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A foreign policy of appeasement: President Obama apologizes for burning the Quran

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Writer DW Gibson traveled across the country in search of the Great Recession’s victims. The result: Not Working, a portrait of America’s 21st-century unemployed. Here are a few of the tales he came home with.

Over the summer and fall of 2011, I drove across the country from southern California to New York City. I made the trip with filmmaker MJ Sieber, playwright Mallery Avidon, and — when she could escape her job — my wife, Tasha Garcia Gibson.

Full article at CNNMoney.com

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Like Barack Obama, Mitt Romney thinks he’s one of us, the average American, that he can identify with the working class or middle class American.

Obama has never held a regular job. He’s lives off politics and the public dole. Romney has had many jobs, basically building his wealth on the backs of average Americans. He lives off the carnage of worst venture capitalism. [more…]

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More tough times ahead? Gas prices may reach $5 in some places

January 19, 2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The new year has greeted Americans with the highest January gas prices ever, and some analysts say prices could get close to $5 a gallon in some areas during the warm-weather driving season. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in the United States on Monday was $3.39, [...]

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CNN reports: Many similarities in Arab Spring, European chaos

November 21, 2011

(CNN) — The victory of the opposition Popular Party in Spain’s general election means that seven leaders or governments around the Mediterranean have been thrown out within the last year, amid an explosion of popular protest. Several more are fighting for their survival. Places often perceived as the cradle of civilization have become bywords for [...]

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