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Obama: 'Will not wait' on Congress

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — President Barack Obama warned once again that he wants to work with Republicans in Congress to pass needed legislation, but he “will not wait” to take action if that doesn’t happen.<p>The president also suggested that passage of Obamacare — his signature legislative victory — would be …

Stronger trade winds explain warming 'hiatus'

An increase in the trade winds blowing across the Pacific has been fingered as cause of climate skeptics' favourite topic of conversation - a …

Supreme Court to hear Aereo case

The U.S. Supreme Court could settle the fate of a new technology company that television broadcasters fear would destroy their business.<p>On Friday, the high court said it would hear arguments that Aereo Inc., a start-up firm, violates copyright law by enabling its customers to stream local …

CES 2014, Day 5: Five things 50 Cent missed while he was busy hawking headphones

It's been a fun week of awards, announcements and intentionally awful headlines, but all good things must come to an end. Before the doors to the show floor closed for the final time this year, we spent some moments with a pair of smart headbands, some augmented reality glasses and even a …

The GOP's tarnished golden boys

For a while, Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell were untouchable.<p>The first major Republicans elected after the 2008 Obama landslide, the tough-as-nails Garden Stater and the straight-edged Virginian heralded the conservative resurgence in 2010 and pointed the way toward sweeping victories for …

Huckabee: My adventures in radio

Mike Huckabee’s nearly two years behind the mic interviewing politicians, pop culture icons and one guest responsible for “absolutely the most awkward, uncomfortable conversation” he’s ever had ended abruptly when his talk radio show went off the air earlier this month.<p>The former Arkansas governor …

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Social conservatives' money plans

On a recent snowy day in the Washington suburb of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, some of the religious right’s wealthiest backers and top operatives gathered at the Ritz-Carlton to plot their entry into the conservative civil war.<p>Their plan: take a page out of the playbooks of Karl Rove and …

Hillary Clinton's shadow campaign

Early last summer in her Georgian-style home near Washington’s Embassy Row, Hillary Clinton met with a handful of aides for a detailed presentation on preparing for a 2016 presidential campaign.<p>Three officials from the Democratic consulting firm Dewey Square Group — veteran field organizer Michael …

Reid, McConnell's icy start to '14

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are starting off 2014 with a relationship as icy as the polar air that’s engulfing Washington.<p>Echoing the rhetoric of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — who called Reid a “dictator” on Tuesday — McConnell took a broadside to the majority leader on Tuesday for stifling …

Ready For Hillary Raised Over $4 Million In 2013

The super PAC looking to build support for a potential Hillary Clinton presidential campaign raised over $4 million in 2013, the group announced Tuesday.<p>Ready for Hillary, the group launched last year by supporters of the former secretary of state, received donations from 33,631 contributors, …

Chris Christie's rising 2016 star in peril as bridge controversy grows

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has rocketed to the top of the 2016 GOP presidential field, fueled by his straight-talking persona, his tell-it-like-it-is approach to policy and his willingness to reach across the aisle. But that carefully-crafted position could be in trouble, thanks to burgeoning …

Port Authority Head Seethed Over Fort Lee Lane Closures: 'I Pray That No Life Has Been Lost'

WASHINGTON -- Emails released Friday by the New Jersey Assembly underscore the dangerous situation New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) aides created by closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September, with the head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey worrying that …

Documents cast new light on Christie bridge scandal

TRENTON, New Jersey (Reuters) - In the latest twist in a scandal engulfing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, documents related to the closure of the George Washington Bridge showed on Friday that authorities were deeply divided about the shutdown, with one warning it was illegal.<p>More than 1,000 …

Inside Jeff Zucker’s plan to save CNN

PASADENA, CALIF. – A year after taking over as CNN Worldwide president, Jeff Zucker spoke Friday, Jan. 10 at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour about his plans to right the ship at the flagging news network. While proclaiming that “CNN is not and never will abandon our first and …

Cuba's classic cars set to disappear with rule change on new vehicle imports

One of Cuba's most distinctive anachronisms – roads full of classic cars from the 1950s – looks set to fade into history following the most sweeping relaxation of vehicle imports since the revolution.<p>For most of the past half century, Havana's traffic has been jammed with Pontiacs, Studebakers, …

Rice's walk on the mild side

In late December, National Security Adviser Susan Rice pushed her aides to deliver a particular memo to President Barack Obama on an accelerated schedule — until she realized her timetable meant they’d have to work straight through the night before Christmas.<p>“If this is going to f— up everyone’s …

10 must-watch House races

Republicans head into the midterm election with the clear upper hand in the battle for control of the House. Political handicappers give Democrats virtually no shot at erasing the 17-seat deficit separating them from the speaker’s gavel.<p>But that doesn’t mean there will be a shortage of races with …

Gillespie may join Va. Senate race

Ed Gillespie, the former Republican National Committee chairman, is likely to jump into the Virginia Senate race later this month, sources told POLITICO — an expectation that has already led one potential GOP contender to pass on the contest.<p>State Sen. Jeff McWaters said Friday that instead of …

Jet in 'near miss' with UFO

An airline pilot reports a close encounter with a UFO near Heathrow Airport which has baffled the aviation authorities<p>It was certainly a close encounter, but with precisely what remains a mystery.<p>An airline pilot has reported a near miss in which a “rugby ball”-shaped UFO passed within a few feet …

Obama's deception on health care 'hurting the economy,' Romney says

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Sunday that President Obama’s deception in telling Americans that they could keep their existing health plans under ObamaCare goes beyond hurting families -- “It’s hurting the economy.”<p>In a wide-ranging interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Romney …

Dems seize on income inequality

Democrats aren’t wasting any time tackling an issue they are convinced will help them this election year: income inequality.<p>One of the Senate’s first votes upon returning to Washington from its holiday break Monday will be on a bill reviving emergency unemployment benefits that lapsed at the end of …

As Chromebooks catch on, 2014 promises more models

As Chromebooks gain in popularity, device makers are gearing up for new entries in 2014.<p>Both Asus and Toshiba will enter the market, according to a report on Friday from Digitimes.<p>That report is backed by plenty of supporting evidence. The Toshiba Chromebook leaked when a review was posted …

Ford to offer free SYNC AppLink upgrade to current owners this year

Ford certainly isn't waiting until hordes of tech journos land in the Nevada desert to start breaking its CES news. The auto maker will offer SYNC AppLink as a free upgrade this year to owners of 2010 and newer vehicles. The system allows drivers (and their passengers) to use iOS and Android apps …

Acer Unveils Two New Sub-$200 Android Iconia Tablets And Chromebook

Acer has unveiled several new Android-based devices that will be on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>In particular, the company announced the debut of two new tablets. The Iconia A1-830 is a 7.9-inch tablet available for $179.99 in the US and $199.99 in Canada, while …

Acer’s new tablet is a low-cost Android alternative to the iPad mini

If you like the iPad mini(s appl), but wish it only cost half the price and ran Android(s goog), Acer has just the tablet for you. On Friday the …

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