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.
But his calling out certain "historians" sure seems like a criticism of Gingrich.
The President doesn't make a habit of quoting the former Speaker, noting "I don't quote Newt Gingrich that often."
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is his staff relying too heavily on QuotationsPage.com? The candidate did hedge, a bit.
Uh oh. Chris Christie pissed off Snooki.
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.
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."