Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama is often praised for her taut arms and athletic physique. So why is a cartoon depicting her with fat cheeks, a double-chin and chowing down a platter full of hamburgers?
(CNN) - A former Department of Agriculture employee who was forced to resign last year after the posting of a misleading video has filed suit against Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who posted it.
Shirley Sherrod's suit was filed in District of Columbia Superior Court on Friday, her attorney confirmed. The civil suit accuses Breitbart of "defamation, false light and infliction of emotional distress," according to a statement issued by the law firm representing her.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The Mississippi NAACP has called on Gov. Haley Barbour to publicly denounce an attempt by a Confederacy group to honor a Ku Klux Klan leader, the organization said Monday.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans has launched the campaign to recognize Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest on a specialty license plate.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour made the case Sunday on Fox News that his career as a high-powered federal lobbyist for domestic corporations and foreign governments would be an asset if he ran for President in 2012.
Barbour may be eager to showcase his record, but one of Barbour's foreign lobbying clients could cause him some troubles in the 2012 Republican primary, if he decides to run. According to a State Department filing by Barbour's former lobbying firm, The Embassy of Mexico decided to retain Barbour's services on August 15, 2001, to work on, among other things, legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for foreigners living illegally in the United States—what opponents of immigration reform call “amnesty.”FULL STORY
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Neil Barofsky, the Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, informed President Obama on Monday that he is resigning from his position, effective March 30.
"I believe that it is the right time for me to step down and pursue other opportunities," Barofsky wrote in his resignation letter.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - As hoards of economists, activists and interns begin the arduous task of combing through the newly released 2012 Federal Budget, a caution: the tome (including its 1,360 page appendix) is 2,403 pages long.
This is the equivalent of a double dose of Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind," and far surpasses Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" (1,079 pages), Tolstoy's "War and Peace" (1,296 pages) and even the 3rd edition of Merriam Webster's New College Dictionary (1,536 pages).
Most editions of the Bible pale in comparison, many of which have less than 1,000 pages, according to a search on Amazon.com.
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Ron Paul is taking a dig at Donald Trump, days after the business mogul told thousands of attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the crowd-favorite Paul "cannot get elected."
"I've won eleven times, so I don't know whether he has earned the right to criticize somebody for not winning an election when I don't know how many elections he's won so far himself," Paul said Monday on CNN's American Morning.
(CNN) - Obama unveils $3.7 trillion budget for 2012, including program cuts to reduce deficits by $1.1 trillion over a decade.