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Miss California USA retains crown

On an expansive stage glitzy enough for a beauty pageant, Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Carrie Prejean was not fired. Published May 13, 2009

Trump: Miss California can retain crown

On an expansive stage glitzy enough for a beauty pageant, Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Carrie Prejean was not fired. Miss California USA did not lose her glittering crown or her first runner-up title despite the outcry from critics opposed to her outspoken views on gay marriage or the compromising photos -- some faked -- that turned up at pivotal times in a drama that has dragged on for three weeks. Published May 12, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: Tune in

President Rush Limbaugh, Sen. Laura Ingraham, Rep. Mark Levin. Some observers insist that pivotal conservative radio personalities should run for public office for the good of the Republican Party, the ideology and the country itself. Published May 10, 2009

Colbert namesake for Venezuelan beetle

At an odd nexus of politics and science, there are bugs. The same scientists who once named fungus-loving beetles after Bush-era heavyweights are at it again. Published May 8, 2009

Lawmakers eye 'future' of journalism

A newspaper was rescued, Capitol Hill explored "the future of journalism," and critics faulted politicians for meddling with the press. Published May 7, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: Locked and loaded

If President Obama gives in to the demands of MoveOn or certain MSNBC hosts to investigate the Bush administration's interrogation policies, what will the nation be in for? Published May 3, 2009

Newspapers hit hard by dose of bad news

Newspaper dramas played out on several stages around the nation Friday. There was a cliff-hanger, a tragedy and sturm und drang aplenty. Published May 2, 2009

Fashionably cheap in frugal economy

Frugality "chic" made it stylish in recent months to ponder adaptive re-use, secondhand stores and fancy food magazines that suddenly feature a ham sandwich or modest comfort food on their covers. Published April 30, 2009

Obama telecast a TV sacrifice

Fox Broadcasting Co.'s decision to remain a presidential-free zone Wednesday night is an isolated act of rebellion. Published April 29, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: Small change

Should America make nice with the Taliban? Uh-h-h, maybe not, says M. Zuhdi Jasser, a former U.S. Navy officer, physician and chairman of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. Published April 26, 2009

Not your father's Woodstock

Run for the hills. The official Woodstock "brand" is approaching like some big hallucination. Published April 24, 2009