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Science, God, and Presidential Politics
Science and God are again front and center in presidential politics. GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry launched the discussion by responding to a boy's question about the age of the earth. He said, "You know what, I don't have any idea." He told the young man that evolution is "a theory that's out there" but that's "got some gaps in it."
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Jon Huntsman Vies for 'The Colbert Bump'
With poor poll percentages and even worse fundraising numbers, there's no denying that these days Jon Huntsman could use a little public relations pick-me-up. On Monday, the former governor swapped out the New Hampshire house party circuit for Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" in an effort to obtain the popularity propellant that is "The Colbert bump."
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Dayton, Ohio Welcomes Immigrants
There's a very encouraging AP story out from Dan Sewell about how Dayton, Ohio welcomes immigrants as an economic revitalization strategy.
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BREAKING: Police Remove #OccupyOakland
Oakland police arrested dozens of people at a plaza outside City Hall, two weeks after the protesters began building an intricate encampment as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed and economic inequality.
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Rick Perry Unveils 'Cut, Balance, and Grow' Economic Plan
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is rolling out an economic plan that includes a flat tax proposal, private retirement accounts for Social Security and a lower corporate tax rate.
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Religion, Morality, and the Financial Industry: An Interview With Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks
Few religious leaders have such a universal appeal and global authority as Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Rabbi Sacks has been Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth since September 1991, was knighted by the Queen in 2005 and made a Life Peer, taking his seat in the House of Lords, in 2009. He has written 24 books, his most recent being "The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning," which was published this year.
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