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  • Down to the wire, it's crunch time for Democrats and Obama

    Democrats are likely to lose big in the US House of Representatives, and they'll be lucky to keep slim control of the US Senate. Will Obama do better with a resurgent GOP to push against?
    10/31/2010 05:32 pm

  • In Pictures Famous beards
  • Election 2010: What gets done if the GOP takes over Capitol Hill

    GOP control of one or both houses of Congress after Election 2010 would be seen as a setback for President Obama. But history shows that divided government can work to a president's advantage.
    10/28/2010 09:19 am

  • Third parties leave a mark

    A timeline of third party showings.
    10/28/2010 09:17 am

  • The 10 weirdest political ads of 2010

    From demon sheep to witchcraft denials, this has been one crazy election season. And nowhere has the looniness been more on display than in the candidates' carefully crafted TV spots. Here is our list of the top 10 weirdest ads of 2010.
    10/22/2010 04:46 pm

  • The Lost Peace

    Historian Robert Dallek examines the beginnings of the cold war.
    10/20/2010 07:05 am

  • The Vote Michelle Obama: why she's rated the world's most powerful woman

    Forbes magazine ranked Michelle Obama ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and GOP figure Sarah Palin.
    10/07/2010 01:33 pm

  • Naked Cowboy for president: Top celebrities (past and present) who aimed for the White House

    Forget the midterm elections, President Obama's competition in the 2012 election is growing. On Oct. 6 Robert Burck announced his candidacy for president for the 2012 elections. You know him better as the "Naked Cowboy," a famous New York City attraction in Times Square. Burck's announcement comes on the heels of another celeb gone potential presidential candidate: Donald Trump. Donald Trump, in a round of TV interviews Tuesday, said he was "seriously" considering running for president in 2012. "For the first time in my life, I'm actually thinking about it," Trump, who declared himself a Republican, told Fox News Channel. Though they are the most recent, Burck and Trump are by no means the first celebrities to aim for the White House.
    10/06/2010 04:09 pm

  • 6 great books about the loss of Lincoln

    The laughter rippled across Ford's Theatre as a character on stage let loose with a zinger: "You sockdologizing old man-trap!" John Wilkes Booth knew the audience would guffaw in delight, so that's when he fired his gun at the president of the United States. But people heard the noise anyway: "Pop!" Then there was chaos. An assassination, one of several planned that night in the nation's capital, had succeeded. What happened and why? Six captivating books from the last decade – including the newly released "Bloody Crimes" by the bestselling author of "Manhunt" – fill in the gaps and track Abraham Lincoln's legacy.
    09/30/2010 01:22 pm

  • Notable architects of US foreign policy

    From 'Seward's folly' to the marshall plan, a snapshot of American diplomacy of the past.
    09/25/2010 12:46 pm

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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