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Column: Pope Francis performs 1st miracle on 1st day

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

God bless America, and how's everybody?

Hostess Twinkies were rescued in bankruptcy auction along with Ding Dongs and Dolly Madison cakes. They will be on stores shelves by summer. Americans were amazed that Pope Francis wasn't in office for one day before he performed his first miracle.

Pope Francis reportedly impressed his fellow Cardinals in Rome with his devotion to a humble lifestyle. He gave up his house for a studio apartment, he gave up his car for the bus and he gave up all worldly possessions. It sounds like he's the first pope to be divorced.

Rome newspapers say Pope Francis checked out of his hotel all by himself Thursday and took a bus to the Vatican. Hopefully it's a sign of humility in a time of church strife. Time will tell if he paid his own hotel bill to show humility or to hide all the movie charges.

President Obama flew to Chicago Friday to praise the Argonne Laboratory for its work on electric cars. It was a busy day for the president. Before leaving Washington, D.C., he awarded the Purple Heart medal to a plumber who'd just returned from a Carnival Cruise.

Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. Email him at

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