AirTalk for December 29, 2011

President Obama Gives An Economic Address At Kansas High School

More Liberal than Thou?

According to a new Gallup/USA Today poll Americans see themselves ideologically closer to Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. Furthest away are Michele Bachman and Barack Obama. Using a 5 point scale with 1 being very liberal and 5 being very conservative, the mean score is 3.3 which puts the average American slightly to the right ideologically and most closely aligned with Jon Huntsman. Overall 42% of Americans describe themselves as very conservative or conservative, 19% very liberal or liberal and 37% as moderate.
California supreme court

State Supreme Court decides on redevelopment money

The California Supreme Court made a decision in the fate of hundreds of redevelopment agencies on the legality of seizing $1.7 billion in redevelopment money to balance California’s budget.
Mars rover Curiosity

Top Science Stories of 2011

This last year saw a possible challenge to the theory of relativity with the discovery of subatomic particles able to travel faster than the speed of light, incredible advances in the treatment of AIDS and a supercomputer won a game show. Social media paved the way for social unrest, and NASA bid farewell to one of its most successful programs-the space shuttle-as another successful program-the Kepler satellite faces a budget crisis. Join Larry to cast your vote for the top story of the year. Unlike your high school science classes, there are no wrong answers!
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