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Rep. Anthony Weiner's spokesman says the New York Democrat has retained counsel to explore possible legal action after a lewd photograph was posted on his Twitter feed this weekend. According to Weiner, the photograph, which showed a close-up of a man's crotch in tight underwear and was addressed to a 21-year-old Seattle woman, was the work of a hacker.

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Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been cagey in his comments on the Ryan Medicare plan thus far, but on Sunday he offered his clearest indication yet that it had his support.

"I'm personally very comfortable with the way Paul Ryan would structure it," McConnell said on NBC's Meet The Press. "But we have a Democratic president. We're going to have to negotiate with him on the terms of changing Medicare so we can save Medicare."

McConnell, along with the overwhelming majority of his Republican colleagues in the Senate, voted for the House GOP budget containing the Ryan plan last week, giving them less cover to hedge on its Medicare provisions. Pressed by host David Gregory whether the Medicare proposal would ultimately be dumped in negotiations with the White House, McConnell emphatically denied the notion.

"No," he said. "It's on the table."

1||The 24th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally took place on Sunday, May 29 in Washington D.C. The ride is meant to honor American prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

2||An estimated 250,000 riders participated in Rolling Thunder XXIV. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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4||Sarah Palin made an appearance at the rally, irking some riders when fans and journalists caused a minor stir by swarming around her. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

5||Palin's husband, Todd, and daughter, Piper, joined her on the ride. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

6||Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL) delivered a speech at the event. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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8||Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen also addressed the crowd. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

9||A man portraying an imprisoned POW. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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13||One woman handed out "Biker Bibles." ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

14||The ride had several starting points, and ended at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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18||Todd and Piper Palin. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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20||Sarah Palin, with husband, Todd, and daughter, Piper. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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24||Sarah Palin ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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26||Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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28|| Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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It's a mystery that has perplexed the world since the late '90s: Where are Biggie and Tupac? Last night for a short time, it appeared that PBS had found out when a story appeared on its homepage, "Tupac still alive in New Zealand." Sadly, it was hackers from a group called LulzSec who got into PBS' system and posted this:

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Remember that Congressman who was angry that airport security randomly patted down a grandma and a child, but let a man in "Arabian dress" pass through? Well Republican Congressman Paul Broun is back, this time on Fox News, and he's not retreating from his demand that the TSA start focusing on the "real" terrorists, which apparently might include anyone in "Arabian attire."

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Rolling Thunder is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to advocating on behalf of Prisoners of War and larger veteran issues and is best known for its annual motorcycle rides in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day.

Turns out that potential GOP candidate Sarah Palin has announced plans to attend the Rolling Thunder event at the Washington Mall this weekend, which according to Rolling Thunder spokesperson Ted Shpak, is a big distraction.

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