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Complied By Davin SurinObamanomics 101President Obama unveiled a $3 trillion-plus budget on Thursday, February 26, 2009. Obama aims to halve the federal deficit by the end of his first terms. The whopping 140 page summary of the budget, entitled “A New Era of Responsibility: Renewing America’s Promise,” is available online at www.budget.gov -CNN

You know what they say about big feet1.5 million-year-old footprints of the Homo erectus was unearth in Kenya. The footprints displayed signs of a pronounced arch support and aligned toes, which reflect the height, weight, and walking style of modern human. The Homo erectus was the first Homo species to journey out of Africa. -BCC

Applications for Food Stamps raise at worst time possible!Food aid signs-ups in Massachusetts surged by 20 percent, bringing the final total to more than 600,000 applications. The crush of applications comes at the worst time possible-Massachusetts’s welfare department has 25 percent fewer caseworkers and supervisors than that of the start of the decade. -The Boston Globe

Skulls and Bones sued over skulls-who would’ve known?Yale’s secretive society, “Skull and Bones,” is being sued for allegedly stealing the skull of the great Apache warrior Geronimo. Members of the secret society allegedly steal valuable things as part of a competition among fellow Bonesmen. -CNN

Living on campus? Imagine being born on campus!A University of Arizona student was taken into custody and charged with attempted first-degree murder and child abuse after she gave birth to her baby in her residence hall. The sophomore allegedly came out of the shower with a bloody bag. -Arizona Daily Wildcat

OctoMom faces decision to sell soulSpeaking of babies… Nadya Suleman, the infamous mother who gave birth to eight children (at the same time), has been offered $1 million dollars to make a porno. Rival adult entertainment company offered Suleman a “full year’s worth of diapers” if she rejects. Decisions, decisions. -TMZ

Recession hits college papers-Mass Media still kickin’Student newspapers are now realizing that they too are facing the same budget troubles as their professional counterparts. All over the nation, university newspapers are scaling back to accommodating funds, from cutting staff to moving content online. -UWire