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  • Obama Shift to Center Takes Business-Friendly Tone
    January 9, 2011

    "Liberal Democrats will yell, but they will stay with him. Where else could they go?"

    Stephen Wayne, professor of government, on President Obama's re-election chances within his own base.

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    Source: CNBC

  • Economists See Growth with Unemployment Report
    January 7, 2011
    "There's only so much the government can do, especially in times of very large deficits. I think the government should be active and should be engaged but with a realistic sense of what it can or can't accomplish."

    Harry Holzer, professor of public policy, on the level of unemployment in the United States.

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    Source: The Takeaway

  • Blood Test to Spot Cancer
    January 7, 2011

    "The dream is, a woman comes in for her mammogram and gets a tube of blood drawn so doctors can look for cancer cells in her blood as well as tumors on the imaging exam."

    Minetta Liu, breast cancer specialist at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, about a test has the potential to transform care for many types of cancer, especially breast, prostate, colon and lung.

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    Source: Associated Press

  • Baby bin Ladens' Posing New Threat to West
    January 6, 2011
    "Bin-Laden's become the new Ché Guevara. He's become an icon for the rage of all kinds of people with all sorts of causes."

    C. Christine Fair, assistant professor of foreign service, on Bin Laden's popularity in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

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    Source: The Telegraph (UK)

  • 112th Congress Convenes
    January 4, 2011

    "Republicans have said they are going to be attaching some strings to that and we’ll see how tight those strings are about entitlement reforms in order to get enough votes from the new freshman class of Republicans."

    Michele Swers, associate professor of government, on the fight to raise the debt ceiling, which she says will likely take place within the Republican caucus.

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    Source: Capitol News Connection

  • Goldman's Facebook fund tests SEC resolve
    January 4, 2011

    "You have a lot of people who could probably create private markets that rival the public ones to deliver large amounts of capital to big companies without triggering all the burdens of being a public company."

    Donald Langevoort, Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law, on Goldman Sachs’ plan to offer its clients shares in Facebook.

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    Source: Reuters

  • Slain Pakistani governor opposed to blasphemy law
    January 4, 2011

    "It is tragic, and it shows you how much it will cost when you stand up to do things that are right."

    C. Christine Fair, assistant professor of foreign service, on the assassination of a Pakistani governor opposed to the country’s blasphemy laws.

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    Source: The Washington Times

  • Look Ahead 2011
    December 31, 2010
    "I think when you look forward to this Congress, so much of it is not going to be about social issues. The last Democratic Congress kind of acted to get some of those out of the way, notably don’t ask don’t tell. I think they really wanted that through because they knew it was going to be very difficult this time over."

    E.J. Dionne, professor in the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, on the upcoming session of Congress.

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    Source: PBS

  • As 2011 Arrives So Does the Presidential Race
    December 31, 2010
    "The hardest thing for a group of candidates is to stand out from one another. I think the field is just going to be pretty well-packed with a lot of speculation until we have some results."

    Stephen Wayne, professor of government, on the possible Republican candidates for the 2012 presidential election.
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    Source: The Seattle Times

  • Holiday Sales Up but Consumer Confidence Down
    December 29, 2010

    "We see this interesting difference between what people say their confidence level is and what they actually do. They go out and spend. I think the actual behavior is more important than what they say they're doing."

    Phillip Swagel, visiting professor of business, on the actual consumer spending.

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    Source: WBIR TV (Knoxville, TN)

  • Health Care Reform Act Progressing Despite Challenges
    December 27, 2010
    “We know medical care can be better organized and delivered. Every analyst who studies health care believes it is possible to simultaneously lower costs and improve quality. The major question is how to realize it.”

    Judith Feder, professor of public policy, quoted from an article she co-wrote on the Affordable Care Act.

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    Source: The Epoch Times

  • Qatar Invests in Institutions for a Post-Carbon Era
    December 24, 2010
    An issue with bringing "western education to Qatar is between seeing it as a commodity that can be bought as opposed to an intellectual process that can be encouraged. We are now tempting Qatar's leaders to see universities as a commodity."

    Gary Wasserman, professor of government, on the sudden boom in higher education institutions with campuses in Qatar.

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    Source: (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) Gulf News

  • Korean Tensions Leave US With 'Lousy Options'
    December 23, 2010
    "In regard to the artillery shelling, this was a military action. We've seen skirmishes, but not premeditated military action really since 1968, when the North Koreans attempted to raid the South's presidential compound."

    Victor Cha, director of Asian studies and the D.S. Song-Korea Foundation Chair in Asian Studies and Government, on recent military actions of North Korea.
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    Source: NPR

  • A Possible Cure for Diabetes
    December 15, 2010
    “We need to get the amount of insulin up to the point [of] being secreted from each cell that it will be enough to cure diabetes in humans.”

    Ian Gallicano, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology, on investigating how stem cells from testes may cure diabetes.
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    Source: Fox News

  • Stem Cells From Testes May Cure Diabetic Men
    December 13, 2010

    "We need to get the amount of insulin up to the point [of] being secreted from each cell that it will be enough to cure diabetes in humans."

    G. Ian Gallicano, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology at Georgetown University Medical Center, on a new method that has successfully brought down the blood glucose levels of diabetic mice.

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    Source: Fox News

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