Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
NBC orders 5 new TV series for next season Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have prominent roles in new television series that NBC will try next season. The network said Thursday that it had ordered five new series, in advance of its annual schedule announcement Sunday. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
And they call it ... success! - Jewish World Review ... in the merry old land of Washington , singing ... Barack Obama did -- in his by now practiced and ... can see through all the hooey he feels ... 04/17/2014 - 9:55 am | View Link
Immigration hunger strike at White House rolls on - MSNBC ... of the White House, pushing President Obama to ... first day of her water-only strike in Washington. ... by activists from New Orleans, feels ... 04/16/2014 - 12:32 pm | View Link
Obama, the power of the pen, and immigration - CNN Obama tells faith leaders he won't change immigration laws while ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune 04/15/2014 - 7:19 am | View Link
Should Obama use the power of his pen to turn the tide on ... - Gnom.es ... expect the President to act soon Washington (CNN) — Immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez feels confident that President Barack Obama will... 04/15/2014 - 4:11 am | View Link
Obama, Republicans compete for support among women - Sacramento Bee Federal Diary: Report shows shrinking pay gap for federal employees, ... - Washington Post 04/14/2014 - 3:51 pm | View Link
NYT scribe David Brooks feels Obama has ‘manhood problem’ when dealing with tough leaders Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): New York Times Columnist David Brooks has said President Barack Obama’s policy was not tough enough and that he had ‘manhood problems’. The statement from Brooks came, saying that Obama had such problems when it came to ... 04/20/2014 - 9:21 pm | View Link
Should Obama use the power of his pen to turn the tide on immigration reform? Washington (CNN)-- Immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez feels confident that President Barack Obama will use his executive powers to push through reform. House Speaker John Boehner feels confident that doing so will tank what little support the ... 04/16/2014 - 7:38 am | View Link
Why India feels jilted by Obama The sense of betrayal is mutual. Washington feels let down, too -- and with some good reason. When Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine this year, India chose not to side with the United States but to abstain on a U.N. General Assembly resolution against the ... 04/7/2014 - 12:49 am | View Link
Agrawal: Why India feels jilted by Obama The sense of betrayal is mutual. Washington feels let down, too -- and with some good reason. When Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine this year, India chose not to side with the United States but to abstain on a U.N. General Assembly resolution against the ... 04/6/2014 - 8:28 pm | View Link
Kanye West says he’s ‘past’ Obama, feels used by president Rapper Kanye West is done with President Obama. Mr. West, in a radio interview Monday morning, said he feels used by Mr. Obama and he’s not going to think about the president anymore. “I’m not gonna mention him no more, I’m past that,” Mr. West ... 11/18/2013 - 5:13 am | View Link
RealClearPolitics All Commentary & News Stories - Obama Will Still Fail His Midterms - Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg - Go It Alone, Obama, for Democracy - Michael Waldman, The Daily Beast 04/20/2014 - 6:58 pm | View Website
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Barack Obama OFA works to ensure the voices of ordinary Americans are heard in Washington, while training the next generation of grassroots organizers who will keep fighting for ... 04/20/2014 - 2:26 pm | View Website
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday offered some praise for President Barack Obama’s recent efforts to scale back the war on drugs.
During an interview with former Obama adviser David Axelrod at the University of Chicago, Paul said that white people were a majority in the United States and used drugs at the same rate as minorities.
“But three out of four people in prison are black or brown,” he continued.
A team of researchers led by Hinrich Staecker at the University of Kansas Medical Center will attempt to cure profound deafness by injecting deaf people with a harmless virus containing a gene that, if all goes according to plan, will trigger the regrowth of sensory receptors in their ears.
Other technologies that treat deafness do so either by amplifying sounds (hearing aids) or translating the sounds into electrical waves that the brain interprets (cochlear implants).
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