In all of my years covering politics on the local, state and national level, many stories have earned the "Are you serious?" look.
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is scheduled to appear next in court on August 23, after the latest postponement of a status hearing, his attorneys and prosecutors said Tuesday.
In February of 2009, with Barack Obama barely a month in office, Newsweek declared "We are all socialists now." The most interesting part: its matter-of-fact tone, asserting that as boomers age and spending grows, Americans were turning, well, French. A bit tongue-in-cheek, maybe, but it's worth noting that, as it turns out, we're not all Euro-socialists. Not even close. The rise in federal spending from 21% to nearly 25% of the economy in just two years has contributed to an angry backlash -- leaving Americans more, not less, divided about government's proper role in our lives.
In February of 2009, with Barack Obama barely a month in office, Newsweek declared "We are all socialists now." The most interesting part: its matter-of-fact tone, asserting that as boomers age and spending grows, Americans were turning, well, French. A bit tongue-in-cheek, maybe, but it's worth noting that, as it turns out, we're not all Euro-socialists. Not even close. The rise in federal spending from 21% to nearly 25% of the economy in just two years has contributed to an angry backlash--leaving Americans more, not less, divided about government's proper role in our lives.
Sidney Harman, the sound pioneer and American businessman who brought high-fidelity to the masses and took control of Newsweek magazine, died Tuesday night from leukemia, according to a family statement on The Daily Beast website.
Conan talks about the unrest in Libya, Donald Trump running for president, and George Clooney.
With its $315 million purchase of The Huffington Post this week, a company best known for distributing free CDs has succeeded where mainstream media outlets failed: Spotting the potential of one of the Web's fastest growing media brands.
Print media's flight to the Internet has picked up speed.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 29. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.
After the U.S. Department of Education initiated a crackdown on for-profit colleges last spring, the industry began looking into evidence that the DOE wasn't playing fair. It is now suggesting that the DOE was in bed with famed short-seller Steven Eisman and is calling for an inquiry by the Secretary of Education.
John Lardner was painting a prose portrait of a legendary con man when he wrote: "On a small scale, Titanic Thompson is an American legend. I say on a small scale, because an overpowering majority of the public has never heard of him. That is the way Titanic likes it. He is a professional gambler. He has sometimes been called the gambler's gambler."
Editor's note: There are 29 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.
CNN's Allan Chernoff interviews Sharif El-Gamal, developer of the Islamic community center planned near ground zero.
Almost everybody has heard about the protests against the mosque and Islamic center planned to be built about two blocks from ground zero in Manhattan. But most people are still unaware that these anti-Muslim political campaigns are spreading throughout our beloved country as a new wave of Islamophobia hits.
The Washington Post Co. said Monday it has sold struggling Newsweek magazine, which it has published for half a century, to audio industry pioneer Sidney Harman.
China is no longer content to merely be covered by American media. It now wants to own it.
The forthcoming Rolling Stone profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal that was leaked to the press Monday has now taken on a life of its own. "The Runaway General," by former Newsweek correspondent Michael Hastings, offers a very close look at the four- star general who commands U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Washington Post co. announced Wednesday it is looking to sell Newsweek magazine, which has posted losses since 2007 and is expected to continue to see sales decline in 2010.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghan Taliban commander whose capture was made public this week, is one of the most senior figures in the movement to be seized -- second only to Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.
World-renowned photographer Peter Turnley traveled to Haiti after the earthquake to document the lives of people burying their dead and trying to rebuild.
Misdiagnosed as being in a coma, a Belgian man is now communicating after 23 years. ITN's Robert Moore reports.
A man presumed to have been in a vegetative state for five years has communicated with the outside world for the first time since suffering severe head injuries in a car crash, researchers said Thursday.
A Newsweek journalist accused of making false accusations against the Iranian government in the wake of the disputed presidential election in June was released from prison Saturday, Iranian media reported.
CIA interrogators threatened an al Qaeda prisoner with a gun and an electric drill to try to scare him into giving up information, according to a long-concealed inspector-general's report due to be made public on Monday, sources familiar with the report confirmed to CNN.
Iran has released a British embassy staffer, leaving one of the embassy's local staff in jail, the Foreign Office in London said Monday.
In another move to crack down on information flowing out of Iran, the Islamic Republic's judicial chief has ordered the prosecution of individuals "who cooperate with satellite television programming providers," a reformist newspaper reported Sunday.
A reporter for Newsweek magazine who was arrested in Tehran has confessed to doing the bidding of Western governments, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported Wednesday.
A Canadian working for Newsweek magazine in the Iranian capital was "detained without charge" by Iranian authorities Sunday, the magazine said in a statement.
The CNN Dubai Bureau Chief just returned from Iran. He talks with Betty Nguyen & TJ Holmes in the CNN Newsroom.
The economic crisis continues unabated: the stock market is at its lowest in twelve years, unemployment is at its highest in decades, and nobody knows how bad it's going to get. Your 401K might be tanking, but canned food will always be valuable. And so will the shoulders of those you love and who love you back, even if, at this moment, some shoulders have to bear a greater weight than others.
It was another remarkably busy and newsy Sunday. And Sunday morning TV junkies saw the return of a term of Clinton-era lore: "The Full Ginsburg."
"The more time passes, the more you miss someone," the actress says in her first major interview since Ledger's tragic death
CNN's Brian Todd reports computers at the headquarters of the Obama and McCain campaigns were hacked in mid-summer.
Computers at the headquarters of the Barack Obama and John McCain campaigns were hacked during the campaign by a foreign entity looking for future policy information, a source with knowledge of the incidents confirms to CNN.
Newsweek's Osborn Elliott reinvigorated the news magazine and rekindled America's spirit of volunteerism
It was the day before Christmas, and I was reading "Newsweek's" cover story on diet and fertility when I stood up, ripped the roof off a gingerbread house, and ate it, like Godzilla.
A college student embarks on a shooting spree, taking 32 lives. A teenager with an assault rifle opens fire on holiday shoppers in a department store in middle America. And, long before that, two youths turn the halls of their high school into a virtual abattoir, leaving some 13 dead before killing themselves.
CNN's Gary Tuchman looks at mall shooter Robert Hawkins' behavioral problems and possible red flags.
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner apologized Monday for having said that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki should be replaced.
As MySpace hooks up with MTV (whose parent Viacom once tried to buy it) and Facebook makes the cover of Newsweek, it's clear that social networking is only getting hotter. (But couldn't Newsweek find Mark Zuckerberg anecdotes that hadn't already appeared in Fortune?)
Washington regrets gay slur
Now that Isaiah Washington has been fired from Grey's Anatomy, he wants to set the record straight about his so-called trip to rehab.
When Brad Pitt was casting A Mighty Heart, he knew Angelina Jolie would be perfect to star as Mariane Pearl - he just didn't know how to ask.
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On Wednesday, Oct. 4, New York Times reporter John Markoff bought a copy of Carly Fiorina's memoir, "Tough Choices," in a Seattle airport - five days before its official on-sale date. Normally this...
Wall Street was looking to see if the strong August performance can continue in the shortened post-holiday trading week.
Brad Pitt was named one of "15 People Who Make America Great" by Newsweek magazine for using his megawatt star power to shine some light on some often neglected causes in Africa.
More guys want Jessica Alba for their girlfriend than any other woman, according to AskMen.com's top 99 list for 2006.
I like to look back at the end of the year and remember those we've lost, people who, for different reasons, touched and maybe changed our lives.
NBC Universal is looking at creating a position of czar of its news division and is talking to some top media executives about the possible post, according to a published report.
Another weekend, another comic book-inspired film. This time around it's "Fantastic Four."
Newsweek magazine is reporting that e-mails between Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper and his editors show that Karl Rove, President Bush's top political adviser, spoke to Cooper in the days before a CIA operative's identity was revealed in the media, but it wasn't clear what Cooper and Rove discussed.
The ongoing tug-of-war between regulators and tobacco companies has returned to the schools, with a new report that media publishers have agreed to pull tobacco ads from school-bound magazines upon request.
A U.S. military investigation has found four incidents in which guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison mishandled the Quran, but said that it was detainees who threw the Muslim holy book in the toilet.
A U.S. military investigation into the mishandling of the Muslim holy book at the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected terrorists has determined that detainees -- not U.S. soldiers -- attempted to flush the Quran down the toilet there.
Thousands of Indonesian Muslims marched in a well-planned and peaceful protest that concluded at the gates of the U.S. embassy in Jakarta.
About 300 people have taken part in a noisy protest over the alleged desecration of the Quran outside the U.S. Embassy in central London.
The International Committee of the Red Cross gathered "credible" reports about U.S. personnel at the Guantanamo Bay naval base disrespecting the Quran and raised the issue with the Pentagon several times, a group spokesman said Thursday.
With her husband staying behind, first lady Laura Bush this week begins a five-day trip to the Middle East, with stops planned in Jordan, Israel and Egypt.
Dear Armchair Millionaire: It used to be that the American dream was all about working hard so you could make it rich. Do you think this is even a realistic possibility anymore?
Newsweek magazine said Tuesday it would review its sourcing policies and reporting methods a day after it retracted a May 9 story on alleged desecration of the Quran at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan were skeptical after a U.S. magazine backed away from a report that U.S. interrogators desecrated copies of the Quran while questioning prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
Newsweek magazine issued a retraction Monday of a May 9 report on the alleged desecration of the Quran at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Newsweek magazine backed away Sunday from a report that U.S. interrogators desecrated copies of the Quran while questioning prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay naval base -- an account blamed for sparking violent riots in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
The first two winners of the Donald Trump reality show "The Apprentice" seem to be at least as focused on promoting the show's star as making their way up the corporate ladder, according to a published report.
The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says an investigation has so far turned up no evidence of U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay desecrating the Muslim holy book, the Quran.
Once, dining at one of the world's best restaurants meant being served by white-gloved waiters from a menu that followed a classic repertoire.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged the Senate on Monday to move forward on the nomination of John Bolton as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
A series of new allegations surfaced Sunday against John Bolton, adding fuel to the dispute surrounding President Bush's pick for U.N. ambassador and further calling into question whether he will ultimately get the post.
In a move that has raised questions of professional integrity, Newsweek magazine has combined an image of Martha Stewart's head and a model's body on its latest cover, according to a report Thursday.
More than 30 years since designing the dress that has been associated with her name ever since, Diane von Furstenberg is once again producing cutting edge clothes for the catwalk.
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A majority of Americans believe Sen. John Kerry won the first presidential debate of the 2004 campaign, putting him in a virtual tie with President Bush, according to polls released Saturday by Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times.
The ancient art of cartography, with the help of technology, is now on the cutting edge.
U.S. stock markets gained early Monday, bouncing after last week's steep selloff in response to some upbeat corporate news in the telecom and drug sectors.
Former AT&T Corp. executives are working with Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. to possibly launch a takeover of the telephone giant, according to a magazine article.
U.S. officials have discussed the idea of postponing Election Day in the event of a terrorist attack on or about that day, a Homeland Security Department spokesman said Sunday.
The MyDoom worm, which knocked out the Web site of a software company by bombarding it with a flood of data, has heightened concern about the threat of computer viruses.
John Kerry's Pats beat John Edwards' Panthers last night, but don't read too much into it. Bill Bradley's Rams beat Al Gore's Titans four years ago, just days before the New Hampshire primary. And we all know how that turned out.
A prisoner at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is among a handful of people suspected of being the so-called 20th al Qaeda hijacker planned for the September 11 attacks, according to U.S. officials.
So far 2004's been good for the market. Now if stocks can just keep their head above water through Thursday, we can all be confident that Wall Street is going to have another year in the black.
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