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Obama Does the Tango, Gets Panned

Critic: It was 'inconsistent with the seriousness of the day'

(Newser) - It takes two to tango, and when one of those is a US president, the boobirds come out in force. During a state dinner in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, President Obama danced the Argentine tango with professional dancer Mora Godoy. A YouTube video shows Obama decline her invitation several times... More »

Sibling Ice Dancers Tackle the Tango

'On the ice, we don't think of each other as brother and sister'

(Newser) - Skating the Tango Romantica with your brother or sister may sound like a nauseating concept to many people, but four of the 23 ice-dancing teams at the Vancouver Olympics will be doing just that. It takes a believable amount of sizzle between dancers to win a medal and there's ways... More »

UN's Dance Dance Resolution: Protect the Tango

Cultural tradition placed on protected list, as with physical heritage sites

(Newser) - The tango is a cultural treasure worthy of the same kinds of protection as the Great Wall of China or the California redwoods, the United Nations declared today. The dance, submitted for such recognition by Uruguay and Argentina, “embodies and encourages diversity and cultural dialogue,” the UN Educational,... More »

Dancin' DeLay: This Is the 'Real Tom'

(Newser) - America is getting to see a whole different side of Tom DeLay on Dancing with the Stars, and he wants you to know it's the real Tom DeLay. Maureen Dowd chats up the man once dubbed the “meanest man in Congress” and ponders the meaning of his transformation. “... More »

Tom's Geography Needs Work

Star confuses Brazil with Spain

(Newser) - Tom Cruise is on a roll with the gaffes as he promotes Valkyrie in Rio de Janeiro, the New York Post reports. First the star tried to be cute by saying hola and gracias to reporters—forgetting that Brazilians speak Portuguese, not Spanish. Cruise also said he loves Brazil for... More »

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