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Mr. and Mrs. Madison Avenue
The Obamas are quickly becoming the first family of advertising. Take a look at one of PETA's new ads featuring Michelle Obama. There's only one problem: The animal rights group did not ask the first lady for permission to use her image in the ad, so now they are in the White House's dog house.
But PETA is not backing down. In a statement the group states that the first lady has committed to not wearing fur and "the world should know that in PETA's eyes that makes her pretty fabulous."
Michelle Obama is not the only member of the first family in the spotlight. Check out the photo captured by a Fox News producer in the heart of New York's Times Square. The giant billboard shows the so-called Teflon president standing on the Great Wall of China wearing a Weatherproof brand jacket.
That company may want to reconsider its ad campaign, because according to his latest poll numbers, President Obama is anything but weatherproof.
A defense contractor with close ties to Pennsylvania Democrat John Murtha is getting some bad news. Kuchera Defense Systems has been barred by the federal government from receiving any more earmarks from its favorite congressman. Politico.com reports that the company was "allegedly engaging in fraud" and offering "kickbacks" to other subcontractors.
We have been reporting for months Murtha's ties to the firm run deep. He secured as much as $50 million in funds for them in recent years.
So for everyone watching in Congressman Murtha's district, if this has been the reason you've been sending him back to Washington all these years, it looks like you can cast your vote elsewhere from here on in.
New New Yorker?
Former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. appears to be weighing another run for public office. This time the Tennessee native is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in New York.
In a Hillary Clinton-esque move, The New York Times reports that Ford transplanted himself to the Empire State three years ago and now has his sights set on the seat currently held by Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand.
Now if Harold Ford wants to have a shot in New York, he needs to take another page from Hillary Clinton's playbook and become a Yankees' fan. As soon as possible.
All right, America, you are not going to believe this, but it turns out there may be something to this whole Meltdown thing. We have just uncovered a report that could prove that what Al Gore has been saying all along is correct.
It's a firsthand account from a researcher who visited the Arctic, and he reports the existence of "a radical change in climatic conditions and unheard of high temperatures in that part of the Earth's surface."
He goes on and to say, "Many old landmarks are so changed as to be unrecognizable. Where formerly great masses of ice were found, there are now often moraines, accumulation of earth and stones. At many points where glaciers formerly extended far into the sea they have entirely disappeared."
The startling report was submitted to the State Department and published in the Monthly Weather Review on — oh wait a minute, never mind. This was written October 10, 1922.
We should all be dead by now.
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