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“This revelation raises serious questions that Brown must answer — from day one, Brown hasn’t been straight with the people of New Hampshire, and this latest news suggests that Brown’s self-serving interests could have resulted in the violation of federal regulations. Scott Brown should come clean,” she declares.


A promising debut on Fox News at high noon Monday for “Outnumbered,” a daily talk show that features four women and a lone male chatting up the concerns of the day seated upon a white leather sofa on a pale yellow set. The debut featured Harris Faulkner, Sandra Smith, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jedediah Bila and “Daily Caller” editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson.

Their opening questions: Can’t a kid be a kid anymore? Is physical infidelity worse than emotional infidelity? Will the disenchanted middle class favor Republicans in the midterms? And finally: What will happen if Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren faces off with Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary in 2016?

The new program earned predictably varied insta-reviews from viewers weighing in online, plus a sterling commentary from an unlikely source.

“You can hate Fox News all you want,” wrote Washington Post culture writer Alyssa Rosenberg. “But the show’s well-calibrated, juicy debut episodes was genuinely entertaining — if totally amoral — television that showed a sharp sense of how to position the personalities who were appearing on it.”


Is it time for weddings in space? An antigravity cocktail hour? Business seminars on the International Space Station?

“Through a Request for Information, NASA is soliciting ideas from companies interested in using the space station and the low-Earth orbit environment in innovative ways that will develop a strong commercial market and assist the agency in achieving its exploration goals,” the federal space agency has announced.

An interesting rule for prospective respondents: “Private crew participants on ISS are required to conform to the ISS code of conduct,” NASA advises. Innovators have until June 30 to respond, and no more than 20 pages, please. The online address for response is complicated, but here it is nonetheless:


67 percent of Americans say the events in Russia and Ukraine are important; 77 percent of Republicans, 69 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of independents agree.

62 percent overall oppose sending military arms to Ukraine; 55 percent of Republicans, 67 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents agree.

53 percent overall favor increasing sanctions on Russia; 55 percent of Republicans, 58 percent of Democrats and 48 percent of independents agree.

40 percent overall say President Obama’s response to the situation is “about right;” 22 percent of Republicans, 56 percent of Democrats and 39 percent of independents agree.

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