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Full Text: President Obama's Remarks at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Commencement

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Please be seated.  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  Distinguished guests, Governor Malloy and Congressman Courtney, families, friends, and most of all -- well, let’s try it this way. Cadets, what class is this?

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 2:40pm

Nice to Meet You

President Obama greets a girl on Wednesday upon arrival at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 2:40pm

Betting Against the Rapture, Godless Gather in D.C. to Lobby Against Religion

While some fundamentalist Christians prepare for the Rapture, which will bring an end to human civilization and transport believers to heaven, some skeptics among the godless are making plans to travel to a less shiny City on a Hill so they can lobby Congress.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 2:40pm

The Mother in Arnold's Love Child Scandal Is Named

So, the "household staff" member that Schwarzenegger had a child with has been named: it was a housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 2:40pm

Reports: Atlantic Reporter Gillis and Others Released in Libya

Atlantic reporter Clare Morgana Gillis and three other reporters who were detained in Libya have been released, according to media reports.

A Libyan government spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim, told the Associated Press that the reporters were in good health.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 1:40pm

U.S. Imposes Sanctions against Syria's Assad

Amid violence on the ground in Syria, the United States is imposing sanctions for the first time against the regime of Bashar al-Assad for human rights abuses, according to media reports.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 1:40pm

Wear Obama's Birth Certificate on Your Back

The release of President Obama's long-form birth certificate accomplished a couple things, including cutting the number of birthers in half and driving Donald Trump from the presidential race. Perhaps the White House wants to gloat just a bit? Perhaps it just needs the money?

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:40pm

Opinions on Collective-Bargaining Limits Harden in Ohio

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:40pm

DHS Accused of Hiding Fingerprinting Data

Plaintiffs in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit contend the Homeland Security Department is attempting to hide information on a controversial immigrant fingerprinting program by refusing to release court-ordered email trails.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:40pm

RNC Pays Down $1M From Debt

DALLAS -- The Republican National Committee has knocked another $1 million off its massive debt, the party will report to the Federal Election Commission this month.

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:40pm