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NRA President David Keene said he is aggressively preparing for “battle” with the White House and Congress over President Obama’s gun control plan.
He also defended the new NRA ad calling Obama an “elitist hypocrite.”NRA Ad: Obama a Hypocrite
Keene criticized Obama’s announcement Wednesday, surrounded by four children from around the U.S., for “using kids to advance an ideological agenda.”
He expressed confidence that few measures would ultimately pass.
“It’s going to be very tough for the president to accomplish some of these things, but that doesn’t mean he can’t do it ifMore >
Julianne Moore won an Emmy for portraying Sarah Palin in HBO’s Game Change.
That did not sit well with the former V.P. candidate’s daughter Bristol Palin. Why?
“I don’t think she’s a good interpreter of my mom. I think my mom is way hotter than that,” she said. “I think she doesn’t have that accent. It’s kind of silly, but my mom’s awesome.”
Sure she is. Do you agree with Bristol (who’s been receiving white powder and death threats in the mail) that Sarah’s hotter than Julianne? Tell us below, who’d you rather …
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered the keynote address Tuesday at the Republican National Convention, talking leadership and emphasizing change.
He eventually mentioned presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, too.
Christie took his sweet time getting around to mentioning the nominee, but treated the crowd to a warmer, homier version than his traditional caricature.
Following a heartfelt speech by Ann Romney, which gave him a friendly audience already riding on a high, he more or less kept them on it with his “we did it” theme:
So, Paul Ryan may be the next President of the United States. Vice President, we mean. Vice President of the United States.
While opinions spread around the country regarding Mitt Romney’s running mate, let’s go to Hollywood for the reaction of several celebrities to the news. All courtesy of Twitter…
Elizabeth Banks: “I can confirm categorically that I am NOT Mitt Romney’s VP nominee. #gamechange.”
Michael Ian Black: “Romney/Ryan = same initials as Ronald Reagan. THINK ABOUT IT!!!”
Andy Cohen: I really hope someone has the guts to ask Paul Ryan’s stance on the KStew/RPatz situation inMore >
With the Republican National Convention coming up this month, presidential nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney is preparing to make the biggest decision of his candidacy.
Who will be his vice presidential running mate? No one knows.
The secretly-guarded vetting process offers few clues as to who Romney might run with against President Obama, but that hasn’t slowed the political world’s answer to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie rumor mill for one second.
A number of GOP All-Stars – former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rob Portman (Ohio), Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.),More >
No one watches Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp on Lifetime.
So the attention-starved daughter of a failed Vice Presidential Candidate and less-than-one-term Governor was probably hoping the following clip would not create any kind of stir.
But on last night’s episode, three-year old Tripp was being disciplined by his mother and his aunt and responded to their attempts by lashing out… with a gay slur.
Watch now and try to decide which is the most appalling: Tripp actually knowing the word; Bristol laughing over his use of it; or Bristol’s earlier comment about “God watching,” for which sheMore >
Meghan McCain is bashing Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Twitter for inviting Lindsay Lohan to this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
Not just for the sake of hating on Lohan, a la Rosie O’Donnell.
“Let me get this straight,” Meghan McCain, 27, tweeted. “Greta Van Susteren is bringing Lindsay Lohan to the WHC Dinner but has a moral offense to Louie C.K?”
In March, Van Susteren called for a boycott of the Radio/TV Correspondence Dinner over comedian C.K.’s past controversial statements about women.
“The headliner of this year’s Radio and Television CorrespondentsMore >
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is weighing in on the recent Secret Service scandal after it was revealed that one of the accused agents, David Chaney, was “checking her out” on assignment protecting then-VP candidate Palin in 2008.
That’s just disturbing. Not as disturbing as the fact that Sarah Palin was once close enough to the presidency that she warranted Secret Service detail, but still. Bad taste.
Seriously, though. This is a real story.
David Chaney, one of the agents implicated in the Colombia prostitution fiasco, wrote on Facebook of Sarah Palin that he was “checking her out”More >
Keith Olbermann has just been fired by the cable network that took him in after the much higher-profile cable network he was previously on cut him loose.
Current TV, which was co-founded by Al Gore, released a statement saying it was parting ways with the pundit, surprisingly citing a difference in values.
The decision comes less than a year after Keith Olbermann was fired by MSNBC, then hired by Current to help energize the network’s primetime ratings.
Current said in a statement this afternoon:
“We created Current to give voice to those Americans who refuse to rely onMore >
In HBO’s new film Game Change, Sarah Palin is portrayed by Julianne Moore as unstable, unprepared and ill-informed on world affairs and basic world history.
The former GOP V.P. candidate is none too pleased about all this, even though the film is based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s page-turning bestseller.
A non-fiction bestseller.
Of course, Palin will never actually see it, but dag gone it, “Hollywood lies are Hollywood lies,” she says of Game Change and its window into the 2008 election.
Palin accuses Jay Roach, the director, and his collaborator, Danny Strong, of trying “[To]More >
Mitt Romney’s tax return was finally released today as his campaign bowed to political pressure and released hundreds of pages of tax documents. What did we learn?
That he’s really rich and pays a really low rate on capital gains.
Basically, while the Republican presidential candidate’s tax returns offers glimpses into his sprawling investments, both in the U.S. and abroad, they don’t tell voters much we didn’t already know or assume was true about the former Bain Capital CEO.
Romney had an effective federal income tax rate in 2010 of 13.9 percent, paying about $3 million in taxes on anMore >
In the aftermath of the New Hampshire primary this week, in which Mitt Romney placed first and Ron Paul second, plenty of serious political analysis occurred.
Just not here.
The true hazards of running live broadcasts including viewer participation were on full display on C-SPAN, when a Granite State resident called to offer his two cents.
Really, he just wanted to know one thing …
Read more from the original source: New Hampshire Wiseguy Prank Calls C-Span
Mitt Romney rolled to victory in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, becoming the first GOP candidate since 1976 to win the Iowa caucuses and N.H. back-to-back.
“Tonight we celebrate. Tomorrow we go back to work,” said Romney, who turned back a ferocious assault from his GOP rivals in recent days to win fairly handily.
In accepting victory, he delivered a pointed message to his opponents, urging them not to play into President Obama’s hands by trying to destroy his candidacy.
“In the last few days, we have seen some desperate Republicans join forces with him,” Romney said. “This is such aMore >
Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker, is striking a populist tone as he looks to fight back against Mitt Romney, the frontrunner in the Republican nomination fight.
In a bid to discredit Romney’s economic expertise – the strength of his candidacy, besides perceived “electability” – Gingrich lambasts him for firing people and ruining lives.
In a manner of speaking, of course.
Insisting he is “totally for capitalism,” Newt cited Microsoft for becoming “extraordinarily rich” by “providing a service” while firms such as Bain strip companies down for profit.
It’s unclear if this willMore >
Mitt Romney has a sizable lead in most New Hampshire polls heading into the first primary of the Republican nomination race, but did he take on water today?
With the election set for Tuesday, Romney is expected to win, with Ron Paul in second in every survey to date. Thus, the rest of the field is playing catch-up.
Newt Gingrich, in particular, took Mitt to task today twice over:
- Romney’s insistence that he is not a career politician
- His connection to Super PACs running attack ads
After Rick Santorum asked Romney why he didn’t run forMore >