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Boehner picture causes a stir on Twitter

A photo of a sombrero-wearing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on the Drudge Report website stirred a passionate Twitter discussion Thursday as House Republicans gathered at their annual retreat to discuss immigration principles.

Republicans are deeply divided over immigration reform, with some in the GOP saying the party needs to move forward with legislation and others decrying plans to give legal status to illegal immigrants as “amnesty.”

Matt Drudge played up the tensions on his site Thursday, leading his page with an image edited to make Boehner appear to be wearing a sombrero.

The image on Drudge’s site, closely watched by the news and political worlds, was linked to a column by conservative writer Ann Coulter titled “Coulter: Republicans on Suicide Watch.”

Some on Twitter applauded the photo, saying they found it humorous.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/196992-drudge-photoshops-boehner-in-sombrero-provokes-twittersphere

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Did A-Rod quit baseball to play a guitar in a mariachi band?

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Hey, remember when Alex Rodriguez needed that vacation to “rest mentally” after the legal mess he entangled himself in?

Looks like he took it.

Some pictures of the embattled Yankee third baseman, who is suspended for the entire 2014 season, surfaced on Twitter. As the Daily News reported last week, Rodriguez put a new spin on his ban, saying he wanted some time off.

“I think that in the year 2014, the league could have done me a favor because I’ve played 20 years without a timeout,” Rodriguez said. “I think 2014 will be a year to rest mentally and physically prepare myself for the future and begin a new chapter of my life.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/a-rod-wears-sombrero-plays-mariachi-band-article-1.1588250

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