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Revealed: Bucking Republicans, Obama’s 2015 budget to call for end to austerity

No more Mr. Nice Guy. After years of negotiations with Republicans over the U.S. budget, President Barack Obama is setting off on his own course. Obama’s 2015 budget, due in early March, could make the end of an era for Democrats. In recent years, Democrats have taken up much of…

WATCH LIVE: Stephen Colbert interviews Bill Clinton for Global Initiative University

On Saturday, Stephen Colbert is interviewing former President Bill Clinton and hosting the closing session of the sixth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University. A press release from Comedy Central said that the interview is to take place before 1,000 students from all over the globe who are…

Watch live: Bill Clinton delivers eulogy at NYC Mayor Koch’s funeral

Former President Bill Clinton and current New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg remember Ed Koch at a funeral service at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 4. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

GOP pollster: ‘Run, Barack, Run’ sticker belongs on front bumper

Fox News contributor Frank Luntz on Monday made a suggestion about running over the nation’s first black president with his car. Appearing at an event with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in West Michigan, the GOP pollster warmed up the audience with a few jokes. Video of the event was…

Megaupload loses its top lawyer over conflict of interest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Content-sharing Internet service Megaupload.com has lost the help of one of the best-known U.S. defense lawyers as it begins to fight charges of copyright infringement, a person familiar with the matter said. Robert Bennett was required to withdraw from the case because of a conflict involving at…

World leaders attend Czech hero Havel’s funeral

World leaders gathered in Prague on Friday for the funeral of Czech Velvet Revolution hero Vaclav Havel, who died on Sunday at the age of 75. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister David Cameron and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton joined…

Judge mulls overturning federal marriage law

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge appeared sympathetic to a lesbian federal employee’s bid to strike down a law denying health-insurance benefits to her spouse, in the first hearing since the Obama administration decided to quit defending the statute. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White heard two hours of arguments…

Dick Morris ‘looking forward’ to seeing Cain’s accuser naked in Playboy

Fox News contributor and self-described sex addict Dick Morris says he’s looking forward to seeing a “spread in Playboy” featuring the fourth woman to accuse Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment. Morris told Fox News host Sean Hannity that Sharon Bialek was just looking to make money when…

9-foot-tall Reagan statue unveiled at National Airport

The Reagan Presidential Foundation on Tuesday unveiled a 9-foot-statue of the former president at the Washington, D.C. airport bearing his name. The $900,000 cost of the 900-pound statue was covered by private donations, as were the cost of statues that are being unveiled in Simi Valley, California; Budapest; and London.…

Bill Clinton offers to help Irish investment drive

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Former President Bill Clinton Saturday told Ireland’s Prime Minister and the cream of the country’s diaspora that he would host a summit in New York to help boost investment in the euro zone struggler. A veteran of Europe’s financial crisis, Ireland gathered a mixture of corporate leaders,…

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