10:25 AM, February 16th, 2012

Frontpage: Thursday, Feb 16th

  1. Congress Reaches Deal on Payroll TaxCongressional negotiators reached a deal on a $150 billion plan that will extend a payroll tax holiday for 10 months and unemployment benefits through the end of the year. 
  2. Karzai: Talks With Taliban Have Begun: “There have been contacts between the U.S. government and the Taliban, there have been contacts between the Afghan government and the Taliban,” Afghan President Hamid Karzai said.
  3. U.N. to Hold Symbolic Syria Vote: A day after the Syrian president promised reform, his troops launched an attack on the cities of Deraa, Hama, injuring an estimated 50 people. The U.N. General Assembly will vote Thursday on the symbolic resolution condeming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal crackdown. 
  4. Santorum Releases Tax Documents: He’s no Mitt Romney when it comes to income, but presidential candidate Rick Santorum has been doing OK lately. The former senator from Pennsylvania released four years—more than any other candidate—of tax returns, covering 2007 to 2010. 
  5. OK Senate Passes Personhood Act: Oklahoma legislators moved a step closer to in their attempted to outlaw abortion on Wednesday as the state Senate passed the Personhood Act, 34-8. The bill now moves to the House where pro-life Republicans outnumber democrats two-to-one. 

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10:39 AM, December 20th, 2011

Frontpage: Tuesday, Dec. 20

Photo: A man prepares for the Christmas Poultry Auction in England. (Bethany Clarke / Getty Images) 

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10:01 AM, December 19th, 2011

Frontpage: Monday, Dec. 19

  • Kim Jong-il Died of Heart Attack: After 17 years in power, the North Korean dictator died while riding a train on Saturday. 
  • Kim Jong-un Takes Over N. Korea: Kim Jong-il’s third son now has his finger on North Korea’s nuclear trigger. The first two sons were “too unpredictable.”
  • House to Vote Down Payroll Tax: After enjoying bi-partisan support in the Senate, a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut is set to be voted down in the House today. 
  • Paul Leads in New Iowa Poll: After Gingrich’s 13% stumble, libertarian Ron Paul is currently leading in the key primary state. 
  • U.S. Could Transfer Gitmo Inmates: The U.S. is reportedly considering inmates into the custody of the Afghan government as secret discussions with the Taliban “have reached a critical juncture.”

Photo: Hundreds of North Koreans gather to mourn the death of their leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Anonymous)

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10:09 AM, December 14th, 2011

Frontpage: Wednesday, Dec. 13

Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaking about “pointless partisan exercise”. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP, via The Washington Post)

    11:53 AM, November 29th, 2011
    So the choice couldn’t be more direct: which is more important, giving the middle class a tax cut or protecting those who make more than $1 million a year? Republicans are making it clear. This vote alone should destroy them.
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