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Sean Penn Riles Up Washington, Again

Sean Penn can't help making news. The actor-activist became the subject of controversy again in Washington this week after describing skeptics of Haiti relief with a curse involving a painful


disease. When the Washington Examiner's Yeas & Nays reporter Tara Palmeri asked him about it at an awards ceremony at Washington Hebrew Congregation, the level of discourse descended further.

Penn could learn a few things from friend Rep. Dennis Kucinich, whom he met for dinner at Bistro Bis this week. The Ohio iconoclast manages to provoke debate without using the one-finger salute, verbal or otherwise.

Lest we forget, Haiti officials and others gathered to honor Penn at the Haiti Humanitarian Awards at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. Pictured with daughter Dylan as they started to leave.

Photos by Neshan H. Naltchayan

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