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VIA NEWSONE.COM: WASHINGTON — President Obama has sent a request to Gov. David A. Paterson that he withdraw from the New York governor’s race, fearing that Mr. Paterson cannot recover from his dismal political standing, according to two senior administration officials and a New York Democratic operative with direct knowledge of the situation. The decision […]

            VIA NEWSONE.COM: When the Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) disrupted the President’s healthcare address before a joint session of Congress, it was not the first time that a president from Illinois had trouble from a South Carolina lawmaker. The first time, of course, was when the Palmetto State became the […]

Via: News One Recently, there has been a video surfacing on the internet of a white student being beat up by a black student on a school bus. Despite the fact that both black students and white students have been beat up on buses and at other places, Rush Limbaugh believes that the beating is […]

              VIA USA TODAY: President Obama will appear on a record five TV networks on Sunday plus sit down with late-night host David Letterman on Monday. It’s the latest broadcast blitz for Obama, who has made himself accessible to news and entertainment outlets. USA TODAY’s Catalina Camia and David […]

Via: News One CHICAGO — Black patients who have heart attacks in a hospital are significantly less likely to survive than white patients, according to a study published Tuesday. Researchers examined the cases of 10,011 patients who went into cardiac arrest at 274 US hospitals associated with the National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, a program […]

VIA WJLA: First lady Michelle Obama says the current state of health care in the U.S. is unacceptable and women have an important role to play in changing that. The first lady and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke to a group of women at the White House Friday. Mrs. Obama says women […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: With his health-care overhaul slowly moving through Congress absent Republican support, President Obama turned to a solidly young, liberal audience on Thursday morning, rallying students at the University of Maryland to help him face the “defining struggle of this generation.” “When you’re young, I know this isn’t always an issue that you […]

VIA MSNBC: WASHINGTON – The White House says President Barack Obama doesn’t believe he’s being criticized because of his race. Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that Obama — the nation’s first black president — doesn’t think that criticism of his policies is “based on the color of his skin.” Gibbs was asked about the topic […]

Via: News One WASHINGTON — A House ethics panel said it is investigating allegations against three lawmakers, including Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Jackson allegedly launched a “public campaign” to be appointed to President Obama’s former Senate seat in Illinois. But the Justice Department asked the panel defer investigating the matter because of a criminal indictment […]

VIA THE GRIO: NEW YORK — It looks like Kanye West has finally given a personal apology to Taylor Swift. Representatives from “The View” say West called the country sensation after her appearance on Tuesday’s show. During the broadcast, the 19-year-old singer said West had yet to contact her to apologize for hijacking her acceptance […]