Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis try to avoid political gaffes while stumping for ‘Campaign' It's sensationalized in a big way, but as soon as there's a new gaffe, it goes away," Galifianakis said. With a few exceptions. "The dog thing, that was a strange choice," Ferrell said of Romney. "Yeah," his co-star added, "putting his dog on top of his ... 08/9/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Ferrell, Galifianakis 'Campaign' with comedy Tea Party bankrollers and active fundraiser for Mitt Romney. “Oddly, the Koches are also one of the biggest contributors to the New York City Ballet,” Galifianakis says. Having grown tired of the the bad boy in their pocket, the Motches decide to throw ... 08/3/2012 - 5:25 pm | View Link
'The Campaign' premiere: Who'd vote for Ferrell or Galifianakis? But the crowd wasn't waiting for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney -- this was all about Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and"The Campaign." If anyone from the movie's cast had to vote for congressional candidates Cam Brady or Marty Huggins ... 08/3/2012 - 1:24 pm | View Link
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis Reveal Campaign Inspiration: So Not Mitt Romney All's fair in love and war...but politics?! Well, anything goes when it comes to getting yourself elected, which just so happens to be the premise behind funnymen Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis' latest romp, The Campaign. We caught up with ... 08/3/2012 - 8:17 am | View Link
Zach Galifianakis "I hate to say, but I'm just an actor, I don't really. I'm just an entertainer," said Galifianakis when he was asked about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. And without going into specifics, Ferrell added "In terms of my character, he's a four-time incumbent ... 08/2/2012 - 7:21 am | View Link
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Thursday encouraged people to look on the bright side of global warming.
At the 64rd annual Maine Transportation Conference, the governor bucked the thinking of many Republicans and admitted that the planet was getting warmer, but he said that people were thinking about it the wrong way.
“Everybody looks at the negative effects of global warming, but with the ice melting, the Northern Passage has opened up,” LePage explained, according to the Bangor Daily News.
If I may direct your attention to this excellent essay by Tom Scocca on the rhetorical tones known as “snark” and “smarm”, which are, to be blunt, opposing forces. (Though people can definitely switch between both forms, often within the space of minutes, though I have to point out that I’m a big fan of feigning smarm in order to snark harder.) There’s a lot of anti-snark sentiment on the rise, Scocca argues, but really the big rhetorical problem in this country is smarm.
The U. S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ad buys for more establishment-aligned Republicans, including one former Democrat who recently switched parties. The Chamber will run ads for Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R) in the open West Virginia Senate race. It will also run ads for Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), who faces a tea party-backed primary challenger, and West Virginia state Sen.
If you live in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin or Michigan’s Upper Penninsula, brush up on your Bing Crosby lyrics: You are almost certainly going to wake up on Christmas morning with an inch of snow on the ground. Read full article >>
The House of Representatives has approved legislation that would exempt most private equity firms from registering with federal regulators, a move intended to ease the flow of capital to new and growing businesses. Read full article >>
— Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pratheepan Gulasekaram in the Los Angeles Times on the president’s authority to unilaterally ban deportations:  such an executive order provides an intriguing “nuclear option” for the president. He could potentially employ such action to address gaps in any congressional legislation on immigration reform, or he could merely threaten its use to pressure Congress to pass a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship.