Morning Cram

Morning Cram
8:20 am
Fri November 9, 2012

The Morning Cram [modern day plato edition]

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From NPR: Far from the political theater of China's Communist Party Congress in Beijing this week is a cave that the country's next leader once called home. Just 15 at the time, Xi Jinping was sent by his family in Beijing to the remote rural village Liangjiahe in the hills of Shaanxi Province, hundreds of miles away, where for seven years he lived in a cave scooped out of the yellow loess hillsides.

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Morning Cram
8:59 am
Thu November 8, 2012

The Morning Cram [on the edge edition]

From NPR: With the election over, attention in Washington has turned to the nation's debt and deficit challenges — most immediately the looming fiscal cliff. That's the $600 billion worth of expiring tax breaks and automatic spending cuts set to start taking effect Jan. 1.

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Morning Cram
9:12 am
Wed November 7, 2012

The Morning Cram [56th quadrennial peaceful revolution edition]

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From NPR: Winning matters. Having earned a second term, President Obama will attempt to build on and expand the agenda from his first, launching new initiatives on tax policy, education and immigration. But having won the popular vote by a bare majority — and still facing a divided Congress — Obama may find it difficult to gather momentum for his policies.

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Morning Cram
8:45 am
Tue November 6, 2012

The Morning Cram [polite polities edition]

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From NPR: For most of us, Election Day marks a welcome end to months of relentless political ads and partisan bickering. But in an age when the rules about when it's OK to express one's political opinion seem to have frayed, what if someone decides the line at the polling station is the place to talk politics?

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Morning Cram
8:18 am
Mon November 5, 2012

The Morning Cram [campaign all-nighter edition]

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From NPR: Tomorrow, as those who follow politics probably know, is Election Day. The battle between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has been contentious, expensive, personal, illuminating, ugly, frustrating, petty, enlightening and, above all, long. And it is expected to be close.

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Morning Cram
8:29 am
Tue October 30, 2012

The Morning Cram [too close to call edition]

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From NPR: The latest and last NPR Battleground Poll for 2012 shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holding the narrowest of leads in the national sample, but trailing President Obama in the dozen states that will decide the election.

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Morning Cram
9:08 am
Fri October 26, 2012

The Morning Cram [i want it now edition]

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From NPR: We've been looking at how technology has totally changed what it means to watch television or a movie. One of the biggest changes has been in demand — people want a baseball game — on their smartphone, wherever they are, right now.

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Morning Cram
8:46 am
Wed October 24, 2012

The Morning Cram [to bodly go edition]

Steve Silverman helped Google build its new Trekker.
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From NPR: Google's Street View maps are headed into the backcountry.

Kentucky: Kentucky’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort resulted in 1,636 citations for drunken driving this year. More than 51,000 Kentucky voters have cast absentee ballots ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

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Morning Cram
8:27 am
Tue October 23, 2012

The Morning Cram [age of empires edition]

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
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From NPR: Microsoft, the company that defined the PC, is still enormously profitable — but not as profitable as it once was.

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Morning Cram
8:46 am
Mon October 22, 2012

The Morning Cram [made in China edition]

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From NPR: If the last presidential debate was any indication, you'll be hearing a lot about China in tonight's third and final face-off between President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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