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Obama vacation book list: Is he reading up on bipartisanship?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
Obama vacation activities often include reading, and his book list apparently includes one on GOP icon Ronald Reagan. If nothing else, the book could offer valuable lessons on leadership style.
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Obama and Clinton Share Personality Traits

U.S. News & World Report - ‎Dec 23, 2010‎
It was a moment of unexpected but fascinating political theater. President Barack Obama was hosting former President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office when the two men decided they wanted to chat with the media.
AFP - Washington Post - TIME - Global Times

TSA Harasses Pilot for YouTube Video

Viscosi Media - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The Transportation Security Administration has disciplined an airline pilot that posted a video on YouTube that was a critique of airport security.
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NORAD keeping a close eye on Santa Claus

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
A 55-year-old tradition continues this year as the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, launches its Santa Tracker at 2 am EST on Christmas Eve, with help from Google Earth.

Feigned ignorance equals bliss, full bowl roster for Ohio State - ‎2 hours ago‎
The stereotype of the big, dumb jock is not dead. The NCAA is telling us this loudly and boldly. From the organization that gave us Cam Didn't Know comes Five Football Student-Athletes From Ohio State Who Didn't Know.

'Spider-Man' went on without a hitch

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
Photo credit: AP | FILE - An Oct. 5, 2010 file photo shows a banner covering the front of the Foxwoods Theater on 42nd street in New York for the play Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.

Jets QB Mark Sanchez tests injured throwing shoulder in practice

USA Today - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Jets QB Mark Sanchez returned to practice Friday without any setbacks and appears healthy enough to start against the Bears in Chicago on Sunday.

Insulated Beverage Containers to Undergo Extra Security at Airports

ABC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Travelers toting thermoses and insulated beverage containers through the nation's airports today might face heightened security measures, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

"Little Fockers" tops Thursday box office

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
Cast members (LR) Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Dustin Hoffman arrive at the premiere of the movie ''Little Fockers'' in New York December 15, 2010.

French flights snarled by winter weather - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Dozens of French flights were cancelled Friday because of the low gycol stocks and predictions of below-freezing temperatures. (Julien Muguet/Reuters) Freezing temperatures and heavy snow continued to wreak havoc for European travellers Friday, ...

Last-Minute Shoppers Flood Stores

NY1 - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Independent stores and malls are enjoying the surge of last-minute shoppers today still looking for that perfect Christmas gift. At the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst, shoppers came rushing in when doors opened at 7 am And Macy's has been welcoming ...

African Nations Hold Emergency Talks About Ivory Coast Election Crisis

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (R) and President of Benin Republic Boni Yayi chats during their meeting at the emergency summit of Heads of States of ECOWAS on the political crisis in Ivory Coast in Abuja 24 Dec 2010.

Californians start cleaning up mud, water, debris

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) - Leslie Constante burst into tears when she saw a red tag slapped on her parents' garage in Highland, deeming it unsafe to enter.

Lions place Matthew Stafford on injured reserve

The Detroit News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Allen Park —One day after saying he was still holding out hope of playing in the season finale, the Lions announced that quarterback Matthew Stafford will be placed on injured reserve Friday.

EPA moving unilaterally to limit greenhouse gases

The Associated Press - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Stymied in Congress, the Obama administration is moving unilaterally to clamp down on greenhouse emissions, announcing plans for new power plants and oil refinery emission standards over the next year.

New tax law packed with obscure business tax cuts

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - The massive new tax bill signed into law by President Barack Obama is filled with all kinds of holiday stocking stuffers for businesses: tax breaks for producing TV shows, grants for putting up windmills, rum subsidies for Puerto Rico ...

Turkey hosts Pakistan-Afghan talks - ‎3 hours ago‎
Three countries to hold joint military exercises in April, agree to cooperate on anti-narcotics operations. Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan will hold joint military exercises as part of efforts to build trust between Kabul and Islamabad, ...

Peek at the Week: Playoff playoff in Giants-Packers - ‎3 hours ago‎
The story: This one is all about the playoffs and which team wants to get there more. The Giants were a lock until last weekend when their defense collapsed and their punter went brain dead.

Rome on High Alert After Bomb Attacks

Voice of America - ‎3 hours ago‎
Photo: AP Rome is on high alert Christmas Eve, one day after mail bomb explosions at the Chilean and Swiss embassies in the Italian capital seriously wounded two people.

Mick LaSalle, Chronicle Movie Critic

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gulliver's Travels RATING: (ALERT VIEWER) Comic adventure. Starring Jack Black, Amanda Peet and Jason Segel. (PG. 85 minutes. Opens Saturday at Bay Area theaters.

Comcast-NBC merger gains traction

Washington Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that he will vote to approve the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal as long as certain conditions are met, a significant step toward the formation of a new ...

Rehab Worker Drops Complaint Against Lindsay Lohan: Report

People Magazine - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Dawn Holland - the former Betty Ford Center staffer Lindsay Lohan allegedly assaulted - is dropping her criminal complaint against the starlet, reports TMZ.

Placebo Effect Benefits Patients Even When They Knowingly Take a Fake Pill

ABC News - ‎20 hours ago‎
Could you be healed by the power of a placebo drug—even when you know it's a fake? It might sound strange to some, but a new study published in the most recent issue of PLoS One may have turned the conventional idea of a placebo on ...
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