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Pictures: Oprah, Queen of the Politicians?

As Oprah Winfrey tapes her final shows, we take a look at the politicians who have bared their souls to the Queen of daytime television over her 25 years on the air. 

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

NASA Formally Announces Replacement Astronaut Vehicle

NASA formally confirmed on Tuesday that it will replace the Orion program with a new mission and a new name: the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, or MPCV.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

Peter King Pushes Rudy Giuliani into the 2012 Race

Congressman Peter King more than juts hinted that Rudy Giuliani's considering another presidential bid. King told a group of reporters at a dinner in Washington Tuesday night that the former New York mayor and 2008 election flame-out "is very close to saying he's going to run." The New York Republican added, "If he were to make the decision today, he would run." King didn't stop there.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

Obama Surrogates Criticize GOP Field on Auto Bailout

Surrogates for President Obama took aim Tuesday at several of his potential 2012 rivals for opposing the auto industry bailout, making clear that they plan on making the issue central to the debate in the battleground states of Michigan and Ohio.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

Mutually Agreed Affection for Bibi on Capitol Hill

Just days after dismissing any calls for a return to his nation's 1967 borders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out his own plan for peace before a joint session of Congress.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

NY-26 Live Blog: Corwin's Self-Reproach On Medicare

After months of hand-wringing, finger-pointing and attack ads, Election Day is here in New York's 26th District. The election skyrocketed to national prominence as Democrat Kathy Hochul began pressing Republican Jane Corwin over Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., budget that would revamp Medicare, but there's also the presence of third-party candidate Jack Davis, a former Democratic nominee for the seat now running as a tea party candidate, complicating the race.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

Sarah Palin's Web Guru Has Some Opinions About Other Republicans

Rebecca Mansour is Sarah Palin's web guru, aggressive online defender, and maybe a little bit of a troll. She's somewhat elusive, and the subject of much fascination among people in the part of the Venn diagram where interests in Palin minutae, Twitter, and gossip overlap.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

Romney Fundraising In Friendly Territory

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is in Florida today, and he's raising money on friendly ground.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

Get Ready to Spin the Results of New York-26

Voters in New York's 26th congressional district are voting Tuesday to pick a replacement for Chris Lee, who resigned after the whole Internet saw him with his top off. The special election is now seen as a referendum on Rep.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

Santorum Expected to Announce Pres. Campaign In Early June

Rick Santorum will make a major announcement in early June about his decision whether to seek the GOP nomination for president, a senior adviser for his campaign confirms to National Journal.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm