Take Two for December 5, 2012

House Speaker Boehner Holds News Conference On Impending Fiscal Cliff
Last night, President Obama doubled down on his insistence that any proposal must include an agreement to raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans. He rejected a proposal put forth by the Republican House Speaker John Boehner, that would have raised $800 billion in revenue by closing tax loopholes and scrapping some deductions.
Ashley Judd & Rodney Crowell - Tennesseans For Obama Benefit
Would you vote for Senator Ashley Judd? The actress is currently exploring a 2014 run against Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell. The actress has been an outspoken advocate for causes ranging from AIDS education to environmental matters, and in 2010 she completed her master's in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Obama Native Americans
Today hundreds of tribal leaders are meeting with President Obama for the fourth annual White House Tribal Summit.With more is Suzanne Gamboa, Associated Press Race and Ethnicity reporter
General Electric Quarterly Profit Slides Down By 19 Percent
It's become a given in this country that manufacturing jobs that once powered the middle-class are gone; outsourced offshore to countries with lower wages.
Port of Los Angeles Strike
A tentative deal to end the labor dispute that shut down the ports. Clerical workers at the at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will return to work today after a week-long strike.
Bright Horizons And Jumpstart Chicago Celebrate Read For The Record
Every parent knows how important reading is to their child's development, and kids are more likely to read if they're given books they relate to.But if you're a Latino parent your kids face a challenge.
Avocados are labelled with the European

One man's mission to preserve endangered avocados

While there seems to be enough avocados to go around, some breeds of the fruit are in danger. Luckily there are people working to save this precious, and delicious, resource.
The Norwegian Gem cruise liner ship pass
Tick, tick, tick ... that's the sound of the clock counting down to the end of the world.That is of course if you believe in the apocalyptic Mayan prophecy that says that it's all over on December 21st.
32nd Kennedy Center Honors

Remembering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck, the legendary composer and jazz pianist died today, after suffering heart failure on his way to a cardiologist appointment. Tomorrow would have been his 92nd birthday.
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