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CNN Profiles: An inaugural love story in a highly partisan world, "You learn to disagree agreeably"
CNN contributors, John Avlon and Margaret Hoover, photographed during Avlon's proposal to Hoover in 2008.
January 26th, 2013
04:38 PM ET

CNN Profiles: An inaugural love story in a highly partisan world, "You learn to disagree agreeably"

Editor's Note: CNN Radio Host Michael Schulder interviews CNN Contributors Margaret Hoover and John Avlon about how they met, and how they approach their marriage with different political stances.

CNN Profiles: Can this marriage save American politics?
Hosted by Michael Schulder

(CNN) – On a cold November afternoon in 2008, in lower Manhattan, as HER candidate was serving his final weeks as President of the United States, HE was inspired.

He wasn't a Bush man. He is not a party guy at all.

And given the family she comes from, what was captured in this stunning photo was the inauguration of a political intermarriage.

Her family, the Hoovers, may have preferred a son-in-law from the party of her great-grandfather, Herbert.

But as often happens when people get to know each other, love trumps politics – or at least it takes the edge off.

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OutFront OutThere: Chicago goes 335 days without a significant snowfall; why it might just kill us all
January 26th, 2013
03:55 PM ET

OutFront OutThere: Chicago goes 335 days without a significant snowfall; why it might just kill us all

(CNN) – It snowed in Chicago this week.

That might not seem like big news but it may have just saved us all from certain doom.

Just over an inch of snow settled on Chicago streets on Thursday, marking the city's first snowfall of at least an inch in 335 days.

According to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office, the last time The Windy City went this long without a significant snowfall was 1884.

Since the start of this winter season, Chicago has recorded just over 2 inches of snow. That's about a foot less than anticipated.

And while the city of Chicago is reaping the rewards – it's $20 million snow budget is almost untouched – there is a human side to the story.

About 100,000 tons of salt were spread by Chicago’s trucks last winter compared with just 8,000 (so far) this season. 

That is a huge drop-off and terrible news for drivers and suppliers who rely on the white stuff to make the green stuff.

Besides, what are you going to do with all that extra salt?  Pack bodies?­

Maybe. FULL POST

January 26th, 2013
09:57 AM ET

OutFront Recap: Beyonce's inaugural lip-sync, Pentagon to allow women in combat

Beyonce's inaugural lip-sync is heard from around the world and the military lifts a ban on women serving in combat. FULL POST

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