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EU-US Summit; November 20. Now In Session

The EU-US Summit taking place on 20 November in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the first EU-US summit since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.

The EU will be represented by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, assisted by High Representative Catherine Ashton.

The United States will be represented by President Barack Obama assisted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

On top of the agenda is the signing of a new NATO agreement.

Here’s the first live pictures from the Summit, provided by the EU Council:

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Rally To Restore Sanity: Watch It LIVE From Washington

Jon Stewart‘s “Rally To Restore Sanity” is starting in Washington in under half an hour. It will be interesting to see how many people the famous comedian are able to gather in a “respectful disagreement” to discuss the issues that truly impact our lives (minus the political discord).

“We will send a message to our leaders! We are here! – but only until six…”

Jon Stewart

The Comedy Central have provided a link to the US capital where the rally is supposed to start in about 20 minutes. Click at the picture below, and follow this extraordinary event LIVE!


(If that link doesn’t work, try this one.)

I anyone should find themself a bit puzzled over Mr. Colbert’s slogan “March To Keep Fear Alive,” here’s a little musical hint for you…

(Thanks to the very talented people at versusplus.com).

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Jon Stewart Takes On Obama's Chief Economic Advisor

Once again Jon Stewart takes on a task that primary should have been performed by the top news media. You know, like Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC and the other major opinion makers, simply by asking US President Barack Obama’s chief economic advisor what he’s actually advising the president to do about the economic mess.

Austan Dean Goolsbee (born 1969) is an American economist, currently serving under President Barack Obama as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Goolsbee is on leave from the University of Chicago where he is the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business.

Okay, here it is; Jon Stewart’s exclusive interview with Austan Dean Goolsbee.

Enjoy !

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