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TSA officer faces dismissal over ‘get your freak on, girl’ note

(CNN) — An airplane baggage screener faces dismissal for leaving a note in a passenger’s bag that said “Get Your Freak On, Girl” after discovering a vibrator. The Transportation Security Administration “has initiated action to remove the individual from federal service,” an agency spokesperson said. “Like all federal employees, this individual is entitled to due […]

The column formerly known as grab bag | Ana Marie Cox

I’ve been dipping in and out of the comment community, trying to figure out the best way to harness the hive mind without getting stung by it (this may be impossible). One suggestion that’s stuck out has been the idea that there should be at least some “whatever” in a blog that’s about “politics and […]

The daily grab bag #4 | Ana Marie Cox

• Joe McGinniss chooses country before self: “I’ll gladly sacrifice a few sales to have the country rid of Sarah Palin forevermore.” • Get ready for a long campaign. “The strategy is to: ‘win ugly.’ This may be the president’s best option, because as he demonstrated this week, it’s impossible to give a satisfying answer […]

The daily grab bag #3 | Ana Marie Cox

• Helmets are for tools of the state! (Ron Paul puts his tiny noggin at risk on a bike ride.) • Remember how Rick Perry said his ideal candidate (that isn’t him) would be a Cain/Gingrich “blend”? And Romney said he wouldn’t be able get that image out of his head? For Mitt: how to […]

California farm recalls lettuce over contamination concerns

(CNN) — A California lettuce grower has recalled 2,498 cartons of chopped or shredded romaine lettuce shipped to wholesale food service distributors in 19 states and Canada over concerns the produce may be contaminated with the same bacteria that caused 13 deaths in an outbreak traced to tainted cantaloupes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

Michael Jackson death trial: paramedic describes ‘chaos’ at scene

The first paramedic to reach Michael Jackson‘s bedroom has told a jury that the information he received from the physician charged in the singer’s death did not add up. Paramedic Richard Senneff says Dr Conrad Murray told him that Jackson wasn’t being treated for any specific condition. The paramedic says that didn’t seem right because […]