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  • Obama to US companies: Time to hire and invest is now

    Obama to US companies: Time to hire and invest is now

    Obama's speech Monday to US Chamber of Commerce outlined plans to encourage innovation and business investment. But he also urged US companies to get off sidelines and 'invest in America.'

  • Christina Aguilera national anthem: why she flubbed it

    Christina Aguilera national anthem: why she flubbed it

    Christina Aguilera mumbled some lines and moved others around at her Super Bowl performance. Here are two possible reasons that the Christina Aguilera national anthem didn't go more smoothly.

  • Top Super Bowl commercials 2011: six winners and losers

    Top Super Bowl commercials 2011: six winners and losers

    Super Bowl commercials have become a mini-film festival, keeping the less-than-diehard football fans in front of the tube. But this year’s top spots are singled out for their misses as much as their hits.

  • Troy Polamalu and Steelers fall to Packers in Super Bowl XLV

    Troy Polamalu and Steelers fall to Packers in Super Bowl XLV

    Troy Polamalu was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year for 2010. Sunday evening, the Green Bay Packers found ways to score, even with Troy Polamalu on the field in Super Bowl XLV.

  • NFL Hall of Fame welcomes Sanders, Sharpe and 5 others

    NFL Hall of Fame welcomes Sanders, Sharpe and 5 others

    Defensive end Richard Dent, running back Marshall Faulk, linebackers Chris Hanburger and Les Richter, contributor Ed Sabol, cornerback Deion Sanders, and tight end Shannon Sharpe make up the Class of 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees.

  • Tom Brady, MVP again: 12 questions about No. 12

    Tom Brady, MVP again: 12 questions about No. 12

    Fortunately for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the man with the golden arm and silver helmet, the voting for the National Football League's annual MVP award takes place before the playoffs begin. Otherwise, it's possible he might not now have the distinction of being the first unanimous choice for the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award. Some voters might have had second thoughts, and possibly moved Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ahead of him on their ballots. Brady, after all, was off his game against the New York Jets, who eliminated the favored Patriots in their one-and-done postseason. Rodgers, meanwhile, is the hottest QB of the moment, and might just take the Packers all the way in Sunday's Super Bowl. As it is, Brady now joins Joe Montana, Steve Young, and Kurt Warner as two-time MVP winners. The all-time leader is the Colts’ Peyton Manning with four. Jim Brown, Johnny Unitas, and Brett Favre have three. Just how much do you know about this season’s top regular-season player? Take this quiz to find out:

  • Sarah Palin Inc. Can she trademark her name?

    Sarah Palin Inc. Can she trademark her name?

    Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol want to trademark their names – a legal action more typical of celebrity figures in sports, fashion, and entertainment. As well-paid "motivational speakers," they've already made their mark.

  • Super Bowl 2011 forecast: 60 minutes of chaos

    Super Bowl 2011 forecast: 60 minutes of chaos

    Super Bowl 2011 features two defenses unrivaled at creating havoc and two quarterbacks uniquely equipped to handle it.

  • Egypt: Secretary of State Clinton warns of 'perfect storm'

    Egypt: Secretary of State Clinton warns of 'perfect storm'

    Secretary of State Clinton warns of a "perfect storm of powerful trends" across the region, including a young population, political repression, economic disparity, and dwindling supplies of oil and water.

  • Ronald Reagan: How possible GOP presidential candidates measure up

    Ronald Reagan: How possible GOP presidential candidates measure up

    Ronald Reagan, who would have turned 100 on Sunday, is uniquely revered by Republicans. In this year of Reagan nostalgia, those jockeying for the GOP's 2012 presidential nomination could vie for his mantle.

  • Reagan's 100th birthday: 10 defining moments

    Reagan's 100th birthday: 10 defining moments

    American's 40th president, Ronald Reagan, would have turned 100 on Sunday. He presided during the last legs of the cold war and argued for smaller government. As much of the US political world notes the centennial of his birth, here are 10 things that define Reagan, and through which, he helped define the world.

  • Obama's jobs plan: On a collision course with GOP budget cuts?

    Obama's jobs plan: On a collision course with GOP budget cuts?

    The Obama administration outlined an 'innovation strategy' Friday. But GOP plans for budget cuts would fall in some of the same general categories that Obama hopes to target for investment.

  • Behind closed doors, bipartisan bids to break budget impasse

    Behind closed doors, bipartisan bids to break budget impasse

    The words of Republican and Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill suggest Congress is headed for a government shutdown over budget issues. But several bipartisan groups of rank-and-file senators are seeking to find a solution.

  • Mark Kelly hopes wife Gabrielle Giffords will attend shuttle launch

    Mark Kelly hopes wife Gabrielle Giffords will attend shuttle launch

    Astronaut Mark Kelly announces he will resume training for his last shuttle mission, something he had originally thought unlikely after his wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot Jan. 8

  • US wants assurances that Egypt transition talks aren't a sham

    US wants assurances that Egypt transition talks aren't a sham

    President Obama reiterates his call for the political transition in Egypt to begin now and to include 'a broad representation' of the opposition. The talks did not get off to a promising start Thursday.

  • What time does the Super Bowl start and what ads should you look for?

    What time does the Super Bowl start and what ads should you look for?

    What time does the Super Bowl start on Sunday, and what exciting ads can we expect this year?

  • Pentagon fears Iraq is becoming 'forgotten war'

    Pentagon fears Iraq is becoming 'forgotten war'

    Despite progress in Iraq, the Pentagon cautions that security in the country remains fragile. Military and civilian officials hint that the US could stay past 2011.

  • For Lila Rose, Planned Parenthood video 'sting' is about revolution

    Lila Rose, the young founder of the organization that released 'sting' videos targeting Planned Parenthood this week, is one of a new generation of right-wing media insurgents taking on touchstone topics like abortion through the lens of civil-rights activists.

  • Obama's pressure on Mubarak could cost US regional influence

    Obama's pressure on Mubarak could cost US regional influence

    As it increases pressure on Mubarak to resign, the US risks being seen as abandoning a longtime friend. The result could be the lasting mistrust of key Middle East partners.

  • Was Ronald Reagan a good president?

    Was Ronald Reagan a good president?

    Sunday, Feb. 6, will be the centenary of his birth. Looking at the Ronald Reagan presidency from today, can we get any sense of how he rates in history?