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Doug Lamborn is really sorry. When he referred to President Barack Obama's economic policy as a "tar baby" this week, he meant to use the word "quagmire." Hey, we've all been there, right?

In a radio show interview over the weekend, the Colorado Congressman said:

“Even if some people say, ‘Well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,’ they will hold the President responsible. Now, I don’t even want to have to be associated with him. It’s like touching a tar baby and you get it, you’re stuck, and you’re a part of the problem now and you can’t get away.”

Lamborn has since sent a letter of apology to the President and his office released the following statement:

The congressman was “attempting to tell a radio audience last week that the president's policies have created an economic quagmire for the nation and are responsible for the dismal economic conditions our country faces. He regrets that he chose the phrase 'tar baby,' rather than the word 'quagmire.'

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Last night's episode of The Bachelorette saw two men sent packing, with two remaining to vie for the final rose and a lifetime with Ashley Hebert.

We began the evening with only three dudes with Ms. Ashley in Fiji, but the surprise return of a former contestant shook things up once again.

The Bachelorette spoilers accurately predicted who came, and who left, but that didn't make it less compelling - or bizarre, at times - to watch.

The Woman in Command

From a picnic under a magnolia tree to a trip to the family restaurant, the guys pulled out all the stops to win over Ashley. But would it be enough?

Who's in? Who's out? Who's the favorite in next week's season finale?

Let's break down last night's overnight dates and all things Ashley, Constantine, J.P., Ben and ... find out in THG's official +/- Bachelorette recap:

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The tax rate on wealthy Americans is at its lowest figure in over 50 years, but Steve Wynn doesn't care.

The casino magnate spoke to the press in Las Vegas yesterday and blasted President Barack Obama for his job-creating record, bringing back the misunderstood "S" word Republicans fired Obama's way during the 2008 election.

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  • The President of the United States of America

"This administration is the greatest wet blanket to business, and progress and job creation in my lifetime," Wynn said. "The guy [Obama] keeps making speeches about redistribution, and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don't invest or hold too much money. We haven't heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists."

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Slain Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden had a hit list, according to reports, with taking down U.S. President on September 11 of this year his #1 target.

Bin Laden's list called for a "celebration" of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by shooting down Air Force One with President Obama on board.

The terrorist mastermind, who was killed by U.S. forces May 1, also wanted Gen. David Petraeus dead and to crash a plane into a major sports event.

Obama, Osama

A "treasure trove" of documents discovered in Bin Laden's hideout revealed the plans the Al Qaeda chief was crafting to assassinate Barack Obama.

To accomplish that horrific goal, Bin Laden discussed attacking the president's plane or helicopter with a missile or grenade, officials told ABC News.

These machinations were part of U.S. intelligence discoveries that included the murderer's huge porn stash at his Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound.

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Barack is dealing with a lot these days.

Trying to manage two wars, revive a stagnant economy, provide health care, reach a compromise over the federal debt ceiling and keep various factious of constituents happy regarding social issues is a balancing act, to be sure.

One he seems a bit overwhelmed by in this College Humor video, which uses a Fourth of July BBQ as a metaphor for President Obama's life ...

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The Fox News Politics Twitter account reported this morning that President Obama had been shot twice in Iowa and killed. Not the case. Obama is fine.

The account was hacked shortly after midnight and the messages about the president were left around 3:00 a.m. The Tweets have since been deleted.

Mr. President

In total there were six Tweets that reported the death of the president, going so far as to wish Vice President Joe Biden luck in his assumed new role.

Unlike Rep. Anthony Weiner, who used the hacking defense after sending photos of his junk to women everywhere, it appears to be true in this case.

The account was hacked by "The Script Kiddies" (a slang term for beginner hackers), who vaguely aligned themselves with another hacking ring, Anonymous and changed the picture for the Fox account to their logo.

The "Script Kiddies" account has also been taken down.

According to Gawker, one of the members of "The Script Kiddies" says they are quite sophisticated despite the name, and chose to target Fox, "because we figured their security would be just as much of a joke as their reporting."

While hacking someone's Twitter - especially to report the president is dead - is reprehensible, we have to give them credit for that little dig.

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Mark Halperin must be watching too much Tracy Morgan stand-up.

During a live appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe today, the political analyst was asked about President Obama's behavior yesterday during a meeting with Republicans, inquired about whether or not the show was on a seven-second delay and then said:

The President "acted like a dick." Watch the host's stunned reaction to the insult now:

Halperin, who co-authored the book "Game Change," has been suspended indefinitely by the network and said in a statement:

"I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the president, to my MSNBC colleagues, and to the viewers. My remark was unacceptable, and I deeply regret it."

Should he have been punished?

 

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Anthony Weiner has likely taken the first step toward resignation. But if the embattled Congressman needed a push out of office, Barack Obama gave it to him this week.

In an interview with Ann Curry that airs today, the President was asked about Weiner and his texting scandal. He made his thoughts on it quite clear.

"If it were me, I'd resign," Obama said. "What he did was highly inappropriate.  I think he's embarrassed himself... he's embarrassed his wife and his family."

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As he readies himself to run against a Republican candidate in 2012 - Michele Bachmann officially declared her intentions yesterday - Obama concluded:

"When you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can't serve as effectively as you need to - at the time when people are worrying about jobs and their mortgages and paying the bills - then you should probably step back."

Do you think Weiner should resign?

 

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Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is one of many people seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2012, and his campaign is underway.

What better way to prep than by debating ... a Barack Obama impersonator?

Johnson recently appeared on Fox Business Network's "Media Matters for America," where host John Stossel moderated a debate between Johnson and a (pretty decent) President Obama impersonator, Reggie Brown ...

Very interesting. On one hand, Brown reiterates Obama talking points awfully well. On the other hand ... what the HELL goes on over at Fox News?

Their ticker gets hacked. They use photos of Tina Fey instead of Sarah Palin. They employ Sarah Palin. Now this, perhaps the most absurd of all.

Not that Gary Johnson is a serious candidate anyway, but how can anyone take him halfway seriously after this ridiculous debate with Faux-bama?

Seriously. We keep expecting to hear "Live From New York ..."

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Rapper Lupe Fiasco is, clearly, aptly named.

In an interview for a segment of CBS' online show What's Trending, Lupe made quite a controversial comment about the president, stating, "To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, in the United States of America."

His reasoning for that claim?

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In "Word I Never Said," he calls out Obama specifically, rapping, "Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say s--t/ Thats why I ain't vote for him, next one either/ I'mma part of the problem, my problem is I'm peaceful."

He says he finds political causes "meaningless."

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Barack Obama Biography

Barack and Michelle Obama Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. He became a Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois in 2004, and has... More »
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Barack Hussein Obama II

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I do think in Washington, it's a little bit like American Idol. But everybody is Simon Cowell.

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