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Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will meet up today to discuss roads, bridges, prescription drug abuse and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, presumably over bacon sundaes at Denny’s. Beshear is up for re-election this year and is hoping his second encounter with Kasich goes well. They first met at the National Governors’ Association in Washington, D.C., in February, during which Kasich said Bashear’s neck looked fat with a double-windsor knot. Beshear says he is willing to move on from it. “We want to sit down, get better acquainted and start discussing issues we have in common.”—-

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer yesterday vetoed two bills her fellow conservatives had passed. The first was a bill that makes it necessary for anyone running for president to prove U.S. citizenship before appearing on the Arizona ballot. The other would allow guns on college campuses because there’s no room for argument in American History 1940-present. Brewer grabbed headlines a year ago when she signed a law cracking down on illegal immigrants and vetoed the so-called “birther bill” that would have made Arizona the first state in the nation to require presidential candidates prove U.S. citizenship.

"I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their 'early baptism or circumcision certificates' ... This is a bridge too far," said Brewer. Brewer back then also vetoed the bill that would have made it illegal to carry a firearm, concealed or not, in the public rights of way on higher education campuses because she said it was “so poorly written.”

Neighboring Utah allows firearms inside campus buildings and it would appear things are going swimmingly.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin yesterday signed into law a bill that requires members of the Westboro Baptist Church to stay at least 1,000 feet away from military funerals. "Protesting a funeral for political purposes is an abhorrent and disgusting practice," Fallin said. "While such distasteful protests have been ruled constitutionally protected and cannot be legally prohibited, this legislation will help protect grieving families from people who are looking to exploit their suffering."

Remember when Jon Kyl said that 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does is provide abortions? It didn’t happen, according to Congressional records. Kyl allegedly went in and changed the records from the hearing and it now says, “if you want an abortion you go to Planned Parenthood.”

The 1-800 number teenagers used to call to ask embarrassing questions about AIDS and safe sex is now answered by women offering phone sex. A Philadelphia company called PrimeTel Communications has gained control over nearly a quarter of all the 1-800 numbers in the U.S. and Canada. PrimeTel Communications now owns most of the 1.7 million 1-800 numbers and every one of them redirects callers to girls purring “pinch us and poke us…Enter your credit card number now.”

Donald Trump says that he is the last person President Obama wants to run against in the 2012 presidential election. Trump told Savannah Guthrie of NBC news in a taped interview on TODAY, “I think I am presidential. I think I have a very high aptitude and I think I was at the best schools and always did good. I was a good student.”

Bill Cosby says that Trump is “full of it” and that he should “run or shut up."

The FAA suspended an air traffic controller for watching a movie on the job Sunday, which comes after several reported cases of controllers sleeping on the job. For more than three minutes, all flights being directed by the Oberlin, Ohio-based controller were treated to Samuel L. Jackson in his 2007 crime thriller Cleaner.

A “chilling expose” on Sarah Palin is set to be released on May 24 that includes former aide Frank Bailey’s testimony which says that Palin may or may not have broken campaign election laws in 2006.

Local TV station Fox 19 gathered accounts of people’s reactions to Reds pitcher Mike Leake being arrested for stealing $59 worth of shirts from the downtown Macy’s.

“He’s a Red, not a Bengal. I’m just surprised,” said Kyle West.

"He could get a thousand Rags — I mean, not being funny, but that's sad," said Erika Gamble.

“What a dumb turd,” said Eli Johnson.

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