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US officials flock to appear on Al Jazeera

What a difference a revolution can make. Members of the Obama administration are flocking to appear on Al Jazeera, one of the most influential media sources in the Arab world. US officials are desperate to have their spin of events in the Middle East included as millions tune in to…

Live video: Mubarak addresses nation

This live video event has ended. Additional live coverage of Egypt’s revolution is available here.…

Exclusive: Wasserman Schultz calls GOP abortion bill ‘a violent act against women’

WASHINGTON – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on Monday tore into House Republicans for proposing legislation that would limit access to abortion coverage for some rape victims. The Florida Democrat, a rising star in her party and vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, is a leading voice on women’s…

Up to half in US have pre-existing conditions: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As many as 129 million Americans under age 65 have medical problems putting them at risk of being rejected by insurance companies or having to pay more for coverage, according to a U.S. government study reported by the Washington Post on Tuesday. The Department of Health and…

Goldman Sachs bars US clients from Facebook share sale

NEW YORK — Citing “intense media coverage,” Goldman Sachs said on Monday it was excluding US clients from a private offering of shares in Facebook expected to raise as much as $1.5 billion. “Goldman Sachs originally intended to conduct a private placement in the US and offshore to investors interested…

Conservative candidates received more news coverage during 2010 elections, surveys find

Right-wing candidates received more news coverage from mainstream media during the 2010 mid-term election season, according to a recent study. A Pew Research Center survey found that although the Democratic President Barack Obama topped the list, the next three of the top 10 candidates in the media spotlight were members of…

Al Gore: Fox’s ‘false’ coverage of climate change comes straight from the top

Al Gore has slammed Fox News for “consistently deliver[ing] false and misleading information” about climate change, after a leaked email showed pressure from a network exec to undermine the findings of climate scientists. Liberal watchdog group MediaMatters reported Wednesday that the Washington managing editor of Fox News, Bill Sammon, sent…

Zakaria slams Beck: There are not ’157 million Muslim terrorists’ out to get you

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria is taking Fox News’ Glenn Beck to school. On his Sunday show, Zakaria called Beck’s assertion that 10 percent of Muslims are terrorists “total nonsense.” “What is the number of Islamic terrorists, one percent?” Beck asked on his radio show last week. “I think it’s closer to…

Dems to GOP: Don’t like government health care? Then drop yours

Congressional Democratic and liberal groups are issuing a simple ultimatum to their Republican colleagues: If you dislike government-run health insurance so much, prove it and decline the coverage provided to you. “Put up or sit down,” said Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) to Republicans, who promise to repeal the sweeping health…

AP: The only Dems running ads on health care voted ‘no’

After 6 months, health care law not a winner for nervous Dems, White House giving it a boost President Barack Obama once told Democratic lawmakers they’d be proud to campaign on historic health care legislation. Six months later, the only Democrats running ads about it are the ones who voted…

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