Singing "we'll vote for you in 2012, yes that's true; look at the Republicans — what else can we do?" a small group of protesters interrupted President Obama's appearance at a San Francisco fundraiser today with a song that ended with the question "we paid our dues, where's our change?"
NPR's Ari Shapiro reports that "a few minutes into Mr. Obama's comments, a woman stood up and said, 'We wrote a song for you, Mr. President.' Then the table began to sing."
As they did, the group held up signs that said "Free Bradley Manning."
First-grader Joseph Anderson didn't like the way his Easter egg turned out so he threw a tantrum at a Queens school. Teachers at Public School 153 told Anderson, who is a special education student, that if he didn't calm down they would send him to the hospital. His mom told the New York Daily News that after the ultimatum, the 7-year-old jumped on his desk and started screaming, "I just want my mommy."
The pollsters at Gallup, who have lots of historical data to compare things to, report today that "Barack Obama averaged 46.7% job approval in his ninth quarter in office, slightly above his seventh- and eighth-quarter averages but still the third lowest of his presidency."
Is sugar toxic? That's the diet and health question of the week, thanks to a New York Times Magazine article that answers with a vituperative yes. But the case on sugar's guilt as Health Enemy No. 1 isn't so clear.
There's good evidence that people who consume a lot of sugar, particularly if it's in soft drinks, energy drinks, and juices, are more likely to be overweight or obese. In one study, teens who quit drinking sugared soda and juices lost a pound a month over six months.