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Carol Bartz, the recently fired CEO of Yahoo, might have shot herself in the foot on Thursday when she sounded off to Fortune about what she really thinks of Yahoo's board.

"These people f---ed me over," Bartz said, according to Fortune's Patricia Sellers.

She later quoted Bartz as saying.

"The board was so spooked by being cast as the worst board in the country," Bartz says. "Now they're trying to show that they're not the doofuses that they are."

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President Obama took his jobs plan to Richmond, Va. Friday where he hammered home the same themes - and most of the same lines - he hit in his joint address to Congress Thursday night, namely that he is on the right side of history in producing a series of specific spending and tax cut proposals to stimulate the economy and daring Republicans to ignore them at their own peril.

The trip to the heart of Virginia instantly blurred the lines between campaign stump speech and official business with an audience obviously filled with die-hard Obama supporters. During Obama's opening remarks, several supporters cried out "we love you," to which Obama twice responded, "I love you too."

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A state technical college in Missouri has an unusual requirement for new students: pass a mandatory drug test.

Linn State Technical College -- a 1,200-student school in Linn, Missouri -- instituted the program this week, the AP reports. Associate Dean of Student Affairs Richard Pemberton said the drug tests are a way to prepare students for the professional world.

"They're going to be faced with this as they go into the drug-free workplace," he told the AP. "We want them to be prepared."

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – While U.S. authorities are hunting two or three suspects behind a possible 9/11 anniversary attack threat, intelligence agencies are in the dark about the suspects' identities, officials said on Friday.

NORTH OF BANI WALID/EAST OF SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) – Fighters sent by Libya’s new rulers entered one of the last towns loyal to ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi Friday and fought street-to-street battles in what could mark the start of a final showdown against bastions of Gaddafi control.

Veteran California campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee "nearly wiped out" the $379,000 in Rep. Loretta Sanchez's campaign war chest, Politico's Jonathan Allen and John Bresnahan report.

"What we've learned this week is that unfortunately, the amount in our reelect account is substantially less than the amount we've raised this year, as well as the amount reflected in the records sent to us by Durkee & Associates," Sanchez chief of staff Adrienne Elrod told Politico. "In fact, our account has been nearly wiped out."

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Oft-forgotten presidential candidate Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) will introduce legislation to save Social Security during a free lunch in DC on Monday. The congressman will address an audience at the Heritage Foundation before holding a press conference. According to a press release, McCotter’s plan would ‘restore social solvency to the program without cutting benefits or raising taxes.’

A regional court in Dusseldorf, Germany has upheld a countrywide ban on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet, affirming, for now, Apple's claims that Samsung illegally copied the design of the iPad, an important victory in Apple's wider, global intellectual property war on Samsung products.

"We are disappointed with this ruling and believe it severely limits consumer choice in Germany," Samsung said in a statement emailed to Idea Lab.

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Mitt Romney will deliver a labor policy speech in South Carolina on Monday, The Hill reports:



Romney will use the speech to highlight his position on unions, including a proposed executive order to give workers a secret ballot option and an opt-out of union membership. The executive order was one of five that he pledged earlier this week to give on the first day of his presidency.

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