- The U.S. economy gave President Obama's nomination for re-election a big raspberry, with unemployment dipping slightly only because discouraged workers are exiting the labor force.
- Clint Eastwood is apparently relishing his new role as a two-minute-hate target for Democrats. “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” he says.
- A Yemeni woman kept as a virtual slave in Tokyo by a U.S. State Department employee, and repeatedly raped by her husband, was awarded $3.3 million in damages by a federal judge. Yeah, I had to read that over again, too.
- Muhammad Salah, a naturalized U.S. citizen, is suing the federal government over his "Specially Designated Terrorist" status. Unable to appeal his designation, he needs official permission to work or even buy groceries.
- Spain's government says it's in no hurry to ask for EU bailout money. Right.
- A federal judge says it's OK for the U.S. government to help itself to $80 million worth of rare gold coins the owners sent in for authentication. The judge said the family probably came by the coins illicitly. Burden of proof ... How does that work?
- The NYPD misplaced seven luxury motorcycles it seized and put into storage. Where are they? It's a mystery.
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