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New Book Says Obama Referred to Tea Partiers With a Slang Word

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:Steaming MadPresident Obama is being criticized for a reference to Tea Party activists with a sexual slang word considered crude and offensive.Author Jonathan Alter writes in his new book that President Obama said Republican opposition to the stimulus "helped create the Tea-Baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party."FreedomWorks spokesman, Adam Brandon, said the president "should apologize for his mean-spirited and derogatory comments."White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton says he has no reason to believe the quote in Alterman's book is not accurate and that the term was not meant to be derogatory in any way.Jumping to ConclusionsTuesday we told you about some politicians' initial reactions to the Times Square bombing attempt focusing on their belief that the attacker was home-grown or acted alone. MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer voiced her frustration in learning the background of confessed Times Square bom...

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