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44: November 21, 2010 - November 27, 2010

Obama gets 12 stitches in lip for basketball injury

A holiday hoops outing with friends and family on Friday turned a bit rough for President Obama, who ended the game with a visit to the White House Medical Unit for a dozen stitches in his lip.

By Scott Wilson  | November 26, 2010; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (202)
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Palin fires back on Facebook with list of Obama gaffes

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin responds to criticism surrounding a recent gaffe where she said the United States must "stand with our North Korean allies."

By Emi Kolawole  | November 26, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (779)
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Norm Coleman tells Joe Miller to 'move on'

Republican Norm Coleman has a message for fellow Republican and Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller: It's "time to move on."

By Emi Kolawole  | November 24, 2010; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Palin fires back at 'blue-blood' Barbara Bush

In an interview with Larry King set to air on Monday, former first lady Barbara Bush said she hopes former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin chooses to stay in Alaska.

By Matt DeLong  | November 24, 2010; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (589)
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Barbara Bush: Housekeeper put fetus in jar

Among the stories former President George W. Bush shared in his new book, "Decision Points," is how he came to hold strong pro-life views. One major influence, Bush said, was an event that occurred during his teens when his mother, Barbara, suffered a miscarriage.

By Matt DeLong  | November 23, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (146)
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Rangel apologizes to supporters for his 'acts of omission'

Calling the recommendation by the House ethics committee for his censure "one of the most difficult days of my life since I was left for dead in North Korea," Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) issued an apology Monday to his supporters for the ethical breaches that have led to his problems.

By Paul Kane  | November 22, 2010; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Palin: I won't 'waste my time' with Katie Couric

In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity airing Monday night, Sarah Palin said she wouldn't bother to talk to Katie Couric again. "I would look forward to being more open than I already am," she said when asked about another sitdown with the CBS anchor. "As for doing an interview, though, with a reporter who already has such a bias against whatever it is that I would come out and say? Why waste my time? No.

By Rachel Weiner  | November 22, 2010; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (270)
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Al Gore: I shouldn't have supported corn-based ethanol

Former vice president Al Gore said Monday that he regrets supporting first generation corn-based ethanol subsidies during his time in the Senate.

By Emi Kolawole  | November 22, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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Snowe, Collins back lawsuit challenging health-care law

The Portland (Maine) Press-Herald reports that both of Maine's senators -- Republicans Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins -- are signing on to a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new health-care law.

By Matt DeLong  | November 22, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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Michelle Obama names Schake as communications director

First Lady Michelle Obama has named Kristina Schake as her new communications director, filling a position that had been vacant since August.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  | November 22, 2010; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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TSA chief: Screening will be minimally invasive

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole acknowledged that new TSA screening procedures are "invasive" and uncomfortable, but he denied that the agency is considering changing its policy. "No," Pistole said. "Not going to change."

By Matt DeLong and Felicia Sonmez  | November 21, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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