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Graceful Exits: Knowing When to Move On

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

With great fanfare, we recently said goodbye to two female media icons, Oprah Winfrey and Meredith Vieira. As they retired from their current roles on television, I wondered if others admired their farewells as much as I did.

President Obama Directs Administration To Create The "Unprecedented Commission on Transparent Internal Investigation"

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamara N. Holder

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release: June 5, 2010 Memorandum From White House Counsel: President Obama Directs Admin...

Sestak: I'd Have A Hard Time Voting For A Health Care Bill Without A Public Option

Talking Points Memo | Brian Beutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

He left himself some wiggle room, but, in what appeared to be a challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) said he'd have a hard t...

Arlen Specter Switching Parties From Republican To Democrat

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) is becoming a Democrat. "I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary," said Specter in a st...

The Real Reason Dems Wanted Arlen Specter On Their Side? The Jokes (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Many people don't know this, but Arlen Specter fancies himself a funny man. In 2007 he competed in the "Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest." He ...

"Chicken Soup" Takes on Cancer

Bruce Kluger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Kluger

When Taylor Gettinger, a high school junior from Dwight, Illinois, learned that she had brain cancer, it seemed as if the entire community showed up to support her and her family.

Specter Not Ruling Out Running As An Independent In 2010

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday that he will not run for reelection in 2010 as a Democrat, but might run as an Independent....

Poll: Specter Could Be 'Toast' In 2010

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new statewide poll shows 53 percent of Pennsylvanians -- and 66 percent of Republicans -- want someone to replace Sen. Arlen Specter....

Ryan Grim

Specter: Republicans Support Stimulus, Don't Want 'Fingerprints' On It

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), who broke with his party to support President Obama's stimulus package last week, said before the final vote Friday that mo...

Post Election Predictions for All News Junkies

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

For news junkies, the fun has just begun. There's an administration to cast, speculation about post-election deals, mergers and maneuvers. And how about the people who deliver the news?

Nearly As Far-Fetched As The Maverick Lie -- Negotiation Preconditions

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

The preconditions that the Bush administration have publicly proclaimed in the past were based on the increasingly faulty assumption that the U.S. always has the upper hand. But the world has changed.