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Palin kicks off Tea Party Express tour

San Francisco Chronicle - Joe Garofoli - ‎5 hours ago‎
Jae C. Hong / AP Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (center) arrives with her husband, Todd, to speak at a Tea Party rally in Searchlight, Nev.

Obama announces 15 recess appointments, scolds GOP

Honolulu Advertiser - ‎7 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON - Fed up with waiting, President Obama announced Saturday he would bypass a vacationing Senate and name 15 people to key administration jobs, wielding for the first time the blunt political tool known as the recess appointment.

Landmarks, cities worldwide unplug for Earth Hour

The Associated Press - David Stringer - ‎8 hours ago‎
LONDON - Europe's best known landmarks - including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Rome's Colosseum - fell dark Saturday, following Sydney's Opera House and Beijing's Forbidden City in joining a global climate change protest, as lights were switched off ...

Thai prime minister agrees to talks with protest leaders

The Guardian - ‎10 minutes ago‎
AP in Bangkok Red Shirts drew global attention this month with a 'blood sacrifice' in which they collected blood from supporters and splattered it at the gates of Abhisit Abhisit's office.

Sunk South Korea naval ship Cheonan 'split in half'

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The force of Friday's mysterious explosion which sunk a South Korean naval ship appears to have split the vessel's hull in two, officials say.

Israeli-Palestinian peace process at critical stage, Arab leaders say

CNN International - Amir Ahmed, Kevin Flower - ‎8 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned Saturday that peace talks would not move forward "as long as Israel maintains its settlement policy," continuing the rift in the region that began this month with Israel's intent to build ...

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After health care, will Obama double down, or hunker down?

Dallas Morning News - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - As the dust settles on the health care fight, the question facing both the White House and its adversaries is: What next?

TSA Could Be Leaderless for Months After the Withdrawal of a Second Nominee

New York Times - Peter Baker, Charlie Savage - ‎15 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The agency that guards airline security inside the United States is likely to remain without a Senate-confirmed leader for months to come after President Obama's nominee for the position abruptly withdrew ...

Barbara Bush unwell...Recess appointments...Orangutan birthday

9&10 News - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOUSTON (AP) - Former first lady Barbara Bush is in a Houston hospital, but a spokesperson says doctors don't suspect anything serious.

Crane Falls Against Financial District Building

New York Times - Sarah Wheaton, Ravi Somaiya - ‎6 hours ago‎
A crane fell against a building at 80 Maiden Lane in Lower Manhattan on Saturday evening. By SARAH WHEATON and RAVI SOMAIYA A crane tipped and fell against a commercial building in Lower Manhattan on Saturday evening.

Greece to Sell Eurobonds Next Week in Rescue Test, FT Says

Bloomberg - David Altaner - ‎21 hours ago‎
March 27 (Bloomberg) -- Greece is planning to sell Eurobonds next week, a move that will test the rescue plan devised by euro-zone leaders, the Financial Times said, citing an interview with Petros Christodoulou, head of the public ...

Above water?

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
DESPITE RECENT, tentative signs of stabilization, the housing market remains fragile, and that translates into insecurity or outright hardship for millions of Americans.
US to increase housing loans Detroit Free Press

Doing business in China getting tougher for US companies

San Jose Mercury News - John Boudreau, Brandon Bailey - ‎7 hours ago‎
Just a few years ago, the mantra in Silicon Valley went like this: What's your China strategy? A 2010 update could be: What's your China headache?

Apple Is Sold Out of iPads for Launch Day

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎5 hours ago‎
Apple's often accused of running its hype machine to new levels in advance of a product launch. This naturally makes its anonymous claims of pre-selling hundreds of thousands of its latest gizmo, the famed Apple iPad, a bit tougher to ...

Bid for retired NASA space shuttle touts early Intrepid astronaut rescues

New York Daily News - Stephanie Gaskell - ‎1 hour ago‎
The space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier, lifts off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Sunday, Sept.

'Kids' Choice Awards': Katy Perry got her slime on!

Entertainment Weekly - Lynette Rice - ‎5 hours ago‎

Michelle McGee Laughs: "I Wasn't the Only One!"

Us Magazine - ‎8 hours ago‎
Michelle McGee - the first woman to publicly allege an affair with Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James - had a good laugh Thursday as three other women also claimed to have flings with the 40-year-old biker.

Easter egg hunt attracts hundreds to Viking Park

Waukegan News Sun - Tina Johansson - ‎48 minutes ago‎
GURNEE -- Hundreds of children, many in their Easter-best, hopped, chased and hunted for Easter eggs in Viking Park on Old Grand Avenue Saturday.

Peak performance by Mountaineers

Boston Globe - Mark Blaudschun - ‎2 hours ago‎
SYRACUSE, NY— They came into the game with an attitude that had carried them through a season in which they had already experienced incredible highs, including their first Big East tournament championship.

Final Four finally gives Butler reason to party

The Associated Press - Michael Marot - ‎1 hour ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS - The school that never celebrates midnight madness to kick off the basketball season finally held a late-night campus party.

CAR F1 Australian GP

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
3011 AP-CAR-F1-Australian-GP, 1st Ld-Writethru McLaren's Button wins Australian F1 Grand Prix Eds: ADDS quotes, detail byline AP Photo XMEL125, XMEL124, XMEL112, XMEL123, XMEL122, XMEL120, XMEL121, XMEL119, XMEL118, XMEL117, XMEL116, XMEL137, XMEL135, ...

Same healthcare arguments, just decades earlier

Los Angeles Times - Johanna Neuman - ‎3 hours ago‎
When Medicare came into existence in 1965, those opposed - including Ronald Reagan - cried of socialism and loss of freedom. By Johanna Neuman President Harry S. Truman is considered the grandfather of universal healthcare, having first proposed it in ...

Official: Obama expected to name head of Medicare, Medicaid

CNN - Dan Lothian - ‎11 hours ago‎
An official stressed that President Obama has not yet appointed a new Medicare and Medicaid administrator. Washington (CNN) -- President Obama is expected to nominate a Massachussetts pediatrician and ...

AT&T, Deere CEOs Called by Waxman to Back Up Health-Bill Costs

BusinessWeek - Viola Gienger - ‎10 hours ago‎
March 27 (Bloomberg) -- Representative Henry Waxman called the chief executive officers of AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Caterpillar Inc. and Deere & Co.
AT&T Joins in Health Charges Wall Street Journal

Jon Stewart's Best Tea Bagger Moments (VIDEO)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Mar 23, 2010‎
With the health care bill passed, let's turn to Jon Stewart to to cover it with hilarity...Wait, what? The "Daily Show" is on a break?

States fighting healthcare law don't have precedent on their side

Los Angeles Times - ‎21 hours ago‎
A 2005 Supreme Court ruling citing the authority to regulate commerce poses a problem for suits claiming it's unconstitutional for the federal government to force individuals to have insurance.

Young, Muslim, Female... and Not a Stereotype

TIME (blog) - Nour Soubani - ‎Mar 26, 2010‎
Skimming through my Advanced Placement world history textbook, I came to a section titled “Gender Relations in Islam.” The words that followed jumped out at me.

Autistic Teen Picks First Two NCAA Rounds Perfectly

NBC Chicago - Andrew Greiner - ‎Mar 23, 2010‎
In fact, he picked every game through the first two rounds correctly. The odds of anybody doing that? One in 13460000, according to BookofOdds.

Meat-Eating Vs. Driving: Another Climate Change Error?

TIME - Lisa Abend - ‎Mar 26, 2010‎
Here we go again. On March 22, a scientist at the University of California at Davis pointed out a flaw in "Livestock's Long Shadow," a 2006 report by the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that ...