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- No tailgating allowed at Super Bowl XLVIII
- Pentagon to transport African troops to Central African Republic
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend’s shopping jumps to his death
- Ukraine leader to talk with protesters; Washington urges caution
- Pope Francis: A nun saved my life
- Israeli P.M. Netanyahu backs out of Mandela funeral
- Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle
- U.S., British intelligence agents enter online sci-fi world to spy on gamers
- Sarah Palin to host the outdoors show ‘Amazing America’
Inside the Beltway: No geezers allowed in GOP race
The countdown is still on for the last sanctioned Republican presidential debate, scheduled to air March 19 on PBS and NPR stations nationwide from Portland, Ore. — sponsored by the broadcasters, the Oregon Republican Party and The Washington Times, and moderated by Ray Suarez of PBS and Ralph Z. Hallow of The Times. The intimate audience would only number 120. The candidates have been asked to avoid potshots and concentrate on in-depth discussion.
Is the debate a go? Organizers, who have yet to reveal if the four GOP hopefuls have accepted their invitations, are cautiously optimistic.
“We’re moving forward,” says the state’s GOP chairman, Allen Alley.
POST ‘GAME CHANGE’
Has HBO lost some viewers after airing “Game Change,” the dramatic portrayal of the 2008 presidential election? Maybe. “Please don’t use my name as I’m in the entertainment biz, but I called DirecTV last night and canceled HBO. The operator told me they have had a ton of calls,” one disgruntled viewer told Instapundit and Pajamas Media contributor Glenn Reynolds.
Meanwhile, while some critics insist that “Game Change” was both ambitious and fair, BigHollywood.com contributor Stacy Drake vetted the film and compiled the “Top 10 Lies of HBO’s ‘Game Change.’ “
POLL DU JOUR
• 73 percent of Americans are “very concerned” about the amount of U.S. debt held by other countries.
• 81 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of conservatives, 65 percent of Democrats and 58 percent of liberals agree.
• 57 percent overall are “very concerned” how the political situation in Iran will affect the U.S. economy.
• 68 percent of Republicans, 67 percent of conservatives, 48 percent of Democrats and 42 percent of liberals agree.
• 51 percent overall are very concerned how trade relations with China will affect the U.S. economy.
• 65 percent of Republicans, 62 percent of conservatives, 40 percent of Democrats and 32 percent of liberals agree.
Source: A Gallup poll of 1,029 U.S. adults conducted Feb. 2 to 5 and released Friday.
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