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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Good Morning News!

Posted by Sarah Mirk on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Obama on the Internets! The President hosts an "Ask Me Anything" forum on Reddit, crashing the site but also noting that he wants to get rid of Citizens United.

Lies, Lies, Lies: Paul Ryan's convention speech was full of misleading statements and straight-up lies.

Spend! Spend! Spend! We're spending more cash as consumers than we have in five months.

Your Daily Disaster Weather Report: Hurricane Isaac is moving on from New Orleans but its rains can't save the Midwest corn crop.

Hey! It's the Other Olympics! The Paralympics start in London.

Drone Death App: Apple rejects an app that would track where people are killed by US drones.

Surprise! Rupert Murdoch really likes this new anti-Obama film.

Bizarre Domestic Terrorist Militia Faces Death: The Georgia militia that planned to somehow blow up a Washington dam and poison its apple crop are facing the death penalty.

Todd Akin Doesn't Think Breast Milk Cures Homosexuality. That was a piece of satire that got passed around the internet as real news. But he DOES say crazy things like that America has "stage three cancer of socialism."

A New Look at the Oldest Profession: I like this photo essay of Nevada brothels.



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