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Palin speech controversy
(CNN) – California Attorney General Jerry Brown is launching an investigation to find out how much a California state university foundation intends to pay Sarah Palin when the former Alaska governor speaks at a campus benefit in June.
The state wants to know why documents allegedly detailing Palin's upcoming visit were shredded and then thrown away.
There's still no word on what Palin is getting paid when she speaks in June, but the Associated Press is reporting Palin's contract requires two water bottles with bendable straws. And, if Palin must fly commercial to California the tickets should be first class, otherwise Palin requires a private lear jet 60 or a larger aircraft.
So far, Palin is not commenting on the details of the alleged contract
Does the American male need to be saved?
There is a "menaissance" going on. A return to rugged masculinity. As in, goodbye metrosexual, hello retrosexual.
That's not all. There is also a movement – albeit a small one – to introduce a new academic discipline in universities across the country: "Male studies."
All of these things are aiming to do one thing: Save the American male. Our Carol Costello has the story for you this morning.
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