February 1, 2012
Newt Gingrich On The Obama Health Care Process A "Strong Presidents" With "Big Ideas" Has "To Be Assertive"
Newt Gingrich often attacks Obama's health care plan, but he respects the president's role in the process. In a June 2009 interview still early in the process Gingrich said "strong Presidents who have big ideas have to be assertive," because it would be unlikely Congress could pass such a bill on it's own.
This is a real photo of a human skeleton and it is disturbing. No, seriously, don't look at this if you are especially squeamish.
It's scary because it's hard to tell which one is real.
But his calling out certain "historians" sure seems like a criticism of Gingrich.
Today, Ana Gasteyer begged and pleaded with the Twitter Gods to verify her account. Plus, Arnold Schwarzenegger is traveling the world, Samuel L. Jackson hangs with Michelle Obama, and Heidi Montag's been inhaling a bit too many fumes.
The President doesn't make a habit of quoting the former Speaker, noting "I don't quote Newt Gingrich that often."
DO NOT LOOK AT THIS POST IF YOU HATE BAD JOKES. I warned you.
This is the SEC S-1 document that precedes an IPO -- which, in Facebook's case, will likely be several weeks from now.
The two campaigns are working together to ensure a smooth caucus on Saturday -- and it's going swimmingly. A consultant working for the Romney campaign says the mutual respect "exists at the top."
Meet Samantha Barks. The virtual unknown (in the USA) beat out the pop princess to play Eponine in the upcoming movie adaption of "Les Miserables". And with good reason: Barks has over a year of experience playing the character on stage.
The dial isn't moving.
If you're like me, you know absolutely nothing about either team that's playing in the Super Bowl this year, but you're going to watch anyway. With that in mind, here are all the men you should plan on staring at come Sunday because they are fine as hell.
This is how the Muppets blew all their Sesame Street money. On hookers and beer.
A good-humored jibe at the NBC reporter during the House Republican leadership briefing this morning on Capitol Hill.
Tony Perkins exposes the most dreaded playbook of all.
Spider sex is violent but effective. Also, Russell Brand is trying to bang his ex-wife's doppelganger and...man, this link round-up is all kinds of creepy sexy.
Great news! McDonald's has finally agreed to stop using ammonium-laced pink goo in their food!
Mitt Romney's old venture capital firm, Bain & Co., has become a focus of political attacks this cycle, and its executive have underwritten Romney's SuperPAC. But they're not all backing Romney: Bain managing director Jonathan Lavine is an Obama bundler, the campaign confirms.
Everyone know Pugs are the best dogs. This is a real comic that tells the tale of a fearless barbarian, his trusty and freakishly large pug, and evil baby harp seals.
Can Newt get any more grandiose? Yes! Arnold!
So apparently I need to buy a car. Then buy a GPS. Then buy these voice packs. That way I can be the blurst driver ever.
At a speech today in Lakewood, Colorado, Santorum attacked Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney for their previous support for mandates, cap and trade, and amnesty.
This fancy design allows you to amplify your iPhone without using any electricity. Perfect for any old-timey occasion.
Even as lifetime member of Team Not-Gwyneth, I must say, homina homina, awoooga!
An awesome Lego scale model of Lucas Oil Stadium was unveiled at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis today. It took designer Brian Alano three years and 30,000 pieces to construct. The working video screens are an impressive touch.
The difference is astounding. There's something meta about watching new technology make future fantasy technology look more future-y.
This is what momentum looks like. As the candidates all turn to separate states, the one state campaign strategy comes to an end.
The 2012 presidential election would already be over if politics was more like like American Idol and high school.
All of this talk about cheesy tots, cherry limeade, and cheesecake bites is making me hungry. Props to the employee on the other end of the line for being such a good sport.
Let's give a hand to "Access Hollywood" for asking Eli the pressing questions just days before the Super Bowl. Aw, self-aware Eli: "All those actors are too good lookin' to play me."
As it turns out, a lot of people on Facebook and Twitter think Mitt Romney's name is "Mick". And they all have pretty strong feelings about him.
Meet Mary Jose Cristerna, aka "The Vampire Woman," aka "The Woman Of Your Dreams." What kind of dreams is she the woman of? That's a Rorshach test only you can answer.
I didn't even realize they could show this kind of thing on TV. Apparently, they can: on the latest episode of "Joan & Melissa," Joan and her friend Lynne picked up some medicinal marijuana, a bong, and ended up having to call for help due to extreme highness -- all while the cameras rolled.
Wow. "It's about love."
The gorgeous star of "Hunger Games" and British the kid we've seen blossom from the child in "About A Boy" to the star of "Skins" are rumored to be seeing each other. Here are some cute photos of the duo playing basketball together over the weekend -- which toooootally means they're together, right?
Former Newt Gingrich spokesperson Rick Tyler battled Rachel Maddow and Rev. Al Sharpton over accusations that Gingrich was playing on the racial animosities of white conservatives during his concession speech in Florida last night.
Luckily for him, I'm sure no one at school bothered him about it. Kids are discreet that way.
This is really upsetting.
Is his staff relying too heavily on QuotationsPage.com? The candidate did hedge, a bit.
Uh oh. Chris Christie pissed off Snooki.
The video begins with critics from Billboard, Pitchfork, and Spin literally beating the "Born To Die" album with pots and pans and features Del Rey wearing a crown that declares "Hipster Runoff." Close but not quite right. Still, it's worth watching for the animators' attempt at recreating a "gangster Nancy Sinatra" alone.
And all this time I thought Master Chief would be a country fan.
It's never a good sign when the talent carries the entire set of commercials for the upcoming ups, but when it's Fred Armisen, who can complain? Still, we're not sure this bodes well for an entire Tatum-themed episode...
Of course there's some gay stuff, but mostly hilarity. "The zoo was all I believed in." An object lesson, by the way, in how easy it is to actually distort video.
Mitt, Newt, Rick, and Ron will battle for a state that was once the core of Tea Party politics, and is now a microcosm of its fall. Now the Right is divided and distracted: "Conservatives in this state just can't figure out how to row in the same direction," says Muth.
Pizza and caucus training in Vegas to mark Florida win. Guess we shouldn't have expected booze.
A source forwards the campaign's official spin: "This will prove a pyric victory." They spelled Pyrrhic wrong, but the losing candidate will make the case that it's now grassroots vs. Establishment, "Ford/Reagan all over again." No mention of Rick Santorum.
To a nonplussed audience, he "congratulates" his rival for lobbying. An attempt to go positive falls a bit flat.
Karger: "I am making history every day as the first openly gay candidate of a major political party to run for President of the United States." American Conservative Union, which hosts CPAC, says they will review.
Plus, a giraffe. Google Maps has a pretty nifty breakdown, county by county, of the results in Florida. Here is a screen grab, but you should click through for interactive electoral fun!
World's collide.The gay libertarian tech investor Peter Thiel, enthusiast of post-national ocean states, backed the SuperPAC.
And he got it on his butt. Why? His friend Derek told us, "Purely due to passion. He loves Eli and the Giants, and he's just insane enough to get a tattoo to represent that love."
This is what losing feels like.
The suits are taking charge, and they're killing the travel budgets. Sorry Newt, Rick, Zeke!
While Mitt and Newt duked it out in Florida, Paul was off on a typically atypical schedule.
This pretty much sums up Newt's fortunes in Florida. It's so desolate and lonely, like an Edward Hopper painting. Haunting. *shudder*
Who knew that the Republican frontrunner had a fun side?
Nevada's GOP hotbeds a little less hot. A small consolation: "They actually won't have too long to attack each other here."
That, at least, is the message of his podium tonight. Reality may at some point intervene. ALSO: There are actually only 45 states, as Gingrich isn't on the ballot in Virginia.