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Jan 16, 2012

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Seattle

By Daisuke Wakabayashi

(Reuters) – Got 48 hours to explore Seattle? Hope for good weather and follow the advice of a Reuters correspondent with local knowledge to help visitors get the most from a short visit.

FRIDAY

4 p.m. – Get an introduction to Seattle with a monorail ride from downtown to the Space Needle, Seattle’s iconic landmark. Ride the elevator up to the observation deck, 520 feet above the city and enjoy the breathtaking views. On a clear day, you will see a snow-capped Mount Rainier to the south and Cascade Mountains to the east. Watch the sun set over the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain range.

Sep 22, 2010
via Summit Notebook

Five weeks: It’s an eternity in the world of politics

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By Christopher Doering

Five weeks:  It may not be a lot of time for many people, but with the pivotal mid-term elections looming on Nov. 2 Delaware Senator Tom Carper said five weeks is an eternity for Democrats to use to turn the tide in their favor.

“Today, five weeks a lot happens. A lot of minds change in five weeks,” Carper, a self-proclaimed “optimist”, told the Reuters Washington Summit.

Jan 14, 2010
via Global News Journal

EU Commission nominee inspired by Rumsfeld

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Olli Rehn

    By David Brunnstrom

    EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner designate Olli Rehn drew inspiration from former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at a hearing in the European Parliament this week.

     Each prospective commissioner has to endure a three-hour grilling to check their credentials.