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December 12th, 2013
05:41 PM ET

Golden Globes get serious with Oprah snub

It's one of the biggest award shows of the year and yet many think the Golden Globes has all the restraint and refinement of a tween girl at a One Direction concert when it comes to celebrity obsession.

But, when all the nominations were announced this morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association passed on the opportunity to have one of the biggest stars on the plant front and center as a nominee: Oprah Winfrey.

So are the Golden Globes suddenly going high brow?

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December 12th, 2013
02:00 PM ET

Pelosi to Democrats on budget deal: 'Embrace the suck'

By CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper, Sherisse Pham, and Dana Davidsen

(CNN) – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told her caucus in a meeting Wednesday to "embrace the suck" over a bipartisan budget deal reached earlier this week that the House is set to vote on Thursday evening.

The phrase sums up well how her party feels about the deal, Pelosi told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper.

"It's not just the legislation, it's the whole process," she said in an interview on "The Lead," pointing to negotiators’ failure to include an extension of unemployment benefits.
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