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Webb to step down in 2012updated: Wed Feb 09 2011 12:53:00

Sen. Jim Webb, D-Virginia, announced Wednesday that he will not seek a second term in 2012 -- likely bolstering Republican chances of capturing the seat next year.

Senator warns of terrorist threat to oil rigsupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 17:58:00

While the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has put accidental spills squarely in the national spotlight, one U.S. senator is warning of another possible threat: deliberate sabotage.

Disinfectants could give rise to antibiotic-resistant superbugsupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 12:39:00

A new study has provided more evidence that using common disinfectants could promote the growth of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Don Banks: Chargers have healthy obsession with Patsupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 13:32:00

His summer fun in the sun vacation to Key West, Fla., over, A.J. Smith went back to work Tuesday morning, beginning the long, slow push of the rock back up the hill that the NFL season requires. And while I can't be 100 percent certain of it, I'm willing to bet the first thoughts that ran through his head once the Chargers general manager hit the lights in his office were mere echoes of the ones he's been having for most of the past two years now:

YouTube effect felt beyond debatesupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 03:11:00

It was one of the most talked about moments in last year's congressional campaign.

Hard-hitting questions?updated: Tue Nov 27 2007 03:11:00

CNN's Jeanne Moos takes a look at some of the questions that will not be presented at the CNN/YouTube GOP debate.

Virginia Senate race will be Web battlegroundupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 12:48:00

Recently, on George Allen's new Web site,, the former Republican senator from Virginia listed some words of wisdom from legendary college football coaches like Knut Rockne and Woody Hayes.

Virtual Newt Gingrichupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 12:48:00

CNN's Abbi Tatton reports on the former Republican House Speaker's foray into the 3-D online world Second Life. Dolphins: 17-0-0updated: Tue Sep 11 2007 04:26:00

This story was originally published in the Jan. 22, 1973 issue of Sports Illustrated.

Pluto's revenge: 'Word of the Year' awardupdated: Sun Jan 07 2007 08:39:00

Pluto may no longer be a planet, but it has a new claim to fame: "Plutoed" has been chosen 2006 Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society.

Tyrrell: Unpleasant peopleupdated: Thu Nov 30 2006 15:58:00

When Ronald Reagan's former secretary of the Navy, James Webb, eked out victory against the Republican Sen. George Allen in Virginia, what did the Democrats gain? To be sure they gained control of the Senate. That has been widely noted. Less widely noted is the fact that they gained something infinitely more subtle, but delightfully more amusing as will become apparent in the months ahead. In Webb they gained yet another very unpleasant person as a conspicuous member of the party hierarchy. He will not be easily obscured. Webb now takes his place with Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dr. Howard Dean, Al Gore, Jean-Francois Kerry and so many other Democratic notables as a rebarbative blowhard with whom you would not want to share a gondola. Nor would a civilized American want to have any of these churlish cads to dinner or even as neighbors down the block. Just the other day one of Sen. Clinton's neighbors turned up with a gunshot wound. I would not be surprised if it were self-inflicted.

CNNMoney: Futures look beyond politicsupdated: Thu Nov 09 2006 05:47:00

Stocks look to get a lift from strong results and outlook from tech bellwether Cisco Systems, as investors look past this week's election ahead to a new batch of earnings.

Bush, Dems promise cooperation as Senate shiftsupdated: Thu Nov 09 2006 03:51:00

President Bush and top Democrats promised to get along Thursday -- the same day that a GOP Virginia senator's concession speech gave the opposition party the final seat they needed for total congressional control.

CNNMoney: Bonds move higherupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 09:18:00

Treasury prices rose Wednesday after an auction of $19 billion of three-year notes by the federal government as well as positive comments by a Federal Reserve official.

Canvass points to Democratic control of Senateupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 03:29:00

A Democratic takeover of the Senate is appearing more and more likely after an ongoing canvass of votes in the Senate race in Virginia produced no significant changes, sources told CNN late Wednesday.

Poll: Obama now trails only Clinton on '08 listupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 15:55:00

Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, who has recently said he is considering a bid for his party's presidential nomination, now trails only Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on list of potential Democratic candidates in 2008, according to a new CNN poll released Wednesday.

Lynne Cheney novel churns controversy in Senate raceupdated: Sun Oct 29 2006 15:59:00

Lynne Cheney is deflecting talk of the sexual content in her novel "Sisters," a 25-year-old book that resurfaced in a campaign Friday and is stirring up controversy.

Webb on sex passage recital: 'It's smear after smear'updated: Fri Oct 27 2006 12:17:00

The bitter Senate campaign in Virginia turned uglier Friday when the Republican incumbent pulled up sexual passages from novels written by his Democratic opponent, who called the move baseless character assassination.

Tyrrell: Politics claims another victimupdated: Thu Sep 28 2006 18:00:00

It appears that another of the Clintons' 1990s goals has come a cropper, to wit, ending the "Politics of Personal Destruction." It is election time in the Great Republic, and that means that for a few months candidates for high office might be beset by charges that have never heretofore been an issue. If they do not respond to those charges with great adroitness, even deviousness, they might be defeated and perhaps spend the rest of their lives under a moral cloud.

Senator denies remark was racistupdated: Wed Aug 16 2006 08:47:00

Sen. George Allen denies a remark he made to describe an opponent's campaign worker was racially charged, saying in a statement that the media misunderstood his comments.

FSB: A state tax shakedownupdated: Fri Jul 07 2006 11:43:00

Bo Horne doesn't own a business in New Jersey. The founder of ProHelp Systems, a Seneca, S.C., software firm, rarely even visits the Garden State and has received only $6,312 from sales there.

Betting on a novice in Virginiaupdated: Mon May 08 2006 16:20:00

When is a Senate race more than just a Senate race? When Democrats think they can score a trifecta by beating a Republican incumbent in the South, hobbling him as a possible presidential candidate and boosting the fortunes of one of their White House wannabes. That's the weighty challenge for novice politician Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam vet and a senior Pentagon official under Ronald Reagan who is challenging Republican Senator George Allen in Virginia.

Lawmakers draw immigration battle linesupdated: Sun Apr 02 2006 13:05:00

On the eve of a showdown over what could be a historic overhaul of U.S. immigration law, congressmen drew lines in the sand Sunday, leaving it all but impossible to envision what kind of legislation might ultimately win passage.

The establishment's pick?updated: Tue Feb 14 2006 14:29:00

Republicans, unlike Democrats, like to anoint their presidential candidates early. The leading indicator is often the GOP moneymen, who rush to get into the game at the first whiff of a winner. In 1998 and '99 they got behind a newcomer Texas Governor and made him the early, formidable favorite for the 2000 race. Now, although it's two years until the first primary contest of 2008, a surprising number of those very same people seem to be settling on a most ironic choice: Arizona Senator John McCain, George W. Bush's bitter adversary in 2000 and a mischiefmaker whose name has become synonymous with the cause of making money less important in politics.

West Coast 9/11 families left in dark?updated: Fri Feb 10 2006 17:33:00

Unlike their East Coast counterparts, relatives of 9/11 victims who live in California won't be able to watch the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui.

So who's waiting in the wings for 2008's show?updated: Sat Nov 06 2004 20:53:00

For President Bush, it's the beginning of the end. The U.S. Constitution limits elected presidents to serving two four-year terms, so the victorious incumbent will take a bow in 2008.

Making the most of the festivitiesupdated: Tue Aug 31 2004 18:49:00

They may be big names back home, but at this week's convention many top Republicans will cede the limelight to President Bush while busying themselves networking, raising money and energizing themselves for their own campaigns.

Ditka won't run for Senateupdated: Wed Jul 14 2004 21:29:00

Legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka said Wednesday night that he has decided not to run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Illinois.

A deja vu day updated: Wed Jul 14 2004 07:32:00

It's a deja vu day. From Iowa to Iraq. From Washington to Waukesha.

Fortune: When I'm 64 You won't catch me waiting around for the gold watch. I'm getting out while the getting's good.updated: Mon Aug 14 2000 00:01:00

You know what creeps me out? (Well, lots of stuff, but let's stick to retirement here.) It's when I get the statements from ye olde Social Security Administration that declare something like, "Here...

Fortune: THERE GOES THE CEO NEIGHBORHOODupdated: Mon Jun 12 1995 00:01:00

Ford, Mellon, Vanderbilt, Whitney-the names in Florida's Jupiter Island Club directory have a familiar ring. There are even scores of new-money power brokers, such as Louis Gerstner, CEO of IBM, an...

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