Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
NBC orders 5 new TV series for next season Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have prominent roles in new television series that NBC will try next season. The network said Thursday that it had ordered five new series, in advance of its annual schedule announcement Sunday. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Barack Obama's State of the Union task - Canberra Times Washington: On Tuesday night Barack Obama will give his seventh State of the Union address, an ... to make sure that every America feels that they 01/18/2015 - 9:37 am | View Link
Barack Obama's State of the Union task: impose vision regardless of ... - Sydney Morning Herald Washington: On Tuesday night Barack Obama will give his seventh State of the Union address, an ... to make sure that every America feels that they 01/18/2015 - 8:04 am | View Link
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Obama to strike defiant tone with Republicans in big speech - GlobalPost By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will strike a defiant tone for ... has two years left in office and who feels he has 01/16/2015 - 3:27 pm | View Link
Obama pitching more access to fast Internet - HeraldNet WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by ... Obama says: “You know what it feels ... 01/15/2015 - 4:19 am | View Link
Obama budget to call for $1 billion for Central America "Perry, 30, said she feels blessed to perform on the Super Bowl stage "at such a young age." She said she enjoyed past Super Bowl performances from Beyoncé and Madonna, and what she adds "is some lightheartedness.">> The Washington state House unanimously ... 01/29/2015 - 2:15 pm | View Link
Obama wants end of sequester, seeks 7% spending hike WASHINGTON — Heralding a new budget battle with congressional ... control of the U.S. Senate and a bigger majority in the House. Obama, meanwhile, feels emboldened by signs of a recovering economy and higher approval ratings in political polls. 01/29/2015 - 1:05 pm | View Link
Did Michelle Obama make a statement with no head scarf in Saudi Arabia? "It feels like this is people discovering what has been true ... outlets like Twitter that enable both Americans and Saudis to comment on the incident. The Washington Post reported that more than 1,500 tweets were sent with an Arabic hashtag that roughly ... 01/29/2015 - 4:29 am | View Link
Obama Not Backing Down The latest tracking poll by Gallup and the latest Washington Post-ABC News survey showed the same thing: 50 percent of Americans now approve of Obama's job performance, representing the first time he has achieved a majority since May 2013. In pragmatic ... 01/28/2015 - 5:29 pm | View Link
Obama feels honored in India One thing was different: Every official was unfailingly courteous, not a trait Indian security is generally known for. Associated Press writer Darlene Superville in Washington contributed to this report. 01/25/2015 - 12:38 am | View Link
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Politics | Washington Examiner Michelle Obama sparks social media firestorm for not wearing a headscarf. By Kelly Cohen | 01/28/15 11:13 AM More than 1,500 tweets were sent ... 01/29/2015 - 6:12 pm | View Website
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Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium, the host of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIV. CREDIT: (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) In a world in which American cities have handed over billions of dollars in public money to finance sports arenas and stadiums, there is perhaps one city that stands above the rest as a warning for what can go wrong when they do so.
An unidentified Colorado high school student smokes a cigarette. CREDIT: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley Last year, the American Lung Association urged U. S. government officials to take the steps necessary to reduce smoking rates to less than 10 percent by 2024, protect all Americans from secondhand smoke by 2019, and end smoking-related deaths.
Potential 2016 candidates had better listen up: The majority of American voters don't just want someone who acknowledges the reality of man-made climate change -- they want someone who's going to do something about it. That's the headline finding of a new poll, conducted by the New York Times, Stanford University and nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future.