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      I woke up last night feeling like I was suffocating, because in my dream I was. It began in a church, or an old university lecture hall. Antique. And everyone in attendance was being asked to say little prayers honoring Jesus. Everyone was reciting little prayers that are common among the devout. But when it was my turn, I stood and exclaimed: Jesus was a ph […]
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Happy Mothers’ Day!


It’s Mothers’ Day and time to celebrate all of the wonderful women who make the world a better place for us!  Happy Mothers’ Day to everyone.

Share your special stories about “Mom” or your own motherhood tales.  It’s your day and HER day.

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  • Obama had fun with his constituency
    President Barack Obama gets laughs at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    Obama the Star at Reporters’ Annual Dinner

  • We’re all waiting with bated breath
  • Scouring Obama’s Past for Clues on Judiciary

    In Court Pick, Obama Seeks to Be Bold but Not Provocative

    Hispanics push Obama for a Supreme Court seat

    Isn’t Mitch McConnell the chinless clown who was threatening Democrats withe the “nuclear option” not too long ago?
    McConnell: No ’empathetic’ Court pick

  • Maybe cool heads will prevail in the US-Israel alliance
  • Israel’s Netanyahu: Taking a Turn Toward Pragmatism?

    The Power of the First Impression

    When President Obama meets Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, behind the diplomatic niceties, their encounter will have profound implications for confronting the threat of a nuclear Iran.

  • Af-Pak Headache
  • U.S.-Afghan report blames Taliban for civilian deaths

    Officials in Afghanistan have said dozens of civilians were killed by U.S. airstrikes during clashes in Farah province. But a report on early findings says Taliban used civilians as human shield.

    Trapped by Taliban terror

    Innocent families are hemmed in as the army tries to crush the hardline Islamic militants fighting for control of north-west Pakistan

    Pakistanis flee Swat as violence escalates

  • The Never-ending Story
  • ‘It’s Time for the Iraqis to Step Up’

    Local Forces’ Conduct During Mission to Help Disabled Children Raises Questions About Future After U.S. Withdrawal

    Iraqi Leader Sees Fraud as a Top Worry

  • “Torturegate”
  • This is getting ugly
    Top Pelosi Aide Learned Of Waterboarding in 2003

    A top aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended a CIA briefing in early 2003 in which it was made clear that waterboarding and other harsh techniques were being used in the interrogation of an alleged al-Qaeda operative, according to documents the CIA released to Congress on Thursday.

    They can’t handle the truth: Torture critics in Congress were in on it all along

    Memos shed light on CIA use of sleep deprivation

    Though widely perceived as more effective and less objectionable than other interrogation methods, memos show it’s harsher and more controversial than most realize. And it could be brought back.

  • Personal Finance
  • Obama Urges Credit-Card Reform

    A swipe at credit card firms

    If you are drowning in credit card debt and expect Congress to throw you a lifeline, you are going to be disappointed.
    Credit card legislation that is being considered in Washington will not allow you to escape the debt you now have, for example, but could keep card companies from throwing you an anchor.

    Losing Your Job: A Blow to Your Health Too

    Could a layoff send a perfectly healthy person into a downward spiral of sickness? It’s possible, says Kate Strully, a sociologist at State University of New York in Albany. In her new study published in the journal Demography, Strully analyzed a variety of job loss situations — including being fired or laid off or losing a job after the entire company shut down — and found that job loss may indeed trigger serious physical and physiological illness

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  • Happy Mother’s Day! Top 10 worst movie moms

    New ‘Star Trek’: A Splendid Enterprise

    All too often the trailer is better than the movie, but not, it turns out, in the case of “Star Trek.” If you want to know why this huge production will be a huge success — and why it deserves to be — you can find the answer in the terrific trailer that’s been showing for many months.

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