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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Barbour 'At Peace' with Pardoning 203 Convicts, But Scandal Rages On

Barbour 'At Peace' with Pardoning 203 Convicts, But Scandal Rages On


Barbour 'At Peace' with Pardoning 203 Convicts, But Scandal Rages On

Posted: 14 Jan 2012 10:35 AM PST

Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour on Friday defended more than 200 pardons he issued during his final days in office, 41 of which he gave to convicted murderers, sex offenders and child molesters.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial 'Drum Major' Quote to Be Corrected

Posted: 14 Jan 2012 10:35 AM PST

The new monument in D.C. will have to be re-chiseled to correct a quote that made the civil rights leader sound "arrogant"

Taiwan Re-Elects President Ma, Bolstering Ties to China

Posted: 14 Jan 2012 10:35 AM PST

Ma, a member of the Chinese Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang, fended off a formidable challenge from Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party to secure a second term

Abuse Allegations Come to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Posted: 14 Jan 2012 10:35 AM PST

We're used to scandals about athletes, but should sportswriter Bill Conlin be allowed to stay in Cooperstown?

King of the Road: The 2012 Cars With the Most Bang for the Buck

Posted: 14 Jan 2012 10:35 AM PST

Which cars represent the wisest, most worthwhile use of your cash?

Stephen Colbert Transfers Super PAC, Mulls Presidential Run

Posted: 14 Jan 2012 10:35 AM PST

Stephen Colbert has paved the way for a late run for president (of the United States of South Carolina?)

As France Gets Downgraded, Sarkozy's Re-Election Chances Get Slimmer

Posted: 14 Jan 2012 10:35 AM PST

To get an idea about the state of France's looming presidential election, think of it as something like the American situation in reverse -- especially in the all-important "likeability" factor.

Facing Censorship and Abuse, a Chinese Writer Chooses Exile

Posted: 14 Jan 2012 10:35 AM PST

A Chinese writer who was kept under house arrest for much of the past year and claims he was tortured by police has left China for the United States, saying that he faced unbearable pressure at home

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