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'Ballot Royale' Starring Michael Douglas and Kevin Bacon

It has all the trappings of a Hollywood blockbuster. Courtroom intrigue, politics, and yes, even some seasoned actors.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

Homeownership Still a Cherished Value

Despite the housing slump, Americans of all political persuasions have a visceral desire to own their own home.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

Romney vs. Romney: The Economic Critique

Mitt Romney is centering his run for the White House on an economic takedown of President Obama. To make the critique work, he’ll need to explain clearly what he would have done differently as president to pull the nation out of recession—which could prove tricky, because Romney supported several key components of Obama’s initial economic agenda, both philosophically and specifically.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

Sony Defends PlayStation Security Practices

A Sony executive on Thursday defended the time it took his company to respond when the PlayStation Network and online entertainment services were hacked in recent weeks, resulting in the loss of personal data on about 100 million users.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

Colorado Moves Forward on Insurance Exchanges

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill to set up a marketplace for individuals and small businesses to purchase health insurance, making it the eighth state to voluntarily set up the exchanges since President Obama signed the health care law.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 5:40pm

The Five Leading Theories of What Happened in Weinergate

As Weinergate's lifespan nears the one-week mark, the betting pool over how a crotch shot addressed to a college student briefly appeared on Anthony Weiner's Twitter feed is thick with the sludge of conspiracy.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 4:40pm

Club For Growth Takes Sides In Texas Primary

Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz is lining up support from national conservative groups, following up a Wednesday endorsement from FreedomWorks by landing the backing of the fiscally conservative Club for Growth on Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 4:40pm

Pompeo: Pruning the Tax Code

Rep. Mike Pompeo tackles energy.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 3:40pm

Romney Makes His 2012 Run Official

Mitt Romney formally announced his presidential candidacy in New Hampshire Thursday against a backdrop of hay bales and white barns and flags and all kinds of other iconic American summer stuff. Romney promised to offer a "better tomorrow" for the country and to take America in a different direction than President Obama.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 3:40pm

House Republicans See Technology as Key to Jobs, Economic Growth

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other GOP congressional leaders announced the Republicans’ technology agenda, tying issues like spectrum and cybersecurity to the economy.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 3:40pm