- GOP hopes taking shutdown off the table with budget deal will pay dividends
- Chinese Death Star: The moon cited as the perfect launch pad for ballistic missiles
- Help wanted: Homeland Security plagued by vacancies at the top
- We are not amused: Queen’s protection officers warned to keep ‘sticky fingers’ off the royal cashews
- Unleash the crossbows: Gov. Scott Walker creates new hunting season
- Bubonic plague kills 20 in Madagascar
- G-20 diplomats fell for hacker attack promising nude photos of former French first lady Carla Bruni
- Minnesota guardsman charged with stealing private soldier data for fake IDs
- Florida appeals court rules universities can’t regulate guns
- Vladimir Putin defends Russian conservative values
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Uh-oh. President Obama now has to give CBS equal time. The network is launching a new daytime serious-female-talk show called “The Talk” to compete with ABC’s “The View,” which has hosted Mr. Obama — as candidate and president — three times now. There’s already some turmoil, though, with news that Julie Chen, wife of CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, has been chosen to host the show.
“The elephant in the room is that Julie is on the show, but she happens to be terrific,” says CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.
JUST SO YOU KNOW
With approval from President Dmitry Medvedev, Russians officially have celebrated a new holiday to mark the nation’s conversion to Christianity in 988; Muslims have complained that it “excludes them,” according to Reuters.
“Abandoning the historical significance of the baptism of Russia means discarding the supporting pillar of our entire civilization,” Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill told state-run television.
POLL DU JOUR
- 53 percent of Americans say it’s no longer possible to “work hard and get rich” in the U.S.
- 30 percent disagree, 17 percent are unsure.
- 48 percent say it’s possible for “just about anyone” to work their way out of poverty.
- 42 percent believe it’s still possible for motivated people to find work in the U.S.
- 42 percent disagree, 16 percent are not sure.
- 19 percent say today’s children will be better off than their parents.
Source: A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 adults conducted July 23-24.
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