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Monday, December 14, 2009

Morning Newsdome: In your face

click to enlarge MILAN'S DUOMO: Ouch!
  • MILAN'S DUOMO: Ouch!

>> Drug-makers lobbied hard over a Senate proposal to be debated today that will allow U.S. citizens to buy cheaper prescription drugs from foreign countries. It's about time the government understood the joys of receiving Vicodin in the mail from Mexico. (the Washington Post)

>> The U.S. Treasury has given Citigroup, one of the few major banks still supported by taxpayers, the green-light to repay its $20 billion bailout money just a day after President Obama accused banks of hastily paying back funds to escape government curbs on bonuses. I think Citigroup owes each of us one of those really nice, $5 Thank You cards with a three-dimensional cut-out and a one-hit-wonder's music playing. (the Guardian)

>> A mentally-disturbed man hit 73-year-old Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi in the face with a metal souvenir statue of Milan's Duomo yesterday. All I'm saying is at least it wasn't France's souvenir Eiffel Towers--those could really put out an eye. (AP)

>> In a series of Democrat retirements, 13-term congressman Rep. Bart Gordon from Tennessee announced today he will not seek re-election next term. Politicans today just don't know when to retire, right Robert Byrd? (AP)

>> And finally: Men are now allowed to be prostitutes in Nevada after the state's Board of Health decided Friday to overturn an unwritten ban on male prostitution from 1971. Hey, gays may not be allowed to get married, but at least they can get a hooker! (the Las Vegas Sun)

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