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AP: Hochul Victorious in N.Y. Special Election

Democrat Kathy Hochul has upset Republican Jane Corwin in a special three-way House election in New York that became a referendum on the GOP budget plan that revamps Medicare.


Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

Offshore Drilling Reform Not on the Horizon

Over a year ago, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and sent nearly 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. Since then, Congress has been mulling over legislation to increase offshore drilling safety. 

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

The Underdogs Show Strength

It was striking Monday watching a split-screen of President Obama speaking in front of thousands of adoring fans in Ireland, next to footage of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty launching his presidential campaign to significantly less fanfare in Des Moines, Iowa.  

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

Obama's War on Whistle-Blowers

The Justice Department's subpoena of New York Times reporter James Risen Monday was the latest sign of how aggressive the Obama administration is being in its campaign against government whistle-blowers. The purpose of Risen's subpoena is to force him to testify that Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA agent, gave him confidential information about the CIA's efforts to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

TEXT: Queen Elizabeth's and President Obama's Toasts at Buckingham Palace

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN: Mr. President, I am delighted to welcome you and Mrs. Obama to London. Prince Philip and I are so glad that you are visiting the United Kingdom again.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

Study Links More Access to Primary-Care Doctors to Improved Health for Seniors

Medicare patients with better access to primary care doctors are less likely to die or be readmitted to the hospital, according to a study published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

Simpson Won't Challenge Gregg in Indiana

Indiana Senate Minority Leader Vi Simpson, a Democrat, will not run for governor -- and that's good news for Democratic candidate and former state House Speaker John Gregg, who now has the field to himself, with no competitive primary challengers currently looming on the horizon.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

GOP Presidential Field

Republican presidential hopefuls have begun to edge slowly towards – and, in some cases, away from – the 2012 campaign starting line. Here’s a look at the candidates who have made it official and those who are still making up their minds.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

Clare Gillis Recounts Detention in Libya

A few hours after loyalist troops captured her near Libya's front lines, taking her along with three other journalists, Clare Gillis slid her ring off and scratched the date into the wall of her military prison cell. "Tuesday April 5, Surte, CMJ" The CMJ stood for Clare and fellow travelers Manuel Brabo and James Foley. The fourth, photographer Anton Hammerl, had been shot in the stomach by Libyan troops only hours earlier and left to die on the desert floor.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:40pm

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