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President Barack Obama launches Facebook page

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President Barack Obama wants you to like him. And comment on him. And share his posts, too. Obama launched his own personal Facebook page Monday, in a fresh attempt from the social media-savvy president to spread his message through nontraditional channels. “President Obama, public figure” was quickly welcomed to the world of likes, long-lost friends and baby photos. Obama gained more than 200,000 likes in the first three hours his page was live. Among the early commenters were Facebook’s chief…

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Is Alan Grayson a victim of the MSNBC protective cloak?

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It was probably about dozen or so years ago when I first realized this. I recall an interview with a military adviser on FOX News who was describing how amazingly awesome the war in the Middle East was going. “So, General, is this among the best military operations you have ever witnessed?” “Tell us just how well things are going on the ground?” “Does this show the strength of the Bush doctrine?” … and so on. The questions were shamelessly…

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Carly FIorina says there’s no difference between same-sex marriage and civil unions

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According to a 1997 GAO report, civil marriage brings with it at least 1,138 legal protections and responsibilities from the federal government, including the right to take leave from work to care for a family member, the right to sponsor a spouse for immigration purposes, and Social Security survivor benefits. According to GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders), civil unions bring few if any of those legal protections. But to Carly Florina, civil unions give same-sex couples all the rights that they should need…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.4.15 — New week, many new GOP presidential candidates

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Two Republicans who have never held elected office — Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Florina — officially will declare their candidacy for the GOP nomination for president today. Carson will do it in his hometown of Detroit. Fiorina will reportedly just issue a statement, though she will appear in an interview with Katie Couric on Yahoo later today to elaborate on why she should be the next POTUS. There are heavy odds against both of these candidates, which is why…

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Katie Couric wins duPont-Columbia Award for interview of Sarah Palin

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  Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism today announced the 2010 winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. Selected by the duPont Jury for excellence in broadcast journalism, the award-winning news programs aired in the United States between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009. Here’s what they said about Katie Couric’s interview of Sarah Palin. In a political season full of interviews with the leading candidates, Katie Couric’s apt and determined questioning of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin…

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