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Obama Sings Al Green & Brings Sexy Back to the Election

President Obama Sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ At Apollo:President Barack Obama pulled out some unexpected singing chops during a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in New York City on Thursday night (January 19). The President belted out a line … Continue reading

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Bank of America Debit Card Fees

Bank of America Debit Card Fees : Debit card fees announced by Bank of America has caused outrage among consumers who turned to the social environment with their vows to switch banks, Bank of America boycott and otherwise show their condemnation of the controversial move of the banking giant. Bank of America announced Thursday it will charge customers $ 5 a month to make purchases with debit cards – fees that can cost consumers up to $ 60 per year and raise a stunning $ 3 billion per year for the company. Perturbations has been swift and immediate, with many customers vowing to quit the bank. And at least one potentially … Continue reading

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Obama Rewrites ‘No Child Left Behind’ Law

WASHINGTON — Oregon’s governor and schools superintendent cheered President Obama’s agreement Friday to allow states to seek waivers from some requirements of the “No Child Left Behind” law, and said such an effort is already under way Here’s state Superintendent Susan Castillo’s news release. Obama Rewrites 'No Child Left Behind' Law State Superintendent Susan Castillo accepted an invitation from President Obama to meet with him and other education leaders at the White House this morning for a national education announcement. In his address, the President announced that states will now have increased flexibility and opportunities for innovation under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, formerly known as No Child Left Behind. Under this new plan, states may request flexibility from specific mandates but will be expected to maintain a strong… Continue reading

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Presidential debate audience members boo gay soldier

Nine Republican candidates gathered in Orlando, Florida, last night for yet another presidential debate, this one hosted by Fox News and Google. And, like last week’s match, this event gave viewers a look at the GOP’s dark side, particularly when it comes to gay soldiers. Sure, there were plenty of notable and vaguely disturbing moments from last night. For example, Rick Perry said he endorsed an HPV vaccine that could prevent cervical cancer because he “errs on the side of life,” even though the Texas governor has presided over 235 executions. And then there was the moment when Mitt Romney was asked if he, like many of his opponents, believes President Obama is a socialist. Romney wouldn’t say that… Continue reading

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