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Romney Storm Tips: Frankenstorm Fears Spawn Fake 'N' Funny Viral Twitter Account

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President Obama canceled his campaign stops so he could keep a close eye on Sandy as it threatens the East Coast.

Meanwhile, GOPer Mitt Romney is making the rounds on the Left Coast -- and the Twittersphere.

Introducing "Romney Storm Tips," which is a collection of some of the funniest things we've (not) heard Mitt say in a long time.

Here's a peek:

  • Everyone in the path of the hurricane should head to their second or third home to safety #Sandy #RomneyStormTips
  • We are currently on the phone with the Red Cross helping them set up temporary tax cut shelters for #Sandy 
  • Remember, if you're in Ohio and thinking of voting early for Obama, don't leave the house! #MittStormTips #Sandy 
  • Attn residents of Manhattan you must self deport the island before #Sandy gets here #RomneysStormTips cc: @amaeryllis 
  • #Sandy just shut down Wall Street on Monday... Hurricanes are socialists and anti-free market 
  • Make sure if your wife has a couple of Cadillacs they are safely stored up high via your car elevators. #RomneyStormTips #Sandy

We're not sure who is behind this clever Twitter account, but it's got us LOLing all the way to our second homes.

Follow @RomneyStormTips on Twitter


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Tagg Romney Apologizes For Wanting To Tag Barack Obama At Debate


Somebody, revoke this man's NRA card!

Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney’s son Tagg admitted to having a brief fit of anger when Barack Obama accused his father of not being honest with voters.

In campaigning for Mitt, Tagg hit up the local radio station in North Carolina after the second debate.

“What is it like for you to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar?” the interviewer asked.

“Well, jump out of your seat and you want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him,” Tagg responded with a laugh. “But you know you can’t do that because, well first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because that’s the nature of the process.”

Following the final debate, Tagg apologized to the prez onstage and the two families shared a few laughs. 

Sure, all’s fun and games ... 'til someone gets decked.


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It's Britney, Bitch: Britney Spears Tells Barack Obama He's Got 'Swagg'

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Britney Spears may be a registered Republican but -- That doesn't mean she can't like the guy from the other party!

The pop star tweeted at the POTUS and told him "You have swagg!:)" with a funny video mashup of the "X Factor" and the last presidential debate (below).

While the debates and election itself are incredibly serious topics that will result in the way our country is run for the next four years, we do have the appreciate a little pop meeting power. After all, have you seen all of this?

Which candidate do YOU think has the "X Factor?" 

DiD yOu KnOw? ... Britney recently auctioned herself off on CharityBuzz to raise money for Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute and Peace Thru Sports. Aw, Brit! We would totally hang with you for a great cause.

Video: Which Presidential Candidate Has The X Factor?

Video: Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me

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Donald Trump: I'll Give Barack Obama's Charity Of Choice $5 Million If He Releases Records

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The Twitterverse didn't know what to expect when Donald Trump said he was going to make an announcement about President Barack Obama today.

Tweeps speculated that The Donald was going to say a number of things, including:

  • White House divorce scandal;
  • Barack Obama drug-dealer debacle; and
  • POTUS Obama birther fiasco.

But, nobody was able to predict Mr. Trump's actual announcement.

"If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications -- and if he gives his passport applications and records -- I will give to a charity of his choice ... a check, immediately, for $5 million."

The deadline? Halloween at 5 p.m.

Watch the video, below.

Video: Donald Trump's Announcement



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Republican Kelly Clarkson Says She's Seeing Blue This Election Season

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Kelly Clarkson previously announced her support for Ron Paul -- and declared that she is "a Republican at heart."

But, Mitt Romney shouldn't count on receiving her vote this year.

Kelly recently said that, after watching the debates, she'll be voting for President Obama.

"I can't support Romney's policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don't think it's fair they can't get married. I'm not a hardcore feminist but we can't be going back to the '50s," she explained.

She also happens to love First Lady Michelle Obama's efforts to promote better eating and healthier lifestyles.

Sorry, Mitt! Looks like this cowgirl is heading over to other pastures. ...

DiD yOu KnOw? ... Kelly Clarkson might be best known for her stint on American Idol, but she also happens to do some good with her celebrity. Check out some of her charitable efforts -- including work with March of Dimes and Houses of Hope, here.

Video: Kelly Clarkson - "Walk Away"

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Kids Pick The President: President Obama Wins By A Landslide … Of Underage Voters

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The polls say that President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied in a dead heat, but in a recent media organization's dry run of the election the president won in a landslide — among people who aren't of legal age to vote.

Since 1988, the Nickelodeon kids network has hosted its own national election just before the real U.S. presidential election. And, in this year's "Kids Pick the President," Barack Obama pulled in 65% of the vote.

While this year didn't have quite the blockbuster numbers of juvenile voter participation as the 2008 election, it did strive for more accuracy in an effort to reduce repeated voting (a theme also present in the grownup election) by only allowing one vote per electronic device (sucks to be you, large broods with only one computer).

Many political prognosticators like to cite the Nickelodeon election as a predictor of the real election. Kids tend to vote like their parents and "Kids Pick The President" has correctly tapped the winner of all the elections except one (the silly tykes thought Kerry would go all the way in 2004). Of course, the fact the Mitt Romney chose not to participate and sit for a video answering kids questions, which POTUS did, may explain the kiddie election results.

In closing, we still don't know what's exactly going to happen on Election Day. Thanks for nothing, kids.

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One Good Reason To Watch The Debates? You'll Be Hip 'N' Twitter-Cool The Morning After


If you are not into watching the debates, but you are really into Twitter ... we want you to know that you are in a predicament.

It's extremely important to watch the presidential debates if you want to understand the jokes about it on Twitter.

'Nuff said. Great ecard.

#election2012 #overandout

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Koch Bros. Courtesy Reminder To Employees: We Endorse Republicans


In case its employees had forgotten themselves amongst all the campaign upheaval these past few months, Koch Industries sent all 45,000 workers at its subsidiary, Georgia-Pacific, a list of Koch-friendly candidates.

Surprise! They’re Republican.

AlterNet obtained a copy of the letter sent to a Georgia-Pacific retiree, written by Koch Industries President and COO Dave Robertson:

If we elect candidates who want to spend hundreds of billions in borrowed money on costly new subsidies for a few favored cronies, put unprecedented regulatory burdens on businesses, prevent or delay important new construction projects and excessively hinder free trade, then many of our 50,000 U.S. employees and contractors may suffer the consequences, including higher gasoline prices, runaway inflation and other ills.

Purely objective. No harm there, right?

I want to emphasize two things about these lists: First and foremost, we believe that any decision about which candidate to support is -- as always -- yours and yours alone, based on factors that are most important to you. Second, we do not support candidates based on their political affiliation. We evaluate them on who is the most market-based and willing to support economic freedom for the benefit of society as a whole.

In other words, the decision is “yours and yours alone, based on factors that are most important to you” but if you “want to spend hundreds of billions in borrowed money…for a few favored cronies”, then vote Democrat. 
Oh, and you’re fired.
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Veep Biden Makes Us Feel All Smooshy Inside During Visit To Las Vegas Elementary School


Vice President Joe Biden has a lot of work, and campaigning, to do.

But, that won't stop him from visiting some school kids!

Joe completed a two-day campaign trip through Nevada Thursday morning, then he popped by Matt Kelly Elementary School in Las Vegas for a surprise visit -- and it was almost too cute for words!

Check out the pool report. ... 

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The kids were waiting for Joe on an asphalt basketball court and shouted "Biden! Biden!" as the VP walked up in his blue jacket and slacks (no aviators).

"Oh my goodness," Biden said as he approached the first group of students.

They were clustered in three groups in an attempt to control the chaos. A couple of teachers greeted Biden first. And he posed for pictures with them.

Then he said to the students: "Hey everybody here going to college?!"

The children, who looked to be 5 or 6 year-olds, pressed close to Biden -- and some of them hugged his legs.

One youngster, a boy who looked to be 8 or 9, said: "Can you tell Barack Obama something for me?"

"Sure," Biden said.

"Can you tell him to come here?" the boy said.

"Well he's back East now," Biden said, but indicated he'd pass the message.

Biden tried to move on to the next cluster of very excited children. "Oh no, I can't move," Biden said. "I've got someone stuck to my hip."

A teacher came up to Biden, describing herself as a supporter and told him he was great in the debate. Biden kissed her cheek. She said loudly, "Vice President Biden kissed me on the cheek!"

"My wife's a teacher," Biden said.

Biden then picked up three girls one-by-one.

"Thanks for letting me come to the playground," Biden said. "I wish I could play basketball."

Biden prepared to leave, the children were still hugging him.

"I wish my constituents liked me as much," Biden said. "God love it!"

"I can't pick you all up. I can't pick you all up," he said as he prepared to leave.

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Barack Obama Does 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' [SPOILER ALERT]


Tonight, POTUS Barack Obama will be on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."

But, the interview was actually taped today.

Luckily, we have some of the highlights for you -- thanks to our magical White House connections (a.k.a the press pool).

Check out the deets, below!

POTUS sat for two segments with Jon of roughly seven minutes apiece, broken up by a commercial break. Among the highlights, Jon pressed Barack on his national security approach and the handling of the Benghazi attacks.

"Every piece of information that we get, as we got it we laid it out to the American people. The picture eventually gets fully filled in," Barack said. "Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it. All of it. ... The government is a big operation and any given time something screws up. And you make sure that you find out what’s broken and you fix it. Whatever else I have done throughout the course of my presidency the one thing that I’ve been absolutely clear about is that America’s security comes, and the American people need to know exactly how I make decisions when it comes to war, peace, security, and protecting Americans. And they will continue to get that over the next four years of my presidency."

When asked about the tradeoff between national security and civil liberties, POTUS reiterated his vow to close Guantanamo. And when asked about political gridlock in Washington, D.C., he said he hopes that more Democrats are elected to win more seats. He also joked about Biden and other topics.

More details, below. ... 


He sat across from Stewart at the interview desk with two blue mugs on it. Obama did not remove the lid from his. The president  spoke on topics ranging from the choice between him and Romney to the political gridlock in Washington to Benghazi to Guantanamo.

Before Potus came out, Stewart opened with a monologue making fun of how the media spun the debate in relation to women voters and how turned off said voters were supposed to be by the rough and tumble nature of the debate. Stewart juxtaposed Obama talking about being raised by a single mom with Romney’s “binder full of women” quote.  He flashed a mock magazine called “Jobsmopolitan,” and gave Chuck Todd a shout out during the segment. He brought out Daily Show correspondent Samantha  Bee, who played along and said women were going to pick their candidate with a “final rose … like on the Bachelorette.”

Potus came out after the first break wearing his pink wrist band, and he immediately gave a shout out to “some amazing women warriors” from the USO who were in the audience.

“I had nothing to do with this” he said.

Then Stewart said he was making a campaign scrapbook and showed Obama two pictures of the debate but wasn’t sure which was which. One showed Michelle Obama looking at him very angrily onstage afterward, and the other showed her smiling broadly at him afterward.

“Do you know which debate was which?” Stewart asked.

“Cute. Cute Jon,” Potus said with a smile.

Obama said he had an “off night” at the first debate, adding that the “presentation was not the way it needed to be.” But he said the issues were the same in both debates. “Governor Romney makes a good presentation but the fundamentals he’s calling for are the same policies that got us into this mess.”

Stewart asked if had made a stronger affirmative case for a second term or more negative one against Romney. POTUS listed his accomplishments such as ending the Iraq war, health care, the auto bailout and said he had a “strong story to tell” but he added that part of his job was “also preventing things that won’t work.” He listed restricting rights for gays and lesbians, not passing a budget to make college more affordable and rolling back health care and turning medicade into a voucher system.


“I’m convinced when the middle class does well, the entire economy does well. When a  few folks are doing well at the  top… the economy grows slower. That is the central issue in this election.”

Potus said the economy would be growing “even faster” if Romney’s “allies in Congress” would approve. 

Stewart pressed him on why he thinks he can move forward next term if the GOP continues its obstinance  to his agenda. POTUS replied that he wants to “make sure as many Democrats are elected as possible. Maybe we can take some seats back.” And he also said that if you look at 2013, the question on deficit reduction will be “settled,” the only question was how to do it and whether Republicans would refuse to ask “millionaires and billionaires to pay another dime in extra taxes.”

Stewart interjected: “Wait, this is the first time I’m hearing about this about millionaires. What are you doing to us?” The audience laughed as POTUS tried to calm his mock concern. “No,” Stewart continued, “I’m going to throw to a commercial and you and I are going to have a conversation.”

He threw to a commercial.

 The second segment started with a light question: How many times a week does Biden come into a meeting in wet bathing suit. POTUS answered that he had to put out a presidential directive on that.

"We had to stop that," he said dryly, adding: “I gotta say though he looks pretty good.”

Stewart than asked about POTUS record in terms of the trade-off between upholding U.S. values and ensuring our security. 

"I still want to close Guantanamo. We haven’t been able to get that through Congress. ... One of the things we have to do is put a legal architecture in place, and we need Congressional help to do that so that not only am I reined in but any president’s reined in in terms of some of the decisions we’re making," POTUS said.

 He pointed to his track record in prosecuting terrorism. 

"We’ve gone after al Qaeda and its leadership. It’s true that al Qaeda is still active, at least sort of remnants of it are staging in other parts of North Africa and the Middle East. Sometimes you’ve got to make some tough calls but you can do so in a way that’s consistent with international law and with American law."

Stewart asked about the Bush wiretapping program. POTUS said it has been modified, with a "legal structure and safeguards in place that weren't there before."

"They aren't sexy issues," POTUS said.

"You don’t know what I find sexy," Stewart quipped.

POTUS alluded to the opening segment in which Stewart referenced the book "50 Shades of Gray."

"I know what you’ve been reading," he joked. But declined to press further because, after all, he is still president.

Stewart asked about the Benghazi attack, and "confusion in the administration"

POTUS answered that "we weren’t’ confused about the fact that four Americans had been killed. I wasn’t confused about the fact that we needed to ramp up diplomatic security around the world right after it happened. I wasn’t confused about the fact that we had to investigate exactly what happened so it gets fixed. And I wasn’t confused about the fact that we’re going to hunt down whoever did it."

As he said in the debate, POTUS said no one is more interested in figuring it out than he is.

"Every piece of information that we get, as we got it we laid it out to the American people. The picture eventually gets fully filled in."

Stewart asked if part of learning fromt his is improving the communication between divisions, having referenced Ambassador Rice at the UN seeming to be reading from a different script than State.

POTUS: "Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it. All of it." More: "The government is a big operation and any given time something screws up. And you make sure that you find out what’s broken and you fix it. Whatever else I have done throughout the course of my presidency the one thing that I’ve been absolutely clear about is that America’s security comes, and the American people need to know exactly how I make decisions when it comes to war, peace, security, and protecting Americans. And they will continue to get that over the next four years of my presidency"

Stewart ended by asking, during the course of their 12-14 minutes together, how many emails POTUS' campaign sent him.

"It depends on whether you’ve maxed out!" POTUS answered.

Ended with a bit of stump about how the stakes could not be bigger.

"There is no excuse not to vote," he said, and he hopes they vote for him. 


Here's the Q&A that led to the "optimal" quote. Stewart had used the word in his question.

Jon Stewart: "Is part of the investigation helping the communication between these divisions? Not just what happened in Benghazi, but what happened within. Because I would say, even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the American people, as far as all of us being on the same page."

POTUS: "Here’s what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it. All of it. And what happens, during the course of a presidency, is that the government is a big operation and any given time something screws up. And you make sure that you find out what’s broken and you fix it. Whatever else I have done throughout the course of my presidency the one thing that I’ve been absolutely clear about is that America’s security comes, and the American people need to know exactly how I make decisions when it comes to war, peace, security, and protecting Americans. And they will continue to get that over the next four years of my presidency." 

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Better Late Than Never: NYC Mayor Bloomberg Launches Super PAC For 2012 Election

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a unique type of politician.

An Independent with socially liberal and fiscally conservative leanings, Mike often finds himself straddling the line between the Democrats and the Republicans.

Thankfully, he's ranked as the 20th richest person in the world, so he's not beholden to any party for any type of campaign funds or financial support. In fact, Michael's now using his massive wealth to help other similarly-thinking politicians running for office this election ... which is less than three weeks away.

Michael announced that he's starting his own SuperPac this week.

Called "Independence USA PAC," the group will have a budget of about $15 million that it will use to run ads in races around the country. Candidates of any party affiliation will be eligible to receive support – the only requirement is that he or she must be in favor of tougher gun laws, legalizing same sex marriage and education reform.

Early reports indicate that the SuperPac will probably help out the following campaigns: Angus King, who's running for Maine's US Senate seat; California State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod; Congressman Joe Baca from California; and Illinois Congressman Bob Dold.

Hmm. Swooping in at the last minute to help promote his political agenda across the country in a relatively cost-effective and intelligent way? We wonder if Michael may have his eyes on the national stage.

What's that? His final term as mayor is up next year?! That's a "yes."

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TLC Star Honey Boo Boo Announces Her Support For Barack Obama


Honey Boo Boo might be a little too young to understand the finer points of politics -- but she's definitely old enough to understand a burn.

When the TLC star was interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel this week, Jimmy asked her whether she'd heard that Mitt Romney said he preferred "Jersey Shore" Snooki over Honey Boo Boo. Then, Jimmy asked her, in light of that news, which presidential candidate she would support.

To which Alana (a.k.a. "Honey Boo Boo") responded: "Barack Obama" (obviously).

Sorry, Mitt! Hell hath no fury like a 7-year-old reality star scorned. What do you think you are ... irreplaceable?

We would tell you what time to jump to to hear Alana talk politics, but, really, you should just watch the whole hilarious interview (below).

DiD yOu KnOw? ... Even though Mitt loves Snooki, we're not sure the love is reciprocated. Snooki's only presidential endorsement so far has been for someone who isn't in the running -- Donald Trump.

Video: Honey Boo Boo & Mama June On Jimmy Kimmel


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Photo Of The Week: Michelle Obama Greets Students In North Carolina


Kidding Around? ... First Lady Michelle Obama greets students from the East Durham Children's Initiative upon her arrival at Raleigh-Durham Airport in Morrisville, N.C., recently. (And, we LOVE her dress!)

Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert

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