Today CNN announced that Eliot Spitzer would be co-hosting a talk show in the prime-time 8 p.m. slot. It's a remarkable comeback for the once disgraced governor of New York. Here's how he did it.
A Rolling Stone profile includes insults against Vice President Joe Biden, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, special envoy Richard Holbrooke, and President Barack Obama himself. National security adviser James L. Jones is referred to as a "clown."
Representatives of several oil companies will stand in front of a federal judge today and ask for a moratorium on deepwater drilling to be lifted. The government argues that more work needs to be done to assess the issues associated with drilling at depth. BP CEO Tony Hayward argues ... well, nothing really. He was busy racing his yacht over the weekend.
In an interview with Britain's Sky News, BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg revealed that CEO Tony Hayward, reviled by many, will hand over day-to-day dealings with the gulf oil spill to managing director Bob Dudley.
The former Vice President, often blamed for setting the stage on which the BP oil disaster played out, had been mysteriously silent as critics rallied against him. He finally responded in a speech.
Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee for Harry Reid's Nevada Senate seat, has called for armed revolt against the government. Glenn Beck's new novel, "The Overton Window," encourages concerned citizens to pick up a gun, too. And they're not the only public figures calling for violent insurrection.
At the U.N., where it must answer for the sinking of a South Korean warship, and at the World Cup, where rumors of odd behavior are rife, North Korea has been dragged uncomfortably into the spotlight.
The last four years of Mexico's drug wars have already killed at least 23,000 people. Last night more than 40 died as rival gangs clashed in prison and federal police officers were ambushed in two other attacks.
The federal panel investigating the financial crisis subpoenaed Goldman Sachs on Monday for information on the company's role in contributing to the recession, with commission chairman Phil Angelides citing Goldman's "deliberate effort to run out the clock" as a factor in the subpoena.
It's a sad end to a wonderful career, but perhaps not too surprising for a woman who was increasingly partisan in her golden years. Helen Thomas, who turns 90 on Aug. 4, announced her sudden retirement Monday following a firestorm of controversy over some ill-chosen remarks about Israel, which found their way onto YouTube.