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Some space jams in honor of the Endeavour launch

Some space jams in honor of the Endeavour launch

05/16/11 02:20PM

The space shuttle Endeavour lifted off for the last time today for a 16-day mission to the International Space Station. The six person crew is due at the ISS on Wednesday, and according to this story, the specific aim of the mission is to "deliver an ambitious cosmic ray particle detector and a shipment of backup hardware for the orbiting laboratory."It was a big day for other reasons as well. The wife of the crew's commander, Mark Kelly, is Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. And Giffords was on hand today for the launch, and she even tweeted while there. "Good Morning! read more

Donald Trump and his wife Melania (R) arrive for pre-parties before the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington in this April 30, 2011 file photo. Trump said on Sunday that President Barack Obama did a

Donald Trump makes it official: Not running in 2012

05/16/11 01:21PM

In a press statement released today, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump put to rest any speculation on his designs for the presidency. He announced that he will not be running.Here's some of his statement:After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for May 15, 2011

05/16/11 10:58AM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial colunms.A REQUIEM FOR HUCKABEE  BY ROSS DOUTHATNEW YORK TIMES candidacy illuminated a path that more politicians should take. We live in an age of economic stagnation and social crisis, and the two are intimately connected. The collapse of the two-parent family and unfettered low-skilled immigration have made America more stratified. The Wall Street-Washington axis really did drive the country into a ditch. For all his faults, Mike Huckabee knew how to talk about these problems. read more

From the Wall Street Journal online

It's debt ceiling day!

05/16/11 10:04AM

Today is the day the U.S. government is expected to reach the $14.3 trillion dollar debt ceiling. Looks like we've got about an 11 week window to escape a default.On the show, today we had Rep. read more

An excerpt from Pete Hamill's new book "Tabloid City"

An excerpt from Pete Hamill's new book "Tabloid City"

05/16/11 06:00AM

Here is an excerpt from Pete Hamill's new book "Tabloid City"12:02 a.m. Sam Briscoe. City room of New York World, 100 West Street. Here comes Briscoe, seventy- one years old, five foot eleven, 182 pounds. He turns a corner into the city room of the last afternoon newspaper in New York. He is the editor in chief. His overcoat is arched across his left shoulder and he is carrying his jacket. The cuffs of his shirtsleeves are crisply folded twice, below the elbows. read more

Morning headlines: Monday, May 16

05/16/11 05:57AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, will be arraigned today. He faces charges of a criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and attempted rape.Newt told David Gregory yesterday that he thinks social conservatives will back him in his 2012 presidential bid.Huckabee says he's out of the running.Astronauts prepare themselves for Endeavor's last liftoff. Gabrielle Giffords will be there.A jet's engine caught fire in midair on a flight bound for Jakarta. read more

Huckabee says he won't be running

05/15/11 10:57AM

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced on his Fox News show Saturday night that he would not seek his party's presidential nomination in 2012. "All the factors say go, but my heart says no. And that's the decision that I've made," Huckabee said near the end of his program. Huckabee also went on to say that his relationship with Jesus Christ is far more important than any political office. read more