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  • Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

    Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

    With the news of Glenn Beck leaving Fox officially announced, it's time to reflect. The host has packed a lot of wallop in just two-plus years at Fox News. Conspiracy theories, apocalyptic predictions, and just plain eyebrow-raising statements have kept the folks at Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, busy. They track his show (along with many others) and take notes. Now that the show “Glenn Beck” is ending later this year, Media Matters has opened its files and shared some of the most noteworthy moments. We’ve whittled the list down to the 10 most controversial things Mr. Beck has said on Fox – so far, at least. It bears noting that Beck has a lot of followers, who admire his populist conservative critique of the Obama era. His Facebook page has more than 1.8 million fans -- coincidentally, the same number of viewers he had as of January (down from 2.9 million in January 2010). Whether those fans believe his every word is hard to tell. But, like any good showman, he knows how to draw a crowd.

  • Egypt street violence: Few options for Obama administration

    Egypt street violence: Few options for Obama administration

    President Obama says an 'orderly transition' to a post-Mubarak government 'must begin now.' But the president of Egypt is digging in his heels, refusing to relinquish power any time soon.

  • Egypt protests: Five world leaders jump into the fray

    Egypt protests: Five world leaders jump into the fray

    Concerned about ending up on the wrong side of history, world leaders have appeared hesitant to vocally support either the Egyptian government or the growing number of protesters in Cairo. Below are the reactions from five regional and world players to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, his government, and the protests.

  • Said to eye White House, Jon Huntsman ends popular run as ambassador to China

    Said to eye White House, Jon Huntsman ends popular run as ambassador to China

    Jon Huntsman, whose resignation as ambassador to China was announced Monday, has earned widespread respect among both American businessmen and Chinese officials.

  • In Pictures Cellphone evolution

    Engineer Martin Cooper holds the Motorola DynaTAC phone, the world's first commercial handheld cellular phone, and his current mobile phone during a news conference in Oviedo, Spain, in 2009.

  • In Cairo, Egypt, a street-eye view on a day of 'revolution' and high hopes

    In Cairo, Egypt, a street-eye view on a day of 'revolution' and high hopes

    Cairo witnessed extraordinary scenes of protest today. One Egyptian demonstrator consoled a sobbing young policeman, saying, 'You are one of us now.'

  • Obama to Hosni Mubarak: Egypt protests must bring reform

    Obama to Hosni Mubarak: Egypt protests must bring reform

    President Obama says the Egypt protests must be turned into a moment for reform. Egypt president Hosni Mubarak vowed to form a new government. But the US and Egyptians will want more.

  • Jay Carney tapped for White House press secretary

    Jay Carney tapped for White House press secretary

    Veteran journalist Jay Carney, currently serving as Vice President Biden's communications director, is expected to become President Obama's new press secretary.

  • Sarah Palin: Democrats have 'the fighting instincts of a bunch of sheep'

    Vox News Sarah Palin: Democrats have 'the fighting instincts of a bunch of sheep'

    Republicans – and not so much Democrats – believe in competition among its members, said Sarah Palin Wednesday. But recent history provides a few examples of Democratic scuffling.

  • Gas prices rise: Is Obama to blame?

    Gas prices rise: Is Obama to blame?

    Gas prices are 14 percent higher than a year ago, though US demand has risen only 0.7 percent. So what – or who – is driving up prices? The Heritage Foundation points a finger at Obama's environmental policies.