Posts Tagged 'news'

Inside Obama’s Decisions: From Libya To Lunch

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President Obama answers questions at the White House on Aug. 20.
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Rhetoric Aside, Few Details Of Romney’s Tax Plan

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigns at PR Machine Works in Mansfield, Ohio, on Monday.
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A Berry So Shiny, It’s Irresistible (And Inedible)

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The shiny blue berries of the tropical Pollia condensata plant rely on their looks, not nutritional content, to attract birds to spread their seeds.
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Who Benefits In Money Game, Democracy Or Donors?

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There’s a new stimulus plan underway in America: $5.8 billion is being injected into the U.S. economy, particularly in states like Ohio, Virginia, Colorado and Florida.

We’re talking of course about campaign spending, and this year’s elections will be the most expensive in history. In fact, by the time we all head to the voting booth on Election Day, nearly $6 billion will have been spent on campaigns — big and small — all across America.

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States’ Rights And DOMA Clash On A Shifting Battlefield

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Carri Jo Anderson joins the protest in front of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pompano Beach, ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

No Deal: Chicago Teachers To Strike After Contract Talks Fail

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The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Chicago Union President Karen Lewis has said that “No union members will be inside schools Monday,” after contract negotiations failed to reach a deal that would prevent a labor strike.

Lewis said those union teachers will on the picket line.

As Becky Vevea reported for Weekend Edition Sunday, 25,000 teachers are planning to walk off the job over issues that include benefits and job security.

[Mayor] Rahm Emanuel is pushing for big changes: a ...

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Words Wealthy Democratic Donors Should Get Used To: ‘It’s Me, Rahm’

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants you ... if you're a wealthy Democrat who can write ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

At 42, Detroit Lions Kicker Earns Admiration

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Detroit Lions place-kicker Jason Hanson attempts a field goal in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. Hanson, 42, has played 21 consecutive seasons for the Lions.Continue Reading →

America’s Best Chefs Answer The Call To Serve Their Nation

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America's state chefs might be called on to prepare state dinners, travel abroad or host ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

Texas Road Will Inaugurate 85 MPH Speed Limit, Nation’s Highest

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The highest speed limit in America will be officially unveiled in November, when drivers on one portion of a Texas highway will be allowed to reach 85 mph without keeping an eye out for police cars and radar detectors.

As Transportation Nation reports, the new speed limit allows drivers to “legally drive faster than hurricane force winds.”

The 85 mph limit will be enforced on 41 newly built miles of Texas 130, a toll road in the Austin area. The road’s ...

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How Broken Is The U.S. Health Care System? Let’s Count The Ways

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Just about everybody who’s ever needed health care in this country has seen firsthand the problems that make our system inefficient, costly and often downright unsatisfying.

The nonpartisan Institute of Medicine just put out a 450-page report about the problems along with some ideas for improvements.

How bad are things? Well, nearly a third of spending on health care — or about $750 billion in 2009 — is wasted. There’s lots of inefficiency, excess overhead and some outright fraud, too. But ...

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Want To Control Your Alcohol Intake? Ask For A Different Glass

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Question: Which one of these glasses holds the biggest drink? Answer: None. Each of them ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

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