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Entries by Katharine Zaleski from 03/2009

Northeast and Southeast Snowstorm: Hundreds of Flights Grounded, Schools Closed

Posted 03.02.2009 | Green

NEW YORK — A ferocious storm packing freezing rain, heavy snow and furious wind gusts paralyzed most of the East Coast on Monday, sending dozens...

AIG Quarterly Loss Is $61.7 Billion: Biggest Loss In US Corporate History

Posted 03.02.2009 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — American International Group Inc., once the world's largest insurer, said Monday it lost $61.7 billion in the fourth quarter, ...

CIA Destroyed Interrogation Tapes

Posted 03.02.2009 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The CIA destroyed nearly 100 videotapes of interrogations and other U.S. treatment of terror suspects, far more than previously ack...

Obama Announces Governor Kathleen Sebelius As New Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee

Posted 03.02.2009 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Health and Human Services Department has a history of bucking the insurance industry, w...

David Frum: Limbaugh Is "A Walking Stereotype Of Self-Indulgence"

Posted 03.02.2009 | Politics

President Obama and Rush Limbaugh do not agree on much, but they share at least one thing: Both wish to see Rush anointed as the leader of the Republi...

WATCH LIVE: Ben Bernanke Testifies Before The Senate Banking Committee

Posted 03.03.2009 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking Committee. WATCH IT LIVE: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial...

Wall Street shows modest losses a day after tumble

Posted 03.03.2009 | Business

NEW YORK — Investors bruised by Wall Street's latest rout found little reason to pile back into the market. Stocks extended their losses to a f...

Clinton Doubtful That Iran Will Respond To Any Kind Of Diplomatic Engagement

Posted 03.03.2009 | World

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday expressed doubts in a private meeting with an Arab counterpart that the Obama administration's out...

LIVE VIDEO: Treasury Secretary Geithner Testifies On The Proposed 2010 Federal Budget

Posted 03.03.2009 | Politics

LIVE VIDEO: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner testifies before the House Ways and Means committee on the proposed 2010 federal budget. Event scheduled ...

Jindal Responds To Speech Criticism: "The President Is A Great Speaker... I'm Certainly Not Nearly As Good Of A Speaker As He Is" (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2009 | Politics

After almost a week of getting panned by everyone from conservative columnist David Brooks to Kenneth the Page, Governor Bobby Jindal returned to prim...

Obama On Stock Market: The 'Fits And Starts' Are A Normal Reaction

Posted 03.03.2009 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As Wall Street tumbles, President Barack Obama offered up some investing advice on Tuesday, telling a wary nation that stocks are b...

NBC News/Wall Street Journal: Obama's Favorability Rating Is At An All-Time High

Posted 03.04.2009 | Politics

After Barack Obama's first six weeks as president, the American public's attitudes about the two political parties couldn't be more different, the lat...

Asteroid 2009 DD45's Passing Was A Cosmic Near-Miss

Posted 03.04.2009 | Green

PASADENA, Calif. — An asteroid about the size of one that leveled more than 800 square miles of forest in Siberia a century ago just buzzed the ...

WATCH LIVE: Treasury Secretary Geithner Testifies On President Obama's Fiscal 2010 Budget

Posted 03.04.2009 | Politics

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Obama's fiscal 2010 budget. Expected to begin at 10:...

Stocks jump after 5 days of heavy selling

Posted 03.04.2009 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks broke a five-day losing streak Wednesday as hope spread that China and the U.S. are taking convincing action to restart their ...

McCain Back At White House For Obama's Contracting Overhaul Announcement

Posted 03.04.2009 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Blasting Bush-era government contracting, President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered an overhaul designed to halt the delays, wast...

Merrill Lynch Gave Top Earners $209 Million In 2008 (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 03.04.2009 | Business

UPDATE: Some of the top earners at Merrill Lynch who were given $209 million in 2008 were subpoenaed by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo o...

Obama Mortgage Plan Unveiled

Posted 03.04.2009 | Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's housing plan is intended to help 9 million struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure, but it leaves out te...

Survivor Nick Schuyler Speaks About Missing NFL Players, Says They Removed Life Vests

Posted 03.04.2009 | Huffington Post

Nick Schuyler, the only man rescued after a fishing-party that included NFL players went missing Saturday, spoke about what happened to the other men....

Limbaugh Challenges Obama To A Debate

Posted 03.04.2009 | Media

To loosely quote the puppet Lamb Chop, 'This is the media story that never ends... it goes on and on my friend'. And Rush Limbaugh is doing a great jo...

Some Democrats Resisting Obama Tax Hike

Posted 03.04.2009 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's proposal to limit itemized tax deductions for high earners is running into opposition from key Democrats i...

Sandy Weill: "Apoplectic" That He Hasn't Been Consulted On Citigroup Crisis

Posted 03.04.2009 | Business

Sanford I. Weill, the former chief executive of Citigroup who built the firm into the financial supermarket that is struggling to stay afloat today, i...

Private search on for missing NFL players in Gulf

Posted 03.04.2009 | Huffington Post

TAMPA, Fla. — Family and friends refused to give up the search for two NFL players and a third man missing four days in the Gulf of Mexico, enli...

Karl Rove, Harriet Miers To Testify Before House Judiciary Committee

Posted 03.04.2009 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former top Bush aides Karl Rove and Harriet Miers agreed Wednesday to testify before Congress under oath about the firings of U.S. ...

Gore Applies For Eco Web Domain

Posted 03.04.2009 | Green

Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection has joined a group applying for the ".eco" World Wide Web, I'm told. Gore's alliance has formed a partner...