Articles by Eric Linton

  • Sen. Mike Johanns Of Nebraska To Retire In 2014

    February 18 2013 9:14 PM

    Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014, saying he wants a “quieter time” with his family after a long political career.

  • McCain, Graham Seem Resigned To Hagel Confirmation McCain, Graham Seem Resigned To Hagel Confirmation

    February 17 2013 1:53 PM

    Sen. John McCain said Sunday that his fellow Republicans will drop their delaying tactics on the Chuck Hagel nomination, and the ex-senator has the votes to become defense secretary.

  • Car Bombs Kill Dozens In Shiite Areas Of Baghdad

    February 17 2013 11:06 AM

    Several car bombs exploded in Shiite Muslim neighborhoods across Baghdad Sunday morning, killing dozens of people in blasts that tore into shops, restaurants and busy commercial streets.

  • Airbus Drops Lithium-Ion Batteries From New A350

    February 14 2013 10:33 PM

    Airbus said Thursday night it is dropping lithium-ion batteries from its new A350 airplane after possible defects forced the grounding of Boeing’s 787.

  • Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, To Retire In 2014Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, To Retire In 2014

    February 14 2013 6:50 PM

    U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., announced Thursday that at age 89, this will be his last term. He will not seek re-election in 2014, leaving the seat open for a battle among ambitious Newark Mayor Cory Booker and other New Jersey politicians.

  • Reid Calls Showdown Vote On Hagel For FridayReid Calls Showdown Vote On Hagel For Friday

    February 13 2013 9:28 PM

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., filed Wednesday for cloture on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, saying it was the first time in history that such a nomination faced a filibuster.

  • Chavez Getting 'Alternative' Treatment; Money DevaluedChavez Getting 'Alternative' Treatment; Money Devalued

    February 13 2013 8:04 PM

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is undergoing "complex" alternative treatments more than two months after his cancer surgery in Cuba, his vice president said Wednesday.

  • Comcast Buying Remaining 49% Of NBC From GE

    February 12 2013 8:03 PM

    Comcast Corp. announced Tuesday that it would buy General Electric's remaining 49 percent equity stake in their NBCUniversal joint venture for about $16.7 billion.

  • Committee Showdown On Hagel Looms Tuesday

    February 11 2013 11:15 PM

    The Senate Armed Services Committee is scheduled to vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination for defense secretary Tuesday, after much delay.

  • President's Party Quits Tunisian Government

    February 10 2013 2:35 PM

    Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki's secular party Sunday quit the Islamist-led government, which is reeling from last week's assassination of secular opposition leader Chokri Belaid.

  • Moody's May Be Feds' Next Target After S&PMoody's May Be Feds' Next Target After S&P

    February 07 2013 9:08 PM

    The Justice Department and multiple states are discussing suing Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO) for defrauding investors, but they may wait until a similar lawsuit against rival Standard and Poor's is tested in the courts.

  • Federal Aviation Administration Will Let Boeing Run 787 Test Flight Thursday

    February 06 2013 9:18 PM

    Boeing will be allowed to conduct a one-time ferry flight of a grounded 787 Dreamliner from Texas to Washington state Thursday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.

  • Obama Agrees To Give Congress 'Kill List' MemoObama Agrees To Give Congress 'Kill List' Memo

    February 06 2013 8:41 PM

    President Barack Obama has told the Justice Department to show Congress' intelligence committees a classified memo providing the rationale for drone strikes against American citizens, a senior administration official said Wednesday evening.

  • Setback For US DOD Head Nomiee Hagel: Committee Delays Vote

    February 06 2013 7:33 PM

    The Senate Armed Services Committee delayed a vote on Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense, the chairman said Wednesday, as Republicans demanded more information from the former Nebraska senator.

  • 2 On Hill Want More Answers From Hagel2 On Hill Want More Answers From Hagel

    February 05 2013 8:47 PM

    Two Republican senators say they will block a committee vote on Chuck Hagel until he discloses all of his recent paid speeches and until an allegation of misconduct in his Senate office is fully investigated.

  • Decision Reported Imminent On Dell TakeoverDecision Reported Imminent On Dell Takeover

    February 04 2013 10:08 PM

    The board of Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) was to meet Monday night to vote on an offer to take the company private for about $24 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing “people with knowledge of the matter.”

  • McCain Opposes Hagel Filbuster, Undercutting His Own Party

    February 04 2013 8:08 PM

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a fierce critic of Hagel in his committee hearing last week, announced Monday that he will not back a filibuster to stop the confirmation, MSNBC reports.

  • Biden: US Open To 'Serious' Nuclear Talks With Iran

    February 03 2013 9:38 AM

    The United States is ready for direct talks with Iran on its nuclear program if it is serious about negotiations, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday.

  • Spanish Premier Denies Illicit PayoffsSpanish Premier Denies Illicit Payoffs

    January 31 2013 11:08 PM

    The Spanish government was suddenly rocked by scandal Thursday after documents were published that allegedly showed Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy getting €277,000 ($376,000) that had been hidden from tax authorities.

  • Colorado Lt. Gov. Garcia Touted For Labor Secretary

    January 31 2013 7:57 PM

    Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is a leading candidate to become secretary of labor, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters Thursday.