Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann is still reeling following her appearance on Monday’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” show on NBC. As the congresswoman walked on stage, the show’s band, The Roots, apparently decided to play “Lyin’ Ass B****” by Fishbone.
However, it was later revealed that band leader and drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson had tweeted that “this next one [the song] takes the cake” a few hours before the show, suggesting that the act was in fact premeditated.
One of the commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Saturday that Iran would retaliate if the United States launched an attack on the country.
However, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh also told the new agency that “The U.S. dares not attack Iran because, in case it does so, it will face a crushing response and be bitterly punished.”
Former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich must be pleased with recent poll results, which clearly show that he has been steadily gaining ground over the past few weeks. However, he may not be so enthusiastic about a new e-book written by Tom Bevan and Carl Cannon which was published on Friday. Both Bevan and Cannon contribute content to the “Real Clear Politics” website.
According to the e-book, entitled “Election 2012: The Battle Begins”, Mr. Gingrich’s wife, Callista, was not particularly keen on her husband running for president. However, in a bid to convince his third spouse to lend him her support, the former House speaker is alleged to have spent $1 million on various items of jewelry for her. A campaign strategist quoted in the book claims that the presents were meant “to buy Callista off so she’d acquiesce to a presidential run.”
On Friday, Mitt Romney decided to take advantage of the “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Washington, D.C., to give additional details about his fiscal policy and his proposal to “make government simpler, smaller, and smarter.”
The former governor of Massachusetts indicated that he would reduce federal spending from the current 24 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 20 percent by 2016. In order to do so, $500 billion would need to be saved annually by the end of his first term.
Among other things, Mr. Romney told his audience of his plan to alter the way Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security work. “In their current form, these programs will go bankrupt. I know that. You know that. And even our friends in the other party know that,” he said.