White House now citing GOP Twitter troll account for policy support

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http://twitter.com/#!/Wittorical/status/430794168521469952 Forget all of the marketing and social media pros the tech-savvy White House has on staff. If you really want to understand the latest numbers from the Congressional Budget Office and the impact of Obamacare on jobs and the economy, just follow troll account @LOLGOP. At least that’s what the White House recommends, apparently. […]

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There’s A New Campaign To Feature A Woman On The $20 Bill

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“A woman’s place is on the money,” the nonprofit Women on $20s says. 1. A nonprofit is campaigning for Andrew Jackson to lose his spot on the $20 bill and be replaced with a less controversial female historical figure. View this image › Paul J. Richards / Getty Images 2. U.S. money highlights the achievements […]

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White House rails against earnings gap, but still pays women less than men

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http://twitter.com/#!/WhiteHouse/status/484043095542358016 The White House tweeted that earlier today.  But according to an article posted this evening by Washington Post reporter Zachary Goldfarb, the White House continues to pay its female employees significantly less than their male counterparts. http://twitter.com/#!/Goldfarb/status/484130240890167297 http://twitter.com/#!/Goldfarb/status/484132059058016256 http://twitter.com/#!/Goldfarb/status/484133323296759808 http://twitter.com/#!/Goldfarb/status/484133628323307521 http://twitter.com/#!/Goldfarb/status/484133861719539712 Imagine the outrage from liberals if a corporate executive tried using that excuse. http://twitter.com/#!/Goldfarb/status/484134513875099649 http://twitter.com/#!/Goldfarb/status/484134889944784896 Sure, because […]

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‘LIAR’: This is why Jay Carney was trending on Twitter

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http://twitter.com/#!/TheSlimChance/status/461912950811664384 #JayCarney was trending big time on Twitter and no, social media gurus at the White House, it’s not a good thing. http://twitter.com/#!/womanwingnut/status/461917069664346112 http://twitter.com/#!/Category0ne/status/461912606488285185 http://twitter.com/#!/StevenTDennis/status/461911109189255168 Heh: http://twitter.com/#!/WildBill2225/status/461649036249149440 More Twitter reaction to the Carney circus that boosted him to the top of trending topics. Heckuva job, Baghdad Jay! http://twitter.com/#!/NaughtyBeyotch/status/461906033800392704 http://twitter.com/#!/EF517_V2/status/461916093099937792 http://twitter.com/#!/Pundit_Pete/status/461738747222949888 http://twitter.com/#!/gone2012/status/461901976343572480 http://twitter.com/#!/BEbstyne/status/461901174413598721 http://twitter.com/#!/JOEROWE409/status/461902383639851009 http://twitter.com/#!/BlackIrishI/status/461833956271210496 Forward! […]

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Whoops! Did Ellen Page inadvertently suggest Obama should get out of politics?

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http://twitter.com/#!/VanLee23/status/453903807445868544 Oversimplify very much. Ellen Page is totes disgusted with the gender pay gap in America, you guys. And this morning, she took to Twitter to share her frustration: http://twitter.com/#!/EllenPage/status/453891314224869376 Can she get an “amen”? Even though she doesn’t know what “begs the question” means? You bet! http://twitter.com/#!/Elvan_Demi/status/453891609168732160 http://twitter.com/#!/Kegluneq1103/status/453893273883779072 http://twitter.com/#!/Hey__Its_Kate/status/453893192937533440 http://twitter.com/#!/weirdandbadass/status/453891896020975616 If only she weren’t […]

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‘Clock kid’ who met with Sudan’s Bashir still on for visit with Obama?

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As we reported a couple days ago, “clock kid” Ahmed Mohamed was ‘overjoyed’ to meet with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir: After Mohamed was arrested and suspended last month for bringing a homemade “clock” to school that looked suspiciously like a bomb, President Obama had invited Mohamed to to the White House. In spite of being […]

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Fallout from Bashir visit? WH spox says Obama likely won’t personally meet with ‘clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed; Updated – twitchy.com

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After Texas teen Ahmed Mohamed was arrested and suspended last month for bringing a homemade “clock” to school that looked suspiciously like a bomb, President Obama invited him to the White House: In the past few days, Mohamed and his family were “overjoyed” to meet with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the […]

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The Big, New Bipartisan, Well-Funded Effort To Change The U.S. Criminal Justice System

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New offices, new lobbyists, new money pour into a new national criminal justice effort — that features some of the most well-known names in progressive and libertarian politics. View this image › Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / MCT WASHINGTON — The biggest names in progressive politics and libertarian-leaning conservatism are launching an aggressive, well-funded lobbying effort […]

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College Humor, White House team up to push disputed rape statistic

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If there are two things about which there is nothing funny at all, they areCollege Humor and sexual assault. And yet College Humor today served up a series of dead-serious tweets about rape, along with an allegedly humorous video starring Jake Johnson and a bear. Don’t bother rushing to YouTube to argue the premise of […]

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