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The boy scouts of America is re affirming its policy of excluding gays as both leaders and scouts.
The decision comes after a two year review.
An eleven member special committee unanimously backed the long standing policy that was upheld by the US Supreme Court in 2000.
Gay rights groups are not pleased one calling it quote a missed opportunity of colossal proportions.
President Obama is using his teleprompter less and less these days as the campaign kicks into high gear.
The hill reports team Obama banks who will help him better connect with voters.
A political -- communications professor says the teleprompter has become a crutch he's quoted as saying quote it seemed as though he couldn't go anywhere without them.
And it made him seem on confident and Roebuck.
You might remember President Obama was mocked by the daily show's Jon Stewart for using teleprompters while speaking in -- sixth grade classroom.
Finally the first couple needed a kiss -- do over during last night's USA vs Brazil basketball game here in Washington.
This is what happened initially.
Kids can yeah.
-- -- there after that the press pool was escorted out of the arena.
Only need to be brought back in an hour later just in time for kiss cam round two.
The press report read quote cool just happened to be brought back into the arena for another quick photo op land -- -- the first couple was once again put up on the kiss cam.
That wasn't just -- a stadium official confirms White House officials called and asked them saying the obamas did not realize what was going on the first time around.
And then they asked for a second try at that smooch.
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