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Earlier this year, Mr. McCain joked to reporters that he garnered more press and attention for his highly publicized 2010 anti-tan-taxing tweets with Snooki than for any of his foreign policy or national security statements.

Famous for her tanning dependency, Snooki tweeted about her and Mr. McCain’s mutual opposition to a tanning tax.

“I don’t go tanning-tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning,” Snooki said. “I feel like he did that intentionally for us. McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning. Because he’s pale and he would probably want to be tan.”

Mr. McCain confirmed Snooki’s suspicions with his response tweet: “@Sn00ki u r right, I would never tax your tanning bed! Pres Obama’s tax/spend policy is quite The Situation. but I do rec wearing sunscreen!”

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Daryl Hannah pays fine for part in D.C. protest

“Kill Bill” actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah paid a fine and was released Tuesday after being arrested with 100 protesters during a demonstration outside the White House.

Tuesday’s protest was aimed at pushing President Obama to reject the Keystone pipeline project that would increase oil importation from Alberta, Canada. The oil is located in an unconventional petroleum deposit in an area of “oil sands,” otherwise called “tar sands.”

“Tar sands are the worst environmental atrocity,” Miss Hannah told People magazine after her release. “This pipeline would extend over the nation’s largest freshwater aquifers that 20 million people depend on for water.”

Miss Hannah went on to say that being arrested is not ideal, but sometimes it’s part of the protest experience.

“I do believe we are in a time of crisis for so many things,” she said. “And in times of crisis, you have to get engaged in the process. You have to walk your talk. Being arrested is something you never hope for. You don’t want to get arrested. But you know it’s a risk you take.”

She added that most of the people arrested Tuesday were regular citizens.

“The majority of people who got arrested with me were moms, grandmothers and school teachers,” Miss Hannah continued. “Like me, they are standing up against this big corporation and saying, ‘No.’ “

The 50-year-old Hollywood icon also was arrested in 2009 for protesting against the removal of a West Virginia mountaintop, and in 2006 for confronting authorities attempting to demolish a Southern California farm.

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