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Video: Stewart Is Less Than Impressed With First GOP Debate

Five candidates participated in the first Republican presidential debate of 2012, but Jon Stewart is more interested in who didn't show up to the debate.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 8:40am

Microsoft to Purchase Skype for $8.5 Billion

Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday morning that it plans to purchase Internet phone company Skype for $8.5 billion. The deal would be the biggest acquisition in Microsoft’s 36-year history.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 8:40am

Worth Watching: Newton Minow, 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago Monday, Newton Minow, then John F. Kennedy's young chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, gave his famous speech to the National Association of Broadcasters on the "vast wasteland" of commercial media.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 8:40am

Better Late Than Never?

President Obama will travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to lay out a blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform and attempt to restart the debate on an issue he spoke passionately about as a candidate but has made little headway on during his presidency.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 6:40am

For Some Ron Paul Backers, a New Motto: Go East, Young Man (and Woman)

Libertarian hero Ron Paul, R-Texas, stands to benefit from a little-known phenomenon stirring in New Hampshire: Fans of hands-off government are migrating en masse to the state with the motto “Live Free or Die”—and where, coincidentally, the presidential-primary season kicks off.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 6:40am

Free Press Urges Congress To Oppose "Unthinkable" Wireless Merger

Approving AT&T's proposed merger with T-Mobile would be akin to putting Humpty Dumpty together again, the advocacy group Free Press says.

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 1:40am

10 Facts About the Job Market

Last Friday, the Labor Department's unemployment rate and payroll job growth measures dominated news coverage, as they do so reliably when they're released each month. They are highly imperfect and volatile indicators, though, and leave much unsaid. Here, we've tried to flesh out the picture with 10 facts that often get short shrift. Together, they bring into sharp relief the present frailty of the American labor market. Scroll through to see:

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 12:40am

Boehner Stands Firm on His Tightrope

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, reasserted the House GOP’s negotiating position on the pending vote to increase the debt limit in a high profile speech on Monday night before Wall Street heavyweights nervous about how the politics of the vote could shake an already weak economic recovery.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 10:40pm

Upon Further Reflection

SALALAH, Oman — To this port worker who moonlights driving tourists around this city, it is simple.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 10:40pm

Obama’s Targeting of Americans for Assassination (and a Collective, 'So What?')

With Osama bin Laden's death dominating headlines, the fact that Team Obama tried to carry out another war on terrorism killing last week didn't attract much attention. But it ought to be big news that one of our drones fired a missile at a compound in Yemen in a failed attempt to kill suspected terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen living far from any battlefield.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 7:40pm