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New Year's Day
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Leaving behind a year of bruising legislative battles, President Barack Obama enters his fourth year in office having calculated that he no longer needs Congress to promote his agenda and may even benefit in his re-election campaign if lawmakers take little action in 2012.
NASA is counting down the seconds until its twin spacecraft bound for the moon make back-to-back arrivals over the New Year's weekend.
Oscar-nominated actress Helena Bonham Carter, famed for playing quirky characters as well as British royalty, joins a former prisoner, a reality TV guru and several Olympics organizers on the list of people being awarded honors by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year.
Law enforcement officials are continuing their crackdown on drunken driving across Michigan for the New Year's holiday weekend.
Before passing comment on someone's "baby bump," take a pregnant pause. Likewise, give up promoting "shared sacrifice." Michigan's Lake Superior State University is featuring those phrases in its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.
After hundreds of thousands of tons of rock were hauled out and tens of thousands of man-hours were spent, Vermont celebrated the completion of the most significant engineering challenge that came after the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene.
As I do every year, I'm going to make 2012 a bold, wonderful year. Let all Americans who care commit to being like the majestic American bison that turns and faces the howling storm.
With 2012 right around the corner, it is time to think of a New Year's resolution, and this goes for Congress as well. Instead of "kicking the can" down the road with failed attempts like 2011's supercommittee, Congress should make a real effort to start fixing the U.S. debt problem and take significant steps toward promoting economic growth in January.