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Live: Herman Cain’s major announcement

Will he stay or will he go? Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Elizabeth Warren: Washington rigged for big corporations

Harvard professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren announced Wednesday that she would challenge Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) as a Democrat in 2012. “I’m going to do this, I’m going to run for the United States Senate,” she said in an announcement uploaded to YouTube. “And the reason is straightforward.…

Mike Huckabee not running in 2012, ‘My heart says no’

In an announcement on his Fox News show tonight, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has said that he will not be running for the Republican nomination in the 2012 presidential race. Huckabee teased out the publicity around his decision for as long as he could, tiptoeing around the question in…

US alert system targets mobile phones

NEW YORK (AFP) – Plans were unveiled for a nationwide system that will deliver text-like emergency messages from President Barack Obama and key government agencies to mobile phone users. The free service, called the Personal Localized Alerting Network or “PLAN,” is scheduled to be available in New York by the…

Scott Pelley to replace Katie Couric as CBS anchor

CBS has announced who will replace Katie Couric as anchor of “CBS Evening News” when Couric departs the program in June: Scott Pelley. Pelley, who has been a contributor to “60 Minutes” for the last 12 years, was immediately rumored to be a frontrunner for the anchor spot when Couric’s…

Fox News suspends Gingrich, Santorum for signaling presidential runs

Fox News has suspended contributors Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for 60 days effective immediately, citing their apparent intentions to launch presidential campaigns Fox News anchor Bret Baier made the announcement Wednesday that the former House Speaker and Pennsylvania senator will be “suspended” as they have “signaled possible runs” for…

Florida governor sued over high-speed rail funds

MIAMI — Lawmakers in Florida filed suit in state Supreme Court against Governor Rick Scott seeking to force him to use funds approved by the White House for high-speed rail. The complaint put forward by Republican Thad Altman and Democrat Arthenia Joyner argues that a 2009 law approved construction of…

New Charlie Sheen outburst as hit TV series canceled

LOS ANGELES — The producers of hit TV series “Two and a Half Men” canceled the show for the season after a new outburst by troubled actor Charlie Sheen — who promptly launched another tirade. CBS and Warner Brothers made the announcement on Thursday, after Sheen, who was briefly hospitalized…

Algeria to lift state of emergency before end of February

ALGIERS – Algeria said Wednesday it will lift by the end of February the state of emergency slapped on the country 19 years ago at the start of a decade-long bloody conflict with Islamist militants. “The lifting of the state of emergency will take place before the end of the…

Facebook hacker stands Sarkozy down from election

A hacker took over French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Facebook account and posted a fake announcement that he was abandoning plans to run for re-election, his page said Monday. “Dear compatriots, given the exceptional circumstances our country is experiencing, I have decided in my spirit and conscience not to run for…

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