Some people want President Obama to express more passion. Others say he must show greater resolve in dealings with Republicans in Congress. Still others complain that he's indecisive and often too slow to act.
The criticisms have resonated with many Americans of color, who say they also face a minefield in the workplace. They identify with the fine line that Obama must walk to avoid misperceptions: assertiveness taken as aggressiveness; passion interpreted as anger; confidence as arrogance; or poise as passivity.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Marisa Weiss has treated thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer. But in April of 2010, the founder of the website breastcancer.org found herself on the other side of the examining table. After a routine mammogram, she was diagnosed with a breast tumor.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted bail by a London court as he fights extradition to Sweden for questioning in a sex-crimes investigation, the Associated Press, the BBC and other news outlets are reporting.
According to the AP, the judge:
"Said Tuesday that Assange must abide by strict bail conditions as he fights extradition to Sweden in a sex-crimes investigation."
A federal judge's ruling Monday that, as Shots' Scott Hensley writes, the health care overhaul "overreached by mandating that practically everyone in the country be required to have health insurance," is still being dissected. Shots will have more on the ruling later.
A new breed of TV and Web infomercials has recently popped up, promising that investors can make lots of money by investing in tax liens.
A tax lien is an unpaid property tax or utility bill. In about 29 states, these liens can be bundled and resold to investors, who then acquire the rights to collect that debt.
"In some states, that can mean that you can get 18 percent interest or more on that debt," explains journalist Fred Schulte. "You can also attach a lot of legal fees and other charges onto the debt. So that's how you make money."
No one wants to be cared for by strangers. So it's no surprise that many people look to family members and other trusted helpers to assist them with dressing and housekeeping when they’re too old or ill to do so themselves.
Nominations for the 68th Golden Globe Awards are out and the Associated Press says "the British monarchy tale The King's Speech has taken the lead ... with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush."
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has the complete list of nominees posted here.