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Monitor Articles for February 14, 2012
'Crate-Gate' puts Mitt Romney in doghouse at Westminster show
The Daily Reckoning
How to ruin your economy, like Argentina
No budget? No problem! The strange politics behind a budgetless America.
Congress poised to scale back unemployment benefits from 99 weeks
Anti-Valentine’s Day: how to weather Feb. 14
Is Rick Santorum facing a brewing 'women problem'?
Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter? What if it were true? (+video)
NASA to exchange 'flagship' missions for small-ball projects (+video)
Obama's budget: What it means for your tax bill
Stocks rally as Greek debt talks show signs of life
Westminster dog show 2012: Could a Dalmatian win it all? A Dachshund?
Why Ahmadinejad is eager to show off new Iran nuclear facilities
Do ex-daughter-in-law's allegations change Jerry Sandusky case?
Can a Prius increase global warming?
India's economy loses its luster
Whitney Houston: Private funeral set for Sat. in Newark
'The Phantom Menace': Six other 3-D re-releases to look for
Valentine's Day Google doodle: Does it subtly support gay marriage?
Valentine's Day: cost of romance rising for flower delivery, 4 other things
Health-care fraud crackdown nets $4.1b. Is that a lot?
Can Mitt Romney convince Arizona he is a true conservative?
China's Vice President Xi is in town: what 6 international newspapers say
Bonnaroo lineup announced: Beach Boys, Radiohead, Chili Peppers
The Monitor's View
Montana's challenge to 'super PACs'
Will 2012 be the year scientists find the 'God Particle'? (+video)
Global News Blog
In Frankfurt, Europe's banking capital, Occupy soldiers on
Putin vows to halt Russia's population plunge with babies, immigrants
Is Mitt Romney flip-flopping on the auto industry bailout?
The Reformed Broker
Obama's budget plan hammers investors
Wow! Some words are, like, really old!
Is NASA giving up on Mars? (+video)
The chutzpah of Rupert Murdoch's Sun
PlayStation Vita review roundup
Linsanity? NBA's first Asian-American is the talk of NYC (+video)
iPad 3 with 4G heading to AT&T and Verizon: report
Why Pentagon, facing 'doomsday' spending cuts, refuses to plan for them
Will Japan hold a referendum to scrap nuclear power?
Chavez stokes fears that if he goes, popular welfare projects go with him
Will Mitt Romney's aversion to the auto bailout hurt him in Michigan? (+video)
Why a Saudi blogger faces a possible death sentence for three tweets
Nigeria's new police chief vows crackdown on corruption
Apple stock at $500 a share. And climbing?
Woody Guthrie, in an age of 'Occupy'
India's support for Iran threatens its US relationship and global leadership role
Black History Month: Five major events and figures
Two Iranians detained, one still sought, in Bangkok bombings
Whitney Houston: Her Grammy wins
America's big wealth gap: Is it good, bad, or irrelevant?
Two cheers for super PACs
Chapter & Verse
Valentine's Day: Getting past Muslim romance stereotypes
Valentine's Day with a Chinese twist
Latin America Monitor
Brazil police strike ends in Rio, Carnival saved
Will President Wade push Senegal toward an uprising?
Does higher minimum wage increase unemployment?
'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' may already have a sequel
Obama urges public to pressure Congress on tax cuts
Getting to know Xi: White House prepares to meet China's new man
Martha Stewart's Chow Chow wins at Westminster dog show
Whitey Bulger trial date set for Nov., judge rejects pleas for more time
Stir It Up!
Valentine's Day dinner idea: Roasted salmon roll
Question Box helps people Google can't reach
USS Abraham Lincoln returns to Persian Gulf shadowed by Iranian boats
Terrorism & Security
Iran accuses Israel of setting up attacks on its own diplomats
Xi Jinping, future Chinese president, faces test on first White House visit (+video)
A valentine message: 'All you need is love'
Five budget realities no politician will talk about (not even Ron Paul)
Valentine's Day and 5 other great Google doodles (+video)
Verizon SNL skit: Is smartphone market too confusing?
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2: facial recognition unlock, other Ice Cream Sandwich perks
All There Is
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