Secret Service Fail of the Day

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Secret Service Fail of the Day
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President Barack Obama's bus tour through Florida made a pizza stop in Ft. Pierce on Sunday. Upon meeting restaurant owner Scott Van Duzer, Obama exclaimed: "Scott, let me tell you, you are like the biggest pizza shop owner I've ever seen."

What happened next probably isn't on the Secret Service protocol sheet. Duzer wrapped Obama in a bear hug and lifted him into the air, much to the delight of onlookers -- and likely the chagrin of his security detail.

Duzer is a registered Republican who voted for Obama in 2008, and plans to do so again in November.

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Reverse Birther of the Day

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Reverse Birther of the Day
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President Barack Obama visited Gator's Dockside, an Orlando sports bar, Saturday night as part of a bus tour of Florida. One young boy in the crowded restaurant, Andre Wupperman, hails from Hawaii, which led Obama to flash him a shaka hand sign -- the Hawaiian "hello".

Wupperman responded in kind, to which Obama playfully replied: "You were born in Hawaii? You have a birth certificate?"

We'll just assume Obama didn't make young Andre produce documentation.

[nyt]

White House Beer of the Day

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The United States' most top secret beer just gained declassified status. The White House has released the recipes for its home-brewed -- and government approved -- Honey Ale and Honey Porter, for those who really want to drink like the president.

While people probably wouldn't mind a few tax dollars being spent on the Commander in Chief's home concoctions, Barack Obama funds this venture out of his own pocket.

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#FutureMittJokes of the Day

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#FutureMittJokes of the Day
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Mittens just can't catch a break -- the GOP candidate joked while campaigning in Michigan early this morning that "no one had ever asked to see my birth certificate," and the Twitterverse promptly sprang into action.

Check out the latest here.

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Beef Jerky Portraits of the Day

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Beef Jerky Portraits of the Day
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Introducing Barack Obameat and Meat Romney.

Only took San Francisco mosaic artist Jason Mercier 50 hours to complete. Don't miss the making-of vid.

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Colorado Shooting Update of the Day

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Colorado Shooting Update of the Day
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Saturday brought inconsolable grief to families of slain theater-goers, as authorities began to identify the deceased in the shooting at an Aurora, CO movie theater. Authorities and eyewitnesses have also helped piece together an idea of how the horrific scene played out early Friday morning.

The Denver Post released an info graphic of the theater, which sheds light on alleged gunman James Holmes' path of destruction. The Post also compiled an image of the type of armor and weapons Holmes is reported to have used in the attack.

President Barack Obama, in his weekly address, spoke about the incident and offered the support of the federal government in bringing the perpetrator to justice.

Police set off a small, controlled explosion at Holmes' apartment, and the police department is "confident that they've eliminated all major threats inside the apartment."

Christian Bale, star of The Dark Knight Rises, is the latest person associated with the film to express remorse over the incident:

Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.

The suspect, James Holmes, is locked in solitary confinement. He has exhibited irrational behavior and remains on suicide watch, while other inmates talk about wanting to kill him.

National tragedies don't come without at least one group making outrageous claims as to who is ultimately responsible. Fred Jackson of the American Family Association wasted little time blaming the ACLU, gays and liberal churches.

[photo: yahoo]