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Entries by Nico Pitney from 12/2009

Maurice Clemmons Killed: Suspect In Seattle Officer Killings Is Fatally Shot

Posted 12.01.2009 | Huffington Post

SEATTLE — A lone officer on patrol in the middle of the night Tuesday spotted a stolen car, its hood up and engine running, and pulled over to c...

Obama Aunt Zeituni Onyango Sobs Over Split From Barack, Attacks 'Birthers'

Posted 12.01.2009 | Politics

BOSTON — President Barack Obama's aunt buried her face in her hands and sobbed as she described her anguish over no longer having contact with h...

What Time Is Obama's Speech?

Posted 12.01.2009 | World

President Obama will address the nation about his Afghanistan war strategy at 8PM ET at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point....

Afghanistan Hearings: Watch Video, Twitter Analysis

Posted 12.01.2009 | World

Follow the Afghanistan hearing live through our curated Twitter lists. Do you know a tweeter who's perfect for one of these lists? Email us at twitter...

Obama 'Christmas' Party Season: 28 Events, 50,000 Guests

Posted 12.01.2009 | Style

The Obama White House kicks off a giant holiday social season this week, I've learned: 28 parties and open houses planned for December, with more than...

Tom Friedman: Why I Can't Support The Afghan Surge

Posted 12.02.2009 | World

Let me start with the bottom line and then tell you how I got there: I can't agree with President Obama's decision to escalate in Afghanistan. I'd pre...

10 Ways To Spot An E-Mail Scam

Posted 12.02.2009 | Technology

The increasing flood of e-mail hitting your inbox can lower the guard of even the most cautious person. In the rush to keep up with important notes, i...

Bernanke Confirmation Hearing: Latest Updates

Posted 12.03.2009 | Business

WASHINGTON — Senators took aim Thursday at Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, linking him to rising unemployment, regulatory lapses that led...

Kevin Trudeau: Infamous Infomercial King Is At It Again

Posted 12.03.2009 | Business

Even if you don't know Kevin Trudeau by name, you'll likely recognize his face. You've probably seen him while channel surfing during a bout of insomn...

Cat Cams: What DO Cats Do Home Alone?

Posted 12.03.2009 | Green

LOS ANGELES — What do cats do when their owners are away? There was one way to find out – "cat cams." Fifty house cats were given collar ...

Egg With Cross On It (PHOTO): 'Holy Egg' Is Latest Over-Analyzed Religious Icon

Posted 12.03.2009 | Huffington Post

BURLESON, Texas — A Fort Worth-area couple said one of their hens laid an egg with a cross on the end of it. Pam and Tracy Norrell of Burleson, ...

Gay Marriage: New Jersey Vote Set Next Week

Posted 12.03.2009 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — A bill to legalize gay marriage in New Jersey will be posted for a vote next week. Sen. Ray Lesniak, a member of the Senate Jud...

Afghanistan Withdrawal Date: 'Flexible' Or 'Locked In'?

Posted 12.03.2009 | World

Read below for a new update on December 4. During his speech from West Point on Tuesday, President Obama specified the date when U.S. forces would st...

Obama's Afghan War Strategy Roll-Out: Behind-The-Scenes Pictures

Posted 12.03.2009 | Politics

Most of President Obama's day on Tuesday was devoted to rolling out his Afghanistan war policy -- first to members of Congress and world leaders, late...

Bing DOWN: Microsoft's Search Engine Crashes

Posted 12.03.2009 | Technology

For nearly an hour on Thursday, Microsoft's search engine Bing was completely non-functional. Initially, the site displayed a code-filled error messa...

Obama Jobs Speech At Brookings Institution: Full Details

Posted 12.04.2009 | Business
Read More: Business News

President Obama is set to lay out the specifics of his job-creation program in a speech at the Brookings Institution on Tuesday. On the heels of his j...

When Nobel Peace Prize Ceremonies Decried Wars In Afghanistan

Posted 12.04.2009 | World

Back in olden times, the speeches at the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony used to decry wars in Afghanistan. I'm guessing that won't be happening this...

Ciudad Juarez Banner Headline: "Not One Person Murdered Yesterday"

Posted 12.06.2009 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — "Not one person murdered yesterday," Ciudad Juarez's leading newspaper proclaimed in a banner headline. It was big news ...

Bob Schieffer To Tiger Woods: Stop Whining (VIDEO)

Posted 12.06.2009 | Media

In a "commentary" portion of Sunday's "Face the Nation," host Bob Schieffer scolded Tiger Woods for "still complaining about being put upon, about bei...

EPA: Greenhouse Gases Are Danger To Human Health, Must Be Regulated

Posted 12.07.2009 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency took a major step Monday toward regulating greenhouses gases, concluding that climate changing ...

Angelo Faliva: Missing Chef's Disappearance Being Probed By FBI

Posted 12.07.2009 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The FBI joined in an international investigation Monday into the disappearance of an Italian chef who may have gone overboard duri...

Sarah Palin: Tomatoes Thrown During Book Event, Police Arrest Jeremiah Wobbe

Posted 12.07.2009 | Politics

Fox News reports: A man was arrested for allegedly throwing two tomatoes at Sarah Palin from the second floor balcony during a book signing event at ...

Sarah Palin: WaPo Faces Heat For Running Op-Ed

Posted 12.08.2009 | Media

Wednesday's edition of the Washington Post features an op-ed by Sarah Palin, who reprises her call -- first made in a Facebook post last week -- for P...

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Bankrolled By Small Number Of Contributors

Posted 12.09.2009 | Business

The Washington, D.C.-based United States Chamber of Commerce, which boasts 3 million members and very deep pockets, is commonly referred to as the wor...

New Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected To 474K

Posted 12.10.2009 | Business

WASHINGTON — The economic recovery is likely to draw strength from exports such as farm products, autos, aircraft and industrial machinery &ndas...