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The Thrilla in Vanilla, round 3: Jennifer Aniston strikes back at Bill O’Reilly.
List of White House reporters at Obama lunch boycotted by NYT because off-the-record.
Matt Taibbi comments on LA Times article about how the new financial regulations won’t make a significant impact on Goldman Sachs.
Atlas shrugs, drops globe: Man scrawls world’s biggest message, visible from space; "Read Ayn Rand."
Eliz Warren, "The New Sheriff": RC Productions has produced a new western-themed music video hailing Warren as "the new sheriff" of Wall Street.
T.G.I. FRIDAY ON THE LINKS
Massive NYT editorial on Afghan war tough-minded but mainly just wants better explanations from Obama. While same paper in news section: Showcase Afghan Army Mission Turns Into Debacle. Meanwhile, Army report on suicides reveals AWOLs up 234% since 2004.
Dr. Laura drops "N-word" a few times and suggests some people shouldn’t marry outside their race.
Lawrence Lessig latest to smack Robert Gibbs for "professional Left vs. Obama" crack. Lessig says it’s not that Obama is failing as a lefty–but as Obama. Warmed over "Clintonism" not enough.
Colbert tweets: "I was shocked Fox News had such old viewers considering all their young, hip ads for walk-in bathtubs and mesothelioma lawyers."