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Oprah's Big Discovery -- A Long Lost Sister

-Joanne Bamberger
Oprah shared the entire story of her discovery, calling the news of an unknown sibling a 'bombshell' that 'shook her to the core' and left her -- the undisputed queen of talk -- 'speechless.'
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House Votes to Cut Federal Funding for National Public Radio

-Politics Daily Staff

The measure bans federal money for NPR and prevents member stations from using taxpayer dollars to pay dues to NPR or acquire programming from it. The White House said it opposes the bill.

House to Consider Bill to Defund National Public Radio

-Politics Daily Staff

The bill's sponsor says it would cut all federal money to NPR, but NPR affiliate stations could still use federal dollars for administrative expenses associated with day-to-day operations.

Fox News Adds Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh as Commentator

-Politics Daily Staff

Bayh, a moderate, chose not to run for reelection in 2010, in part because he was weary of the intense partisanship on Capitol Hill, he said.

NPR Sting Video Was Edited to Accentuate Negative

-Politics Daily Staff

An analysis of the full video shows that NPR fundraisers Ron Schiller and Betsy Liley talked positively about Republicans and conservatives during their lunch date with phony donors.

Americans Turning More to Mobile Devices for News

-Bruce Drake

Local newspapers have a long way to go when it comes to attracting users of mobile devices to their digital content. Nearly 4 in 10 Americans say the loss of their paper would have no impact on their ability to keep up with the news.

The Gridiron Club's 2011 Political/Media Roast and Toast Lyrics

-Annie Groer

Here are the lyrics from every parody performed this weekend at the Gridiron dinner by nearly 100 journalists and a handful of vocally-blessed ringers with truly great voices.

Race, Crime and Justice: It Was Never Just About Henry Louis Gates

-Mary C. Curtis

In the summer of 2009, a Harvard professor was arrested for breaking into his own house. The incident sparked a national discussion of race in America -- a discussion that's far from finished.

In Today's Manic Journalism World, What Would Lou Grant Do?

-Suzi Parker

The gruff newspaper editor from the 1970s TV show would curse today's digital media. But he'd hunker down, learn it, and spend his day on the heart of all good journalism -- story-telling.

Confessions of a 'Content Cop': Reader Comments, Civility and Censorship

-Nathan Grady

Readers often wonder why some of their comments never see the light of day. One of Politics Daily's gatekeepers boils the filtering system down to its basics: be relevant, keep it civil.

My Sign-Off From Politics Daily

-Melinda Henneberger

This really was the best ride ever, with a team I was unbelievably fortunate to have been able to pull together.

NPR's Schiller & Schiller: Many Political Missteps on the Road to Resigning

-Jill Lawrence

Political naivete and tin ears are the threads running through the saga of Vivian Schiller, forced out as NPR's CEO on Wednesday, and Ron Schiller, no relation, who quit as NPR's top fundraiser on Tuesday.

Stung: NPR Execs Caught in Candid Chat With Would-be Muslim Donors

-Politics Daily Staff

NPR, in a statement, pointed out that its representatives had refused to accept a $5 million check offered by the "fraudulent organization."

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