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Archive: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

What is your favorite political movie?

Vote for your favorite below, and add other top-picks in the comments field....

By Abha Bhattarai | August 20, 2010; 6:58 PM ET | Comments (17)

What would you do with a $1 coin?

How many $1 coins have you seen in circulation? Since the Presidential $1 Coin Program launched in 2007, I have received just one during a commercial transaction. The cashier apologized profusely while passing me a tarnished coin bearing a likeness...

By Jodi Westrick | August 20, 2010; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (72)

Who 'owns' Ground Zero?

New Yorkers say national debate over a mosque being built by Ground Zero bears little resemblance to the reality on the ground in NYC. So, the question is, who knows what's best for New York? Read the full article....

By Jodi Westrick | August 20, 2010; 7:47 AM ET | Comments (40)

If President Karzai's links to allegedly corrupt officials are true, what should the U.S. do?

New accounts from Afghan officials suggest that President Hamid Karzai may have been closely involved in a corruption scandal that led to the arrest of one of his advisers last month. There is also speculation that Karzai personally intervened in...

By Abha Bhattarai | August 19, 2010; 8:45 PM ET | Comments (5)

Rate Toyota's safety reputation

By Abha Bhattarai | August 19, 2010; 4:34 PM ET | Comments (16)

Who is your favorite Sunday morning talk show host?

By Jodi Westrick | August 19, 2010; 3:28 PM ET | Comments (29)

Should there be criminal punishment for
steroid use?

Sources say former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens is to be indicted on charges of perjury for lying to Congress about his use of performance-enhancement drugs. Read the full story....

By Abha Bhattarai | August 19, 2010; 1:45 PM ET | Comments (6)

Too many vacations for President Obama?

The Obamas arrived at Martha's Vineyard Thursday to start their last vacation of the summer. The White House refused to say whether the family would stay at the same very private compound as last year. Read the full article....

By Jodi Westrick | August 19, 2010; 8:23 AM ET | Comments (102)

Will you boycott Target?

When Target gave money in July to a pro-business group in Minnesota, the company thought it was helping its bottom line by backing candidates in its home state who support lower taxes. Instead, the retailer has found itself in a...

By Jodi Westrick | August 19, 2010; 7:17 AM ET | Comments (80)

Would you buy Spanx for Men?

Spanx, which specializes in stretchy shapewear, announced that it will be adding a line of bottoms to its men's collection this fall. The company already offers undershirts for men who are looking to keep unsightly beer bellies and love handles...

By Abha Bhattarai | August 18, 2010; 6:55 PM ET | Comments (1)

How much do you plan to spend on school supplies this year?

By Abha Bhattarai | August 18, 2010; 5:32 PM ET | Comments (4)

Is GM's IPO a victory for the government?

General Motors, which has received $50 billion in government loans and bailout money, re-debuted its share into the stock market Thursday morning. The company priced the stock at $33 a share, and expects to fetch more than $20 billion in...

By Abha Bhattarai | August 18, 2010; 4:59 PM ET | Comments (32)

Vote for your favorite Rod Blagojevich quote

When a jury announced Tuesday that they could only agree on one count against former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, he crowed: "The government threw everything but the kitchen sink at me. They could not prove I did anything wrong --...

By Jodi Westrick | August 18, 2010; 12:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Should parents teach their children to use guns?

In the red rock and sand of the Arizona desert, just past the retirement villages and golf greens that have made this sun-worshipping city famous, sits the biggest public shooting range in the United States. Not far away are the...

By Jodi Westrick | August 18, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (18)

Dr. Laura to end show: Right decision?

Laura Schlessinger, the blunt-spoken, sometimes controversial radio talk-show host whose racially charged comments drew widespread condemnation last week, said Tuesday that she will end her radio career at the end of the year. Read the full article....

By Jodi Westrick | August 18, 2010; 7:22 AM ET | Comments (118)

Should travel to Cuba be more accessible for Americans?

The White House is preparing to unveil new measures that would allow Americans more opportunities to travel to Cuba, according to sources in the Obama administration. These policies would not lift the ban on American tourists, but would make it...

By Abha Bhattarai | August 17, 2010; 8:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Blagojevich verdict: What do you think?

After a jury found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty of one count of lying to federal agents on Tuesday, a federal judge says he intends to declare a mistrial on the remaining 23 counts in the political corruption trial....

By Jon DeNunzio | August 17, 2010; 5:45 PM ET | Comments (82)

What 90s TV star mash-up would you most like to see?

"Melissa & Joey": Did you miss them while they were gone? Well, they missed you. They seem really glad to be back on a sitcom. Whom are we even talking about? Oh, come on. Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence...

By Jodi Westrick | August 17, 2010; 2:32 PM ET | Comments (1)

Which American Girl doll is your favorite?

The American Girls are coming to town next summer. The new Tysons Corner store will feature a hair salon, bistro and Creativi-Tees boutique. Read the full story. Which doll do you like best? Vote below, or add your favorite to...

By Abha Bhattarai | August 17, 2010; 1:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Should Facebook add a 'dislike' button?

There are a lot of things to dislike on Facebook: status updates about weird online games and those that parrot the already-discredited lies of politicians, to name two. So the ability to vote against this content by clicking a "Dislike"...

By Jodi Westrick | August 17, 2010; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (6)

Are you donating to help Pakistan?

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged foreign donors Sunday to speed up assistance to the 20 million people made homeless by the disastrous floods that have rocked Pakistan. He claimed to have never seen anything like the disaster caused by the floods,...

By Jodi Westrick | August 16, 2010; 2:16 PM ET | Comments (87)

Do you approve of the construction of a
mosque near Ground Zero?

President Obama's remarks Friday and Saturday on a proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero sparked heated exchanges on the Sunday morning news shows. Read the full article. Visit PostPolitics for more coverage....

By Jodi Westrick | August 16, 2010; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (8)

Would you eat seafood from the Gulf of Mexico?

Following the oil spill crisis, seafood from the Gulf of Mexico is being thoroughly tested - and not just through sniff tests - in an effort to find minute traces of oil. Does this attention reassure you? Read the full...

By Jodi Westrick | August 16, 2010; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (14)

Do you love or hate Restaurant Week?

D.C.'s Restaurant Week starts this week. While many love the accessibility to restaurants they may not have been able to try regularly, others complain that the quality is not as good. What's your take? Love it or hate it?...

By Jodi Westrick | August 16, 2010; 8:28 AM ET | Comments (7)

Who do you want to see as Redskins' quarterback?

In an offseason marked by dramatic change throughout Redskins Park, there's one player on the roster who knows the team's new offensive playbook better than his teammates. It's not exactly common across the league, but for now, Washington's No. 2...

By Jodi Westrick | August 16, 2010; 7:17 AM ET | Comments (5)

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