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Baby Laughing At Dad’s Rejection Letter Goes Viral

When Markus McArthur took video of son Micah laughing uproariously and put it on YouTube, he just thought it was a cute video to share with Micah’s mom while she was at work. McArthur, currently a stay-at-home dad, was ripping up another job rejection letter when he heard his son…

House passes two-week budget extension, averting gov’t shutdown for now

UPDATE: In a 335 to 91 vote, the House on Tuesday approved a package of legislation that would reduce spending by $8 billion and still provide funding for Congress through March 18. The legislation now heads to the Senate, where it is expected to pass easily. Original story continues below……

Oscar fashion hits and misses

The Early Show reviews the trends and highlights on the red carpet at the Oscars. This video is from CBS, broadcast February 28, 2011.…

Last American WWI vet dies

Frank Buckles, the last American who served in World War One, has died at the age of 110 from natural causes. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast February 28, 2011.…

Wisconsin judge orders Capitol open to public

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Wisconsin officials said Tuesday they would not ease entry restrictions at the Capitol Building in Madison after a judge ordered there be public access during business hours. The Capitol building has been the focus of two weeks of protests by labor unions and their supporters opposed…

Issa fires spokesman for allegedly leaking reporter e-mails

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) Tuesday fired a top spokesman who allegedly shared secret e-mail conversations with a reporter. Kurt Bardella is thought to have given New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich, who was writing about book about Washington’s political culture, e-mails from his exchanges…

Dodd to be chief lobbyist for motion pictures group

WASHINGTON – Former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) will be the next CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Dodd, 66, will replace current MPAA CEO Dan Glickman as chief of the leading lobbying and trade group for the movies and television industry. Dodd, who…

Public sharply divided on who to blame if government shuts down: poll

WASHINGTON – Americans are divided over whether President Barack Obama or Republicans would be to blame in the event of a government shutdown, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll. Thirty-six percent say Republicans would be at fault if the two sides aren’t able to strike a budget…

HBGary CEO Aaron Barr resigns amid ‘Anonymous’ scandal

The chief executive at data security firm HBGary Federal has resigned his job following a high-profile hack staged by online protest group “Anonymous.” Aaron Barr, the embattled CEO, made the disclosure yesterday speaking to ThreatPost, an online security blog. “I need to focus on taking care of my family and…

Boehner: Public employees have ‘machine gun’ at heads of local officials

So much for toning down the violent political rhetoric in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) used gun imagery Sunday while discussing public workers’ collective bargaining rights. “In some of these states you’ve got collective bargaining laws that are so weighted in favor of the public employees that there’s almost…

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