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REPORT: BONUSES TO CONGRESSIONAL AIDES JUMPED 17% IN 2008

PAPER: While Congress has been flaying companies for giving out bonuses while on the government dole, lawmakers have a longstanding tradition of rewarding their own employees with extra cash — also courtesy of taxpayers.

Capitol Hill bonuses in 2008 were among the highest in years, according to LegiStorm, an organization that tracks payroll data. The average House aide earned 17% more in the fourth quarter of the year, when the bonuses were paid, than in previous quarters, according to the data. That was the highest jump in the eight years LegiStorm has compiled payroll information…

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Chris Matthews Says Palin Was McCain’s ‘Mail-Order Bride’

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Poll of Change: Obama’s Approval Slips Below 50%

POLL: Under our long-standing measure of job performance (excellent, good, fair, poor), Obama’s positive ratings have dipped just below 50%. Likely voters choosing excellent or good fell three points from another Zogby Interactive poll concluded on March 5, going from 52% to 49% excellent or good; while 11% said fair and 38% poor…

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New York Strip Club Invites Australian Prime Minister and His Wife Back for More After Visiting Obama

NET: PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd and wife Therese Rein have been invited to a special dinner at the New York  nightspot scene of his infamous pole-dance experience. Rolling out the red carpet, the strip club formerly known as Scores has offered to entertain the VIP – and his wife – with dinner and a private room during his time in Manhattan…

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European Union President Says Obama Stimulus is The ‘Road to Hell’

The head of the European Union slammed President Barack Obama’s plan to spend nearly $2 trillion to push the U.S. economy out of recession as “the road to hell” that EU governments must avoid.

The blunt comments by Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek to the European Parliament on Wednesday highlighted simmering European differences with Washington ahead of a key summit next week on fixing the world economy…

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Obama Staff Caught Passing Blackberry During Prime-Time Speech (Video)

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Hotel Industry Annoyed With Congressional ‘Hypocrisy’ After Senators Take Lavish Trips

WIRE: The U.S. Senate last month passed a measure limiting “luxury” spending for corporate travel by recipients of federal bailout funds. Two weeks later, about two dozen senators of both parties left town for political meetings on the Florida coast…

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Octomom Fires Nursing Staff Donated to Her

US: Octo Mom Nadya Sulman has fired the free nursing staff in place to take care of her octuplets, she tells RadarOnline.com.

Meet the octuplet babies!

Angels in Waiting, a non-profit charity organization, announced their plans to assist Suleman in raising her 14 children during a March 14 taping of Dr. Phil…

After Receiving $135,000/Month in Healthcare for Babies…

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Woman Claims John F Kennedy Fathered Her Son

PAPER: In the latest claim to emerge about the former US president’s energetic love life, Lisa Lanett, an Austrian-born American, said she had a two-year affair with Kennedy after they met in Phoenix, Arizona, during the Second World War…

Source: AP

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Obama’s Laughter Over Economic Crisis, ‘Are You Punch-Drunk?’ (Videos)

INTERVIEW: You’re sitting here. And you’re— you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, ‘I mean, he’s sitting there just making jokes about money—’ How do you deal with— I mean: explain. . .” Kroft asked at one point.

“Are you punch-drunk?” Kroft said…

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Ready to Place “Exit Strategy” in Afghanistan Policy…

After Sending In A 17,000/45% Increased Troop Surge…

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Photo Allegedly Shows Putin as KGB in Disguise During Reagan Visit


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Obama on Tonight Show Videos; Insults Disabled, ‘Like the Special Olympics’

Jay capitulates to Obama…

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