- Shaheen Barely Leads in New Hampshire
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- Florida Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
- Minnesota GOP Bans Its Own Candidate
- Rand Paul on a Mission in Guatemala
April 26, 2012
Pennsylvania Democratic voters don’t seem terribly concerned about whether their Congressman has perfect attendance.
On Tuesday night, Pennsylvania’s 12th district showcased a critical Member-vs.-Member primary between Democratic Reps. Jason Altmire and Mark Critz. Voters chose Critz.
Interestingly, Altmire wasn’t in the Western Pennsylvania district when the news of his loss rolled in. He was in Washington, not wanting to miss any votes. The soon-to-be-former Congressman is known for taking his job seriously enough that he has never, ever missed a vote. Full story
“I’m not so sure about these things. We were on a CODEL to Cuba, and we had to give our phones to Secret Service in Florida, and when we came back, we all got our phones back. It was like in ‘Lord of the Rings’: ‘my precious, my precious …’”
— Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said, unprompted, about his smartphone.
April 25, 2012
Updated 7:50 p.m. | Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis got Congressional panties in a bunch by announcing that the season 3 winner of his “Hottest Girl in America” hunt would be dispatched to Capitol Hill this summer for a Congressional internship.
Per the GGW blog, Francis claimed to have purchased a four-week internship in the office of Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) during a “private auction” at a “Los Angeles-based temple.”
Not so, Pryor’s peeps insist: Full story
Oh, thank goodness. The Eighth Annual Montana Society Testicle Festival is back.
This year, the “Legends of the Ball” will be Saturday, May 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
For $25, revelers can drink their weight in booze and scarf all the bull testicles they can keep down.
The Humane Horsewoman of the Year, Sen. Mary Landrieu, will raise her glass against animal cruelty this morning.
The Louisiana Democrat will be joined by Willie Nelson’s daughter and granddaughter, Amy and Raelyn Nelson, 1970s pinup queen Bo Derek and Lorenzo Borghese, from season 9 of “The Bachelor,” for the Horses on the Hill event in the Russell Senate Office Building. Full story
April 24, 2012
“[Fallon] said Obama promised not to pander to UNC students, although he thought it was strange when the president changed his campaign slogan from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Duke sucks.’”
— White House pool reporter David Boyer takes us behind the scenes of President Barack Obama’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” taping at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Two baby tigers and a baby chimp are on Capitol Hill today.
We are too distracted by the cute to report exactly why the tiger cubs and baby chimpanzee were hanging out at the Longworth House Office Building.
However, we can report that one baby tiger and the baby chimp hugged. We can also report that Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) held a tiger cub. Pictures after the jump.
Counterculture author and political cartoonist Ted Rall can’t help but wonder how — or more to the point, whether — the good ole U-S-of-A would successfully weather a wholesale, authority-bucking uprising like the recent Arab Spring.
For a paltry $40,000, we could all find out. Full story
April 23, 2012
As an avowed splatter movie enthusiast — please, ask me about my unhealthy obsession with all things Dario Argento — I’ve been intrigued by the rise of what I like to call the “horcom fictory” trend.
Don’t bother researching that homegrown googlenope: It’s my personal shorthand for the horror comedy fictional history model of moviemaking — think Ken Burns’ Civil War series meets “The Evil Dead” — lumbering soon into a multiplex near you. Full story