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Archive for February 1st, 2009

Obama to Host Super Bowl Party as Stimulus Talks Continue

Posted by tothewire on February 1, 2009

The president on Sunday is participating in a different type of partisanship — which team to support in the Super Bowl — but it’s unlikely choosing the right team could sway lawmakers to support an $825 billion stimulus package.

 In this Feb. 21, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. poses with a football during a tour of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.  People would rather watch a football game with Barack Obama than with John McCain - but by barely the length of a football.  Obama was the pick over McCain by a narrow 50 percent to 47 percent, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File

In this Feb. 21, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. poses with a football during a tour of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. People would rather watch a football game with Barack Obama than with John McCain - but by barely the length of a football. Obama was the pick over McCain by a narrow 50 percent to 47 percent, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File

 

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moves the business of state to the White House television room Sunday when 15 lawmakers troop into the executive mansion to watch the American football championship — snacks and political arm-twisting included. Read the rest of this entry »

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Game Day FAQs DUH!

Posted by lawman2 on February 1, 2009

Game Day FAQs

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bestof51What is Super Bowl XLIII?
Super Bowl XLIII is a professional football championship game conducted by the National Football League. Participants include the champions of the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League. The winning team wins the Vince Lombardi Trophy.  DUH!

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Steep Slide in Economy as Unsold Goods Pile Up

Posted by tothewire on February 1, 2009

Businesses are struggling as consumer spending falls at the sharpest rate since the mid-1970s.

Businesses are struggling as consumer spending falls at the sharpest rate since the mid-1970s.

The economy shrank at an accelerating pace late last year, the government reported on Friday, adding to the urgency of a stimulus package capable of bringing the country back from a recession that appears to be deepening. Read the rest of this entry »

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Successor in Illinois Is the Anti-Blagojevich

Posted by tothewire on February 1, 2009

Patrick J. Quinn, the new governor of Illinois, answered questions at a news conference Friday and promised more transparency.

Patrick J. Quinn, the new governor of Illinois, answered questions at a news conference Friday and promised more transparency.

CHICAGO — Temperate, unfussy and, at times, so independent that he can be out of the loop, the 41st governor of Illinois could not be any more unlike the man he replaced — the attention-loving showman, Rod R. Blagojevich, who was removed from office on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Obama half-brother on drug charge

Posted by tothewire on February 1, 2009

The Kenyan half-brother of President Barack Obama has been arrested for alleged marijuana possession.

George Obama is the President's younger half-brother

George Obama is the President's younger half-brother

George Obama was arrested in Nairobi with one joint of marijuana, police chief Joshua Omokulongolo said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cold and flu ‘can affect driving’

Posted by tothewire on February 1, 2009

Feeling Sick?  Don’t Drive!

Woman driving

Don’t sneeze and drive

Having a bad cold or the flu can significantly affect a driver’s responses, insurers have claimed.

One hundred drivers with a range of conditions including colds, stress and headaches and 50 who were healthy were put through a hazard simulator test.

The research, for Lloyds TSB Insurance, found that drivers with colds scored, on average, 11% worse – equivalent to the effect of a double whisky. Read the rest of this entry »

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