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Archive: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

Will Congress really ban earmarks?

A coalition of tea party-backed senators are already pressing the Republican establishment over the practice of earmarks. Do you think they -- or others in coming years -- will actually succeed in banning the controversial budget practice?...

By Jon DeNunzio | November 13, 2010; 10:18 PM ET | Comments (32)

Grade the policy that bans Fs from report cards

West Potomac High School in Fairfax County has a new grading policy which all but eliminates Fs from students' report cards. Students get Is -- for incomplete -- instead, and they will get Fs only if they fail to complete...

By Jon DeNunzio | November 13, 2010; 9:45 PM ET | Comments (6)

Have you ever been subjected to an airport security 'pat down'?

All in the name of safety, the Transportation Security Administration has introduced new pat-downs at airport security checkpoints. The new methods are drawing the ire privacy advocates and even the pilots and flight attendants who travel most often. More Washington...

By Ryan Kellett | November 12, 2010; 7:05 PM ET | Comments (276)

When should you start thinking about Christmas?

Christmas is a season of delight and wonder, but for some it also means headache and worry. And every holiday season the sound of jingle bells seems to come a little earlier. Are you a fan of the "Christmas creep"...

By Ryan Kellett | November 11, 2010; 6:01 PM ET | Comments (12)

Is freezing the salaries of federal workers an effective way to reduce the deficit?

Federal employees would play a major role in reducing the nation's debt and deficit under a set of draft proposals released Wednesday by the co-chairs of President Obama's deficit commission. Former Clinton White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles and...

By Abha Bhattarai | November 11, 2010; 8:59 AM ET | Comments (9)

Do you think the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' will change morale among troops?

President Obama on Wednesday will sign the landmark repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy before an emotional crowd of hundreds of gay activists and officials. The signing will not immediately end the law, but instead begins the...

By Ryan Kellett | November 10, 2010; 7:12 PM ET | Comments (53)

Which D.C. team's uniform do you like best?

The Washington Nationals unveiled their 2011 jersey at a press conference tonight. Does the new uniform stand out among those of other D.C sports teams? Vote for your favorite below....

By Bethonie Butler | November 10, 2010; 6:48 PM ET | Comments (5)

Are you going to shop on Black Friday?

The day after Thanksgiving traditionally has been a big shopping day for millions of people....

By Abha Bhattarai | November 10, 2010; 12:04 PM ET | Comments (11)

What is the most important issue facing the Group of 20?

Leaders from the Group of 20 are gathering this week in Seoul to discuss ways to boost the sputtering global economy...

By Jodi Westrick | November 9, 2010; 4:43 PM ET | Comments (4)

What puts you at most risk on the road?

Although drowsy driving is eclipsed as a highway hazard by speeding, drunken driving and distracted driving, 41 percent of drivers say they have done it, according to the report from the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety. Falling asleep...

By Abha Bhattarai | November 9, 2010; 8:16 AM ET | Comments (5)

Do Americans spend too much time talking about race?

The Montgomery school system has asked parents to join to talk about race. The groups are aimed at addressing the gap in student achievement, which shows up on nearly every standardized test in the country: White and Asian students score...

By Abha Bhattarai | November 8, 2010; 8:07 PM ET | Comments (17)

Who will be the Cowboys' next coach?

The Cowboys have fired Wade Phillips as head coach and named offensive coordinator Jason Garrett interim coach. Who do you think owner Jerry Jones will have in place as coach when next season begins? If you choose "other," leave your...

By Jon DeNunzio | November 8, 2010; 4:17 PM ET | Comments (11)

Test your knowledge of lymphedema

Lymphedema, a painful and chronic swelling of the lymph nodes, may affect up to 70 percent of women who have undergone surgery or received radiation for breast cancer. Men who have undergone prostate cancer surgery often experience it as well....

By Abha Bhattarai | November 8, 2010; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Do you think the health care law will have a positive or negative effect on your open enrollment choices this year?

For millions of Americans who get their health insurance through their job, autumn brings not only falling leaves and cooler breezes, but also difficult choices. That's because it's the time when many employers present workers with their insurance options for...

By Abha Bhattarai | November 8, 2010; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (2)

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