Rupert Murdoch is Quitting Google

So Rupert Murdoch, who has suffered for so long at the hands of Google—what with all the traffic Google directs to his NewsCorp Web sites for free—has finally had enough.

Will the Nook Wind Up Hurting Barnes & Noble?

When the Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader was announced last week, I wrote about the company's strategy to beat out Amazon's Kindle by making B&N e-books available on many different devices, giving customers more places to buy and read their books.

Humor: D.C. Schools Court Malia and Sasha Obama

After visiting the D.C. public school system and two prestigious private institutions, Michelle Obama chose the elite Sidwell Friends for her children. NEWSWEEK imagines how educators might have lobbied the future First Lady.

The Iraq War's Go-To Cliché

Ever notice that when politicians talk about this conflict they can't get out of a sentence without uttering the phrase 'blood and treasure'? What it really means.

Imus: Race, Power and the Media

As he spoke, Don Imus had no inkling—none, he later told NEWSWEEK—that he had said anything that would cause him trouble. Wednesday, April 4, started and finished like any other day for the talk-show host.

The True Cost Of War

For American soldiers stationed in Iraq, one of the few comforts of this war is how easily they can keep in touch with family back home. Many service members call their spouses and kids several times a week and e-mail daily, reassuring them that they are all right.

The Point of No Return

Gary Ackerman is the last man you'd expect George W. Bush to turn to for advice. Just elected to his 13th term in the House, the New York Democrat thinks the president's handling of the Iraq war has been "totally inept." So Ackerman was a bit surprised when Bush invited him and other members of Congress to the White House last Wednesday morning, just hours after the long-awaited Baker-Hamilton report was released.

How Low Can You Go?

To those who worried our violent, sex-obsessed, celebrity-crazed culture had at last reached the very farthest depths of depravity, O. J. Simpson and Judith Regan come bearing news: we had so much farther to fall.

But What Does It Mean?

Welcome to the day after. The people have spoken. And so—at impressive length—have the anchors and spinners and "commentators." So now you wonder: What Does It All Mean?  The morning newspapers—and the  Democrats themselves—maintain that the election represents "a decisive turning of the tide" for the Democrats and "a stunning reversal of fortune" for the president.

2008: GINGRICH AT THE GATE

George W. Bush has four years to go, but Republicans are already jockeying to succeed him. The first officially unofficial GOP hopeful for 2008? Newt Gingrich.

WELFARE AS THEY KNOW IT

For seven years, Jason DeParle, a senior writer for The New York Times, followed three welfare mothers, Angie Jobe, Jewell Reed and Opal Caples, as they struggled to make ends meet and keep their families together. "American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare" opens in 1991, just after the women, who are cousins, move from Chicago to Milwaukee in search of cheaper rent and more generous government checks.

WANTED: BETTER DONKEYS

Get ready for the real fight. Yes, the campaign was bitter and nasty, but with George W. Bush returning to the White House for a second term, another epic battle is already underway--inside the Democratic Party.

CAN WE VOTE YET?

No Voter Left Behind Unless you live in Texas, say, or Vermont, you've probably opened the front door to find a cheerful campaign worker imploring you to vote, and vote early.

A CLEAN COUNT?

It's just about impossible to stop Claude Hawkins from voting. The 24-year-old supply store clerk from Kansas City, Mo., was so enthusiastic about this year's election that he registered to vote three times, just to make sure his application wasn't lost.

At Last, The Two Shall Meet...Face To Face, Chin

All Summer, You Watched George W. Bush And John Kerry Snipe And Sneer At Each Other From A Distance. Now, See Them Do It Live, On The Same Stage! The Upcoming Presidential Debates Could Push Kerry Over The Top--Or Seal The Deal For Bush. A Newsweek Guide To Verbal Combat.

The Incredible W

Some days a guy can feel he's got the weight of the world on his shoulders. For George W. Bush it's every day. What with the menacing enemies he's got in Iraq, Afghanistan--France--not to mention a groggy economy and a nasty re-election fight, you'd think those jogging-scarred knees might just start to buckle.

THE BUSH-WHACKER

THE REAL BATTLEGROUND STATE The mother of all campaign issues. Though Kerry voted in favor of the war in Iraq, he as been very critical of the way Bush has handled it, saying the president overstated the intelligence, alienated the rest of the world and failed to prepare for the bloody aftermath.

BILL'S SELF-PORTRAIT

If Bill Clinton had to pick a defining moment that says more about him than any other, it probably wouldn't be the afternoon he was sworn in as president after a long, uphill campaign.

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