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“Eggs are laden with saturated animal fat and cholesterol, which are primary contributors to some of our nation’s top killers, including heart disease and strokes. One single large egg contains more cholesterol than two Big Mac sandwiches do. It’s the wrong message to send to children,” she concludes.

Mrs. Obama will host the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday. The event is typically attended by 30,000 parents and children.

A HOPEFUL ADMISSION

“20.16, $201.60, $2,016”.

— The staggered admission prices for an upcoming Ready for Hillary PAC fundraiser, scheduled in Boston on Thursday.

90 SECONDS: THE BIG SHUSH

Broadcasters still have little interest in covering IRS scrutiny of conservative tea party groups.

“At this point, it might take a dead body to get the Big Three networks — ABC, ABC and CBS — to give the IRS-Tea Party scandal any sort of real coverage,” says Geoffrey Dickens, deputy research director at the Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog.

“Huge developments in the last week — like IRS official Lois Lerner receiving a criminal referral from the House Ways and Means Committee and emails proving she fed tax information on a targeted group to the staff of Rep. Elijah Cummings — were completely censored by ABC and NBC News,” Mr. Dickens continues, also citing a new report from Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, on the IRS, plus revelations that a regional IRS office sported Obama campaign bumper stickers.

“Not one second of ABC or NBC airtime was devoted to any of these major developments. In fact only CBS, in a 90-second story covered the Lerner criminal referral and charges of IRS offices campaigning for Obama,” Mr. Dickens says. “Neither CBS, nor any of the other network evening or morning shows covered the other revelations.”

SMILEY FACE WINS

The top trending word of the year so far? The Global Language Monitor declares the current winner to be those wordlike entities and “smilies” done up with numbers and markings that are so common in social media. The Texas-based research group bases its conclusions on computerized analysis of word frequency in some 300,000 print and electronic global media, and makes a final declaration of top words at year’s end. “Emojis” and “emoticons” win, at least at this point.

“Not only is the English language adding a new word every 98 minutes, but it is also expanding the basis of word creation. The alphabet itself is now expanding beyond letters to numbers and diacritical marks,” explains chief analyst Paul JJ Payack, who notes that futeball, ghostplane and blood moon are also trending on the list.

POLL DU JOUR

82 percent of Americans say that in marriage, men and women are “equal in every way.”

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