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Andy Rooney’s ’60 Minutes’ farewell

“Not many people in this world are as luck as I’ve been,” “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney said in his farewell address Sunday night. The essay was his 1,097th of his 34-year stint with CBS. Rooney is 92 years old, and has said that while he is giving up his…

Hugo Chavez admits to having cancer surgery in Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez admitted to having undergone an operation that removed a cancerous tumor, in his first televised address since he was rushed to hospital in Cuba on June 10. “Studies confirmed the existence of a tumor with cancerous cells,” Chavez admitted in an emotional late night address broadcast…

No ‘hacking’ necessary to post lewd ‘Weinergate’ photo on Twitter

It was not necessary to hack into Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account to post a lewd photo, thanks to a feature on the picture hosting site yFrog.com. In an incident that has come to be known as “Weinergate,” the Twitter account of the New York congressman sent a racy photo…

Wisconsin Republican voting bill ‘morally repugnant,’ say Democrats

Voting legislation proposed by Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin would disenfranchise the state’s most vulnerable citizens and its young people, according to the Wisconsin Democratic Party. Assembly Bill 7, drafted by Rep. Jeff Stone, would require voters to show a Wisconsin driver’s license, a state-issued ID card, a military ID, a…

Obama gears up for hard sell on Libya

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama prepared Monday to give a prime-time address to the nation aimed at winning the support of a war-weary American public for the military intervention in Libya. After inheriting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president finds himself embroiled in yet…

Obama urged entrepreneurial focus on America

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama on Saturday urged entrepreneurs to focus on the needs of America and “make their mark.” “If we make America the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark in America,” the President said in his weekly radio address. “They should set up shop here,…

Obama calls on business to do more to boost US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama called on U.S. businesses on Saturday to do more to boost the economy by hiring more workers and making investments. The government has an obligation to make the United States the best place to do business, by providing the best schools, incentives to innovate…

Obama vows to ‘spark innovation’ in US

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama expressed his determination on Saturday to “spark the minds of innovators” in the United States, making the country more competitive by introducing new products and technologies. “It starts by making sure that every single child can get a good education and every American can…

Obama resolves to fix economy in 2011

HONOLULU – President Barack Obama has set his New Year’s resolution high for 2011: repair the struggling economy. In his weekly radio and Internet address on Saturday, the vacationing president said recent data showed the economic recovery was gaining traction even as millions of Americans are still out of work.…

Obama: Tax cut deal worth passage, not perfect

President Barack Obama calls his tax-cut agreement with Republicans far from perfect but a good deal overall for Americans, while acknowledging that many fellow Democrats aren’t happy about what he negotiated with the GOP. Pressing for passage by year’s end, he told lawmakers in his radio and Internet address Saturday…

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