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Give Me A Minute And I'll Give You 2013

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In case you missed it

I love quick recaps to bring me up to speed. As much as I always think I'll remember things, even as recent as last week, I generally forget. In the world of TV, they know you will, so most dramatic TV shows start off with a recap. Those words, "Previously on..." head up most dramatic series. It's kind of a cheat but it allows you to enjoy what's upcoming despite missing something earlier. Well, 2014 is here and to start you off on the right footing I'd like to recap for you 2013. It was quite a year. You either missed a lot -- or in the state of politics, very little.

So, as you begin your new year, maybe today's your first day back to work, you might enjoy a quick and amusing review, all told in just over one minute: everything from twerking to Obamacare to "Breaking Bad" to the government shutdown to Amanda Bynes' meltdown to a revival of our love for "That's So Raven."

Thanks to our friends at Animation Domination:

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New Royalty Added to Downton Abbey Season Four

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Looks like Downton Abbey's in for an infusion of royalty from both sides of the pond.  Among them are the real, and the imagined:

Paul GiamattiPaul Giamatti as Harold Levinson

Shirley McClaineShirley McClaine as Cora's Mother

Dame Harriet WalterDame Harriet Walter

Dame Kiri Te KanawaDame Kiri Te Kanawa

Season Four promises to be filled with surprises... It won't be here soon enough.  See you at the Abbey.

 

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Cartoons of the Day- Sequester Looming

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Michele Bachmann accuses Santorum staffer of sexism; he questioned whether a woman could be president

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Ruh-roh! Team Bachmann has accused Team Santorum of sexism (as she has accused others before) after having seen an email that dates back to early last summer (via The Des Moines Register):

Rival presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s Iowa coalitions director, Jamie Johnson, sent out an email saying that children’s lives would be harmed if the nation had a female president. He wrote it in June, but it surfaced on the campaign trail in the fall.

“The question then comes, ‘Is it God’s highest desire, that is, his biblically expressed will, … to have a woman rule the institutions of the family, the church, and the state?’ ” Johnson’s email said.

Johnson said the email was meant to be a private message to a friend, that he sent it from his personal email account, not his campaign account, and that he hadn’t intended it to be read by anyone else.

Michele deserves an apology from Ricky and Jamie Johnson should get the boot, says Pete Waldron, her ex-Faith Outreach Director, but Johnson says it's much ado...

Via HuffPo:

Pete Waldron, a former adviser to Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, called the email 'a sexist strategy'. 

The GOP drama, it never ends. Nor does the sexism.

H/t: Livewire

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President Obama Wants Less Drama

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Who can blame him? The President needs to find whoever it was that kept things wrapped up during the campaign and bring them back. Via Taegan-

After a series of news stories "delving into West Wing palace," President Obama warned his senior staff "against fueling the blaze," Politico reports.

Said Obama: "Don't get absorbed in the Washington finger-pointing and intrigue."

"The season of turmoil, which has erupted just as Obama is pushing for final health care votes that could determine his domestic legacy, is the most vivid example of how the discipline of the campaign -- which prided itself on a tight-knit culture and aides who stayed aloof from the who's-up, who's-down obsessions of the press and the Washington political class -- has frayed under stress."

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McCain official: Palin claim 'one hundred percent untrue'

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By GottaLaff

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It is so on!

The AP said that Palin writes about receiving a bill for about $500,000 from the McCain campaign to pay for expenses relating to the vetting process that took place before she was named as the vice presidential nominee.

"That is one hundred percent untrue," said the McCain official, who would only speak on the condition of anonymity in deference to McCain. "All those bills are from her personal attorney Thomas Van Flein, mostly relating to the Troopergate investigation and other ethics investigations. It is not legal to pay for those investigations out of general election funds, even if the campaign was so inclined."

Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton would not confirm the accuracy of the AP report.

But she's "not really into the drama". Noooooo.....

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