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More nicknames have emerged for President Obama's heartland bus tour: Rolling Blunder, Bus Force One, Running on Empty, America Under the Wheels, Hell on Wheels, Beast Bus.
California milk producers have modified an eyebrow-raising advertising campaign that promoted their product to men as a way to lessen the effects of premenstrual syndrome in their wives or girlfriends. But some critics wonder if it's time the dairy organization moved on to greener pastures.
Well, that was quick. Less than nine months after he was unceremoniously fired from the delicate airwaves of National Public Radio, Juan Williams has returned fire with "Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate."
NBC News is hiring former National Public Radio chief Vivian Schiller, who left this year in the midst of a political controversy, to run its digital operation.
Do we have ignition here? Iowa Republicans already have predicted that Rep.Michele Bachmann's appearance at a Polk County Republican dinner in Des Moines on Thursday night will be "historic," complete with an announcement from the Minnesota lawmaker that she plans to run for president in 2012.
The Washington Times mangled the facts in its recent editorial on NPR ("NPR's taxpayer-funded lobbyists," Comment & Analysis, May 9). Here's the real story: No federal funds have ever been used by NPR for advocacy or representation activities.
In every budgetary proclamation that has come from the White House, the 5 percent of Americans who "control" most of the wealth in this country have been berated. If only they would pay more, says the Obama administration, the government could give away more. It's the fair way to reduce the deficit, the administration holds.
Earnest graduates will not get much encouragement from conservatives in the next few days. They'll get a liberal earful, for the most part: a new analysis by Young Americas Foundation found that out of 51 high-profile commencement speakers appearing on the nation's campuses this season, only 13 were conservative.
National Public Radio (NPR) is using taxpayer dollars to pay for high-priced lobbyists to fight Republican efforts to prohibit federal funding for the broadcaster. Despite outrage over the openly liberal network receiving tens of millions of dollars in subsidies while government deficits are at record levels, NPR brass have engaged a new lobbying firm to keep the spigots flowing.