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Widget measures how much oil has spewed from BP leak

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To keep tabs on the amount of oil that has leaked (and is still doing so) from the Horizon rig, PBS has created a widget that lets you see how much oil has spewed forth thus far — depending on which organization’s estimate you’re going with. More from the Huffington Post: “The numbers on how much oil has been flowing out of the Deepwater Horizon well have varied wildly since it sank on April 22. At the low end, the National Oceanic…

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WaPo’s Dana Milbank calls Nico Pitney a ‘dick’ after heated debate on CNN

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Last week, the Huffington Post’s Nico Pitney (who is also a former member of ThinkProgress) found himself in the center of controversy after President Obama called on him at a press conference. One of the harshest pieces came from the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, who called Pitney a “planted questioner.” Today the two faced off on Howie Kurtz’s “Reliable Sources” segment on CNN. Pitney called some of Milbank’s past reporting “pathetic,” and Milbank claimed that Nico had “worked in collusion…

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2008 is the year of ‘stache!

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Just as soon as I implore Mayor Rick Baker to shave his mustache if he runs for CFO next year, The Huffington Post declares 2008 the Year of the Mustache: “2008 was a great year to be a mustache in America. And when we say mustache, we’re not talking about the ironic, hipster, Hollywood variety, but rather the real, I’m-a-political-power-player, downright manly mustache.”

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