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George Pyle
George Pyle has been a newspaper writer in Kansas, Utah, Upstate New York, and now Utah again, for more than 30 years - most of it as an editorial writer and columnist. Now on his second tour of duty on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, he has also done a stretch as a talk radio host, published a book on the ongoing flaws of U.S.agricultural policy and, in 1998, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. His most active bookmarks are Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Hitchens and Tina Brown. And he still thinks the Internet can be used for intelligent conversation and uplifting ideas.

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Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, left, shakes hands with President Barack Obama after he received the Barnard Medal of Distinction during commencement at all-female Barnard College, on the campus of Columbia University, in New York, Monday, May 14, 2012. Barnard was the first college in New York City where women could receive the same liberal arts education available to men. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Obama's brew ...

Above: Welcome, Mr. President. Did you bring the beer?

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I was looking for a link to that famous photo of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer getting in President Obama's face during the POTUS's visit to Phoenix back in January. Instead of typing "Brewer Obama" in the Google box, I sloppily typed "Brew Obama."

And I found, among many other things, this:

- Cheers! Obama brews batches of homespun beer for the first time in White House history... but leaves the real work to his chefs - Hannah Roberts, The Daily Mail

His more conservative predecessors will be turning in their graves.

But Barack Obama has been continuing to use the venerable halls of the White House to indulge his predilection for home-brewed beer.

Spurred on by an unnamed chef who is a home-brewing enthusiast, the Obamas have been producing their own beer, while in the process making White House history.

Historians say Obama's term is the first time beer has been brewed the White House.

The President's taste for home brew came to the forefront this week when a war hero asked to have a beer with the president ahead of receiving the nation's highest military award. ...

Then, there's this:

- George Washington's Personal Beer Recipe To Be Recreated - Gothamist



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