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Photo of the Day- Google has a fun Easter egg in support of Supreme Court rulings

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Type in gay, and you get a pride rainbow of your very own!! Via.

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Quickie- George W. Bush is the Most Expensive Ex-President

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But, but, but.... JOE BIDEN! Via Taegan.

Politico reports the federal government "spent nearly $3.7 million on former presidents last year. That covers a $200,000 pension, compensation and benefits for office staff, and other costs like travel, office space and postage."

"The costliest former president? George W. Bush, who clocked in at just over $1.3 million. That includes almost $400,000 for 8,000 square feet of office space and $85,000 in telephone costs."

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AP: Costs of U.S. wars linger for over 100 years

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Grampy McWalnuts was always wrong. Talk about a legacy for your children and grandchildren.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — If history is any judge, the U.S. government will be paying for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for the next century as service members and their families grapple with the sacrifices of combat.

An Associated Press analysis of federal payment records found that the government is still making monthly payments to relatives of Civil War veterans - 148 years after the conflict ended.

At the 10 year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, more than $40 billion a year are going to compensate veterans and survivors from the Spanish-American War from 1898, World War I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the two Iraq campaigns and the Afghanistan conflict. And those costs are rising rapidly.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray said such expenses should remind the nation about war's long-lasting financial toll.

"When we decide to go to war, we have to consciously be also thinking about the cost," said Murray, D-Wash., adding that her WWII-veteran father's disability benefits helped feed their family.

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Quickie- Bush Had More Mormon Support Than Romney

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Why yes, I am still schadenfreuding. Via.

Pew Research finds that Mitt Romney won 78% of the Mormon vote in the 2102 presidential election.

In 2004, George W. Bush was backed by 80% of Mormons.

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