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Woman Gets Probation For Sex Abuse Of Best Friend's Teen Son

A woman who sexually abused her best friend's teenage son for two years was sentenced to five years probation on Thursday.<p>Karen Carstens, 43, was convicted of sexual abuse of a child on Wednesday. KHOU reports that the abuse began in 2007, when Carstens volunteered to babysit her best friend's …

Obama laughs at but not with

President Barack Obama is very smart (as he could tell you). He is also very funny (and the first to laugh at his own jokes). He is a master of comic timing, has an appealing sense of the absurdities of his chosen profession and an unerring ear for the withering one-liner.<p>As long as the subject is …

LBJ PROPOSITIONED MARY McGRORY, per Maureen Dowd: 'He wanted to have a reporter who had been [the Kennedys'] favorite reporter' -- 'SCANDAL' stars headline Playbook Breakfast: Live at 8:20 a.m.

<b>A GRAPHIC YOU’LL SEE ON EVERY SUNDAY SHOW -- Cover of The Economist, “What would America fight for? The question haunting its allies ... The weakened West”:</b> “[O]n his Asian tour, Mr Obama has had to reassure Japan that it can count on America if China seizes the disputed Senkaku islands … After his …

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MAY DAY EDITION -- Why Rand Paul wants to be the tech candidate: 'I see Hillary Clinton as an old-world model' -- Oprah might invest in Clippers

<b>Good Thursday morning, and welcome to May.</b> The May/June issue of Politico Magazine, to be delivered around town tomorrow to kick off the White House Correspondents' Association scholarship weekend, is online this a.m. with a “Media Issue” cornucopia:<p><b>HRC AND THE MEDIA – “What Is Hillary Clinton</b> …

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Interpreting the Obamacare enrollment report — Wide variation in tax credit take-up — W.H. rejects GOP report on paid enrollees

<i>With help from Paige Winfield Cunningham, David Pittman and Natalie Villacorta</i><p><b>INTERPRETING THE OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT REPORT —</b> Sign-ups were robust enough in every state to prevent massive premium spikes next year, senior Obama administration officials assured yesterday, perhaps the most significant …

Clyburn calls Thomas 'insulting'

Rep. Jim Clyburn on Friday said he doesn’t have any concerns with Rep. Bennie Thompson calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom” or Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell “racist.”<p>Clyburn, promoting his new book on “Morning Joe” on Friday, said Thompson was simply registering his …

The Senate's disappearing Fridays

It’s 8 a.m. on a Friday. Do you know where your senators are?<p>Probably not in Washington, where it’s been months since the Senate conducted real business on a Friday, apart from brief housekeeping and pro forma sessions.<p>On Thursday, senators voted in the early afternoon and most exited the Capitol …

Jobs report beats expectations

The latest jobs report has a clear and comforting message for the White House and nervous Democrats: the economy is not tanking again.<p>The April report, showing a bigger than expected gain of 288,000 jobs, should quiet fears of another spring slowdown and revive hopes for faster growth the rest of …

Stars help W.H. celebrate ACA

President Barack Obama celebrated the completion of the first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act with a star-studded reception at the White House on Thursday.<p>“Nashville” actress Connie Britton, former “Blossom” star and current “The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik and Bill Nye …

Hilton staff gearing up for big night

The Washington Hilton is prepared for the unprepared at its annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday.<p>“We try to train as many people as possible to tie a bow tie,” said director of catering Sinead Fitzpatrick. The Hilton staff keeps bow ties and cufflinks on hand, and it’s …

The nation's cartoonists' take on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists across the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

Sprint preparing bid for T-Mobile, sources say

Sprint Corp. plans to push forward with a bid for T-Mobile US Inc. after meeting with banks last month to make debt arrangements for that offer, people with knowledge of the situation said.<p>Sprint Chief Financial Officer Joe Euteneuer and Treasurer Greg Block met with six banks to ensure that the …

What It Takes to Be Apple's 'Buzz Marketing Manager'

Is Apple getting the shaft from Hollywood now that Samsung can pull off record-breaking selfie publicity stunts at the Oscars?<p>Tech giant Apple posted …

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FORTUNE — Last spring, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s use of secret “backdoor” vulnerabilities, setting off a string of international goose chases. In January, Target revealed that thieves stole credit and debit card information for millions of its …

Teens are going completely bananas for the new Snapchat

Snapchat yesterday launched its biggest update yet, which added disappearing texts and instant video calls to the ephemeral messaging service. The update seems to have gone over well with some of the app's highly engaged teenage user base. High school teacher Tracie Schroeder tweeted that her …

House speaker calls for special probe into Benghazi

House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that the House will vote to create a new select committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.<p>Such select committees have been held in the past for major investigations such as Watergate.<p>"Americans …