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  • Obama's schoolhouse speech

    by Mark Silva So much for the "socialist agenda.'' President Barack Obama, planning to deliver a live noontime speech to American schoolchildren on Tuesday, will cite the modern-day successes of Google and Twitter. He will talk about his only life's...
  • Obama's B-plus, 'leadership:' Brookings

    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama gave himself a "solid B-plus'' when asked by television's Oprah Winfrey to assess how things are going for his presidency. The Brookings Institution's Darrell West, vice president of governance studies, today offers...

    Nancy Pelosi: 'Most powerful woman?'

    by Mark Silva Finally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said late last night in her closing argument for passage of the healthcare bill, being a woman will no longer be considered a preexisting medical condition. She was speaking of a healthcare...

    Why aren't we expecting our kids to do chores?

    Why aren't we expecting our kids to do chores?
    Eighty-two percent of American adults regularly did chores as children, including cleaning, cooking, laundry and dishes. Just 28 percent ask the same of their own kids. A national survey of 1,001 respondents in mid-September found that we are loath to...

    The keys to maintaining your weight loss

    The keys to maintaining your weight loss
    Some good news on the weight-loss front. Even if you've been a total flop before — regaining all the weight you lost and 10 pounds on top of that — you can be a dieting success. "There's hope for all those people who have tried to lose weight...