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You’ve done it now, Democrats. You’ve made Rush Limbaugh officially “ashamed” to be an American.
That’s how the conservative radio host described himself yesterday when ranting about the budget sequestration, an issue President Obama says could cripple the economy if Congress can’t strike a deal before next month.
Limbaugh believes that argument from Obama – who said yesterday that love of rich people binds the GOP together – is an “insult” to his “common sense and intelligence.”Rush Limbaugh: Ashamed of His Country
“Here they come… sucking us in, roping us in,” LimbaughMore >
President Barack Obama outlined an ambitious agenda in his 2013 State of the Union address, focusing on the economy as well as many other issues.
Obama called for raising the minimum wage, increasing spending on infrastructure, curbing climate change and passing new gun control legislation.Obama State of the Union 2013
In what felt like a campaign speech, he repeated earlier calls for reducing the budget deficit through a mix of revenue increases, tax reform and spending cuts.
He also said he would support “modest reforms” in government programs including Medicare, as long asMore >
Forget the economy. Or the war in Afghanistan. Or reconfiguing the tax code.
President Barack Obama appeared on Michal Yo’s Miami-based radio show today and addressed the most pressing topic on most people’s minds: the simmering American Idol feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.
Will these two divas find common ground?
Without choosing sides, Obama said he was “confident” all issues would be resolved. Listen to him tackle the tussle in the following interview snippet and then sound off below:Barack Obama Speaks on Nicki vs. Mariah Feud
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOUMore >
Lena Dunham is unafraid to expose various body parts on HBO’s smash new comedy, Girls. Seriously: she’s naked A LOT.
In real life, meanwhile, the actress/director/writer is equally unafraid of expressing her political views, which she did yesterday via Twitter.
“I’m voting because I want to party at my sister’s future wedding #ForAll,” Dunham wrote, while making clear her affection for Barack Obama and her support of gay marriage:
Where do you stand on these pressing issues? Do you support marriage equality?SupportOppose View Poll »
Who will you vote forMore >
The biggest story to come out of Thursday’s conclusion of the Republican National Convention was not Mitt Romney’s acceptance specch, but #Eastwooding.
Eastwooding being the Twitter hashtag for parodies, jokes and memes at the expense of acting legend Clint Eastwood’s unusual, yet highly entertaining speech.
The 82-year-old debated an invisible Obama in an empty chair in what had to be the strangest endorsement of Romney all week, and the Internet went nuts.
Here’s the original photo – angled so Invisible Obama still uses a teleprompter (subtly hilarious) – along with some of our favoriteMore >
Move over, Brangelina. You’re being upstaged by… your parents?!?
Indeed, days after Brad Pitt’s mother, Jane Pitt, made headlines for penning an editorial that bashed Barack Obama as “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage,” Angelina Jolie’s estranged father has come out in support of his quasi relative.
“Good for her,” Jon Voight – who once laid into Obama himself for spreading “anti-Semitism throughout the world” – told Fox News about Mrs. Pitt.
The veteran actor, one of the more outspoken conservatives in Hollywood, added that he agreed all aroundMore >
Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile of The Real Housewives of New Jersey appeared on The View yesterday. But the castmates did not do so as a group.
Due to what she referred to as “family issues,” Giudice refused to conduct her interview alongside Gorgoa and Wakile, telling the co-hosts:
“We have family issues that we need to resolve and I didn’t think that today was the appropriate time, you know, in front of an audience and it to be done in just a few minutes.”
We gotta give props to the Bravo producers for staging this controversy and finding a way to extend the feud beyondMore >
President Barack Obama fielded questions about the economy, gay marriage, Fifty Shades of Grey – all the key issues – with the women of The View this week.
He corrected Elisabeth Hasselbeck when she described the President’s and Mitt Romney’s position on gay marriage as essentially the same. Not so, he says.
Obama discussed the JP Morgan banking crisis and much more in what was a pleasant, but ultimately forgettable and unnecessary visit to the daytime gab-fest.
There were some substantive policy discussions during his brief visit, but the highlight, at least from THG’s perspective, wasMore >
Kristen Stewart is an A-list movie star who has two blockbusters on the way in 2012: Snow White and the Huntsman, and Breaking Dawn Part 2.
But that doesn’t mean the actress finds her life especially exciting.
“I didn’t go to f-cking school, I feel I would have had a bit something extra if I had,” she tells the latest issue of Elle. “Maybe because my life is so f-cking perfect, when I see the other side of life, it just seems like, almost like I want…
“You can learn so much from bad things. I feel boring. I feel like, Why is everything so easy for me? I can’t wait for something crazy toMore >
With political, media and entertainment A-listers in attendance, President Obama wasted no time bringing the laughs at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
The annual event last night gave Obama a chance to lighten the mood in a heated election year, though presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney still a target.
“It’s nice to be here in the nice, vast Hilton ballroom. Or as Mitt Romney would call it, a fixer-upper,” Obama said of his rival, who is often labeled elitist.
“We both have degrees from Harvard,” heMore >
Rick Santorum sees sex in purely utilitarian terms.
If it’s not done with fertilizing an egg in mind, dude’s got no love for it. Any such act (or product, or film, or contraceptive) is JUST PLAIN WRONG, PEOPLE!!
The Republican presidential candidate and staunch social conservative wants to ban hard core adult films, calling them toxic to marriage and relationships.
The former Pennsylvania senator writes on his website:
“America is suffering from a pandemic of pornography. It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sexMore >
Despite two strong finishes in as many races, Ron Paul has been derided as unelectable, even dangerous in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination by many critics.
Such criticism of Paul stems not from Democrats, but from Republican pundits and political figures – something U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina is upset by.
DeMint, whose state holds a critical primary Saturday, says it’s time to start taking Paul, his views and the contingent of supporters he has assembled seriously.
This isn’t just lip service, either. In a series of interviews, including this one on the LauraMore >
As if the Republican presidential race didn’t already feel like a a reality show, Donald Trump is pairing up with conservative magazine and website Newsmax to moderate a presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 27.
“Our readers and the grassroots really love Trump,” said Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy.
That they do, hilariously. From an entertainment standpoint, can you not?
Greatest. Presidential. Debate. Ever.
Trump’s role in the debate, which will be broadcast on the cable network Ion Television, marks another memorable moment in a primary season that has been anMore >
Jacqueline Laurita may be exiting The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but she’s intent on landing a few blows against a castmate before she departs.
In response to a rumor this week that Melissa Gorga formerly worked as a stripper, Laurita has taken to Twitter and implied that Gorga’s sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice, is behind the chatter.
“Teresa told me that ‘rumor’ about Melissa when she first started the show,” Laurita Tweeted today. “She wanted her out then. She knew. She plotted it. She played dumb on camera and even defended Melissa.”
“Teresa is scum!”More >