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5:27 PM, February 6th, 2012

Gun-control proponents can only pray that Obama doesn’t take Menino and Bloomberg’s bait. Making gun control a more important issue in the election would be a terrible mistake for the president—and for the cause of gun control.

Why the mayors’ Super Bowl ad is the wrong move for Obama

11:16 AM, February 6th, 2012
Frontpage: Monday, Feb. 6th
Police: Father Set House on Fire: The house explosion that killed Josh Powell and his two children Sunday was intentional, according to police. 
Trump Takes Credit for Romney Win in Nevada: “There was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada, and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than you thought,” he said Monday on Fox and Friends. “And a lot of people are giving me credit for that. And I will accept that credit.”
U.S. Shutters Syria Embassy: In the face of growing violence, the U.S. has closed its embassy in Damascus, pulling 17 employees out of Syria on Monday.
Poll: Obama Would Beat Romney: A poll by The Washington Post and ABC News finds the Republican frontrunner clearly losing to President Obama for the first time.
Giants Beat Patriots in Super Bowl: The New York Giants won the Super Bowl Sunday, defeating New England 21-17. The game went down to the last play, with Brady hurling a hail mary to the endzone as time expired, deflecting off a few players, and landing just inches away from a Patriots receiver. 
Photo: A grandson of New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin plays in confetti after the Super Bowl. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) via Alex Ogle)
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Frontpage: Monday, Feb. 6th

  1. Police: Father Set House on Fire: The house explosion that killed Josh Powell and his two children Sunday was intentional, according to police. 
  2. Trump Takes Credit for Romney Win in Nevada: “There was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada, and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than you thought,” he said Monday on Fox and Friends. “And a lot of people are giving me credit for that. And I will accept that credit.”
  3. U.S. Shutters Syria Embassy: In the face of growing violence, the U.S. has closed its embassy in Damascus, pulling 17 employees out of Syria on Monday.
  4. Poll: Obama Would Beat Romney: A poll by The Washington Post and ABC News finds the Republican frontrunner clearly losing to President Obama for the first time.
  5. Giants Beat Patriots in Super BowlThe New York Giants won the Super Bowl Sunday, defeating New England 21-17. The game went down to the last play, with Brady hurling a hail mary to the endzone as time expired, deflecting off a few players, and landing just inches away from a Patriots receiver. 

Photo: A grandson of New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin plays in confetti after the Super Bowl. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) via Alex Ogle)

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3:55 PM, February 2nd, 2011

This Snickers commercial not only ranks as the most effective Super Bowl ad, according to our methodology, but was also responsible for re-introducing us to the genius of Betty White.

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