Let's check out some political stories we found Below the Fold:
Hotline Needs Help
Investigators for the U.S. Department of the Treasury report that the IRS (search) tax-help hotline provided accurate and complete answers only 45 percent of the time during the second half of last year.
The IRS claims the error rate was only 33 percent -- thus demonstrating that the tax code is so unintelligible that not even the experts can decipher it.
Make that Double Fries
U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that McDonald's ads make kids fat.
The plaintiffs not only failed to prove that McDonald's was primarily responsible for juvenile obesity -- they also failed to prove that chubby kids had even seen the ads that supposedly had brainwashed them into scarfing down fat-filled delectables.
Cast in Stone?
Residents of Helena, Montana have begun flocking to a sculpted mural that depicts major figures from Montana's past. Many say they see the face of Republican Governor Judy Martz on the body of a naked bordello dancer.
Sculptor Kristine Veith says she has never seen the governor -- and she may not be alone. The governor says, "I'm a very modest person. No one would ever see me like that. My husband doesn't ever see me like that" -- which is far more than we want to know.