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  • Hidden Republican edge in 2010: voter intensity

     
    The math is pretty clear. Republicans need 41 seats to win back control of the House, topple House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and make life even more difficult for President Obama. As former Bush political guru Karl Rove (the master of......
  • Gulf oil spill: Obama names investigation panel

     
    President Obama named five panelists to a commission tasked with finding ways to avoid a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 men and started the nation's worst oil spill. They will be led by a former Florida......
  • Michael Hiltzik: Bailing out on the recovery

     
    Today's lesson might be subtitled: How to guarantee a double dip. The haste evinced by policymakers to end the process of economic stimulus before it has a chance to take root continues to amaze. As my Wednesday column reports, the......
  • Palin and Emanuel: A slur? Really?

     
    Did White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel commit "a slur on all God's children with cognitive and developmental disabilities" by calling the tactics adopted by some dissident liberal Democrats "[expletive] retarded"? Sarah Palin thinks so (and blogs so)...
  • An Obama secret: They're rejecting more Freedom of Information requests than those secretive Bush folks

     
    Obama statement Tuesday applauds his own efforts to open government....
  • Al Gore calls for a green building revolution

     
    Saying he 'used to be the next president of the United States' and is now a 'recovering politician,' Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore spoke Wednesday night at Greenbuild, the world's largest sustainable design conference, calling for a...
  • Al Gore tonight in Beverly Hills: tickets still available

     
    Al Gore is hitting stages again with a brand-new book. "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis" picks up the environmental themes of "An Inconvenient Truth" and presents a call to action. He's in the Los Angeles area......
  • Needle sticks can be a job hazard for medical students

     
    Almost every job has its hazards, but some have more than others. Case in point: medical students and needle-stick injuries. A new study finds that medical students often come in too-close contact with needles, possibly putting them at risk for......
  • Weight may factor into attitudes about health club workouts

     
    Gyms will soon be filled with resolution-makers hopping on treadmills and stair climbers in droves to get in shape. But not everyone is so gung-ho about exercising at health clubs. A new study in the January/February issue of the Journal......
  • Weekend TV Talk Shows: Sunday policy shows look back at the year that was

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 27 - Jan. 2, in PDF format This week's TV Movies SATURDAY The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer New runway rules: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; detainees to Illinois: Rep.......
  • An explanation for near-death experience

     
    Near-death experiences are firmly rooted in medical lore. Many people who have been close to death or resuscitated report a similar experience: Feeling an "out of body" experience, seeing a bright light and experiencing a flood of memories. Many people......