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Parents are outraged at Massachusetts school officials, after middle school students were forced to take a survey that included graphic questions about sex — without parental knowledge or consent. Arlene Tessitore claims her daughters were deeply disturbed by the content of a Youth Risk Behavior Study they were forced to take.
The National Security Agency and Internet service providers are working together to monitor Internet traffic, with the reported goal of preventing foreign cyberattacks against defense firms. The program uses sophisticated NSA tools to scan email and other digital traffic.
Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney feels a strong connection to America’s unemployed. After all, he counts himself among their numbers. On Thursday, Romney told a group of unemployed Floridians gathered in a coffee shop: “I’m also unemployed.”
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s efforts to stop the leaky economy have been unsuccessful. His latest effort of quantitative easing — known as QE2 — is running out, and the bubble he created is deflating faster than one of The Three Stooges’ helium-filled cakes.
Statewide polling reveals that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is not very popular in his home state — which may explain a statement Romney made in the Republican primary debate Monday night: “I am not running for governor of Massachusetts. I am running for president of the United States.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Tuesday that President Barack Obama did not watch Monday night’s Republican Primary debate in New Hampshire. However, the President might have seen the “highlight reel” the Obama campaign is passing around — a cut-and-paste collection of scenes from the GOP debate, put together by the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
While innovation and technology are vital to the modern world, that didn’t stop President Barack Obama from passing some of the blame for the floundering economy onto unsuspecting ATMs and other such machines.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who enjoyed a fair amount of popularity during his run for the Presidency in 2008, is concerned about his friend, former Minnesota Governor and current Republican Candidate Tim Pawlenty. Of Pawlenty’s campaign advisers, Huckabee said, “He needs to get rid of some of his consultants.”