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‘Exhausted’ Obama critic loses her job

At a Town Hall meeting, Velma Hart told President Barack Obama a couple of months ago that defending him and his policy had “exhausted her.” Now she’s not only exhausted. She’s unemployed. Hart told CNBC Monday that AmVets, a veterans services organization in Maryland, gave her a pink slip recently as part of the struggling group’s effort to cut expenses. Hart stood up at a Town Hall meeting in September and told Obama: Quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the man for change I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right
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Federal agents drunk while transporting nukes

Here’s a sobering thought. Federal agents hired to transport nuclear weapons on convoys around the United States stopped off for drinks and drove drunk while on the missions. Last year, two got so plastered in a bar en route that police were called in. Sandra D. Bruce, assistant inspector general for The U.S. Department of Energy, told The Associated Press that he office reviewed 16 alcohol-related incidents from 2007 through 2009. The incidents involved agents, candidate-agents and others employed by the Federal Office of Secure Transportation. Some 600 agents work in the program. Reports The Associated Press: Two incidents in
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Worldview on Obama: He’s a failure

Barack Obama’s plummeting job performance ratings at home are nothing compared to the worldview of the American President — especially in the troubled Mideast where candidate Obama promised a different approach. Both sides of the Mideast debate agree on one thing: Obama the President is a failure and both the Israelis and Palestinians blame him for the current state of affairs in that troubled region. “Instead of becoming a heady triumph of his diplomatic skill and special insight, Obama’s peace process is viewed almost universally in Israel as a mistake-riddled fantasy,” writes Ben Smith on Politico. “Even those who still
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Everything you always wanted to know about sex? Been there, done that

Baby boomers say they don’t need to learn anything new about sex. They already know it all. And it’s the women who say they know the most when it comes to getting it on. That’s the conclusion of a new Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.Com poll on the sexual habits of the baby boom generation. Among those polled, 59 percent of women say they know all they need to know when it comes to bumping bellies while 48 percent of men claim the same level of confidence. Related articles AP Poll: Baby boomers are confident about sex (seattletimes.nwsource.com) Bold baby boomers having risky
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Gingrich: I ain’t debatin’ if Matthews or Olbermann is moderatin’

If former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich runs for President in 2012 — and many GOP insiders feel he will — one thing is for sure: He won’t appear for any debates moderated by MSNBC‘s Keith Olbermann or Chris Matthews. Gingrich considers both as shills for Democrats. MSNBC has come under fire not only from conservatives but also from journalism professionals for using highly-partisan anchors like Matthews and Olbermann to moderate debates or anchor election night coverage. Appearing on C-Span‘s Washington Journal on Sunday, Matthews said: There’s no possibility that I would ever go to a debate and have
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TSA: The agency Americans love to hate

How did an agency created to protect the public become the target of so much public scorn? After nine years of funneling travelers into ever longer lines with orders to have shoes off, sippy cups empty and laptops out for inspection, the most surprising thing about increasingly heated frustration with the federal Transportation Security Administration may be that it took so long to boil over. Even Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is not subjected to security pat-downs when she travels, understands the public’s irritation. She, for one, wouldn’t want to go through such scrutiny. “Not if I could
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Judge sends Alaska Senate race to the courts

A federal judge has granted a temporary injunction halting the certification of Alaska’s hotly contested Senate election — an order that requires Republican candidate Joe Miller file a formal challenge of the vote count in state court. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline said Friday that Miller’s challenge to the counting of write-in ballots raises “serious” legal issues. But he said it was a matter for a state, not federal, court to decide. He approved the injuction that Miller sought with the stipulation that he takes his case to the state court by Monday. Miller told The Associated
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Facebook-banning preacher likes threesomes

A pastor who said Facebook was a “portal to infidelity” and told married church leaders to delete their accounts or resign once testified that he had a three-way sexual relationship with his wife and a male church assistant. The Rev. Cedric Miller confirmed the information reported Saturday by the Asbury Park Press of Neptune, which cited testimony he gave in a criminal case in 2003. The relationship had ended by that time. Miller gained national attention when he issued the Facebook edict this week. He said it came about because much of the marital counseling he has performed over the
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Judge orders Gawker to remove online pages from Palin’s book

A federal judge on Saturday ordered Gawker Media to pull leaked pages of Sarah Palin‘s forthcoming book “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag” from its blog. The injunction prohibits Gawker from “continuing to distribute, publish or otherwise transmit pages from the book” pending a hearing on Nov. 30. HarperCollins Publishers had sued Gawker after it published images on Nov. 17 from Palin’s book before its release next week. In response, Palin tweeted, “Isn’t that illegal?” Gawker defended its action in a post Thursday titled “Sarah Palin is Mad at Us for Leaking Pages From Her Book” and
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Pope’s flip-flop on condoms stirs controversy

Campaigners against the spread of AIDS welcomed a u-turn by Pope Benedict XVI on the use of condoms Sunday, saying it marked a historic break with the past which would save lives. In a series of interviews to appear in a book published this week, Benedict said that while the use of condoms should not be seen as a “moral solution”, he stepped back from the Vatican’s blanket ban on all forms of contraception. “In certain cases, where the intention is to reduce the risk of infection, it can nevertheless be a first step on the way to another, more
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