The day's most popular stories
December 1st, 2010
11:09 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse:

Report: Co-pilot moved seat, sent jetliner plummeting: The co-pilot of an Air India Express 737 sent the jetliner into a terrifying 7,000-foot plunge in May when he accidentally hit the control column while adjusting his seat, investigators report.

Senate GOP pledges to block all bills until tax dispute resolved: Senate Republicans promised Wednesday to block legislative action on every issue being considered by the lame-duck Congress until the dispute over extending the Bush-era tax cuts is resolved and an extension of current government funding is approved.

Televangelist says he cheated on wife: The Rev. Marcus Lamb admitted in front of a television audience that he cheated on his wife, an announcement he made to thwart people he said were trying to extort millions of dollars from him.

Storm system threatens eastern United States: A strong storm system Wednesday brought rain and winds that shut down the Statue of Liberty and delayed flights for more than four hours at airports in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Will the U.S. prosecute Julian Assange?: U.S. authorities may be looking for just the right moment to try to detain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is the subject of a wanted-persons alert sent to police agencies around the world, CNN's senior legal analyst said Wednesday.


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  1. Eating my couch

    Millions of long-term unemployed are going to start going without as federal funding for unemployment extensions has run out. It's a disgrace that we can send help and designate millions upon millions for those in other nations but when it comes to our own citizens it's a different story. Call or email your representative today and demand that they continue to help the long-term unemployed. We can't work unless the jobs are there. And if Congress won't work on helping by proposing legislation to create new jobs then the least they can do is to continue to help those who want to work but can't find it.

    December 2, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
    • The Red Shuttle ... http://x.co/Ka0w

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      no new WikiRubbish today??? ... http://x.co/Ko3b
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      December 2, 2010 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. The Red Shuttle ... http://x.co/Ka0w

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    no new WikiRubbish today??? ... http://x.co/KZIp
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    December 2, 2010 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. really?

    If the rich aren't hiring during the last few years under the current tax cuts, how can we be assure they will begin hiring after an extension of the tax cuts? Senate should call a hearing with the rich and get them to commit in hiring so the public can feel confident about keeping the status quo; otherwise we are back to the same old policies that hasn't work. Isn't that what the last election was about? – not keeping the status quo?

    December 2, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. really?

    If the rich 'weren't', not aren't. Sorry

    December 2, 2010 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. really?

    If the rich weren’t hiring during the last few years under the current tax cuts, how can we be assure they will begin hiring after an extension of the tax cuts? Senate should call a hearing with the rich and get them to commit in hiring so the public can feel confident about keeping the status quo; otherwise we are back to the same old policies that hasn’t work. Isn’t that what the last election was about? – not keeping the status quo?

    December 2, 2010 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. really?

    If the rich wasn’t hiring during the last few years under the current tax cuts, how can we be assure they will begin to hire after an extension of the tax cuts? Senate should call a hearing with the rich and ask them to commit to hiring as a condition to the extension so the public can feel confident about keeping the status quo; otherwise we are back to the same old policies that hasn’t work. Isn’t that what the last election was about? – not keeping the status quo?

    December 2, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    @Really. You used "wasn't" again, but I think either one is correct "wasn't" or "weren't". Maybe the rich will hire when the economy gets better.

    December 2, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    The Red Shuttle-Maybe later on that Wiki news.

    December 2, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |