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Rundown for November 16, 2012
12:06 PM EST Comment

Petraeus Testifies, Lawmakers Talk Fiscal Cliff

Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings Friday that he believed all along that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a terrorist strike.

12:15 PM EST 19 Comments

Analyst: David Petraeus Is No General Patton

As commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, General David Petraeus got credit as a great general. Is that an accurate reflection of reality? Not everyone thinks so.

12:35 PM EST Comment

FEMA Responds To Accusations It ‘Abandoned’ The Rockaways

New York City officials, as well as volunteers helping in the Superstorm Sandy recovery effort, say it took FEMA as long as two weeks to show up in the Rockaways, one of the hardest-hit areas.

12:40 PM EST Comment

What Pres. Obama Learns From Lincoln

President Obama held a private screening yesterday of Steven Speilberg’s new film “Lincoln.” What lessons does the Lincoln presidency hold for President Obama and for U.S. politics today?

12:50 PM EST 36 Comments

Kathy Gunst’s Guide To A Low-Stress Thanksgiving

Kathy’s strategy for Thanksgiving: plan, plan, plan. She lays out her timeline for Here & Now and shares four great recipes.

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February 26 35 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 106 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.