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Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House -- President Barack Obama delivers an address on jobs and the economy to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol September 8, 2011

President Obama calls on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act

President Barack Obama wants to shore up the sagging economy by putting “… more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working.” Last night, in an address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, the president presented the American Jobs Act, which he claims will achieve those goals. THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, and fellow Americans: Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country.  We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions... Read More →

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Photo: www.whitehouse.gov -- President Obama reacts to the mass shooting in Arizona January 8, 2011

President Obama speaks out about mass shooting in Arizona

Remarks by the President on the Shootings in Tucson, Arizona The White House THE PRESIDENT:  As many of you are aware, earlier today a number of people were shot in Tucson, Arizona, including several who were meeting at a supermarket with their congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords.  We are still assembling all the facts, but we know that Representative Giffords was one of the victims.  She is currently at a hospital in the area, and she is battling for her life. We also know that at least five people lost their lives... Read More →

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Hot movies, deals, and entertainment news

“Iron Man 2”  a hot ticket seller Another comic book-inspired movie is blasting into theaters today, and is set to make a ton of money at the domestic Box Office this weekend. The Hollywood Reporter says “Iron Man 2” scored an estimated $7.5 million at midnight shows — with a predicted weekend tally of $140 million. This film sequel to the 2008 blockbuster is on a nice roll. It opened in foreign markets a few days ago and according to Box Office Mojo, “Iron Man 2” has rung up more than $120 million worldwide.... Read More →

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Biz Bytes: Box Office record & Bernie Madoff’s victims speak out

Hollywood movies are raking in the dough Hollywood films are making a ton of money, serious green, like in the billions of dollars. The 2009 Box Office should reach $9.681 billion today, surpassing the best-year ever record of $9.680 billion set in 2007, according to Hollywood.com. This is a surprise for a couple of reasons: one there are still about three weeks left in the year and some big movies will hit theaters during that time and number two, the economy is clawing its way out of a recession!!... Read More →

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