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Go Ahead and Read Rolling Stone´s
Profile of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Atlantic, by Eric Levenson

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/18/2013 5:59:25 AM

Rolling Stone has taken considerable flak for its decision to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev—the younger, still-alive brother accused of being one of the Boston Marathon bombers—on the cover of this week´s issue. That flak has led some major magazine sellers, including CVS and Wallgreens, to refuse to put the issue on newsstands. But the brouhaha over the cover photo ignores the main reason Rolling Stone used that selfie in the first place; the piece is excellent. Seriously, read it. The author, Janet Reitman, wrote a fantastic, well-researched and thorough report on the evolution of "Jahar," or as his friends called him,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/18/2013 6:05:57 AM     (No. 9429744)

I have no reason to read this garbage,regardless if it´s a great piece of journalism or not.The sex addicted left see him in that way and is therefore blinded to the fact this creep was out to murder people n the name of Allah.

I hope there´s more chain stores that reject the glorification of a mass murderer.Why not do a puff piece o Charles Manson while you´re at it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jacksin5, 7/18/2013 6:27:34 AM     (No. 9429765)

If I remember correctly, Charles Manson did make the cover of Rolling Stone.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rather Read, 7/18/2013 6:30:47 AM     (No. 9429767)

To give the devil his due, Rolling Stone does do some excellent journalism. I can´t help but wonder who decided this glamour shot of Tsarnaev was the way to go? It took away from the article.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/18/2013 6:38:51 AM     (No. 9429774)

his friends call him J!zz?? oh my...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pindarjr, 7/18/2013 7:00:49 AM     (No. 9429800)

Nothing new here. The "artiste" community has a long history of trying to get attention by presenting the most disgusting picture possible. The more offensive and upsetting to the viewer, the better the work is. Does anyone remember "P@ss-Christ" or the portrait of Mary made with Elephant dung? Think of all the celebrated art works that would have been lost if not for the art world´s famous qualities: creative talent, enormous ego, the right to self-indulgence,, contempt for all non-artistes and a mean streak a mile wide.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Janjan, 7/18/2013 7:03:22 AM     (No. 9429802)

I can just imagine the number of marriage proposals Tsarnaev got from the picture - from ugly liberal women who don´t shave their armpits.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jebediah, 7/18/2013 7:36:23 AM     (No. 9429848)

Am so SICK of all the excuses for terrorists (or Blacks rioting after the Zimmerman verdict). We are held to one standard and these Creeps to another entirely, and usually by insulated, inside the bubble journalists with bodyguards with guns. I´ll bet Jan Weiner doesn´t walk around anyplace where he can be hurt by poor, disillusioned terrorists whose parents and society failed them..

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/18/2013 7:36:58 AM     (No. 9429851)

Article starts like Kafka´s Metamorphosis, goes downhill from there. When I got to "a beautiful, tousle-haired boy with a gentle demeanor, soulful brown eyes and the kind of shy, laid-back manner," I reached for the air-sick bag.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/18/2013 7:40:17 AM     (No. 9429856)

I am stunned, shocked and amazed that Levenson or one of the proof-readers at Atlantic doesn´t know or couldn´t find out that the drug store chain is not spelled Wallgreens.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/18/2013 7:40:31 AM     (No. 9429857)

No, thank you.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stjohnswood, 7/18/2013 7:41:03 AM     (No. 9429860)

Go ahead and read it if you want to fall asleep where you sit. I got to page 3 last night and couldn´t take any more. It´s just that boring. Maybe all the ´good stuff´? was on pages 4 and 5.
Doubt it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: southernboy, 7/18/2013 7:58:22 AM     (No. 9429882)

The comments after the article in RS were interesting in that the readership didn’t appear to ‘appreciate’ the story. Comments ranged from ‘how dare you’ to ‘cancel my membership.´

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/18/2013 8:23:00 AM     (No. 9429925)

What is there to read that we haven´t read or heard of before about these murderers: like Nidal Hassan, they come to this country and are welcomed in, are given every opportunity and then some to succeed, etc but somehow the country gets blamed for their turning to radical Islam.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: plumnellie, 7/18/2013 8:24:58 AM     (No. 9429929)

If R.S. had put the Beiber like photo of the killer juxtaposed to dead and dying Bostonians I would see the point. Let him look all calf eyed and appealing(to brain dead) but have his terrorists act behind him in all its bloody glory.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 7/18/2013 8:32:13 AM     (No. 9429946)

Would that the press exhibit as much compassion for George Zimmerman.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: yonjuro1, 7/18/2013 8:35:28 AM     (No. 9429950)

The real story is how this filthy bloodstained death cult masquerading as a religion infects young minds, turning them into mad dogs, and why we allow it to infest this country.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 7/18/2013 8:37:30 AM     (No. 9429957)

You take a kid like this who is apparently teetering on both sides, one side to be a loyal hate-filled Muslim, the other to be a normal American teen, and you wonder what might have happened if our public schools didn´t reinforce the "hate America" message.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: saucy, 7/18/2013 8:38:36 AM     (No. 9429959)

This is cr@p.

Many "kids" survive and thrive after divorce.

Let´s focus on the young man with no legs or the dead 8 yr old. What about his family?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Travis Mcgee, 7/18/2013 8:56:08 AM     (No. 9429997)

Taking advice from a writer from the Atlantic to read something written in Rolling Stone is a non-starter for me. Maybe Mr. Levenson is dating Ms. Reitman.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 7/18/2013 9:10:49 AM     (No. 9430028)

Wish they could show those idiot women who swoon over this pig a photograph of Martin Richard after the demon blew him up. 11x14. In Color.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Write2Right, 7/18/2013 9:17:48 AM     (No. 9430042)

Am I the only one here who thinks it´s closed minded to have a strong opinion on a piece of writing without having read it? I thought knee jerk reactions always came from the left.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MissMolly, 7/18/2013 9:22:28 AM     (No. 9430049)

No, #21, there are at least two of us.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: wyowumin, 7/18/2013 9:26:40 AM     (No. 9430055)

If they had really wanted to reach young people with a message that would hit home the cover picture would have been of the older brother on a slab after his cute younger brother had run him over.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 7/18/2013 9:27:13 AM     (No. 9430056)

Here´s the crux of the matter.
Rolling Stoned used to be a music oriented magazine with liberal leanings and moved to far left politics.
Interviews with ugly washed up rock stars from yesteryear doesn´t sell the magazine. Rolling Stoned is looking for a new crowd besides the old pot smoking college protesting hippie from the 60´s still dreaming of his Berkley concert and the Grateful Dead.
Rolling Stoned has now touched the little pantie wetters from the Justin Bieber crowd at Teen Magazine. Their new audience doesn´t vote yet and to use Trayvon Martin´s girlfriends words they are ´new school´ we are old school.
Rolling Stoned should be proud and defend their magazine article that´s because the pain this little creep and his brother did didn´t touch them.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: zorba, 7/18/2013 9:29:08 AM     (No. 9430061)

Amen, #21.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mrduc, 7/18/2013 9:39:17 AM     (No. 9430090)

It doesn´t matter if the article was well written, idiotic, thoughtful, or qualifies for the Barf Bag Award. This murderer´s photo should not be on the cover. Of all the hundreds of photos from that terrible day, there were so many showing the horror, yet valiant courage of so many heroes. Any one of those could have been selected for the cover. The photod of Dzhokhar the Murderer was done to sell magazines. And with all the attention this is getting, there´s going to be many idjits who will purchase it and tuck it away, thinking they´ll sell it on ebay as a collector´s item, 10 years from now.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 7/18/2013 9:55:29 AM     (No. 9430122)

I think he´s cute.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/18/2013 9:57:47 AM     (No. 9430127)

Comments 21 & 22 forget that one does not need to touch fire to know that it is hot and will hurt you.

I will not add to the left´s glorification of a bomber who hurts innocent people. That is not closed minded at all. That is the opinion of someone who is really tired of the left and their sick fascination with violence. The regular readers of RS are even revolting against this one.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/18/2013 10:40:20 AM     (No. 9430206)

I wish they hadn´t murdered Hunter Thompson. I would give up a tooth to read his opinion of the Tsarnaevs.

Murdered?

Oh yeah. I said murdered.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/18/2013 11:20:56 AM     (No. 9430276)

I hear muslims really like music and love Rock and Roll about as much as bacon. I can only figure the left hates itself.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: NYbob, 7/18/2013 11:35:46 AM     (No. 9430303)

21, 22 If you want to wade through another rationalization of how politically correct wordsmiths can explain away anything, by all means continue to spend time following the twisted, intellectual paths in articles from the Atlantic and Rolling Stone. Personally, I´m tired of it. No matter what RS says in the article, they won´t be as critical as they would be if they were writing about a hunter, or a Republican. In any case 90% of the people who see the cover and 95% of the media coverage of the cover will only see a cute, sort of Jim Morrison, romantic. THAT should be the shame of it. Now if islamofascists ever blow up the Rolling Stone headquarters or behead an Atlantic writer, I guarantee that their articles and the way they display them will be different.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/18/2013 11:43:03 AM     (No. 9430323)

First of all, I don´t find him all that attractive, so I find his groupies even more moronic than most. But, I don´t even care what´s in the article. The cover of the magazine is a straight up rock star cover and it´s an enticement to other murderous scum out there. Especially the kind who have an allure to vapid twits and know it.

So, no, I´m not impressed with Rolling Stone´s "courage".

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Tomas, 7/18/2013 11:51:27 AM     (No. 9430345)

If the author of the Rolling Stone piece spent 5 years researching a book exposing the evils of Scientology - Inside Scientology - then she certainly deserve, and merits, a read.

This could be a "stealth cover," getting the groupies to buy, then when the read the piece, they exclaim, "Hey, Dzhokhar IS a POS, and the Ismalic Jihad is a real threat...."

Think about it.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: horacer, 7/18/2013 12:00:28 PM     (No. 9430360)

What is or isn´t in the article misses the point. The cover shot was a slap in the face to all the victims, their families and friends.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 7/18/2013 12:49:08 PM     (No. 9430475)

#21, 22, nope at least 3 of us.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: coldoc, 7/18/2013 1:37:07 PM     (No. 9430546)

#21 and 22 et al miss the point. The glamorizing cover is misrepresenting this murdering muslim trash to the very idiots who will never read the article but swoon over a cheesy picture.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Penney, 7/18/2013 2:45:19 PM     (No. 9430641)

Could it be that this mag & TIME mag are in a running competition for the most outrageous, ´shock,´ covers? ...Consider the source.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: crimea river, 7/18/2013 3:46:59 PM     (No. 9430732)

After reading all of the above comments, I´ve decided the article isn´t worth spending time on.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 7/18/2013 3:58:49 PM     (No. 9430755)

Lemme see if I understand this correctly:

Beautiful, soulful, wouldn´t-hurt-a-fly darling Dzhokhar comes to America and lands up in (say it with me) liberal Cambridge where he is feted as just the nicest guy you´d ever want to know. His family struggles but cannot reach the lofty, monetary heights The Land of Milk and Honey™ promised by the left so he turns to the Religion of Peace® and that´s when the fight started.

And in case you missed it, it was America´s fault.

Got it.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Uno, 7/18/2013 6:45:25 PM     (No. 9431012)

So then think about this for a minute... Think about what had to happen behind the scenes. They had a professional photo shoot with this cat. This had to be arranged. They fixed up his hair, gave him the t-shirt. Who does this???

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Reply 41 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/18/2013 7:39:02 PM     (No. 9431126)

it´s not the article - it´s the cover. A collage of the victims, a group shot of the rescue workers, anything. ANYTHING would have been preferable. Do you think the citizens of Boston will appreciate walking by newsstands and seeing Dzhokar staring out at them?? Really??

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Tianne, 7/18/2013 10:15:27 PM     (No. 9431344)

According to ‘Must Read’ introduction, the article was to be ‘worth your time’ – nope, it wasn’t. Overall, despite all of the protestations, this was a sympathetic article. #39 summarized it perfectly. A ‘Must Read’??

Before the soulful-eyed Jahar wrote, ‘F… America’ on the walls of the boat in which he was hiding, he wrote, “We Muslims are one body, you hurt one, you hurt us all.".

Well, poor, little, misunderstood Jahar, even though you became a naturalized citizen in 2012, we true Americans (the ones who actually believe in the founding principles of this nation) are one body - you hurt one, you hurt us all and you did, grievously; but you can’t, and you won’t, defeat us and don’t you (and those out there like you), even for one second, ever forget that.


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Reply 43 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 7/18/2013 11:55:51 PM     (No. 9431444)

Sorry. Even as a longhair 40 yrs ago I could not stand Rolling Stone magazine. Just another arrogant leftwing paper, claiming to be "the voice" of the 60s generation, acting like it owned the music, the culture, and the politics. It was Playboy magazine for the 60s, except it wasn´t sexy. I read excerpts from this article, and the picture conveys the message without having to read 1,000 words.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 7/19/2013 12:11:11 PM     (No. 9432074)

When Rolling Stone does a piece a piece on John O. Brennan...along the lines of the one Michael Hastings was planning and working on at the time of his questionable and untimely death...perhaps then the Rolling Stone will be worth anyones time...

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Reply 45 - Posted by: GardenGal, 7/20/2013 11:51:52 AM     (No. 9433839)

I guess I am in the minority. I don´t like the cover but did read the article. It was interesting to me and I will probably recommend it to my students when we are studying terrorism along with other articles.

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USA Today, by Yamiche Alcindor    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/7/2014 4:25:04 AM     Post Reply
Kathryn Riffenburg decided on a closed casket for her baby´s funeral. She didn´t want her family to see what whooping cough, her son´s first illness, had done to 9-week-old Brady Alcaide. The nearly forgotten disease, which has in recent years afflicted thousands of Americans, left Brady´s tiny body swollen and unrecognizable. So his mother dressed him in a white baptismal suit and hat and tucked him into a tiny white casket. Brady´s burial came just four weeks after his first laugh — inspired by her version of I´m a Little Teapot — and two weeks after his family learned that he had

Now Muslim parents are complaining
about flyers for Easter egg hunts

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/6/2014 11:23:33 AM     Post Reply
In Dearborn, Mich., home to over 40,000 Americans of Arab descent, some Muslim parents have complained about flyers handed out at public schools advertising an Easter egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The Muslim parents assert that the flyers – emblazoned with the word “Eggstravaganza!” – violate the separation of church and state widely ascribed to the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, reports the Detroit Free Press. Students at three Dearborn elementary schools received the flyers. A large number of Muslim students attend the schools. The “Eggstravaganza!” is scheduled to take place on April 12 event at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church

For Dems, a problem with seniors
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The Hill [DC], by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/7/2014 4:43:12 AM     Post Reply
Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who are already facing

Al Sharpton´s Secret Work
As FBI Informant

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Smoking Gun, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/7/2014 2:00:17 PM     Post Reply
When friends and family members gathered recently at the White House for a private celebration of Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday, one of the invited partygoers was a former paid FBI Mafia informant. That same man attended February’s state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande. He was seated with his girlfriend at a table adjacent to President Barack Obama, who is likely unaware that, according to federal agents, his guest once interacted with members of four of New York City’s five organized crime families. He even secretly taped some of those wiseguys using a briefcase that FBI technicians outfitted

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25
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Associated Press, by Sylvia Hui    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/7/2014 2:44:12 PM     Post Reply
LONDON - Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who worked as a model, a television presenter and a fashion writer and filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25. There was no immediate word on the cause of her death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England. Her father said in a statement Monday: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain." "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," he said. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever."




Caught kissing staffer, Rep. Vance McAllister
asks for forgiveness

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CBSNews.com, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
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A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman´s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

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USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 4:34:06 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Gorgeous George: Regal in red
Kate wears Queen’s New Zealand
brooch as she arrives in Wellington…
but it’s her baby prince who
steals the show

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Daily Mail (UK), by Rebecca English    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/6/2014 10:55:34 PM     Post Reply
Wellington -He may be only eight months old. But Prince George made an assured appearance on his debut royal tour this morning. Arriving in New Zealand on the first day of a three-week trip Down Under, the third in line to the throne took the windswept welcome in his stride, although he looked a little chilly in a cream jumper and shorts. Scroll down for video -With a lifetime of royal engagements ahead of him, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are understandably protective of their young son. Indeed, his appearance today was only the second time he has been

Millions of Americans aren´t working. Why?
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CNBC, by Allison Linn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/7/2014 2:32:09 PM     Post Reply
Call it the million-worker mystery. A large chunk of American adults are no longer in the labor force. That has left economists divided over how many of them are voluntarily not working-or even looking for work-because they wanted to retire, go to school or take care of family members, versus how many have been forced out because they couldn´t find a job. (snip) Shierholz estimates that there are currently more than 5 million missing workers who are not included in the unemployment rate because they are neither working nor looking for work, but who might be if the job market

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 4/7/2014 11:01:59 AM     Post Reply
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t


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