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Monitor Articles for January 24, 2012
State of the Union driven by economy, election
Transcript of the State of the Union
Gingrich's big donor and the problem with Super PACs
Mitt Romney taxes show 'very high' charitable giving tied to Mormon church
Marine demoted to private to end Haditha trial. Did military justice work?
Wisconsin's Scott Walker poised to bury recall foes in money chase
Mitt Romney's disastrous week ends with collapse in national polls
Mitt Romney tax return poses a challenge: how to talk about his wealth
In Death Valley, ancient volcano gives scientists a surprise
Fixing the budget means higher taxes
Why are Herman Cain, Occupy movement rebutting State of the Union?
Five things to watch for in Obama's State of the Union
16 Oscar-nominated films that came from books
Greek default worries send stocks lower
Latin America Monitor
Ecuador's President Correa sues newspaper and is blamed for killing free speech
JFK library releases last secret Oval Office tapes
Tim Thomas: Six other athletes who snubbed the White House
5 countries with the longest ongoing US sanctions
Will GOP step in to prevent a Newt Gingrich nomination?
Workers to pump oil from Costa Concordia on Saturday
The Circle Bastiat
What C.S. Lewis can teach us about US politics
Bestselling books the week of 1/26/12, according to IndieBound*
10,000 Paterno memorial tickets go in 7 minutes
State of the Union: Obama to double down on taxing the rich
Virginia Woolf: 10 quintessential quotes on her birthday
Five reasons to attack Iran
IMF predicts European recession will slow global economy
Rand Paul's TSA moment: airport patdowns around the world
Stir It Up!
Cheddar corn chowder
Solar storm buffets Earth: How protected is the US power grid?
Global News Blog
With reelection prospects dimming, Sarkozy warns his career is 'at the end'
Joe Paterno remembered: 'The coach came by to see us?'
Young Internet entrepreneurs embrace philanthropy
The Monitor's View
A quality of mercy in Haley Barbour's pardons
Chinese police fire into crowd of Tibetan protesters, say witnesses
Romney tax return shows he paid $3 million. His tax plan wouldn't bump that.
Putin harnesses Russian nationalism to boost presidential bid
Global News Blog
France brings Armenian genocide bill one step closer to law
Hugo gets the most Oscar nominations in 2012. Why?
Oscar nominations 2012: year of the 'feel-good' nominee (+video)
Archaeopteryx: Birdlike dinosaur wore black plumage of feathers
'The Dark Knight Rises': Liam Neeson may reprise his 'Batman Begins' role
Ben Franklin: Founding father, inventor, geo-engineer?
Shan Sethna teaches avalanche awareness to make backcountry skiing safer
Reader recommendation: Moby-Dick
Chapter & Verse
Newbery, Caldecott winners: Jack Gantos, Chris Raschka take the top prizes
IMF: $650 billion isn't enough for the European bailout fund
Mitt Romney: An ordinary ($21.6 million a year) American
Brzezinski: Can democracies thrive with financial systems that are out of control?
Victims of Kenya violence shrug at ICC effort
Why was the Florida GOP debate audience so subdued?
Super Bowl tickets, package for sale? Caveat emptor.
Tim Thomas and the Obama snub: free speech or impolitic politics? (+video)
3 reasons why China isn't overtaking the US
Oldest dinosaur nursery includes eggs containing embryos
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords: what she has stood for in Congress (+video)
Oscar nominations 2012: the Academy's picks for best films
Cloud computing: Can start-up trump Amazon in the cloud?
State of the Union address: best and worst in history
On the Economy
How much will Romney really slash the budget?
Oscar nominations: 'Hugo' leads the way with 11
Social Security: more paper statements ahead
Muammar Qaddafi loyalists seize Libyan town
Stir It Up!
Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day
Thanks to Occupy, rich-poor gap is front and center. See Mitt Romney's tax return.
Romney paid about 14 percent income tax in 2010
Space station dwellers safe from massive radiation storm
Florida GOP debate: Romney assails Gingrich record at House, Freddie Mac (+video)
Iran oil embargo: How tough are the EU sanctions?
Here today, here tomorrow
Terrorism & Security
In first month after US exit, Iraq's sectarian clashes have killed 170
The Daily Reckoning
The US appetite for debt keeps growing
Afghanistan's humongous holy book
Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?