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JFK Worried Moon Mission Was Too Expensive, New Tapes Show

The space program is one of President John F. Kennedy's great legacies but he privately fretted that putting a man on the moon was not much more than a "stunt," according to a secretly-recorded Oval Office conversation finally going public Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 10:40am

Lessons Learned From NY-26

Democrat Kathy Hochul scored an upset victory last night in a solidly Republican western New York district, and Democrats are now loudly proclaiming the salience of the Medicare issue on the results.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 10:40am

Federal Prosecutors Seek to Indict John Edwards

It's been long speculated but, according to an ABC News source, the Justice Department will soon seek to indict John Edwards for allegedly using campaign funds to help cover up his affair with then-videographer Rielle Hunter. A potential plea deal or the announcement of an indictment could occur within two weeks, claimed CNN affiliate WRAL News.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 10:40am

Cartwright Passed Over for Top U.S. Military Post

President Obama has decided to pass over Gen. James Cartwright for the U.S. military's highest post as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to defense sources.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:40am

Obama Grounding Space Program, Astronauts Say

The American voyage into the unknown territories of space is over with President Obama’s failure to fund the space program, according to an USA Today opinion piece by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Gene Cernan.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:40am

Obama Confident Qaddafi Will Eventually Step Down

Speaking alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron in London on Wednesday, President Obama said he was still confident that outside pressure would force Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi to eventually step down. He also said that the efforts in Libya already “have saved lives.”

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: Special Delivery

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Democrat Kathy Hochul decisively wins the NY-26 special election as Democrats credit Medicare for tipping the race. In New Mexico, GOP Gov. Susana Martinez is keeping her distance from her lieutenant governor while Sen. Olympia Snowe keeps her distance from the Ryan budget plan. And is Rick Scott the most unpopular governor in the country? Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:40am

NJ POLL: Turning Point for Medicare Reform?

After Democrat Kathy Hochul's surprise victory in New York's 26th Congressional district yesterday, will Republicans have to rethink their plans to overhaul Medicare?

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 8:40am

Banks Could Face $17 Billion in Lawsuits

Five of the nation’s largest banks don’t deny that they are liable for issuing improper foreclosures, and have suggested that they settle for $5 billion. That number may not cut it with news that state attorneys general are suggesting they may be liable for closer to $17 billion in civil lawsuits if a settlement isn’t reached.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 8:40am

Video: Letterman's Top Ten on Presidential Motorcade Getting Stuck in Ireland

David Letterman has the Top Ten things going through President Obama's mind after a limousine in his motorcade got stuck on a speed bump when leaving the American embassy in Dublin.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 8:40am