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Obama makes speech tonight; bipartisan efforts scrutinized

By Emily Ngo

President Barack Obama tonight delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress, where Republicans are wondering whether his bipartisan efforts will help dig the country out of its deepening recession.

The televised, State of the Union-style speech will tackle “the economy, the economy, the economy, because that’s what’s on people’s minds,”...

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Worst. Apology. Ever.

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State Sen. Eric Adams holds up a rendering of the controversial New York Post cartoon during a protest this week.

By Meg Boyle

Last week, The New York Post apologized for running that heinous cartoon by artist Sean Delonas, who apparently graduated from the New Yorker school of satire.

Well, they kind of apologized. Actually, they really didn’t apologize at all....

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Say what, Alan?!?

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By LaShawnda Jones

It takes all kinds ...

Years ago, I remember watching Alan Keyes answer questions about his decision to run for President of the United States. I was intrigued, meaning I listened to the interview, and then changed the channel. Throughout the years, in the back of my mind, I held some admiration for Mr. Keyes’ political fortitude. He became a popular black...

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'Awesome,' Hillary!

What does Hillary Clinton, in Asia for her first trip as secretary of state, gain from appearing on an MTV-like show called "Awesome"? At least, she looks like she's having fun.

— Emily Ngo...

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Bloomberg's super-styling Web site

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Mayor Bloomberg, with an eye fixed on more mayor-time, has a Flash-y and styling new campaign Web site. He's also looking for an volunteer or two.

— Emily Ngo...

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How do you control or limit Freedom of Speech?

By Dontre L. Conerly

As a journalist, social activist, and all-around big mouth, I am for Freedom of Speech —believe me! However, I have been conflicted of late as to whether or not there should be controls on it, given its sometimes-hateful nature and ability to incite anger. Ann Coulter and Bill O’Reilly immediately come to mind when I think of the controls that should be placed...

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Poll: Americans like Obama, not his stimulus bill

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It seems more Americans like President Barack Obama than they like his $800 billion-plus economic stimulus package. A healthy 76 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as president, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released yesterday. Compare that to just 54 percent who support his bill.

Twenty-three percent of Americans disapprove of Obama’s...

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Obama back in Ind. pushing a broader agenda

President Barack Obama was in Elkhart, Ind., on Monday, drumming up support for a stimulus package set to top $820 billion. The city of about 52,000 in America’s heartland seems a rather random choice for campaigning, but it wasn’t Obama’s first visit there.

He swung by the city six months ago as a presidential candidate to promote a more specific agenda — energy. “We...

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