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Obamas Going Vegan in Brazil?

The Brazilian press is reporting that President and Mrs. Obama demanded a vegan menu for some buffets they are slated to be grazing at during their trip to Brazil, according to POLITICO. The White House says it’s not true, which makes sense, since the Obamas are as carnivorous as a pair of cheetahs.

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Biden Takes Another Reporter as Spokesperson

Vice President Biden has tapped veteran Washington Post reporter Shailagh Murray to be his spokesperson, reaching into the ranks of the press corps for the second time for a communications director. His previous spokesperson, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, had been a reporter for Time. The choice will likely stir greater cynicism about the Washington press corps, which is seen by many outside the

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Obama: Our ‘Limited’ Battle Against Libya Has Begun

President Obama made a statement from Brazil, where he is traveling, on the action against Libya. He seems to be indicating that the United States is half in it and half out of it, which is kind of how he’s approaching Afghanistan as well. Today he emphasized our “limited” participation on “the front end” of the operation. Here’s most of the statement: Today I authorized

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Western Allies Begin to Pound Libya

The United States, France and Britain have begun to bomb Libyan forces, according to various reports. Initial forays included bombing by French jets and the launch of Tomahawk cruise missiles from U.S. battleships. More than 100 missiles have been fired by the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Helen Thomas is Back with More Hatred for Jews

Helen Thomas, who earlier this year went down in a blaze of anti-semitism as the dean of the White House press corps, has added to her portfolio of hate with a few more anti-semitic ravings in an interview with Playboy. On remembering the Holocaust: There’s nothing wrong with remembering it, but why do we have to constantly remember? On Israeli actions being equivalent to those

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Um, Where are the Bombs?

Gosh, the time just slips away so quickly. Sorry we’re so late. Reports this morning say Qaddafi’s forces are already in Benghazi. I understand it takes time to put together a military action. But did President Obama really not order contingency operations in case he changed his mind? Or, to the converse, did her really change his mind without having the means to immediately implement

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