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MAP: Gas Prices Rise Over $4

Though gas prices have declined over the past four days, 14 states are selling a regular tank of gas for over $4 on average, according to AAA reports. With the national average now $3.96, more states could soon join the list.  Still it is still well below the record $4.11 national average from June in 2008.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:40pm

Schumer Weighs In On Gingrich Woes

How bad a week is former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) having? Even Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) feels sorry for him.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:40pm

Stewart Mocks Baker's Decision to Leave FCC For Comcast

The Daily Show with John Stewart had some fun Monday with Federal Communications Commission member Meredith Attwell Baker's decision to leave the agency in June to take a job with Comcast just a few months after she voted to approve the cable provider's acquisition of NBC Universal.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:40pm

Gabrielle Giffords Undergoing Surgery to Replace Piece of Her Skull

Gabrielle Giffords will have surgery to replace a piece of her skull removed to manage brain swelling after she was shot by Jared Lee Loughner in January. Giffords's operation comes while her husband, Mark Kelly, is in space, commanding the space shuttle Endeavor as it docks with the International Space Station. Giffords's mother and brother-in-law are with her at the hospital.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 11:40am

Weather Forces Air Force One to Land on Second Try

Bad weather forced Air Force One to circle Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on its first landing attempt this morning before safely touching down on the second try. National Journal's Marc Ambinder was monitoring aviation frequencies when the incident occurred.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 11:40am

Today's e-Reads: Netflix Dominates Internet Traffic; N. Korea Trains Cyberwarriors

Netflix now accounts for up to 30 percent of all Internet traffic in North America during peak hours.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 11:40am

Tommy Thompson As Mitt Romney?

He's a former Republican governor receiving praise from Democrats looking to sully his reputation in a GOP primary.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 11:40am

Obama to Thank CIA Staff at Virginia Headquarters Friday

President Obama will visit CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., on Friday to meet with and thank members of the intelligence community, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 11:40am

And They're Off: Palin Reemerges While Bachmann Readies White House Bid

Political gossip junkies, take heart—the much-anticipated showdown between Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin could finally be taking off.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 11:40am

This Could Be a Tough Crowd

Tom Toles predicts Obama's Middle East speech might be met with some hostility.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 10:40am