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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

NASA Formally Announces Replacement Astronaut Vehicle

NASA formally confirmed on Tuesday that it will replace the Orion program with a new mission and a new name: the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, or MPCV.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

Peter King Pushes Rudy Giuliani into the 2012 Race

Congressman Peter King more than juts hinted that Rudy Giuliani's considering another presidential bid. King told a group of reporters at a dinner in Washington Tuesday night that the former New York mayor and 2008 election flame-out "is very close to saying he's going to run." The New York Republican added, "If he were to make the decision today, he would run." King didn't stop there.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

Obama Surrogates Criticize GOP Field on Auto Bailout

Surrogates for President Obama took aim Tuesday at several of his potential 2012 rivals for opposing the auto industry bailout, making clear that they plan on making the issue central to the debate in the battleground states of Michigan and Ohio.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

Mutually Agreed Affection for Bibi on Capitol Hill

Just days after dismissing any calls for a return to his nation's 1967 borders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out his own plan for peace before a joint session of Congress.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

NY-26 Live Blog: Corwin's Self-Reproach On Medicare

After months of hand-wringing, finger-pointing and attack ads, Election Day is here in New York's 26th District. The election skyrocketed to national prominence as Democrat Kathy Hochul began pressing Republican Jane Corwin over Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., budget that would revamp Medicare, but there's also the presence of third-party candidate Jack Davis, a former Democratic nominee for the seat now running as a tea party candidate, complicating the race.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:40pm