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- Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: If you want to pay more for your doctor, you can under Obamacare
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“Atlas Shrugged: Part I” — a $10 million independent film billed by producers as America’s “first tea party movie” — was released April 15 last year and seen in 277 theaters nationwide, winning support from, among others, House Speaker John A. Boehner and a screening CPAC.
Follow news of the project, including the customary online arguments among friends and foes, here: www.atlasshruggedmovie.com
Bored by tweets? Join the club. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Georgia Institute of Technology asked 1,443 people to rate the quality of 43,738 tweets. The results proved tepid. The respondents liked just 36 percent of what they saw and disliked 25 percent, while 39 percent said the 140-character messages did nothing for them.
“A well-received tweet is not all that common. A significant amount of content is not worth reading,” said lead researcher Michael Bernstein of MIT.
The team, which releases the complete study Feb. 13, advises eager tweeters — including public figures — to stop sharing pedestrian details and “don’t whine.”
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• 68 percent of likely Republican voters in Colorado have a favorable opinion of Rick Santorum.
• 72 percent of likely Republican voters in Minnesota have a favorable opinion of Mr. Santorum.
Source: A Public Policy Poll of 527 likely Republican caucus voters in Colorado and 410 likely Republican caucus voters in Minnesota, conducted Feb. 4.
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