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Jon Stewart was so frustrated Wednesday night with Fox News' bogus scandal about hip-hop artist Common coming to the White House that the only way he could express his outrage was by rapping about how lame Fox News is.

Stewart was flabbergasted by Fox's charge, echoed across several programs, that President Obama had invited a rapper who advocated gang violence and cop killing to perform at the White House. But as Stewart pointed out, not only do Common's lyrics advocate peace and nonviolence, but Fox has a clear double standard when it comes to violent rhetoric.

"Are we really doing this again?" Stewart asked. "For this guy? Common? The guy from the GAP ads? The guy from the Queen Latifah rom-com? Elmo's friend?"

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What Mitt Romney's Health-Care Speech Needs To Say Politico reports: "At the University of Michigan's Cardiovascular Center Romney will address the issue that haunts his candidacy: The health care bill he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts, legislation that President Obama's advisers say inspired ObamaCare. For Romney, there's no getting around it. The perceived similarities between the two measures are a deal-breaker for the Republican base, which loathes the president's plan. At the same time, the former governor can't afford to completely repudiate the centerpiece of his four-year-term without reinforcing the flip-flopping knock on him."

Obama's Day Ahead President Obama will deliver remarks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. ET. Obama and Vice President Biden will meet at 11 a.m. ET with the Senate Republican Caucus, and Obama and Biden will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. ET. Then at 1:50 p.m. ET, Obama and Biden will honor the National Association of Police Organizations Top Cops. Obama will meet at 2:30 p.m. ET with the Congressional Black Caucus. At 4 p.m. Et, Obama will be interviewed by Telemundo. At 4:25 p.m. ET, Obama will be interviewed by KINC Univision/Entravision Las Vegas, WLTV Univision 23 Miami and Telemundo Dallas.

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When news broke that former Bush administration official Monica Goodling had been reprimanded by the Virginia bar for her role in politicizing the Justice Department's hiring and promotion process, a bar official said Goodling was working in market research in Arlington, Va.

A quick Google search for a Monica Goodling working as a flack in Virginia didn't turn up any results, so we figured she was keeping a low profile. But the Washington Post managed to track down Goodling --working under her married name, Monica Krempasky -- at a firm called Corallo Media Strategies under Mark Corallo, her former boss in DOJ's Office of Public Affairs.

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Seeking to defuse his biggest vulnerability in the GOP primaries, Mitt Romney is set to deliver a speech outlining his position on health care on Thursday. The issue has been his glass jaw ever since 2009, when Democrats launched a successful push to pass health care reform modeled on a Massachusetts law widely considered Romney's signature achievement as governor.

The element of both laws that is most despised by those on the right is a requirement that people purchase insurance, leaving Romney in the awkward position of fiercely defending his own law's use of a mandate while labeling it an unconstitutional government takeover on a national level.

"Governor Romney has made it very clear over the last many years, including during the 2008 presidential cycle, that he opposes a federally imposed individual mandate," a Romney spox told NRO this week.

While it's true that Romney did not call for a federal mandate in the 2008 election, he has in fact supported two sweeping health care proposals in Congress that included an individual mandate, the most recent in 2009. In addition, he's repeatedly boasted that Massachusetts mandate would -- and should -- eventually be adopted on a widespread scale.

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by Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica

During his final years, Osama bin Laden expressed interest in everything from killing President Obama to his deputies' personalities to an article in an extremist magazine that he didn't like, according to two U.S. officials familiar with material seized during the raid that killed bin Laden.

A trove of digital communications and hand-written notes show how bin Laden ran his weakened network from his solitary hideout in a garrison town in Pakistan. He was especially engaged in decisions about leadership posts and developing plots, the officials said.

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The stark differences between Democrats and Republicans on the oil industry and rising gas prices are on vivid display in Congress this week, as Democrats continue to demand an end to tax subsidies for the big-five oil giants while House Republicans pushed through a bill to expand offshore oil drilling.

A group of Senate Democrats gathered at an ExxonMobil station a stone's throw from the Capitol to call on the top five oil producers to voluntarily swear off $25 billion in industry incentives and tax breaks over the next decade.

Against the backdrop of a sign displaying $4.29 for regular unleaded, Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY), Bob Menendez (NJ) and Debbie Stabenow (MI), said oil companies have made a record $125 billion profit, and in tough budgetary times, don't need the tax breaks in order to create incentives for more oil and gas exploration.

"It's time for the big oil companies to give up the subsidies and pay their fair share of the deficit reduction," Menendez said.

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Don't worry, American youth: Mike Huckabee has fixed American history. No longer will you suffer under what Huckabee calls "the 'blame America first' attitude prevalent in today's teaching."

Late Wednesday, Huckabee announced, a sort of BMG Music Club for what he calls "unbiased" historical lessons for kids. For around $15 each, the company will send you a new animated tale of American history each month, told through the eyes of a gang of time traveling kids.

The first video (available for just $9.95, with a gift bag full of goodies)? "The Reagan Revolution." Naturally.

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In response to the Obama administration's renewed efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, Senate Republicans introduced legislation on Wednesday that would codify the detention facility as the primary location for current and future detainees.

"Attorney General Holder and President Obama: Guantanamo Bay is not going to close," Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said at a press conference introducing the bill. "I respect Holder, but let me say categorically there is no pathway forward when it comes to closing Guantanamo in the foreseeable future."

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