Minn. GOP tries to pull party together, organize for future As the critical 2012 presidential election year approaches, the Minnesota Republican Party is in disarray, trying to unravel the after-effects of the 2010 election - in which it captured the Legislature but lose the governor's race - and has now lost its party chairman.5:24 p.m.
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For Creative People, Cheating Comes More Easily
"It's all about telling stories," says the author of a new psychological study, "so creative people are likely to be able to tell themselves better stories, which would allow them to cheat more on the one hand, but not feel worse about it on the other."
Gingrich's Health Care Consultancy: Is It Lobbying?
The Center for Health Transformation brought an electronic medical records company to Washington to meet with congressional leaders and a Cabinet official. But the former House speaker and now presidential candidate says that's not lobbying.
U.S., Russia To Raise Differences On Missile Defense
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has been attacking the U.S. for its missile defense plans in Europe. He even said Russia might reconsider the New START agreement, which limits strategic nuclear warhead deployments.
Look, Up In The Sky! It's A Drone, Looking At You
Unmanned aircraft — or drones — are playing a big role in U.S. military operations abroad but they're starting to show up above the U.S. as well. Drones are already being used to patrol the border with Mexico, and now they may soon be coming to your local police department.
36 College Presidents Earn More Than $1 Million
Robert Siegel speaks with Jack Stripling, a senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, about its analysis of executive compensation at private colleges. Among the findings, 36 presidents earned more than $1 million in 2009 — that's three presidents more than the previous year.