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Try our Endless Poverty Bowl: The owner of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurant chains is moving some workers from full-time to part-time hours to avoid requirements under President Barack Obama’s health care reforms to provide basic health insurance coverage to its employees.

But Darden Restaurants said employees are still well-treated. For example, employees are welcome to take home any breadsticks that customers leave on the table.

There goes the budget: The state attorney general says that a Massachusetts town’s law that fines people $20 for swearing in public likely violates First Amendment rights and should be repealed.

The attorney general cited case law, specifically the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1984 ruling in Mr. Johnson vs. Mrs. Johnson and her Swear Jar.

Gagnam me with a spoon: Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna, R-Pocket Protector, is featured in a YouTube video dancing to the South Korean singer PSY’s viral hit, “Gagnam Style” at a Korea Day event in Seattle recently.

McKenna’s son has offered his parents $10 to never perform the dance in public again. We’d offer as much as $2,000 if it didn’t violate campaign finance law.

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