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Monday, February 9, 2009

Obama Takes Stimulus Pitch to Primetime

Pitching his economic stimulus package, Pres. Barack Obama held a one-hour primetime press conference on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. CQ Politics White House reporter Adriel Bettelheim says it was a good night for Obama but he has some more selling to do.

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Obama Takes Stimulus Pitch to Primetime

Pitching his economic stimulus package, Pres. Barack Obama held a one-hour primetime press conference on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. CQ Politics White House reporter Adriel Bettelheim says it was a good night for Obama but he has some more selling to do.

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A Hard-Liner Gains Ground in Israel

Avigdor Lieberman, a right-wing former minister and a man some call a demagogue, is an unexpected contender in Israel's parliamentary elections.

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Bloggingheads- The President's Race

John McWhorter, left, of the Manhattan Institute and Glenn Loury of Brown University debate whether President Obama's race is still important.

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Obama Says Crisis Calls for More Jobs

President Barack Obama addresses the economic crisis in his first prime-time press conference as Commander-in-Chief, saying "The single most important part of this Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Plan is the fact that it will save or create up to 4 million jobs."

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Obama- This Is No 'Run-of-the-Mill Recession'

Addressing the nation in his first prime-time news conference as president, Barack Obama says our economy isn't in a "run-of-the-mill recession."

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Darwin in Song

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species," the Times profiles Richard Milner, a singing Darwinian scholar.

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Berkeley's Buddhist Brunch Spurs Controversy

The weekly brunch at a Buddhist monastary in Berkeley, Calif., has grown wildly popular for the bargain it offers. But not everyone is pleased with the crowds it is drawing. WSJ's Geoffery Fowler reports.

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Amazon Releases the New Kindle 2

WSJ's Senior Technology Editor Julia Angwin speaks with reporter Geoffrey Fowler about the latest incarnation of Amazon's Kindle.

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Wall Street, Meet the New Boss

David Weidner caps the arguments for and against big bonuses and Barack Obama's pay caps, and has a message for Wall Street: Taxpayers own you. (Feb. 9)

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Obama's Town Hall Meeting

President Obama took his case for an $800 billion economic package to one of the most distressed places in America.

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Dozens Die in Sri Lanka Blast

A female suicide bomber blows herself up at a refugee camp near the town of Vishvamadu, killing at least 28 people, many of them children. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Alex Rodriguez Admits Using Steroids

New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez admits to using performance enhancing drugs during his years with the Texas Rangers, from 2001 to 2003. Video courtesy of Fox Sports.

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All That Glitters

Jonathan Burton sits down with Hugh Bromma of The Entrust Group to talk about gold as a potential haven for investors who are concerned about the market meltdown and the terrible economy. (Feb. 9)

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Critics' Picks- 'Annie Hall'

A. O. Scott reviews Woody Allen's 1977 Oscar-winning ode to love.

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Strategies for an Expected Market Rebound

Thomas Kee, editor of Stock Traders Daily, says he's expecting a market recovery this year. In an interview with MarketWatch's Stacey Delo, Kee explains his analysis and his strategy for picking stocks. (Feb. 9)

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Blaze Highlights Fire Safety in Beijing

A massive fire engulfs a tower in the soon-to-be completed headquarters complex of China's national TV broadcaster. WSJ's International News Editor Rebecca Blumenstein provides more details and speaks with colleague Adam Najberg about China's fire safety amid a rapidly growing city.

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Sullenberger, Flight Crew Awarded Keys to New York City

The flight crew of US Airways Flight 1549 is honored by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York City. WSJ's Matt Phillips reports.

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Obama Bumps His Head

Obama bumps his head getting on Marine One.

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New President, Old Realities

President Barack Obama has collided with an old reality in that Washington likes some kind of change more than others, John Harwood of The New York Times and CNBC reports.

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NetApp's Cheap Price Beckons All Sorts of Buyers

Fast-growing NetApp has been dragged down by the slide in tech prices, but it deserves better. Is a takeover in the wings? Barron's Clare McKeen reports.

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Restaurants Hungry for Business

Bob O'Brien in the Barron's Video Minute discusses slump in the restaurant business. Sector is not expected to improvem in February with the shorter calendar and Valentine's Day landing on Saturday, already the busiest day for restaurants.

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What Wall Street Expects from TARP 2

Barron's Michael Santoli discusses what Wall Street wants to see from the Obama Administration's stimulus plan: Comprehensiveness, Private Capitalization and Swift Implementation.

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Overseeing the Banks' Massive Bailout

Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren heads the congressional oversight panel for the $700 billion bank bailout program. She talks to MarketWatch's Ron Orol about the plan and the idea of a Financial Products Safety Commission. (Feb. 9)

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Daily Baggage- Feb. 9

The Bagger discusses Mickey Rourke's win at the BAFTAs.

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Obama Hits Turbulence

Watch the Journal Editorial Report Saturdays at 5:30 pm ET on Fox News Channel. (Feb. 9)

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MarketWatch Hot Stocks Report- Home Builders

It was a mixed bag Monday for home builders' stocks, as investors cheered results from Beazer Homes but jeered shares of Lennar Corp. MarketWatch's Greg Morcroft reports. (Feb. 9)

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Dodd's Disclosure

Watch the Journal Editorial Report Saturdays at 5:30 pm ET on Fox News Channel. (Feb. 9)

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Morning Show Roundup 2/9/09

Morning Show Roundup 2/9/09

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The Patient Is Waking Up

Managed-care giant UnitedHealth Group shows signs of reviving, even if its shares are still under the weather. Why the stimulus plan could help.

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Tip-Off Saves Thousands of Turtles in India

Officials were tipped off about 3,000 turtles being smuggled to West Bengal, India, where the animals are often illegally slaughtered for food and medicine. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Stars Shine at Grammy Awards

Veteran rocker Robert Plant and bluegrass queen Alison Krauss scooped up five awards for their acclaimed collaboration, while plenty more celebrities shined at the show. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Politico Playback 2/9/09

Politico Playback 2/9/09

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TV News Junkies Are in Trouble

The recession is causing the quality of television-news broadcasts to plummet. MarketWatch's Jon Friedman explains. (Feb. 9)

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Saving 155 Lives

How do you evacuate 155 people from an Airbus 320 sinking in just off the Manhattan shoreline? The crew of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 described how they were able to get every passenger back on dry land.

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Washington Week in Photos- Faces

The AP's David Ake shows us the best photos of the week from the nation's capital. (Feb. 9)

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Stimulus Bill Draws Kennedy Back to Senate

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has returned to the Senate in the midst of his battle with brain cancer to vote for President Barack Obama's massive economic stimulus package. (Feb. 9)

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Barack Obama- the First 100 Days

The Associated Press is asking a variety of political experts to give their assessment on the first 100 days of the Obama administration. American University's Allan Lichtman weighs in. (Feb. 9)

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Bishop Denies Holocaust

CBS News RAW: Bishop Richard Williamson, who Pope Benedict XVI recently pardoned from excommunication, says that he does not think that Jewish people were sent to gas chambers during the Holocaust.

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Hudson Hero On Staying Cool

In a segment for her upcoming interview on "60 Minutes," Katie Couric asks US Airways Flight 1549 Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III how he remained calm in the midst of a near catastrophe.

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Obama demands 'immediate' action on stimulus

US President Barack Obama Monday demanded Congress pass his massive economic stimulus plan "immediately" and warned delay and paralysis in Washington would bring only "deepening disaster."

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Breast Cancer And Pregnancy

A new study contradicts previous conclusions that suggested pregnant women who develop breast cancer have worse odds of death or reoccurring cancer, reports Teri Okita.

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Michelle at Interior Dept.

Michelle at Interior Dept.

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Obama in Elkhart

Excerpts from statement made in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Schumer- "Why quibble over $200M"

Schumer: "Why quibble over $200M"

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Japan CEO Takes The Bus

With public outrage over spending behaviors of American CEOs, Barry Peterson profiles the CEO of Japan Airlines who rides the bus to work.

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Australian Fires Kill Dozens

Towering flames transformed entire towns into ashes in southeastern Australia and burned fleeing residents in their cars. Eddy Meyer reports.

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Face The Nation, 2.8.09

Bob Schieffer spoke with Republican Sen. John Mccain and Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad about President Obama's stimulus plan and Economic Advisor Christina Romer discussed the bank bailouts.

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Keeping Track With Google

Google has introduced, Latitude, a new software that combines Google maps with GPS and cell phone signal data to locate and track users. John Blackstone reports.

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A-Rod's Steroid Scandal

The fallout has begun for Alex Rodriguez who, according to reports, was on a confidential list of 104 players that tested positive for anabolic steroids in 2003. Bianca Solorzano has the latest.

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Congress' Stimulus Showdown

With only a few days before President Obama's deadline, Congress still has a long road to travel for the new stimulus package to pass. Kimberly Dozier reports.

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Deadly Bushfire In Australia

A deadly bushfire in Wandong, Australia is responsible for the deaths of at least 108 people. As Mark Phillips reports, officials say the death toll could continue to rise.

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Netanyahu's Lead Narrows

Benjamin Netanyahu's lead in the race for Israel's next Prime Minister has narrowed but, as Richard Roth reports, whoever wins will have a hard time ignoring him.

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Policing Lebanon's unruly traffic

It's an uphill battle, but Lebanon's traffic police are determined to have their way over a nation of unruly drivers. With help of French police, they are stepping up operations to impose basic safety rules on the road.

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France loans 6.5 billion euros to auto industry

France is to lend 6.5 billion euros to three major motor manufacturers in exchange for a pledge to keep French auto plants open.

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Channel Tunnel back to full service after blaze

A fire-damaged section of the Channel Tunnel reopened to freight Monday, the day before Eurotunnel returns to a normal timetable on the underwater rail link between England and France.

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Deadly Australia wildfires threaten to spread

Wildfires are threatening to engulf a dozen more Australian communities, after days of blazes -- some of them set by arsonists -- have left at least 166 people dead.

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Israeli candidates in last ditch scramble for votes

Israeli candidates scrambled to win over a record number of undecided voters on the eve of a tight parliamentary election dominated by the meteoric rise of an ultra-nationalist party.

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Israeli Arab voters make themselves scarce

Israeli voters are choosing a new government in an election on Tuesday which is expected to bring the right wing to power. There are signs that Israeli Arabs, who make up nearly 20 percent of Israel's citizens, will shun the ballot box. Anger over the war in Gaza and fear over the rise of ultra-nationalism could keep them at home.

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Water, an increasingly dear resource in Uganda

Water treatment in Uganda's capital city is becoming more and more expensive because of the increased pollution of Lake Victoria. As a result, for the people that live there, paying the water bill is getting harder and harder.

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Russia looks back at history of military victories

Plans to blow up the Bolshoi theatre should Nazis occupy Moscow, the former belongings of Stalin and Hitler -- these are parts of a new exhibition charting 90 years of military successes and counterespionage.

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Sully Meets NY 1549 Survivors

Survivors and first responders talk about the day Flight 1549 landed in NY's Hudson River on "The Early Show."

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Toxic French warship docks in Britain for dismantling

After five years spent being towed around the globe in search of a final resting place, France's rotting warship Clemenceau arrived this weekend in the English port of Hartlepool. Local experts say the asbestos-contaminated aircraft carrier can be stripped and its reusable parts salvaged in a safe, environmentally responsible way.

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In their Own Words

The crew of flight 1549 spoke with Maggie Rodriguez and Harry Smith about the moment the plane touched down on the Hudson River.

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Capt. Sullenberger's Moment

Flight 1549 Captain Chesley Sullenberger spoke with Maggie Rodriguez and Harry Smith about the moments before he landed the airplane safely in the Hudson River. In their Own Words

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Obama Hits The Road

The Senate is expected to pass a markedly changed bill from the one sent by the House as President Barack Obama takes his stimulus plan on the road and on primetime TV reports Bill Plante.

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Crossing The Atlantic

At the age of 56, Jennifer Figge swam over 2,000 miles across dangerous seas to become the first woman ever to swim across the Atlantic Ocean. Russ Mitchell reports.

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An Emotional Reunion

150 people might not be alive today if it weren't for Capt. Sullenberger and the crew of U.S. Airways Flight 1549. 60 Minutes invited some of the passengers to reunite with them in, of all places, Charlotte N.C.

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Boston Toughens Smoking Ban

6 years after Boston, Mass. placed a citywide ban on smoking in workplaces, restaurants, and bars the city's public health commission has decided to outlaw all smoking bars. Randall Pinkston reports.

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I Was Sure I Could Do It

Katie Couric speaks with Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger about the final moments before U.S. Airways Flight 1549 made a dramatic landing in N.Y.'s Hudson River.

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'Slumdog' sweeps BAFTAs

Slumdog Millionaire, the rags-to-riches tale of a Mumbai tea boy who wins big, swept the board at the British Academy Film Awards with seven prizes including best film. Kate Winslet also picked up the BAFTA for leading actress for her role as a former Nazi prison camp guard in "The Reader", while Mickey Rourke took the leading actor gong for "The Wrestler".

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Rural Australian town devastated by wildfires

Australian deadliest wildfires have left over 130 people dead and devastated whole communities. At least 30 people are believed to have died in the small rural community of Strathewen alone.

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Toxic French warship docks in Britain for dismantling

After five years spent being towed around the globe in search of a final resting place, France's rotting warship Clemenceau arrived this weekend in the English port of Hartlepool. Local experts say the asbestos-contaminated aircraft carrier can be stripped and its reusable parts salvaged in a safe, environmentally responsible way.

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