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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

 









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Obama Offers Fiscal Plan Close
To G.O.P.’s, but Hurdles Remain

Washington is boring itself to death.
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Invincible Ignorance
The hate-the-shooting, love-the-shooter
crowd is at it again.
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State Department-sponsored review of
Libya attack finished, in Clinton´s hands

Paw the ground once for "no" - twice for "yes."
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Portrait of Adam Lanza and his family begins to emerge
A creature who could feel no pain causes so much.
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Obama Call For Change Exploits School Massacre
Death toll of children from Fast and Furious not in yet.
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Must Reads for Monday, December 17, 2012
Yesterday's Must-Reads for those who missed.
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Ldotter Note: Don't Forget to Visit TheConnection
The Place Where Eagles Gather.
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Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

      


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First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband’s record at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser, reminding the attendants how far the country had come since the Obamas entered the White House. “Just think about how different our country looks to children growing up today,” she said. “Think about how our kids take for granted that a black person or a woman can be President of the United States.” She also praised President Obama for changing history on gay marriage and the Supreme Court. “They take it for granted that for the first time in history, there are three brilliant women serving

   

 

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Michelle Obama: ´Being Married
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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
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WSJ: Obama will require military to get his
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Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
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Reuters, by Scott Malone    Original Article
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Yellen says US families need to boost savings
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Associated Press, by Martin Crutsinger    Original Article
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday Yellen said a Fed survey found that an unexpected expense of just $400 would force the majority of American families to borrow money, sell something or simply not pay.

   

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