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  • The Vote Polls tighten as elections approach. Good news for Democrats? Maybe.

    There's some good news for Democrats in polls asking which party should control Congress. But certain portions of the electorate – and of the party's base – are big unknowns for Democrats.
    10/03/2010 05:59 pm

  • Top 10 Ways Obama Can Boost His Popularity with Younger Voters

    On Wednesday night, David Letterman gave viewers the "Top 10 Ways Obama Can Boost His Popularity with Younger Voters," on "The Late Show." President Barack Obama's been courting youth all week. He's visited the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisc., shared his iPod playlist with "Rolling Stone," and called for education reforms such as a longer school year. Really? Shortening the Summer vacation is going to win over the youth vote? Obama apparently not only needs to energize the Democratic party as a whole, he's got to reconnect and ignite the young Democrats that helped get him elected in 2008. A recent ABC/Washington Post Poll found that only 55 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds say they are “absolutely certain” to go to the polls this year, as opposed to 78 percent of 50- to 64-year-olds and 77 percent of those over age 65. Enter Letterman. His satirical adjustments, include changing Obama's name to Bajustin Obieber, might be more of a crowd pleaser than a "Yes we can" chant. We think the Justin Bieber crowd may be a bit too young to vote. But you decide. Check out our photo illustrations of Letterman's recommendations for connecting with young voters.
    10/01/2010 03:38 pm

  • Africa Monitor Kenyan whistleblower commemorated in a book

    A Kenyan whistleblower who exposed the largest financial scandal in Kenya is the subject of the book, 'The True Story of David Munyakei,' which will be showcased next week in the US.
    09/30/2010 04:04 pm

  • Obama's iPod: A bit more hip, thanks to Sasha and Malia

    Obama's iPod was a topic in a new Rolling Stone interview with the president. The new article said Obama's iPod playlists range from Bob Dylan to Lil Wayne.
    09/28/2010 08:23 pm

  • Vox News Obama Rolling Stone interview: three awesome bits

    Yes, yes, President Obama talks about plans for energy policy and so forth in his interview with Rolling Stone magazine. But the intriguing bits include attitudes about ... his socks?
    09/28/2010 05:34 pm

  • The Beatles greatest song is "A Day in the Life" according to Rolling Stone

    The Beatles: Rolling Stone magazine has for the first time rated the greatest 100 Beatles' songs, with the 1967 track "A Day in the Life" written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney topping the list that was released on Wednesday.
    08/27/2010 11:32 am

  • Activists frustrated at Obama’s environmental record

    Environmental activists were delighted to have Barack Obama replace George W. Bush as president. But greens are increasingly unhappy with Obama’s record – especially on climate change.
    07/25/2010 10:18 am

  • Opinion McChrystal: What would Eisenhower have done?

    Before President Obama ousted General McChrystal, he should have considered how Ike dealt with an incident involving legendary General George Patton during World War II.
    07/14/2010 03:32 pm

  • Gen. James Mattis: Petraeus's new boss boasts a salty mouth, keen mind

    Gen. James Mattis is the Pentagon's pick to replace Gen. David Petraeus as head of US Central Command, the area of responsibility that includes Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran.
    07/08/2010 08:15 pm

  • McChrystal pension: Obama to guarantee 4-star rate

    McChrystal pension: President Obama is set to guarantee his fired Afghanistan commander the pension of a four-star general, over $12,000 per month.
    06/30/2010 11:29 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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