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Column: Obama exercises his comedy chops

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

President Obama gave his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The speech allows a president to stand before Congress and ask both political parties to work together for the good of the country. It's the biggest laugh he gets all year.

St. Paul's Cathedral tower in Vatican City was struck by a lightning bolt Monday just after Pope Benedict resigned. It was a surprise. Seven years ago when the College of Cardinals selected a German pope, they had no idea it meant Thor would be understudying.

Roman Catholic Cardinals will consider a new pope in secret and report all progress by smoke. The code is simple. Black smoke means no decision yet, white smoke means they have elected a new pope, and marijuana smoke means the new pope is from Colorado.

The U.N. Security Council voted to condemn North Korea's underground nuclear test Monday. The blast threatens the balance of power in Asia. North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un announced the nuclear test on television Monday and he was radiating confidence.

President Obama's speechwriter resigned to pursue a career as a comedy screenwriter in Los Angeles. He helped to write the stimulus bill and the ObamaCare bill, and he coined the phrase shovel-ready projects. Once you get addicted to getting laughs it's hard to give it up.

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