The Big Gulp

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Disappointing May economic numbers sent markets plummeting; based on today's statistics, some pundits are already relegating the Obama presidency to the history books. Was that New York Times behind-the-scenes look at Obama's aggressive counterterrorism approach really planted by the White House? And then there's New York mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban on large-size sodas. Talk about your signs of the apocalypse.

Banner image: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on sodas and sugary drinks that are more than 16 ounces in an effort to combat obesity. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images