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President Obama nominates Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Justice David Sutor. If confirmed she will be the first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court. Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, New York and was raised in a housing project just a few blocks from Yankee Stadium. She earned her A.B. from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude, and obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. In 1991 Sotomayor was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and 1n 1997 she was nominated by P ...

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President Barack Obama received an honorary doctor of laws degree Sunday during the commencement ceremony at Notre Dame University. While a small number of pro life protesters were arrested for trespassing, the majority of students and faculty at the Catholic University welcomed the president. Obama acknowledged the irreconcilable differences of opinion on the abortion debate, but urged both factions to stop demonizing the other and begin to work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies. ...

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President Obama is committed to reviving the Arab-Israeli peace process. Yesterday, King Abdullah II of Jordan came to the White House to present the Arab position. The meeting marked the fist time an Arab leader has had an audience with a US president. Abdullah attended school in England at St. Edmund's School , and Eaglebrook School and Deerfield Academy in the United States. His university training was at Pembroke College, Oxford. In 1980, Abdullah left Pembroke and entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom as a cadet. He joined the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) upon c ...

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The G20 leaders meet in London this week amidst protesters. The world economy is in shambles and most agree that little will be accomplished at the summit besides grandstanding. The UK unemployment rose to levels not seen since 1971 and the Bank of England policy maker David Blanchflower called for more stimulus as Prime Minister Brown's rescue package has failed to stop the downturn....Stay tuned... ...

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The issues and problems are omnipresent for our new president, but I for one am comforted by Obama's command of the facts and eagerness to engage. It's a stark contrast from our previous chief executive.

A side note: Five of the last seven US Presidents have been left handed: Ford, Bush the elder, Reagan, Clinton and Obama, what's more, no matter who won the previous election, we were destined to put another lefty in the White House since both Obama and McCain are left handed. Other lefty notables: Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Angelina Jolie and my daughter ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Its gonna take time, A whole lot of precious time. Its gonna take patience and time, ummm To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it right. George Harrison That was the message from President Obama's Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag this weekend...minus Harrison's hip, melodic delivery and eastern philosophy vibe. Note to Congress: He purposefully skipped over the second verse about how it's gonna take plenty of money. ...

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