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Chinese stock scams are the latest U.S. import

Posted on May 12 2011 by Ryan Vlastelica and Daniel Bases/Rtrs/IM

It seemed like the perfect China play, a way for investors to cash in on the world’s fastest growing economy. China MediaExpress Holdings Inc, which provides advertising on buses that clog the smog-choked streets of the country’s largest cities, was on a tear on the Nasdaq stock exchange. After rising 45 percent in 2009, the […]

Gingrich jumps into presidential race

Posted on May 12 2011 by Kevin Bohn, CNN/IM

Washington — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made it official Wednesday — he’s running for president. The Georgia Republican announced via Twitter that he is formally seeking the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Gingrich is widely viewed as the most serious official Republican candidate so far. “I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States […]

Connecting Test Scores to Teacher Pay – Do It Right, Or Not At All

Posted on May 12 2011 by Op-ed, Matt Amaral,/NAM/IM

Editor’s Note: Recently, 69 percent of Californians said the state should tie student achievement to teachers’ pay. One teacher says giving bonuses, not punishment, would be fair. A recent Public Policy Institute of California survey on education shows 69 percent of Californians believe student achievement should be closely tied with teachers’ salaries. The finding shows […]

U.S.-CHINA COMPREHENSIVE FRAMEWORK FOR PROMOTING STRONG, SUSTAINABLE, AND BALANCED GROWTH & ECONOMIC COOPERATION

Posted on May 12 2011 by The White House / IM

U.S.-China Comprehensive Framework for Promoting Strong, Sustainable, and Balanced Growth & Economic Cooperation   Following the consensus reached by President Hu Jintao and President Obama in Washington D.C. on January 20, 2011, the special representatives of President Barack H. Obama and President Hu Jintao, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, […]

The President’s Blueprint for Building a 21st Century Immigration System

Posted on May 11 2011 by The White House / IM

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2011 WASHINGTON — Today, Domestic Policy Advisor and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes posted the following statement to the White House blog. .   Today, the President travels to El Paso, Texas — a historic, thriving and diverse […]

U.S. was prepared to fight Pakistani forces, officials say (video)

Posted on May 11 2011 by Barbara Starr, CNN/IM

The Obama administration had “very detailed contingency plans” for military action against Pakistani forces if they had tried to stop the U.S. attack on Osama bin Laden’s compound, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the plan. Their names are not disclosed because of the sensitive intelligence information involved. “No firepower option was off the […]

Schwarzenegger and Shriver split up (video)

Posted on May 10 2011 by CNN / IM

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announce their split after 25 years of marriage. See how politics affected them. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

Readout of the President’s Meeting with the Co-Chairs of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Posted on May 10 2011 by The White House / IM

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2011   Readout of the President’s Meeting with the Co-Chairs of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue   The President and the U.S. delegation met today in the Oval Office with China’s Special Representatives to the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, […]

Prosecutors demand life for radical Indonesia cleric

Posted on May 10 2011 by Kathy Quiano, CNN/IM

Jakarta, Indonesia – Prosecutors in Indonesia demanded a life sentence Monday for radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir for a series of terror-related charges, including planning, attempting, funding and inciting terrorism. Some of the charges carry a maximum penalty of death. It’s the third trial of the fiery Bashir, who was most recently detained in August […]

Feeling Trapped by your Mortgage? Education Is Key!

Posted on May 10 2011 by Rudy Lira Kusuma, CDP / IM

When faced with unaffordable mortgage payments, your house can feel more like a cage than a home. You may feel trapped because it’s hard to know what to do to improve your situation, and you may just want to give up. Don’t give up! The reality is you don’t have to be a prisoner to […]

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Creating More Jobs for Americans

Posted on May 10 2011 by Anne O’Callaghan/NAM/IM

Amidst the highly charged debates on immigration and our economy, a remarkable fact often goes unmentioned: Many Americans owe their jobs to immigrant entrepreneurs. It isn’t just big tech companies like Google or Sun Microsystems. Here in Philadelphia, companies such as Al-Ameen Imports and Vitacare Home Health are prime examples. Both companies’ founders came from […]

Exclusive: Bin Laden’s young Yemeni bride was confident, conservative (video)

Posted on May 9 2011 by Mohammed Jamjoom and Tim Lister, CNN/IM

When 18-year-old Amal al-Sadah became the fifth wife of 43-year-old Osama bin Laden in 2000, she was “a quiet, polite, easygoing and confident teenager” who came from a big, conservative family in Yemen, a relative told CNN in an exclusive interview. The relative, Ahmed, who knew al-Sadah growing up, said she came from a traditional […]

Banana Muffins for Mother’s Day

Posted on May 8 2011 by Judy Meghnagi

A recipe to give mom a special breakfast on her special day. Have you thought about what to do for that special mom in your life? Making reservations at a restaurant is very nice and easy. But putting some meaning into Mother’s Day will be greatly appreciated by your mom or grandma by cooking something […]

U.S. officials unveil videos of bin Laden

Posted on May 8 2011 by Reza Sayah/CNN/IM

Washington — Keenly conscious of his image, a graying Osama bin Laden no doubt never expected this video — showing him hunched over, draped in a blanket and using a television clicker — to hit the world’s airwaves as it did Saturday. Filmed by a confidant, the al Qaeda leader contrasts with the younger version […]

18 famous, and infamous, missions

Posted on May 8 2011 by Bryan Monroe, Ed Hornick, Kerith McFadden, Brett Roegiers and Rachael Anderson /CNN/IM

When the U.S. Navy SEAL team assaulted the compound of Osama bin Laden this week, the killing of the terrorist leader was seen around the world as a major success, a demonstration of the skill and planning by America’s most elite forces. Unfortunately, in recent history, most military and police special operations don’t go as […]

What ‘Situation Room Photo’ reveals about us ( video)

Posted on May 7 2011 by John Blake, CNN/IM

By now, the photo is a classic. It’s become the most viewed image on Flickr — a mesmerizing picture that suggests as much as it reveals. You may know it simply as the “Situation Room Photo,” but you may not be aware of what some say are three subliminal messages that make it so powerful […]

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