Nov 3, 2011 10:42AM ET
Disgraced lobbyist Abramoff says in a forthcoming 60 Minutes interview (leaked this morning to Playbook) he doesn't think Congresses new ethics reforms will do much from stopping lobbyists like him from skirting the law.
Nov 3, 2011 8:57AM ET
Mildly better news arrived from the Labor Department's Thursday report on jobless claims filings: the seasonally adjusted initial claims were below the magic number of 400,000, which has been noted as indicator that U.S. unemployment rate may be easing.
Nov 3, 2011 8:06AM ET
Things aren't getting better yet: the number of Americans living far below the poverty line is only growing larger, and increasingly the hardest hit areas are becoming suburbs.
Nov 3, 2011 6:42AM ET
Jon Stewart got around to addressing Donald Trump's YouTube declaration that the host got away "with a very, very racist rant" about Herman Cain's sexual harassment accusations.
Nov 2, 2011 5:32PM ET
Discovered: a reward for being ethical, a good thing about video gaming, a cautionary tale of scientific fraud, and the way the Vikings navigated through stormy weather.
Nov 2, 2011 12:20PM ET
After a bit of posturing and a few threats, New Hampshire finally set their "first in the nation" primary date officially to January 10th, which settles the schedule for the bellwether early voting states.
Nov 2, 2011 11:53AM ET
The Daily Caller combed through 984 arrest records of protesters arrested in New York and found that they live in apartments and houses priced higher than nationwide averages but cheaper than in the city they're protesting in.
Nov 2, 2011 8:28AM ET
We've been hearing the counter-intuitive notion that the story of Herman Cain's resurfaced sexual harassment accusations may not derail the candidate--but what does polling have to say about it?
Nov 1, 2011 5:25PM ET
Discovered: happiness as a longevity percentage, resurfacing worries about X-ray scanners, the non-heart risks of ADHD medication, and an unpleasant climate change weather forecast.
Nov 1, 2011 1:32PM ET
At what was described as a midtown business breakfast, Mayor Bloomberg noted that Congress should take blame for the mortgage crisis and mentioned that complaints at protests don't do anything for the future, Capital New York reported.
Nov 1, 2011 12:29PM ET
It took just a little over a month for Bank of America to reverse its decision to charge $5 a month to for using a debit card to make purchases, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Nov 1, 2011 10:56AM ET
Hillary and Bill Clinton were both at George Washington University Hospital last night visiting Hillary's mother Dorothy Rodham, 92, who died this morning according to the Clinton Foundation and relayed by CNN.
Nov 1, 2011 10:22AM ET
Cameras, commotion and saturation media coverage are attracting all sorts of hangers-on to Occupy Wall Street protests.
Nov 1, 2011 8:54AM ET
Jon Stewart had a lot of material to cover on Monday night, spending a segment discussing Rick Perry's highly animated New Hampshire speech and wading into the resurfaced accusations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain.
Oct 31, 2011 4:25PM ET
Discovered: which commuters have more health worries, the smell of aroma molecules in chocolate, a catch with modified mosquitoes, zapping away addictive spending tendencies, and trying to debunk the "Freshman 15."
Oct 31, 2011 12:22PM ET
If you were absentmindly perusing The Huffington Post's culture vertical this morning you may have been surprised to spot a whole bunch of zombies featured.
Oct 31, 2011 11:28AM ET
Herman Cain acknowledged that he was accused of sexual harassment while he was head of the National Restaurant Association, but called the claims "totally baseless" in his first direct comments on the story.
Oct 31, 2011 9:38AM ET
The Libyan dictator's final days get reexamined as a member of Qaddafi's inner circle speaks to BBC News of his nervous isolation, and The New Yorker takes a deep dive into Libya's collective psyche as he was hunted down.
Oct 31, 2011 8:41AM ET
Last night, humanity greeted--by some calculations--its 7 billionth inhabitant, and one of the babies that the United Nations chose to represent the milestone was in Manila, Philippines.
Oct 28, 2011 4:05PM ET
Discovered: limits to black licorice consumption, learning from giant pythons, how to make generic food homey, and another benefit of moderate drinking.
Oct 28, 2011 12:52PM ET
In a moment that could've been scripted for a Cameron Crowe film, the writer and director got a pep-talk from Tom Cruise during a long drive to quit moping after Elizabethtown bombed, according to a New York Times profile.
Oct 28, 2011 11:19AM ET
After winning a bet with a restauranteur, Leon Panetta may ring in the New Year with a $10,000 bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1870 wine, The Los Angeles Times reports.
Oct 28, 2011 10:03AM ET
Qaddafi's son Saif al-Islam, through indirect channels, has made contact with officials at the International Criminal Court about turning himself in for trial, the Associated Press and Reuters report.
Oct 28, 2011 9:24AM ET
As St. Paul's Cathedral prepares to reopen its doors, London is ready to take legal action to clear the property of protesters, reports BBC News.
Oct 28, 2011 8:47AM ET
With the hindsight of a few days, Libya's National Transitional Council is saying that those responsible for shooting Qaddafi will be prosecuted, The Guardian relayed.
Oct 28, 2011 7:56AM ET
In a Politico profile, White House chief of staff Bill Daley describes what the president needs to do to get reelected, and the bar appears pretty high.
Oct 28, 2011 7:52AM ET
In all the drama of the 2012 Republican primary, The Daily Show host centered in on the mystery of Mitt Romney's ever-steady results in the polls: "How has he managed to neither gain nor lose support?"
Oct 27, 2011 4:17PM ET
Discovered: gleaning romance from pronouns, the plight of deathly stressed dragonflies, the reminding effect of God, and a stepping-stone to dream prediction.
Oct 27, 2011 1:07PM ET
A New York police officer's union is threatening to sue Occupy Wall Street protesters if any more of its 5,000 members are injured during demonstrations, the New York Post and New York Observer are reporting.
Oct 27, 2011 10:38AM ET
Prior to the arrival of her new book, Blue Nights, Joan Didion's nephew filmed her reading excerpts from her book in a clip that shows off the author's narrative voice.