Stimulus-created job numbers due Saturday Kathy Rodriguez's job as a coordinator of a Meals on Wheels program in St. Paul could be one of the jobs saved by federal stimulus dollars. The state of Minnesota must report by Saturday how many stimulus dollars it spent and how many jobs it saved and created -- something that's sure to draw both fire and praise.3:50 p.m.
Stimulus-created job numbers due Saturday Kathy Rodriguez's job as a coordinator of a Meals on Wheels program in St. Paul could be one of the jobs saved by federal stimulus dollars. The state of Minnesota must report by Saturday how many stimulus dollars it spent and how many jobs it saved and created -- something that's sure to draw both fire and praise.5:50 p.m.
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World Reacts To Obama's Nobel
World leaders have urged President Obama to seize the surprise award of the Nobel Peace Prize as a chance to increase diplomatic efforts to forge peace in the globe's trouble spots. The announcement is being interpreted by many in Europe as a bid to encourage Obama's diplomatic overtures toward America's enemies.
Mixed Reaction To Obama Prize
Americans from around the country speak out on what they think of President Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Obama was the surprise winner of this year's award.
Week In Politics Reviewed
E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss what the Nobel Peace Prize means for President Obama's and his presidency. They also discuss what the award means for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, or on multilateral diplomacy.
A Forgotten Health Debate: Funding Long-term Care
Donna Taylor's father planned ahead — he had insurance and savings to pay for health coverage when he retired. But when he got sick and couldn't walk, he found he did not have enough coverage to pay for care for himself and his disabled wife.
Separating Taliban From Jihadists May Not Be Easy
U.S. officials this week have signaled that President Obama may choose to redirect the U.S. military in Afghanistan from a focus on the Taliban to a narrower mission of opposing al-Qaida. But while some Taliban seem interested only in participating in Afghan political life, others may harbor global jihadist aspirations.
In Off-Year Fundraising, Democrats May Have Edge
The buzz around Washington is that Republican fundraising is picking up momentum, while Democrats wonder what happened to their money mojo from the presidential campaign. But a closer look at the numbers tells a different story.
Golf, Rugby Introduced For 2016 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee voted Friday to add golf and rugby to the 2016 Summer Games. The games are the first new Summer Olympic sports since taekwondo and triathlon were added in 2000. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis says golf's introduction gives Olympic officials the star power they desire in the form of Tiger Woods.
Gay Activists Question March On Washington
Some gay rights activists say the march planned for this weekend in Washington, D.C., is bad timing and may drain resources from critical fights raging elsewhere, and that old-fashioned lobbying is much more effective. Organizers counter that it's not an either/or situation.
'Good Hair': Untangling A Knotty (But Big) Business
Spurred by a wistful question from his daughter — "Why don't I have good hair?" — Chris Rock sets out to explore the booming black hair-care industry. The comic doesn't exactly take a fine-toothed comb to the question of why some African-American men and women go to such lengths to keep their 'dos done just so — but he has a good time with the process.