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Published: 01/29/11

WWE COO Donna Goldsmith Resigns From Company

By  Brian Fritz - AOL News
WWE COO Donna Goldsmith Resigns From Company

World Wrestling Entertainment announced Friday that Director and Chief Operating Officer Donna Goldsmith is resigning her position effective Feb. 28, 2011, to "pursue other interests." The news comes a week after the WWE announced that its fourth quarter earnings will be lower than expected. Wall Street analysts estimated that the earning per share would be $0.16 but instead could be as low at $0.08 per share. WWE will announce its fourth quarter results on Feb. 10 and CEO Vince McMahon will host a conference call that morning to discuss the results with their shareholders. This news caused...

Published: 01/18/11

Democrat Susan Bysiewicz to Run for Joe Lieberman's Senate Seat

By  Politics Daily Staff - Politics Daily
Democrat Susan Bysiewicz to Run for Joe Lieberman's Senate Seat

Democrat Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut's former secretary of state, announced Tuesday she will run for the U.S. Senate in 2012, the first candidate to enter what is likely to be a crowded field seeking the seat held by four-term Sen. Joseph Lieberman. In making her announcement, Bysiewicz, 49, charged that Lieberman has lost touch with Connecticut residents, saying he traveled across the country in fall 2008 on behalf of Republican presidential candidate John McCain while the state was mired in the economic recession, the Hartford Courant reported. "I will be a senator focused on listening to...

Published: 01/1/11

The 10-Count: Top 10 Pro Wrestling Stories of 2010

By  Brian Fritz - AOL News
The 10-Count: Top 10 Pro Wrestling Stories of 2010

It was an interesting year in the pro wrestling business to say the least. While there are plenty of people moaning and groaning about the current product, the bottom line is that Vince McMahon and the WWE is still making money hand over fist. Sure, the pay-per-view business continued to drop and isn't close to what it was its boom period at the turn of the last decade but McMahon and his empire can still squeeze plenty of bucks out of people across the globe looking to watch his version of sports entertainment. This past year saw a legend return to the ring and another walk away, new faces...

Published: 11/3/10

Blumenthal Takes Down Onetime Wrestling CEO Linda McMahon in Connecticut

By  Tom Diemer - Politics Daily
Blumenthal Takes Down Onetime Wrestling CEO Linda McMahon in Connecticut

After a costly and colorful campaign, Democrat Richard Blumenthal trounced Republican Linda McMahon -- onetime CEO of Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment -- in the race for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut. Blumenthal, the state's attorney general, drubbed McMahon by 10 percentage points even after the challenger poured $45 million of her own money into the contest. His victory -- he will succeed Chris Dodd who is retiring -- held the seat for Democrats. "I have something money can't buy -- I have you," Blumenthal told supporters, according to the Hartford Courant. "Connecticut today had an...

Published: 11/3/10

Linda McMahon Loses in US Senate Race

By  Brian Fritz - AOL News
Linda McMahon Loses in US Senate Race

While Linda McMahon had plenty of money at her disposal, it wasn't enough to help her win the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut. Multiple outlets including The Wall Street Journal and CNN.com are reporting that former WWE CEO McMahon -- the Republican candidate -- has lost to Connecticut Attorney General Dem. Richard Blumenthal. While all the numbers from the precincts are not in yet, the current numbers show that she has 43 percent of the vote while Blumenthal has 53 percent. McMahon was new to the political game, but she had one big thing going for her: money. She had stated early on that...

Published: 11/2/10

Democrats Barely Hold Onto Majority in Senate

By  Andrea Stone - Politics Daily
Democrats Barely Hold Onto Majority in Senate

(Nov. 2) -- In what was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark election day for Democrats, the party will keep control of the Senate, but with a slim margin and several tea party Republicans coming to Washington, leaving little hope for bipartisanship in the 112th Congress. Republicans were unable to pick up the 10 seats they needed the wrest the Senate majority away from Democrats. But GOP wins in Kentucky, Florida and Arkansas mean Democrats will have a smaller majority to work with in a now-divided Capitol Hill. An early come-from-behind victory for Democrats in West Virginia...

Published: 11/2/10

The Best and Worst of WWE Raw 11/1/10

By  Brandon Stroud - AOL News
The Best and Worst of WWE Raw 11/1/10

The Best and Worst of Raw 11/1/10 offers up the best (meaning the highest quality to be found in a given activity or category of things) and worst (most faulty, unsatisfactory, or objectionable) of the November 1 edition of WWE Raw. Brandon Stroud is a syndicated advice columnist whose weekly column, The Best and Worst of Raw, is featured in over 250 newspapers nationwide. Tuesday's elections will decide whether or not Linda McMahon will become a U.S. senator. If she does, WWE continues to book 50/50 in thirty second matches that are 15 percent chair shots to the back. If she does not, the...

Published: 11/1/10

Governor, Senate Poll Roundup: Looking at the Closest Races

By  Bruce Drake - Politics Daily
Governor, Senate Poll Roundup: Looking at the Closest Races

A flood of new polls on this year's key governor and Senate races came out Sunday and Monday, and here are the ones that showed the tightest races and those where the margins are larger, but the outcome is still in at least some doubt. (You can find details of these polls, and links to them, further down this posting). -- One point separates Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck in the Colorado Senate race, according to Public Policy Polling. Fox News/Pulse Opinion Research gives Buck a four-point lead. -- The race for governor in Connecticut, where Republican Jodi Rell...

Published: 11/1/10

What Is Linda McMahon's Religion?

By  Max Strasser - Politics Daily
What Is Linda McMahon's Religion?

Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, is running as the Republican candidate for U.S. senator of Connecticut against Richard Blumenthal, the state's current attorney general. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in the 2010 elections, here are answers to some questions about McMahon's life. What is Linda McMahon's religion? McMahon is Catholic. Was Linda McMahon born a Catholic or did she convert? McMahon converted to Catholicism after a Baptist upbringing, according to a campaign spokesman. What has Linda McMahon said...

Published: 10/31/10

Countdown to Election Day: Senate Races to Watch

By  Andrea Stone - Politics Daily
Countdown to Election Day: Senate Races to Watch

Republicans will edge close toward control of the Senate Tuesday but are unlikely to be able to seal the deal. While the GOP is widely favored to win back the House, it faces a narrower path to victory across Capitol Hill. Political prognosticator Charlie Cook calls the chances of Republicans picking up the 10 seats they need to wrest the upper chamber from Democratic control "non-existent." Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, chairman of the Republican Governor's Association, told CBS' "The Early Show," that the House will likely flip, but "it's harder in the Senate. It's more of a...

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