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Nuclear Industry Faces Regulatory Setback

The nuclear industry was dealt a major blow Friday when  its top federal regulatory agency announced it was delaying the approval of the most-popular reactor design pending before the agency.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:40pm

Obama Grants Eight Pardons

Conveniently timed for a late afternoon Friday release, President Obama has granted eight pardons. Scanning down the list of felons, there's two convicted of marijuana related crimes, another who conspired to distribute methamphetamine, and one man who was "aiding and abetting the possession and sale of illegal American alligator hides" in 1986. Many of the crimes committed were over two decades old, and the most recent was from 2001.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:40pm

Issa Asks About FCC Commissioner Baker's Departure

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says he is seeking more information about Federal Communications Commission member Meredith Atwell Baker’s decision to take a job with Comcast/NBCUniversal.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:40pm

Lawmakers Ask FCC To Revoke LightSquared Waiver

LightSquared's plan to build a wholesale broadband network is facing increasing skepticism from members of Congress who worry that interference from the system could be a safety risk.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:40pm

Nothing New in the Idea That '67 Borders Should Guide Peace Talks

I'm amazed at the amount of insta-commentary out there suggesting that the President has proposed something radical and new by declaring that Israel's 1967 borders should define -- with land-swaps -- the borders of a Palestinian state.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 5:40pm

Previewing The Sunday Shows

With President Obama's Middle East policy speech on Thursday and the continuing fight over the debt ceiling, this Sunday the public affairs programs will have a lot to discuss. On top of policy issues, Republican presidential candidates are starting to make news.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 5:40pm

Obama and Netanyahu: Are They Really Bickering?

It’s all in the code. The words themselves don’t mean much. And therein lies a lot of misunderstanding over whether President Obama really broke new ground on Mideast peace this week, or whether he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu truly disagree.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:40pm

Watch Live: Obama Speaks at CIA Headquarters

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:40pm

Deep Divisions Evident in Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated their mutual desire for peace in Israel during a meeting on Friday, but Netanyahu continued to reject the president's push for negotiating using Israel's 1967 borders, calling those lines “indefensible.”

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:40pm

Home is Where the Votes Are

Check out our interactive map of the candidates' addresses.

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:40pm