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Can Obama reconnect with independents?

Can Obama reconnect with independents?

In political terms, President Barack Obama‘s tax-cut compromise with Republicans amounted to a step toward luring back independent voters whose support he needs to win re-election in 2012. Never mind that the deal alienated his liberal base; there’s no clear alternative Democrat to run against him. Perhaps more likely is a bid by an independent […]

Bernie Madoff’s son dead in apparent suicide

Bernie Madoff’s son dead in apparent suicide

The eldest son of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff hanged himself by a dog leash in his Manhattan apartment on Saturday, the second anniversary of his father’s arrest in a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that swindled thousands of investors of their life savings, law enforcement officials said. Mark Madoff, 46, was found hanging from a ceiling pipe […]

Judge to Joe Miller: Give it up. It’s over.

Judge to Joe Miller: Give it up. It’s over.

Another Alaska judge told Tea Party loser Joe Miller to pack it in and admit defeat to Sen. Lisa Murkowski Friday with another rejection of Miller’s “ever say die” lawsuit challenging his loss to a write-in candidate. But no one is yet sure Miller will recognize the lunacy of his continued battle and admit defeat. […]

Can Bill Clinton save Obama’s Presidency?

Can Bill Clinton save Obama’s Presidency?

No comment? No way. You don’t stop Bill Clinton when he’s back at the White House with something to say. Well, OK. He and President Barack Obama, two of the most famous men in the world, did need a little help getting a door unlocked first. But then it was on. The former president came […]

Career criminal acted alone in killing publicist

Career criminal acted alone in killing publicist

Investigators said Wednesday that they believe a Hollywood publicist was killed by the career criminal who committed suicide last week in a seedy apartment lobby as police closed in on him. The announcement by Beverly Hills police marks a major break in an investigation that has baffled detectives for nearly month and stunned Hollywood ever […]

Rolling Stone publishes Lennon’s final interview

Rolling Stone publishes Lennon’s final interview

Three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon complained about his critics — saying they were just interested in “dead heroes” — and talked optimistically about his family and future, musing that he had “plenty of time” to accomplish some of his life goals. Lennon’s final interview was released to The Associated Press by […]

Elizabeth Edwards near death from cancer

Elizabeth Edwards near death from cancer

Elizabeth Edwards, the political wife whose battle with cander stood as a sad counterpoint to her husband’s dalliances with a campaign aide, is near death. America watched with horror was Edwards battled her disease while her husband, one-time vice-Presidential candidate and a potential hopeful for the top job, contrasted as family man image with a […]

Oh, wow…Sarah goes camping with Kate Goslin

Oh, wow…Sarah goes camping with Kate Goslin

Kate Gosselin is not a happy camper. On this week’s edition of “Sarah Palin‘s Alaska,” she and her brood make a much-anticipated guest appearance. But don’t expect it to reveal her inner Daniel Boone. “How would you like to go camping with Kate and her eight kids — that TV show you watch?” Sarah Palin […]

Student visa abuse a growing danger in America

Student visa abuse a growing danger in America

Lured by unsupervised, third-party brokers with promises of steady jobs and a chance to sightsee, some foreign college students on summer work programs in the U.S. get a far different taste of life in America. An Associated Press investigation found students forced to work in strip clubs instead of restaurants. Others take home $1 an […]

Joe Miller’s expensive gamble

Joe Miller’s expensive gamble

Joe Miller is fighting as though Alaska’s Senate race has yet to occur. He has maintained a presence on TV, conservative radio and the Internet, casting himself as a righteous reformer in the face of an out-of-control establishment. He is still raising money and speaking out against his opponent. Miller has mounted a vigorous post-election […]