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The Story of John Hancock’s Signature – Manage Your Life on Shine

You've heard it before...."Put your John Hancock here". What does it mean? I mean really? What does it mean? There's gotta be a story behind it. Betsy Ross was never hired by the government to sew the flag, so did she? Ok, I'm getting off track. Why is John Hancock's signature so big, why don't we say "Put your Thomas Jefferson here?

It's a neat story about American brashness, but it isn't very accurate. The truth is a tad less dramatic. Snopes.com explains that Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, gave a super-sized signature not because he was itching for a fight with the king, but because, among other things, he happened to be the first person to sign the document.

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Tom Petty Says It’s Not Okay For Michelle Bachman To Be An “American Girl”

In case you were wondering what side of the political aisle Tom Petty sits on -- now you know;  The 61 year old rocker who had a string of hits in the 1970's and 80's has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Republican Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann

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Obama’s Signature: Is It Real Or Is It Autopenned?

 

I guess there's nothing like getting an autograph in person. I'd ask for his autograph, AND the pen he used to write it with. Hey, you don't ask, you don't get , right?
 

It's the open secret that nobody in government wants to talk about: That cherished presidential signature that's tucked away in a scrapbook or framed for all to see might never have passed under the president's hand.
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Congress Pondering Bill That Could Make Marijuana Legal

Marijuana legalization has two pretty high-profile friends in Congress.

Republican Ron Paul of Texas and Democrat Barney Frank of Massachusetts are co-sponsoring a bill that would put an end to the federal criminalization of marijuana.

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Bristol Palin Slams McCain Family In New Memoir

Seems the gloves are off between the progeny of former political allies John McCain and Sarah Palin.

While promoting her memoir, ‘Dirty Sexy Politics,’ popular blogger Meghan McCain talked about the Palin family in terms that were a bit less than glowing.

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Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

 

I'm not sure it's accurate to say we're worse off than we were two years ago. It is frustrating we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel though.
 

Two years after the official start of the recovery, the American people remain pessimistic about their current economic circumstances and longer-term prospects.
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Man Robs Bank For $1 To Get Prison Healthcare [VIDEO]

Last week, James Verone walked into an RBC bank –sans gun – with a robbery plan. However, unlike most bank robbers, his plan did not involve walking out with loads of cash.

Instead, the 59-year-old North Carolina man actually wanted to be arrested so he’d have access to prison healthcare provided by the government.

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Anthony Weiner to Step Down From Office: Report

Rep. Anthony Weiner has reportedly told friends that he will resign from office, a source close to the situation revealed to the NY Times.

The decision was reportedly made after “long discussions” with his wife, Huma Abedin, who returned to the States Tuesday after a trip to Africa with her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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What State Has the Most Politicians With College Degrees?

How can a state with so many smart people in charge have so many financial problems?

Nearly 90 percent of all legislators in California have a bachelor’s degree or higher, the highest percentage of any state legislature in the US. Of course, considering the well-known money issues plaguing the state, maybe it’s time voters elect someone who majored in economics.

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Deep Sea Diver Vows to Recover and Photograph Osama bin Laden

President Obama's recent announcement that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by US operatives in Pakistan prompted happy cheers and a giant, collaborative sigh of relief from citizens around the world. After five minutes of celebration, though, came demands for photographic or video proof that our nation's nemesis was actually dead.

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Smiling in New Facebook Photos

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Sunday posted two new photos to her Facebook page, offering the first official look at the congresswoman from Arizona since she was shot in the head in January.

The two photos, which were captured by P. K. Weis on May 17, show a smiling Gifford at the TIRR Memorial Hermann, where she has been receiving treatment. In one photo, Gifford is seen sitting and smiling alongside her mother.

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 10 – Jeanne Tripplehorn, Bobby Jindal, Others

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Jeanne Tripplehorn
Age: 48
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Films such as 'Basic Instinct' and television shows such as 'Big Love'

Bobby Jindal
Age: 40
Occupation: Governor of Louisiana
Known For: Doing a spot-on impression of Mr. Rogers when delivering the GOP's official response to President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress in January of 2009

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