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Ben & Jerry’s ‘OccuPie Wall Street’ Flavor Should Be Real

Ice cream wizards Ben & Jerry’s have been outspoken in their support of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests. Sadly, the “new” B&J’s flavor “OccuPie Wall Street” is not real. Turns out it’s a spoof done by the folks at Tauntr as a follow-up to their Occupy Sesame Street parody that popped up on the Web earlier this week. 

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Toby Keith Weighs In on Taxes: ‘I Expect the Wealthy to Write a Check’

The fight over taxes and the public debt is never far from the headlines lately, and Toby Keith has never been shy about speaking his mind on political matters, so it’s only natural that he offered his thoughts about taxes when speaking with the Boston Herald.

What might be surprising — at least for folks who consider Keith just another red state-residing good ol’ boy — is the way he responded to the question.

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy Comes to an End for the Military [VIDEO]

The policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which has been in place since the Clinton administration, became a thing of the past at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday when the United States became one of more than 40 countries worldwide allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces.

“They will no longer have to lie in order to help protect us,” said Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin in a statement. “The end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is an important victory not just for equality, but integrity.”

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Speed Limit Change South of The Red River – Did You Notice?

So your traveling along a stretch of road in the Lone-star State and not really paying attention to the time of day.  You are probably wrapped up in thoughts of where you are going or coming from, the music on the radio or maybe in conversation with some one else in the car. 

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U.S. Postmaster General Suggests End To Saturday Delivery
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US Postal Service Could Shut Down This Winter

Now that Labor Day has past, there is a storm on the horizon that no one wants to look at or hear about and it will affect you in one way or another.

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Hurricane Irene Clean-Up Begins, Despite FEMA Funding Concerns [VIDEO]

Hurricane Irene may end up being one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in U.S. history. Industry experts currently put the storm’s damage at $7 billion to $10 billion; however, much of that destruction may not be covered by insurance because it was caused by flooding and not winds. Flooding is often excluded from standard insurance policies.

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31 American Troops Killed in Afghanistan After Taliban Attack on Helicopter

Taliban insurgents shot down an American military helicopter in Afghanistan Saturday, killing 31 American troops and 7 Afghan commandos, multiple news outlets are reporting

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President Obama, Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal, Plan to Face Vote

President Barack Obama said Sunday night that he and Congressional leaders had reached a debt deal that cuts trillions in federal spending. The debt ceiling plan was set to face a vote on Monday in hopes of enacting it before a Tuesday deadline, thus averting default, The New York Times reported.

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U.S. Postmaster General Suggests End To Saturday Delivery And Rate Hike
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US Postal Service To Close 3600 Offices – Will Your Delivery Be Affected?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Rain, shine, sleet or snow.  The U.S. Postal service will deliver through all of these and more.  Or will they?

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Jon Stewart Rips Both Democrats and Republicans in Hilarious Debt Crisis Rant [VIDEO]

On Monday night’s ‘Daily Show,’ host Jon Stewart admonished Congress and compared the constantly-changing debt ceiling deadline to a Broadway opening, saying “The only catastrophe that has moved its date this often is ‘Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark.’

He then observed that despite a steady stream of meetings about the debt crisis, Republicans and Democrats have accomplished little other than seemingly swapping political positions with their opponents. “Both sides switched, everybody caved, and no one agreed,” he quipped.

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President Obama Ends Ban on Gays in the Military

On Friday, President Obama joined Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen in formally signing a document certifying that military readiness would not be hurt by allowing gays in the military. The notice will now be sent to Congress.

The action officially repeals the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy enacted during the Clinton Administration and begins the 60-day waiting period that will lead to a full lift of the ban.

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US Postmaster Proposes Eliminating Saturday Mail Delivery

Email and other electronic transactions have caused a dramatic drop in the volume of snail-mail and its associated revenues — so much so that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has proposed eliminating Saturday mail delivery.

It’s a move that could save the United States Postal Service as much as $3.1 billion a year.

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