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Friday, February 6, 2009

Bloggingheads- Is Government Smart?

Jeff Madrick, left, author of "The Case for Big Government" and James Pinkerton of Fox News debate whether government is smart enough to solve the economic crisis.

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California Closed for Business

Californians hoping to do business at the Department of Motor Vehicles were turned away on the first day of furloughs for some 200,000 state employees, a cost-saving measure that went into effect on Friday. Stacey Delo reports from the DMV. (Feb. 6)

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Up to Date- Peanut Recall

The recent salmonella outbreak has raised some alarming questions about food safety and the F.D.A.'s oversight of the food supply.

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Rep. Davis Cites Obama Precedent In Alabama Gov. Run

Rep. Artur Davis is planning a run for Gov. of Alabama. No African-American has ever been elected governor of a state in the deep south. Davis sat down with CQ Politics to discuss the race. For the full interview, go to http://tinyurl.com/cqdavis

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Full Interview- Rep. Davis Discusses Ala. Gov. Run Plans

Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala. (7) is planning a run for Gov. of Alabama. No African-American has ever been elected governor of a state in the deep south. Davis sat down with CQ Politics to discuss the race.

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Quoting Book, Orrin Hatch Praises Biden's "Boys"

While quoting a book on Vice President-elect Joe Biden, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) says that Biden has great "fortitude."

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Steele Selected 1st African-American to Head the GOP

Michael Steele has become the first African-American chairman of the Republican Party, winning the post Friday, 91-77, on the sixth ballot over South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson.

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Time to Rethink This Flagship Fund

Investors buy a mutual-fund company's flagship fund because they assume it will be steered safely. But they often get mediocre performance instead. MarketWatch Columnist Chuck Jaffe says Fidelity Magellan is one such fund.

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Tastings- Try a Meursault with Your Valentine

WSJ's Tastings Columnists Dottie Gaiter and John Brecher talk about Meursault wines, which have fresh hints of lemon, limes and sweet wood, making them an elegant full-bodied accompaniment to a romantic evening.

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Pakistan Frees Nuclear Smuggler

After years under house arrest for masterminding a nuclear smuggling ring, A.Q. Khan, a national hero in Pakistan, has been released. Now the Obama administration must decide what to do.

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Marines in Afghanistan Detonate A Bomb

A Marine explosives unit disposes of explosive ordnance in Afghanistan.

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Heard on the Street- No Shorting Sears Stock

Selling Sears stock short was once a good idea. Heard on the Street columnist John Jannarone tells Simon Constable why that's no longer the case.

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Icahn At It Again

Billionaire financier Carl Icahn just upped his stakes in Amylin Pharmaceuticals, now owning an 8.8% stake in the company, and in Enzon Pharmaceuticals, with a 7.8% stake in the company. Barron's John Kimelman reports.

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A Case of Murder Most Fowl

Authorities in Fort Atkinson, Wis., aren't sure whether one or more snowmobilers meant to kill 62 ducks huddling under a bridge over the Rock River, but they are counting on a $10,000 reward to bring them in. Authorities, Fort Atkinson Wisconsin 60 mallard ducks Warren David Walz, Wisconsin Deprtment of Natural Resources Joe Barrett local snowmobile groups and local businesses 10K a reward cold case killings growing sport, several killed wildlife. rabid sport popularity.

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Geithner's Financial Rescue in Focus

Next week bring more earnings, from companies including Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Viacom. The economic stimulus bill will be under scrutiny and the Treasury will put forward its plan to revive the banking sector. (Feb. 6)

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Briefing Room- What's Next for Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens?

With the Senate returning for a lame duck session and the Alaska Sen. race still up in the air, CQ Politics takes a look at what's next for embattled Sen. Ted Stevens.

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Timelapse- House Passes 'Bailout' Bill

Watch the House of Representatives' vote on the amended 'bailout' bill in just 25 seconds.

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Rep. Davis Cites Obama Precedent In Alabama Gov. Run

Rep. Artur Davis is planning a run for Gov. of Alabama. No African-American has ever been elected governor of a state in the deep south. Davis sat down with CQ Politics to discuss the race. For the full interview, go to http://tinyurl.com/cqdavis

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Full Interview- Rep. Davis Discusses Ala. Gov. Run Plans

Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala. (7) is planning a run for Gov. of Alabama. No African-American has ever been elected governor of a state in the deep south. Davis sat down with CQ Politics to discuss the race.

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Quoting Book, Orrin Hatch Praises Biden's "Boys"

While quoting a book on Vice President-elect Joe Biden, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) says that Biden has great "fortitude."

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Steele Selected 1st African-American to Head the GOP

Michael Steele has become the first African-American chairman of the Republican Party, winning the post Friday, 91-77, on the sixth ballot over South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson.

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The Week Ahead in Asia

Japanese insurers and Australian miners are among the major companies reporting earnings this week. Also watch for Nissan's results and a Korean interest-rate decision. Michael Kitchen reports. (Feb. 6)

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Daily Baggage- Feb. 6

David Carr, aka The Carpetbagger, gives his own daily take on awards season news.

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Can Immelt Resuscitate GE's Value?

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, in a once highly coveted position, now has the unfortunate task of trying to fix the peril GE has fallen into, with falling shares and the company's Triple-A credit rating in question. Barron's Bob O'Brien reports.

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T Takes- Brooklyn '09 Episode 5

The fifth installment of our exclusive series.

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The Week Ahead in Europe

Financials take center stage in Europe, as Barclays is set to report quarterly results. Later in the week, we'll hear from Credit Suisse and UBS. MarketWatch's Aude Lagorce reports. (Feb. 6)

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MarketWatch Hot Stocks- Airlines

The airline sector gets a boost Friday from lower oil prices and a broader market rally. MarketWatch's Christopher Hinton reports. (Feb. 6)

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Tax Cut Better Than Stimulus

David Ranson, of H.C. Wainwright Economics, talks with Dow Jones Newswires' Simon Constable about the government efforts to jump start the economy and explains to Simon Constable why a tax cut would be better.

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Jumps

U.S. employment plunged in January, new data show. WSJ's Phil Izzo and Kelly Evans discuss the growing job losses and what it signals about the rest of the year.

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'Gomorrah'

Watch a clip from the film "Gomorrah." Video courtesy of IFC Films.

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Deal Reached in Cambodia-Thai Temple Spat

Thailand and Cambodia have reached an agreement over the long-disputed Preah Vihear Temple. The deal could even see tourists at the site. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Rare Frustration From Obama Over Stimulus Package

With Republicans and Democrats in the Senate still at loggerheads over an economic stimulus package, President Barack Obama expressed frustration at the GOP's demands to cut spending and focus on tax cuts in the bill.

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As Times Get Tougher, Many Turn to Freelancing

Sara Horowitz, executive director of Freelancers Union, sees a new project-to-project economy, crossing the spectrum from low-wage workers to highly paid professionals. (Feb. 6)

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Justice Ginsburg's Battle With Cancer

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer, her second brush with the disease after undergoing treatment for colon cancer in 1999, Fox News reports.

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Travel- Miami Nightlife

Slip past the velvet ropes for a peek inside hot new clubs and bars in South Beach.

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Obama- Voters "Sent Us Here to Bring Change"

During a House Democrats' retreat in Williamsburg, Va., President Barack Obama urged the passage of his economic stimulus plan saying that while he welcomed debate over policy, the time to act is now. (Feb. 5)

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Iraqi Prime Minister gets a boost in elections

Allies of Nuri al-Maliki triumphed in Iraq's elections, preliminary results have showed, giving the prime minister a popular mandate after fiercely contested polls in the war-torn nation.

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Ten years old and divorced

Like many Yemeni girls 10-year-old Nojoud Ali was forced into an arranged marriage, but unlike most, she refused to stay. A French journalist has written the account of the courageous girl's ordeal and divorce.

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Blackberries For Babies

For many adults, it's hard to remember a time before Blackberries. Now, there's a new device for babies who want to be just like mom and dad.

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Loaded- Dr. Google, M.D.

Congress votes (again) to delay the transition to digital TV, Google Health knows your vital signs before you do, and Motorola builds a cell phone with recycled water bottles.

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Getting To Know Coldplay

Do interviews make Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin feel like he's in his underpants? Steve Kroft explains his recent interview with the world's biggest, and most elusive, rock band.

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The Audacity Of Soap

Has Obama-mania gone too far? The White House is starting to think so. As KTVT's Jay Gormley reports, a duo from Texas are riding the president's popular wave by selling Obama soap.

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Katy Perry Kisses And Tells

Singer Katy Perry spoke with Julie Chen about her upcoming Grammy Awards performance and her musical beginnings.

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Obama Campaign Turned Musical

CBS News RAW: Teddy Hayes, an American playwright currently living in London, has been inspired to pen a new and distinctive musical based upon Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

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Empire State Building Run-Up

Only On The Web: Over 300 ambitious runners took to the stairs and acended more than 86 flights for the 31st Empire State Building Run-Up in New York's tallest skyscraper. Produced by Arden Farhi.

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Beer Barrel Makers Endangered

Once a popular trade, there are now only four coopers, skilled craftsmen who construct specially designed wooden beer barrels, left in the world. CBS News' Amy Guttmann reports from Devizes, England.

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Galveston's Gradual Return

Still reeling from the devastating effects of last year's Hurricane Ike, residents in Galveston, Texas are slowly rebuilding this classic vacation spot. KHOU's Brad Woodard reports.

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Dr. LaPook On Ginsburg

Dr. Jon LaPook speaks with Katie Couric about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's pancreatic cancer and feels cautiously optimistic about her prognosis since her cancer was discovered early.

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Calm In Crisis

Moments before U.S. Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in N.Y.'s Hudson River, Cpt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger spoke with TRACON, a traffic radar control center in Westbury, N.Y.

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Obama Takes Aim At GOP

President Obama told GOP critics of his economic stimulus package that their ideas have already been tried and failed. Chip Reid reports.

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Obama Takes Off

President Obama departs the White House lawn this evening for the House Democratic retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Controversy At Gitmo

Fmr. Vice President Cheney criticized Pres. Obama for ordering the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay be closed. As David Martin reports, some in the Bush Administration wanted to do just that.

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Coach Shoots For New Goal

Coach Pat Summitt and her basketball team at the University of Tennessee are shooting for a new goal. Summitt is going for her 1,000th win. Mark Strassmann reports.

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Justice Ginsburg In Hospital

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital recovering from surgery for pancreatic cancer. Wyatt Andrews has the latest.

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Sully On The Record

Katie Couric previews her upcoming interview with U.S. Airways Flight 1549 Cpt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his crew airing on 60 Minutes, Sunday, Feb. 8, 7pm ET/PT.

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Famous Names In Madoff Case

The number of investors who may have been scammed by Bernard Madoff contains more than 13,000 names, including talk show host Larry King and actor John Malkovich. Kelly Cobiella reports.

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Hard Times For Cancer Patients

A new report shows the difficult economy has forced many to forego cancer treatment. Even insured patients are spiraling into debt, making tough decisions. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

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Notebook- Juicy Campus

The college gossip website, Juicy Campus is shutting down due to the bad economy but, as Katie Couric reports, ending foul language, personal attacks, and even racial slurs online is a good thing.

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Mayor's Former Lover Talks

Portland, Ore. Mayor Sam Adams' former lover, Beau Breedlove, talks about how he felt during the unfolding sex scandal.

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Breaking Layoff News To Kids

Author Laura Berman Fortgang spoke to Harry Smith about the best way to break layoff news to children and teens.

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Teen's Facebook Sex Scam

An 18-year-old Wisconsin man posed as several girls on the social networking Web site Facebook and allegedly blackmailed underage teens into performing sexual favors. Michelle Miller reports.

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Oversight Panel Chair Speaks

CBS Exclusive: TARP Congressional Oversight Panel chair Elizabeth Warren spoke to Julie Chen about the group's findings that the government overpaid banks by $78 billion for bad stocks.

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Fed Overpays $78B For Stocks

The TARP Congressional Oversight Panel reviewed bailout money the Federal Government gave to banks and found that it overpaid by $78 billion. Priya David reports.

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Sullenberger In 'Disbelief'

Katie Couric stopped by "The Early Show" to discuss her upcoming exclusive "60 Minutes" interview with Flight 1549 Captain Chesley Sullenberger.

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'Brangelina' visit Thai refugee camp

Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have visited Myanmar refugees at a camp in northern Thailand.

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Obama- "Same old distractions"

Obama: "Same old distractions"

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Dog fighting makes a comeback in Afghanistan

Every Friday morning between November and March, thousands of people flock to the outskirts of Kabul to watch huge mastiffs launch themselves at each other in the ring.

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Tapper and Gibbs butt heads

Tapper and Gibbs butt heads

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Cult photographer LaChapelle gets Paris retrospective

Cult photographer David LaChapelle, known for his often outrageous celebrity portraits, is being honoured with a full retrospective exhibition in Paris.

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Valentine's Day Guys Gifts

Behindthebuy.com's David Greg Showed Maggie Rodriguez some great examples of Valentine's Day gifts for the men in your life.

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Cooking With Citrus

Bon Appetit magazine's Dede Wilson showed Harry Smith how to incorporate citrus fruits into everyday meals.

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From Book To Big Screen

He's Just Not That Into You co-author Greg Behrendt spoke with Julie Chen about his best-selling book's transition to the big screen.

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Lieberman set to swing Israel to right

One of the biggest surprises of Israel's electoral season is the popularity of the ultra nationalist, Avigdor Lieberman. He leads the Yisrael Beitenu party. A profile of Lieberman.

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20-Year-Old Kidnappings Solved

The grandfather of two children reported missing 20 years ago was arrested in their kidnapping. John Blackstone reports.

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Octuplets' Mom Speaks Out

The controversial mother of octuplets spoke out in an interview with NBC News. As Hattie Kauffman reports, public documents reveal she paid for fertility treatments with disability payments.

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