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Archive: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

What's your experience riding Amtrak's Acela?

Amtrak's Acela Express is celebrating its tenth anniversary Saturday. In fiscal 2010, the service carried 3.2 million passengers at an average of 72 percent capacity on peak segments. And new plans are in the works for the future of high...

By Ryan Kellett | December 10, 2010; 6:57 PM ET | Comments (7)

Do you support legalizing online gambling in D.C.?

D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (I-At-Large) is offering up online gambling as a way for the city to help a $200 million budget deficit....

By Ryan Kellett | December 10, 2010; 5:12 PM ET | Comments (11)

Do you care whether the president smokes?

Apparently dealing with the worst financial crisis in decades, two wars, declining popularity and a shellacking at the polls has done wonders for President Obama's smoking habit - he hasn't touched a cigarette in nine months, according to the White...

By Abha Bhattarai | December 10, 2010; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (27)

What is the next step in 'don't ask, don't tell'?

The Senate procedural vote to end the military's "don't ask, don't tell" practice failed Thursday. Senators came up short of the 60 votes needed to advance the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contained language ending the ban on gays...

By Ryan Kellett | December 9, 2010; 5:08 PM ET | Comments (40)

Should Maryland legalize same-sex marriage?

A majority of senators on a key committee in Maryland now favor legalizing same-sex marriage, making it increasingly likely that the state will join five others and the District in allowing such unions. Membership changes on the panel, where same-sex...

By Abha Bhattarai | December 9, 2010; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (17)

What's the greatest benefit for Obama in extending the Bush tax cuts?

President Obama has shown he is will extend the Bush tax cuts in exchange for jobless benefits. But his other motive may be a deliberate strategy to reach a concrete compromise with Republicans, and portray himself as the last reasonable...

By Ryan Kellett | December 6, 2010; 6:06 PM ET | Comments (23)

Why do you think so many teens engage in binge drinking?

Binge drinking, or consuming many drinks fairly quickly, has been a hallmark of college life. But students in high school and even middle school are also engaging in it, according to emergency room nurse Sheila DeRiso, local police officials and...

By Abha Bhattarai | December 6, 2010; 2:17 PM ET | Comments (10)

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