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10:24 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Steve Jobs Didn't Invent Design, But He Patented It

Steve Jobs filed more than 300 patents, now on display at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, D.C.
Melisa Goh NPR

Originally published on Sun May 13, 2012 1:59 pm

U.S. Patent No. D486486 reads: "A display device with a moveable assembly attached to a flat panel display and to a base." Then there's Patent No. D469109, "the ornamental design for a media player, substantially as shown and described."

Those are just a couple of the more than 300 patents that bear the name Steven P. Jobs, the late CEO of Apple. A new exhibition opened on Friday at the Smithsonian's Ripley Center in Washington, D.C., titled The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World.

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Opinion
10:23 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Weekly Standard: President Obama's Fake Pragmatism

President Barack Obama embraces Speaker of the House John Boehner before delivering remarks during a dinner with bipartisan Congressional leaders in the East Room of the White House May 2, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 7:07 am

Fred Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard.

The White House, Democrats, and sympathetic elements of the media have been remarkably successful in establishing this idea: that President Obama, a pragmatist at heart, has sought to accommodate congressional Republicans time after time, only to be spurned by a party bent on rejecting his policies across the board. There's a problem with this notion. It's not true.

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Opinion
10:23 am
Mon May 14, 2012

The Nation: Can Romney Catch Up To Obama Online?

President Barack Obama posts a Tweet during an online Twitter town hall meeting from the East Room of the White House July 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. A strong online presence was one strength of the president's campaign during the 2008 election.
Brendan Smialowski Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 7:08 am

Ben Adler is a writer for The Nation.

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Television
10:22 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Johnny Carson Gets The 'Masters' Treatment

Fifty years ago, Johnny Carson became the host of The Tonight Show.
NBC/Photofest PBS

Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 11:15 am

Johnny Carson walked away from The Tonight Show, after 30 years at the top of the late-night ratings, of his own volition. And except for a few fleeting TV appearances after he retired, he never looked back — and never went back. When filmmaker Peter Jones would send an annual letter to Carson, asking for his cooperation in a TV biography of him, the answer was always no. One year, Carson went so far as to explain why: Let the work, he said, speak for itself.

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The Two-Way
10:19 am
Mon May 14, 2012

FAMU Band Will Remain Suspended Another Year

Florida A&M Marching 100 Drum Major Robert Champion during a performance at halftime of the game against Howard University at Bragg Memorial Stadium on Oct. 8, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida.
Don Juan Moore AP

The president of Florida A&M University said his school's Marching 100 band — which has been marred by a hazing scandal — will remain suspended through the 2012-2013 school year.

The Orlando Sentinel reports James Ammons informed the board of his decision during a teleconference today. The Sentinel adds:

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