Day: May 3, 2010

Obama targets advisers, birthers, GOP for laughs.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama offered a bit of wisdom to a ballroom filled with celebrities, political insiders and journalists: There are a few things in life harder to find and more important to keep than love.

“Well, love and a birth certificate,” he quipped at Saturday’s black-tie White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, poking fun at the so-called birther movement, which questions whether the president was born in the United States.

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London 2012: One Big Party or One Big Prison?

Security precautions for London 2012 include the construction of a 17.5 km, 5,000volt electric fence, topped with 900 daylight and night vision surveillance cameras spaced at 50 metre intervals. On first sight of the fence you could be forgiven for thinking you had slipped through a wormhole in the space-time continuum to find yourself on the perimeter of a Soviet era Gulag.

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Feds Threaten Eminent Domain Grab on Vermont Farm

Not the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: The government, which got $420 million from the federal bailout to modernize land ports like this, wants to spend about $7 million to build an expanded station. To do it, the government says, it needs an adjoining 4.9-acre parcel now used to grow hay and corn

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