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Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Oprah Winfrey speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career on Jan. 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

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Oprah Winfrey speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career on Jan. 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

Armstrong’s Confessions Stir No Interest from Federal Prosecutor

After weeks of public lashings and millions in lost sponsorship deals, Lance Armstrong finally received a shred of good news today. While Armstrong’s primetime television doping confession may have changed how people feel about the cancer-surviving former cycling champion, one...

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Jerry Brown, governor of California, in Sacramento, California.

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Jerry Brown, governor of California, in Sacramento, California.

Jerry Brown: Rick Perry’s Radio Ads ‘Barely’ (Ahem, Register) in California

Gov. Jerry Brown isn’t worried about the miniscule amount of money that  Texas Gov. Rick Perry is spending on radio ads airing in California urging companies there to leave for the Lone Star state. The 30-second ad features Perry knocking...

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President Barack Obama urged the Congress to take action to avoid sequester cuts with a short term budget fix today.

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President Barack Obama urged the Congress to take action to avoid sequester cuts with a short term budget fix today.

Obama Seeks Short-Term Cuts, Taxes

President Barack Obama called on Congress today to approve another round of short-term budget cuts and also changes in the tax code to eliminate some “loopholes” and avert the next deadline for automatic spending cuts. “If we’re serious about paying...

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Sean Eldridge, president of Hudson River Ventures, left, and Chris Hughes, editor-in-chief and publisher of The New Republic and a founder of Facebook Inc., during the Paris Review Spring Revel gala in New York.

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Sean Eldridge, president of Hudson River Ventures, left, and Chris Hughes, editor-in-chief and publisher of The New Republic and a founder of Facebook Inc., during the Paris Review Spring Revel gala in New York.

Investor Eldridge Eyes N.Y. House Seat

Sean Eldridge, an investor and Democratic political activist, has filed paperwork establishing a 2014 campaign for Congress in New York’s Hudson Valley. A statement of organization creating “Sean Eldridge for Congress” and a statement of candidacy were processed by the...

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The Klingon Bird of Prey from "Star Trek: The Voyage Home."

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The Klingon Bird of Prey from "Star Trek: The Voyage Home."

Star Trek vs. Navy: Klingons vs. Lockheed Martin

Which is the U.S. Navy talking, and which is Star Trek talking? One of the descriptions below comes from the Navy’s words for the Littoral Combat Ship, or LCS, a fast boat from Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics designed to defeat...

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Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Law vs. Bozell: How Ray Lewis Fits In Picture

Steven Law, one of the strategists with Karl Rove in the Conservative Victory Project, said this morning on Laura Ingraham’s radio show that the group is compatible with the Tea Party, adding that it would back a wide range of...

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Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer of Yahoo! Inc., in Davos, Switzerland.

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Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer of Yahoo! Inc., in Davos, Switzerland.

Washington Daybook: Agenda-Setting

It’s a day of setting agendas in Washington. An assortment of CEOs and pack of progressives will descend on the White House for separate meetings with President Barack Obama, as he lays out his agenda for the economy and issues...

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Actress Eva Longoria participates in an Early Vote Canvass Kickoff in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Actress Eva Longoria participates in an Early Vote Canvass Kickoff in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 70

That was President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among Hispanics in January, according to Gallup. The figure is close to the 71 percent support Obama received from Hispanic voters in the 2012 election, according to a national exit poll. Republican...

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