Monthly Archives: November 2012

Obama looks for public support in fiscal cliff negotiations – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com Obama looks for public support in fiscal cliff negotiationsNBCNews.comA NewsNation panel talks about President Barack Obama's “outside-in” strategy regarding the fiscal cliff and the GOP's attempt to counter it. Share This: facebook · twitter · googleplus. Related videos; Transcript of this video …Obama Surprises GOP With an Opening Fiscal Cliff Offer They HateNew York […]

UN general assembly votes for Palestinian statehood – Irish Times

Irish Times UN general assembly votes for Palestinian statehoodIrish TimesPalestinians celebrate in the streets of Ramallah in the West Bank last night after the UN General Assembly voted 138-9, with 41 abstentions, to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state. Photogaph: Uriel Sinai/Getty …Palestinians celebrate UN vote giving observer statusBBC NewsAbbas to visit […]

Egypt constitution finalized as opposition cries foul – Reuters

The Hindu Egypt constitution finalized as opposition cries foulReutersBy Marwa Awad and Yasmine Saleh. CAIRO | Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:42am EST. CAIRO (Reuters) – An Islamist-led assembly raced through approval of a new constitution for Egypt on Friday to end a crisis over President Mohamed Mursi's expanded powers, but …Protests called as Egypt adopts […]

Obama urges Americans to tweet Congress on tax cut debate – Los Angeles Times

ABC News Obama urges Americans to tweet Congress on tax cut debateLos Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama called on Americans to pressure Congress using Twitter and other social media to save middle-class tax cuts, warning that “if we get this wrong, the economy is going to go south.” His comments Wednesday before TV …Pres. Barack […]

Rice ends second day on Hill with hopes of nomination appearing to dim – Fox News

San Francisco Chronicle Rice ends second day on Hill with hopes of nomination appearing to dimFox NewsU.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's potential bid to become the next secretary of state appeared further in jeopardy Wednesday, with one key Republican practically warning President Obama not to send her nomination to the Senate. “I would just ask the […]

Powerball ticket frenzy – Washington Post

TIME Powerball ticket frenzyWashington PostDespite the odds, dreams of winning $550 million lure people to gas stations and convenience stores across the country. A customer purchases multiple Powerball tickets at a retailer near the Alabama state line in Tallapoosa. 1 / 16. Rate this Photo: 1 2 3 4 5 …Powerball jackpot rises to $550m […]

Egypt Readies for Protests as Mursi Appeasement Bid Fails – Bloomberg

IBNLive Egypt Readies for Protests as Mursi Appeasement Bid FailsBloombergEgypt's secularists and youth groups are massing for rallies today after President Mohamed Mursi's bid to defuse tensions over a decree extending his authority failed to meet their demands. Police fired tear gas at protesters gathering in Cairo's Tahrir Square …Seeming Retreat by Egypt Leader on […]

Investigators exhume Yasser Arafat’s body – USA TODAY

Globe and Mail Investigators exhume Yasser Arafat's bodyUSA TODAYThere has been persistent speculation in the Arab world that Israel poisoned Yasser Arafat. Israel has denied such allegations. (Photo: Hussein Hussein, AFP). Story Highlights. International forensic experts are searching for clues to Arafat's death; Arafat died …Arafat Remains in Ramallah Are Exhumed in Poisoning ProbeBloombergYasser Arafat's […]

Casey sets hearing on fiscal cliff – Philadelphia Inquirer

New York Daily News Casey sets hearing on fiscal cliffPhiladelphia InquirerWASHINGTON – In case anyone missed it, President Obama and his allies had a reminder for lawmakers returning to work Monday: the fiscal cliff is coming, and it will take a massive bite out of the middle class unless a deal is reached by Dec. […]

Pressure Grows on Egyptian Leader After Judicial Decree – New York Times

Livemint Pressure Grows on Egyptian Leader After Judicial DecreeNew York TimesCAIRO — New cracks emerged in the government of President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt on Sunday over his decree claiming power beyond the review of any court in the country, which has been met with loud protests. While Mr. Morsi defended his decree …Egyptian Opposition […]