First Lady's Lingerie-Spree Rumor Shut Down

In today's link roundup: The White House refutes claims that Michelle Obama spent $50,000 at a lingerie store. Plus: Alllen West to Obama: Get the hell out of U.S.

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Michelle Obama (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

First lady's lingerie-spree rumor shut down: The White House is slamming claims that Michelle Obama single-handedly spent $50,000 at a British lingerie store. Many political and business insiders suspect the store, Agent Provocateur, floated the rumor of Obama's shopping spree as a publicity stunt.

Is Obama the most polarizing president? For Obama's third year in office, an average of 80 percent of Democrats approved of the job he was doing in Gallup tracking polls, compared with 12 percent of Republicans who felt the same way. That's a 68-point partisan gap, the highest for any president's third year in office, the Washington Post reports. Yes, even higher than George W. Bush in 2007. 

Black former nun writes racy murder mystery: They Still Call Me Sister is Deborah Plummer Bussey's mystery about sexual obsession, a murder investigation and political scandal in Atlanta. The protagonist, Kathy Carpenter, is an African-American psychologist and former nun in the book, whose character was inspired by the author's life.

West to Obama: Get the hell out of U.S.: "Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency and take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America," Florida Rep. Allen West said at a recent GOP event.

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