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Mike Pence running for governor of Indiana

WASHINGTON – Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) will run for governor of Indiana next year, he announced Thursday. Pence, a congressman since 2001 and former chairman of the House Republican Conference, is the favorite to replace Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), whose two terms expire in 2012. “The work isn’t over,” Pence…

WATCH LIVE: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s press conference

Watch Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s first-ever press conference, scheduled for 2:15 ET, below, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Arizona Democratic Party chairman slams Republicans

The chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party blasted Republican lawmakers led by Senate President Russell Pearce on Wednesday as the state’s Legislature ended its 2011 regular session. “Mainstream and middle-class Arizonans can breathe a little easier now that the state Legislature is out of session,” Andrei Cherny said. “But it’s…

Twitter seeking to buy TweetDeck

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is in “advanced talks” to buy TweetDeck, a popular platform for accessing the service, for some $50 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Asked about the report, Twitter said: “We don’t comment on rumors. We don’t provide off-the-record background on rumors. We don’t wink twice…

RNC chairman denies he ever repudiated ‘birthers’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus gave an interview to US News & World Report in which he appeared to push back against Donald Trump and the so-called “birthers” — then later said the report describing his remarks was “inaccurate.” Priebus was paraphrased as telling the conspiracy theorists who believe…

James Murdoch promoted at News Corp.

WASHINGTON – James Murdoch, the youngest son of Rupert Murdoch, was named News Corp.’s deputy chief operating officer on Wednesday in a move that puts him a step closer to potentially taking over from his father. James Murdoch, 38, will also serve as chairman and chief executive of the news…

Japanese corporations agree to forgo tax cuts, for good of their country

Hiromasa Yonekura, chairman of the Japan Business Federation, said the influential lobby would not fight the government if it decided to shelve a plan to lower the corporate tax rate, which at around 40 percent is among the highest in the industrialized world. Economics Minister Kaoru Yosano suggested last week the government…

Fox News chairman Ailes told Palin not to make the ‘blood libel’ video

Among former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s (R) many lucrative jobs is her stint as a Fox News contributor for $1 million per year — which likely also provides her with her largest audience. So before she took to the airwaves to accuse her critics of “blood libel” for tying her…

US Congress wary of arming Libya opposition

WASHINGTON – Top US senators expressed doubts Tuesday about calls to arm Libya’s opposition and said they needed more details about the goals and dangers of any no-fly zone over the strife-torn country. Asked about delivering weapons to forces arrayed against embattled leader Moamer Kadhafi, Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne…

Lawsuit: Fox News chairman Roger Ailes may have committed federal crime

The chairman of Fox News may have committed a federal crime, according to legal documents filed by attorneys for a former News Corporation employee. Affidavits filed in a lawsuit against a former News Corporation employee say that News Corp. executive Roger Ailes advised former publishing executive Judith Regan to lie…

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