- political appointees took charge of the screening of Tea Party applications. Veteran IRS lawyer Carter Hull said tax agency
- President Obama insists that his signature health care program is doing exactly what it's supposed to do. Apparently, spectacular failure is a design feature.
- Next stop for U.S. troops: Syria! At least, that's what the White House is considering, says Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- Bradley Manning will have to face charges that he "aided the enemy," after all, says the judge in the whistleblower's trial.
- The Cuban National Baseball Team is in the United States playing exhibition games, and it has already demonstrated its unbeatable defection style. Player Misael Siverio went in search of a new nationality after only a few hours in the country.
- A Tucson cop lost his job after getting loaded and pulling a gun on a gas station attendant. Having the incident captured by a surveillance camera (yup, that's him, in the photo) probably didn't help his cause.
- The nomination of outgoing Homeland Security honcho Janet Napolitano as president of the University of California has sparked controversy and opposition. She promptly had protesters deported. Just kidding. She can't do that anymore. She has friends for that.
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