Grapevine: Costa Rica makes accident

And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine... Do As I Say... Do as I say, not as I do. That is apparently the message from French President Francois Hollande tonight. He has been harshly critical of the U.S. for allegedly spying on European allies. But a French newspaper reports France has been illegally spying on its own people's phone calls, e-mails, and social media activity. France's national security commission says the only agency collecting communications data is a security unit in the prime minister's office. All in Favor Say Aye This week, lawmakers in Costa Rica made history by passing a bill legalizing gay marriage by mistake. The legislature approved a measure changing the wording on an article to prevent discrimination. It had previously defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Costa Rican media outlets report conservative lawmakers who voted for the bill are now asking the president to veto it. Liberals say their conservative counterparts should have read the whole bill before voting for it. Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla has indicated she's not going to veto it. How Old? And finally, proof that either some Americans are in need of a refresher on history or really sarcasm doesn't translate on social media. Thousands of people tweeted yesterday, wishing America a Happy 2,013th birthday. It seems they might have been confused, thinking that the year 2013 had something to do with the founding of the United States. America is actually 237 years old. After other Twitter users pointed out the mistake many folks out there deleted their tweets. Some others later tweeted they were just kidding. We report, you decide.- ,


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