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November 22nd, 2011 by in Images, Links

If History Was Written By The Losers[Cracked]

5 Captain Planet Episodes That Went Horribly Wrong – [Gamma Squad]

‘Super Committee’ Fails To Reach Agreement[CNN]

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders traded blame Monday for the failure of the congressional “super committee” to forge a deficit reduction deal, but they also called for Congress to work out an agreement before painful automatic budget cuts take place in 2013.

Earlier, the co-chairs of the bipartisan special joint committee said in a statement that “after months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline.”

Related: What Now? (Infographic)

Poll: Fox News Viewers Less Informed Than Those Who Read No News – [TPM]

The poll — which asked New Jerseyans where they find news and information about current events — found that Sunday morning news shows are the most informative, while Fox News actually leads people to be less informed than those who consume no news at all.

The poll focused partly on popular uprisings in Egypt and Syria. Asked whether the people of Egypt successfully topped Hosni Mubarak’s regime, 49 percent of Fox News viewers answered “yes” — the lowest on the scale — while 68 percent of NPR listeners answered in the affirmative, the highest on the scale.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 (Photos) – [The Big Picture]

Deadly New Clashes in Egypt’s Tahrir Square (Photos) – [In Focus]

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