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2009-06-11 22:05:00

David Letterman says a sexually charged joke he made this week was about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's 18-year-old daughter, not her 14-year-old daughter. Newsday quoted Letterman as saying during his opening monologue for Monday night's edition of Late Show with David Letterman that Palin experienced an awkward moment recently when she attended a Yankees game because during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez. Palin swiftly issued a statement to Foxnews.com saying:...

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2009-06-11 16:45:00

If you're going to miss the last day of school for a real-time civics lesson, it probably doesn't hurt to have an excuse written by the U.S. president. Kennedy Corpus, 10, played hooky from fourth grade to attend President Obama's healthcare town hall meeting in Green Bay, Wis., Thursday with her dad John. I am fortunate enough to be here with my 10-year-old daughter, who is missing her last day of school for this, Corpus said before asking Obama his question. I hope she doesn't get in...

2009-06-04 10:03:00

MANORVILLE, N.Y., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, named "2009 Honoree" by the Independent Group Home Living Foundation (IGHL; www.ighl.org), will be honored before a sold out crowd of more than 1,000 guests at the IGHL 30(th) anniversary gala on Sunday, June 7(th) at Flowerfields in St. James. This is the Alaska Governor's first appearance on Long Island. Independent Group Home Living (IGHL; www.ighl.org) is a Manorville, New York-based not-for-profit organization...

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2009-05-16 10:00:38

The recession enabled a trade group to win inclusion of billions of dollars in stimulus money for a U.S. network of electronic health records, observers said. The group, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, had worked for a decade to win over Washington lawmakers, The Washington Post reported Saturday. As the recession worsened last year, the trade group persuaded advisers to then President-elect Barack Obama to consider electronic records legislation that had stalled in...

2009-05-05 17:31:36

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, jonesing for burgers, dined out and treated some of the White House press corps to lunch Tuesday. The daily schedule said Obama and Biden were to dine in the Oval Office, an event closed to reporters. But the top two U.S. leaders opted to eat out instead, traveling to Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Va., with press vans in tow. Obama, waiting his turn in line with Biden, turned to the pool and said, Who's taking orders here? My treat...

2009-05-05 08:00:00

Palin Will Take Part in a Town Hall Meeting to Create Awareness for the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Candie's Foundation announced today that it has appointed Bristol Palin as its Teen Ambassador. Palin, daughter of Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, will participate in a town hall meeting and select media interviews to promote the May 6th, the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to help raise awareness for teen pregnancy prevention. Bristol...

2009-05-04 04:07:00

However, the President's support among non-taxpayers appears to be slipping. WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 2008 presidential campaign, polls showed that President Obama drew enthusiastic support from an often overlooked demographic: Americans who have no federal income tax liability (who total 30 percent of the electorate). Conversely, Americans who pay federal income taxes (70 percent of the electorate) were more skeptical of Obama's policy proposals - particularly on...

2009-04-16 14:46:55

A U.S. toymaker says President Barack Obama is a worthy addition to his line of action figures because he took the world by storm. He went from no one knowing who he was to being president, Emil Vicale, president of HeroBuilders.com, told Britain's Independent Television News. He took the world by storm, and that's an action figure right there. The Connecticut company sells a full line of celebrity and politician action figures, including ex-Gov. Rob Blagojevich, Bernie Madoff and Joe the...

2009-04-06 14:37:18

A Chicago-based comic book publisher's latest offering recasts U.S. President Barack Obama as Barack the Barbarian, president of Kickassistan. Devil's Due Publishing announced Barack the Barbarian: Quest for the Treasure of Stimuli, which is scheduled to hit the shelves in June, will also feature fictionalized versions of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President George W. Bush, the New York Post reported Monday. Join Barack, Sorceress Hilaria, her demigod trickster husband,...

2009-03-28 11:22:44

The election of U.S. President Barack Obama has allowed black media groups new access to the White House and the presidential world, experts say. Bryan Monroe, vice president of the black-centric magazines Ebony and Jet, said having a black president in office has resulted in the inclusion of black media officials in the current U.S. administration, The New York Times reported Saturday. We have, at last, an equal seat at the table, Monroe said. We're not going to get everything we need. But...


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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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