Pelosi's District Secures Waivers

And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

District Champs

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's district was the big winner in the latest round of health care law waivers, securing almost 20 percent of the exemptions granted in April.

The Daily Caller first reported more than three dozen businesses in Pelosi's San Francisco district were given waivers. They include upscale restaurants, nightclubs and hotels.

Conservatives pounced. Sarah Palin called it "corrupt." A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner called it another -- quote -- "backroom sweetheart deal" for Obamacare.

But Pelosi's office fired back, calling the attacks pathetic -- quote -- "These waivers are reviewed and granted solely by the administration in an open and transparent process."

All that Glitters...

More details are emerging about the split of California's golden couple after 25 years of marriage.

The Los Angeles Times reports former Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to wife Maria Shriver that he fathered a child more than a decade ago with a longtime member of their household staff.

In a statement, Shriver called it a painful and heartbreaking time.

Schwarzenegger told the Times -- quote -- "There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry."

Pump Pain

And finally, a Los Angeles area gas station owner was sorry after a computer glitch cost him roughly $21,000.

He says his system accidentally defaulted to the rock bottom price of a $1.10 a gallon for premium unleaded gasoline, a cut of more than three dollars a gallon.

Local reports say within hours about 7,000 gallons were pumped at the discounted rate. The station owner hopes motorists who got the break will come back and pay the real price.