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Solyndra execs to dodge congressional testimony

By Zeke Miller Executives from the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, the subject of multiple probes relating to a $535 million loan from the Obama administration, have backed out of a congressional hearing this Friday and are set to plead the Fifth instead of testifying. The House Energy and Commerce committee received letters…

Warren Buffett to headline Obama campaign event

(Reuters) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett will help raise money for President Barack Obama’s re-election effort at a $35,800-a-ticket fundraiser next month in Chicago, an Obama campaign official said on Wednesday. Buffett will attend the October 27 event at a private home on Chicago’s North Shore that is expected to…

Tony Bennett apologizes for 9/11 comments

The next time Tony Bennett performs his song “This is All I Ask,” requesting that an apology be accepted for his comments on 9/11 maybe included. The 85-year-old singer apologized for his comments made on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show Monday evening after the host asked him how he…

Scott Brown melts down over Warren poll gains: report

Sen. Scott Brown apparently didn’t only lose his lead in the polls for the Massachusetts Senate race Tuesday — he also lost his cool. A tipster told Talking Points Memo that he was walking on the Senate side of the Capitol and caught a very interesting scene. “Just walked passed…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks to the United Nations

President Barack Obama was expected to address the United Nations Wednesday. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Sept. 21, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Maddow: Supreme Court stops two Texas executions in one week

With the impending execution of Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis dominating headlines in the U.S., sadly few have noticed that not one, but two executions in Texas have been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court in the last seven days. Discussing the politics of capital punishment in the…

Update: Final appeal for the life of Troy Davis is denied

Update 10:20 a.m. EST (below): Appeal denied There may be one last glimmer of hope for Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis. Attorneys said early Wednesday that they would file one more appeal, arguing that the ballistics testing in his case was flawed. The appeal is set to be filed with…

Hannity offers to ‘make peace’ between Susteren and Carlson

Fox News’ Sean Hannity Tuesday offered to help make peace in a ongoing debate between Greta Van Susteren and Tucker Carlson. Susteren had called Carlson a “pig” on her blog after his website published a report on Sarah Palin’s alleged affair with NBA star Glen Rice. That later degenerated into…

Stewart asks Suskind: ‘Why do people talk to you?’

Fresh off his win at the Emmys, Jon Stewart hosted author Ron Suskind Tuesday evening to talk about the author’s controversial new book Confidence Men. During the interview, The Daily Show host bluntly asked Suskind: “Why do people talk to you?” After the audience finished laughing at Stewart’s question, Suskind…

Stewart asks Suskind: ‘Why do people talk to you?’

Fresh off his win at the Emmys, Jon Stewart hosted author Ron Suskind Tuesday evening to talk about the author’s controversial new book Confidence Men. During the interview, The Daily Show host bluntly asked Suskind: “Why do people talk to you?” After the audience finished laughing at Stewart’s question, Suskind…

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