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December 31, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

Mitt Romney ignores Iowa and winds up at top of polls there / Obama election strategy: "Blame it on the Republicans in Congress"  

Text Ed

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December 31, 2011  |  Comments Off  |  Share

This article in the New York Times shows how the effort to defund Planned Parenthood has just dirven sex education underground.  Sex Education Gets Directly to Youths, via Text Peter Hoffman for The New York Times Health groups and school districts are using Web sites and texts to reach teenagers. By JAN HOFFMAN Published: December 30, 2011 Recommend Twitter Linkedin Sign In to E-Mail Print ...

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Cash mobs show it’s innovation, not intervention, that will lead to recovery

December 28, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

By EMILY MALTBY At 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday, Michelle Murrain showed up at a downtown Oakland, Calif., street corner to meet with 15 strangers who had organized themselves over Facebook. Many showed up with $20 bills. Their mission was to descend on Marion & Rose's Workshop, a gifts boutique, to spend money. Ms. Murrain and her compatriots are among hundreds of devotees of...

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Potato gnocchi

December 22, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

    4 large waxy-style potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into sixths 1-1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 large egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon fine salt Generous pinch freshly ground nutmeg Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 BASIL PESTO recipe (about 1/3 cup), recipe follows Directions In a medium saucepan, place the potatoes and cover with cold salted water by 1 inch. Bring to...

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Hollywood’s newest subversives – conservatives!

December 22, 2011  |  1 Comment  |  Share

   It really is funny (in that funny/slash/sad way) that there are so few Republicans in Hollywood willing to come out about their "orientation" that they merit their own category on About.com.  Can you imagine a category called, "Prominent liberals in Hollywood?"  Debbie heard a segment about how the industry is so overwhelmingly liberal that conservatives have to meet in secret....

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December 21, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

gingrich's inspiration in politics: Richard Nixon / mystery robo calls about hilary 2012

The Mom Vivant / Congress less popular than Paris Hilton

December 21, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

From Dr. Jays.com's Ben Glaser: Their salaries are paid by tax payers, and they spend their time declaring tomato paste a vegetable and ignoring the tax cuts they were specifically assigned to make. And they get free healthcare. Is it any wonder that Congress is less popular than the ubiquitous hotel heiress? The latest monthly Gallup poll shows Congressional approval at 13%...

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December 19, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

    Condi Rice as VP?

Pizza Panini

December 19, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

From Parenting.com: By Patty Santelli, Photograph by Tina Rupp       Prep time: 3 minutesCook time: 3 to 4 minutesYield: 4 servings * 4 small Italian rolls or 1 loaf French bread cut into four 3-inch pieces* 1/2 cup bottled pizza sauce* 1 cup shredded mozzarella or a blend (such as Kraft 5-Cheese Italian)* 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, or 16 slices pepperoni*...

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What is a caucus?

December 19, 2011  |  No Comments  |  Share

The Iowa caucuses are right around the corner on January 3rd.  The winter break provides a nice opportunity to discuss the caucuses and how they work with your kids.  Check out this excerpt from U.S. Politics: What Are Caucuses? A caucus is the lowest level meeting of members of a political party where members discuss issues and select precinct representatives. During President...

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