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Muppets Most Wanted by Michelle Obama

Nobody might believe that Kermit isn't the bad guy in his new movie Muppets Most Wanted, but Michelle Obama does, and she's showing him her full support!

Earlier this week, The First Lady had a very special screening of Disney's Muppets Most Wanted at the White House. This very special event was to show support for military families, and it was put together by the Joining Forces Initiative.

Kermit the Frog was there to help Mrs. Obama to help introduce the movie, as well as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey. After the movie, they all hung out with the families and spent some time taking pictures. How cool is that??

If you can't wait to see Muppets Most Wanted, you don't have long to wait - Muppets Most Wanted heads to theaters on March 21. We're ready!
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Watch Live: Leon Panetta Testifies Before Senate During Benghazi Hearings

Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee today, in the latest hearings on the September attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. In her appearance before the Senate last month, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended the administration's response to the attacks. Panetta's testimony today could be his last on Capitol Hill, as former Sen. Chuck Hagel has been tapped to replace him.
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Watch Live: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Officially Lifts Ban On Women In Combat

This afternoon, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey will hold a news conference to formally announce the lifting of the military's ban on women in combat. Panetta is also expected to announce that each branch of the United States military is expected to deliver a formal plan to intergrate women into their respective combat roles. Check back here closer to 1:30 p.m. Et for live video of this historic announcement:
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Pakistan braces for anti-Islam film protests - Realbollywood.com News

Islamabad, Sep 28: Pakistan Friday braced for anti-Islam film protests as the Us military chief, General Martin Dempsey, postponed his planned visit to Pakistan over demonstrations against the movie.

General Dempsey was scheduled to meet Pakistani army chief General Ashfaq Parvaiz Kayani this week, reported Xinhua citing media reports.

The visit of the Us general was postponed at a time when.
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Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian join Fox News at White House Correspondents' dinner

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Looks like no one will be home in Hollywood on Saturday (April 28) night. A good chunk of your favorite boldface tabloid names will be at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner schmoozing with political types and members of the media.

Fox News' Greta Van Susteren and her husband, John Coale, are bringing Lindsay Lohan, while Fox News Channel counts among its invitees Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, and "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Caroline and Al Manzo.

Check out the full list of the big names that have made the guest list so far and which outlets are bringing them:

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Sofia Vergara; Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family"; Christa Miller and Bill Lawrence of "Cougar Town"; "Hunger Games" actress Elizabeth Banks; actor Paul Rudd; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Obama's senior campaign adviser David Axelrod; National Security Adviser Tom Donilon; Army Chief of Staff Gen.
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Afghanistan Hazing Cases Echo ‘A Few Good Men’

Afghanistan Hazing Cases Echo ‘A Few Good Men’
Everett Collection Scene from “A Few Good Men,” 1992, with Jack Nicholson

Last weekend, the remaining soldiers deployed as part of U.S. combat missions in Iraq came home to the welcoming arms of their families. But tens of thousands of American troops remain in the field in Afghanistan. And, as the longest war in our nation’s history continues into the new year, commentators are noting unsettling parallels between the controversial deaths of two soldiers fighting in that campaign — both
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Morning Meme: That Lautner-Pattinson Kiss, Chris Crocker Is "Second To None" and Palin Rewrites History Again

So things got a bit heated on the set of X-Men: First Class with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. In a fab montage, the pair go on a recruiting drive, in which they perch on a strip-club bed. "That scene got exceptionally silly at one point," says McAvoy. "I don't know if I'm even allowed to tell you what originally happened. But it got pretty f---in' kinky. I'm not joking" Was the dashing duo's bromance, uh, consummated? "Unfortunately no. But there was a little bit of cross-dressing going on. That's all you need to know."

Did Friday Night Lights fail because Glee succeeded? And is that fair? The New York Times weighs in with a resounding “No!” that will have Gleeks far and wide fuming.

The Army has put up a site dedicated to answering questions about the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal. Maybe they’re serious about this thing after all.
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Anthony Weiner’s Twitter Scandal: New York Congressman Claims Account Was Hacked

• On Friday night, an image of a gentleman’s pelvis was posted to Congressman Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account in a tweet that appeared to be intended for Gennette Cordova, a Seattleite college student. The offending missive, and much of Cordova’s online presence, disappeared soon after conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart published the explicit photo. “Look, this is a prank and not a terribly creative one,” Weiner told CNN yesterday. [CNN] • Cordova, 21, responded to the scandal in a statement published by the New York Daily News. “There have never been any inappropriate exchanges between Anthony Weiner and myself, including the tweet/picture in question, which had apparently been deleted before it reached me,” she wrote. [The New York Daily News] • Meet Martin Dempsey, President Obama’s new pick for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffa. An Iraq veteran, Dempsey edged out “Obama’s favorite general,” Marine General James Cartwright, for the job. [ABC News] • Supreme Court justice
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President Obama Nominates Dempsey As Chair Of Joint Chiefs: ‘Respected And Combat-Tested’

President Barack Obama has nominated Gen. Martin Dempsey as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Gen. Dempsey, who commanded troops in the Iraq war, would replace Admiral Mike Mullen, who is stepping down October 1. In a ceremony in the Rose Garden, President Obama called Dempsey "respected and combat-tested." The president also announced Gen. Ray Odierno to succeed Dempsey, who currently serves as Army chief of staff.
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Obama Lays a Wreath at Arlington

With a wreath and solemn remarks, President Obama honored U.S. soldiers today at Arlington National Cemetery. Plus, photos of Memorial Day ceremonies and full coverage below.

Honoring "America's guardians," President Obama laid a wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns in Arligton National Cemetery today. In a speech, he then paid tribute to fallen soldiers: "Each of them adds honor to what it means to be a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman. Each is a link in an unbroken chain that stretches back to the earliest days of our republic. And on this day, we memorialize them all."

Related story on The Daily Beast: The Memorial Day Diaries

Photos: Memorial Day 2011

Before his trip to Arlington, Obama nominated Gen. Martin Dempsey to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Monday. Dempsey would replace Adm. Michael Mullen, whose term ends in September. Dempsey has plenty of combat experience,
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