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1.) We are all Chick-fil-A – Some want to shun Chick-fil-A for its owner’s stance on gay marriage. Over the last few days, the chicken chain seemed embattled. But then a voice from the wilderness appeared and settled the dispute. He declared he would be eating chicken sandwiches, consequences be damned. TheDC’s Taylor Bigler reports:
“Consider the national conversation about Chick-fil-A’s stance on gay marriage officially over: Antoine Dodson has spoken. The openly homosexual Huntsville, Ala. resident behind the viral 2010 rap single, ‘Bed Intruder Song‘ (commonly referred to as ‘Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife’), says he does not care about the fast-food giant’s stance on gay marriage, and simply cares about their tasty chicken sandwiches and waffle fries — especially if they are hot … ’Chick-fil-A makes good meals and I eat there, you know what I’m saying, quite frequently, so no one is going to stop me from eating there. If I want to have a Chick-fil-A sandwich — guess what? — I’m going to have a Chick-fil-A sandwich.’”
Game. Set. Match.
2.) The world’s least interesting legal battle – For some reason, people want to know if Osama bin Laden was really given an Islamic burial. Melissa Quinn reports for TheDC:
“Government watchdog group Judicial Watch announced a lawsuit on Thursday against the United States Navy for failing to hand over records pertaining to any funeral ceremony, rite or ritual for Osama bin Laden prior to his burial at sea … According to a press release, Judicial Watch issued a Freedom of Information Act request for records detailing bin Laden’s burial, and any correspondence between the Department of the Navy and any other government official regarding any ritual, rite or funeral ceremony for bin Laden prior to his burial at sea. Although the Department of the Navy acknowledged receiving the FOIA request, Judicial Watch has yet to receive any information.”
This sounds like it should be classified information. If he wasn’t, that can only cause us problems abroad. If he was, that would be a shame. For history, we should know. But perhaps not now.
3.) Obama and Israel not sitting in a tree – The criticism that President Obama hasn’t been a particularly great friend to Israel isn’t only coming from the right. Ryan Lovelace reports for TheDC:
“The center-right political advocacy organization Emergency Committee for Israel published an ad on Thursday in 23 Jewish newspapers spotlighting ‘liberal criticism’ of President Barack Obama’s record. Noah Pollak, the committee’s executive director, said the ad will reach some 600,000 Jewish voters in major marketplaces like New York, Florida, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Boston, Baltimore and New Jersey. Pollak declined to comment on the cost of the ad buy, but said the ad features ‘liberal criticism’ of the president because the Obama campaign likes to allege that conservatives are cynically using Obama’s record on Israel as a wedge issue.”
4.) A Rad Race – TheDC’s Alexis Levinson reports on a pretty interesting race going on down in the Sunshine State:
“The Republican primary in Florida’s 7th District is one of the most interesting races you’ve never heard of. The race pits freshman Rep. Sandy Adams against Rep. John Mica, chairman of the House Transportation Committee … The race is basically a ‘microcosm of the tea party versus establishment,’ in the words of Dina Fraioli, a Republican political strategist not involved in the race.”
To read more about the race — and the rest of Levinson’s weekly political round-up — click above.
5.) Poll of the Day: Romney closing on Obama in New Jersey? – Monmouth University poll of likely New Jersey voters: President Obama 50%, Mitt Romney 42%.