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| Mike Riggs

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TheDC Morning: The fate of supply-side economics rests on Jerry Brown's shoulders - TheDC

| Mike Riggs

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Nicolas Sarkozy to visit Obama Monday - The Hill

Politics | Laura Donovan

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will visit the White House this upcoming Monday

The irrelevant continent: How Europe is fast becoming insignificant

Feature:Opinion | Dan Whitfield

Two words help explain Europe’s stunning fall: debt and welfare.

Animal instincts: Palin vs. Putin [SLIDESHOW] - TheDC

Entertainment | The Daily Caller

We decided to compare Sarah Palin’s wilderness candids with Putin’s to see how they match up. There can’t be too much of a difference, right?

Double take: Historical figures turned Hollywood [SLIDESHOW] - TheDC

Entertainment | The Daily Caller

Colin Firth emerges as the man to beat at this year’s Oscars after his performance in ‘The King’s Speech.’ Here are eleven other historical figures reincarnated by big stars in Hollywood

Tough-guy Putin calls DiCaprio 'a real man' - AFP

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Russia’s tough-guy prime minister Vladimir Putin called Hollywood heart-throb Leonardo DiCaprio a real man after the actor’s plane had to make make an emergency landing on the way to a summit on tigers

White House agrees to extend all Bush tax cuts temporarily - HuffPo

Politics | Pat McMahon

David Axelrod said the compromise was the only way for the administration to get what they wanted, following the massive GOP wave last week

The World versus Obama - Ricochet

Politics | Pat McMahon

The next two years do not bode well for the United States in relation to the rest of the world

'Manly Men,' starring Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden [SLIDESHOW] - TheDC

Entertainment | The Daily Caller

After viewing Putin’s bizarre PR photo shoot, we started wondering what one of our own leaders would look if he did something similar

Obama lauds science fair winners - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Winkler

The President said math and science participants should get the same attention given to athletes

Birds of a feather: Ahmadinejad meets with Farrakhan, New Black Panthers - NY Post

US | interns

Iran’s most famous Holocaust-denier had a busy week in New York, blaming the U.S. for 9/11 and sitting down with Louis Farrakhan and the NBPP

Pope bans vuvuzelas on British tour - The Daily Telegraph

World | interns

The pope has banned faithful followers from bringing vuvuzelas to his public appearances on his UK tour

Roger Stone's prediction about Obama comes true - US Report

Politics | Julia McClatchy (admin)

As Mosque-gate sizzles, Stone’s take on Obama and the Middle East is right on

Cold relations with Russia? - FOX News

Politics | Jeff Winkler (admin)

Russia’s nuclear help to Iran stirs questions about its ‘improved’ relations with U.S.

Obama 'may be prepared to meet Iranian president' - Telegraph

Politics | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The retired general also indicated that the return of three American hikers held in Iran for the past year would be an ‘important gesture’

Snooki to President Obama: You're a liar! - The Hollywood Gossip

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Snooki is upset with President Obama, not because of foreign policy or health care reform, but because she thinks he dissed her on TV

Obama takes helicopter 6 miles to speech - CBS News

Politics | Pat McMahon

The President made remarks at a factory in Washington, a location that would have taken only 20 minutes to drive to

Russian wildfires out of control - AP

World | admin

Some of the devastating wildfires sweeping western Russia are out of control, Russia’s emergency chief said Tuesday, as fears grew there were not enough firefighters to battle them

Could all this madness about Chelsea's secret wedding have been avoided? - NY Magazine

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

Jenna Bush should have given Chelsea this piece of advice: Don’t be outrageously coy about your wedding; it will only draw more attention