From Sesame Street to North Capitol Street, Cookie Monster is on the move. The beloved children’s character visited Capitol Hill Wednesday to announce the Sesame Street Outreach and United Service Organization’s upcoming tour of military bases throughout the world.
LOS ANGELES TIMES — With the president scheduled to visit Moore, Okla., over the weekend, officials of the Obama administration on Wednesday again pledged to help the city recover from the damage of Monday’s tornado no matter how long the process takes.
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THE WASHINGTON TIMES - During his campaign for re-election, President Obama and his team accused Mitt Romney of “betting against America” for investing in offshore accounts that shielded the Republican challenger from paying U.S. taxes.
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WREG MEMPHIS — A Desoto County,MS judge has issued an arrest warrant for Rapper ‘Tim Dog’ who is supposed to be dead.
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CBS NEWS - Heather French Henry, a former Miss America title holder from Louisville, said Tuesday night that public and private figures are urging her to mount a bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
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“Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis isn’t head-over-heels for the jurors that found him guilty of assault and false imprisonment earlier this month – in fact, he thinks they’re “mentally f-ing retarded.”
THE WEEKLY STANDARD — Perhaps no other IRS official is more intimately associated with the tax agency’s growing scandal than Lois Lerner, director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Division. Since admitting the IRS harassed hundreds of conservative and Tea Party groups for over two years, Lerner has been criticized for a number of untruths—including the revelation that she apparently lied about planting a question at an American Bar Association conference where she first publicly acknowledged IRS misconduct.
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DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION — Following closely on the heels of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s recent proposal to subsidize student loans through the Federal Reserve, another senator is taking aim at student loan debt with a bill that would give a borrowers a huge break but leave taxpayers scrambling to make up the difference.
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USA TODAY — Eric Garcetti has won the race to be the 42nd mayor of Los Angeles, becoming the first Jew elected mayor in the city’s history.
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Vice President Joe Biden threw his boss under the bus last night.
Why did former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman visit the White House 118 times in 2010 and 2011? At least one time was for the Easter Egg Roll.
Like father, like son. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is using his growing popularity among young conservatives and libertarians alike to encourage them to apply for the Campaign for Liberty Foundation’s annual “Ron Paul Scholarship.”
As the House Ways and Means Committee investigates the Internal Revenue Service for targeting of conservative organizations, the committee has asked for help from the American people — by sharing their personal stories of IRS discrimination.
THE BLAZE — The Anti-Defamation League is criticizing Louis Farrakhan for delivering blatantly anti-Semitic statements, using terms such as “Satanic Jews” and the “Synagogue of Satan,” during a speech at a Detroit church last week. The Jewish group is also asking why public figures who attended the Nation of Islam leader’s event have remained silent.
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NBC NEWS — A man with ties to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed after attacking an FBI agent during questioning in Florida, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.
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CNN — After months of speculation, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner announced in a YouTube video posted to his campaign website late Tuesday that he is running for mayor of New York City.
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Is college worth it? In his book, former Secretary of Education, Dr. William J. Bennett says probably not.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hates updating his iPhone apps just as much as the next guy.