It’s been a heavy week for politicos, candidates and fact checkers, starting with the face-off between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown on Monday and hitting a high point with Wednesday’s presidential throw-down. Mitt Romney came out looking surprisingly strong, and he now has President Obama in damage-control mode. And moving away from politics, it was lights out for the Bobby Valentine era when the Red Sox unceremoniously kicked him to the curb yesterday via tweet, and other social media are buzzing over a Wisconsin television anchor who used her bully pulpit to make a statement about bullying and obesity.

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