, the telegenic Republican who exasperates and delights voters about equally, is dropping ever more hints of a presidential bid, including a visit Saturday to the key state of…

Gawker.com and Sarah Palin book publisher settle dispute

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s publisher, HarperCollins, and a U.S. news and gossip website have reached a settlement after it posted excerpts of her new…

Ex-House leader Tom DeLay guilty of money-laundering

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas jury on Wednesday found former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, dubbed “The Hammer” for his hard-driving style, guilty of money laundering and conspiracy.…

Airport lines move smoothly as protest fizzles

Airport lines move smoothly as protest fizzles

The lines moved smoothly at airports around the country Wednesday afternoon despite an Internet campaign to get Thanksgiving travelers to gum up the works on one of the busiest days…

Bipartisanship elusive in post-election Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Polls show Americans want bipartisanship from the new balance of power in Washington, but so far there is little indication that President Barack Obama and resurgent Republicans…

Obama: eager to extend middle-class tax cuts

KOKOMO, Indiana (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States must extend tax cuts for the middle class but could not afford to do so for the…

End coming for color-coded terror alert system

End coming for color-coded terror alert system

The Homeland Security Department is proposing to discontinue the color-coded terror alert system that became a symbol of the country’s post-9/11 jitters and the butt of late-night talk show jokes.…

Delay trial jurors close in on a verdict

Delay trial jurors close in on a verdict

The jury in the money laundering trial of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay could be getting close to reaching a verdict. Jurors were to resume deliberating Wednesday, a…