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The Mother in Arnold's Love Child Scandal Is Named

So, the "household staff" member that Schwarzenegger had a child with has been named: it was a housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 2:40pm

Reports: Atlantic Reporter Gillis and Others Released in Libya

Atlantic reporter Clare Morgana Gillis and three other reporters who were detained in Libya have been released, according to media reports.

A Libyan government spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim, told the Associated Press that the reporters were in good health.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 1:40pm

U.S. Imposes Sanctions against Syria's Assad

Amid violence on the ground in Syria, the United States is imposing sanctions for the first time against the regime of Bashar al-Assad for human rights abuses, according to media reports.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 1:40pm

Wear Obama's Birth Certificate on Your Back

The release of President Obama's long-form birth certificate accomplished a couple things, including cutting the number of birthers in half and driving Donald Trump from the presidential race. Perhaps the White House wants to gloat just a bit? Perhaps it just needs the money?

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

Opinions on Collective-Bargaining Limits Harden in Ohio

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

DHS Accused of Hiding Fingerprinting Data

Plaintiffs in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit contend the Homeland Security Department is attempting to hide information on a controversial immigrant fingerprinting program by refusing to release court-ordered email trails.

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

RNC Pays Down $1M From Debt

DALLAS -- The Republican National Committee has knocked another $1 million off its massive debt, the party will report to the Federal Election Commission this month.

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

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