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  • Liveblogging Scott Walker on "Face the Nation," Sunday 10:30 am

    This Sunday morning at 10:30 am / 9:30 c, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — the died-and -risen new savior of the Republican Party — will be the guest on CBS' Face the Nation, and we'll be covering it in real time as part of our weekly Peanut Gallery liveblog series on the Indecision Election Companion App for iPhone and iPad.

    We can't say exactly how things will go down with him and Bob Schieffer, be we have a few strong guesses…

    * Scott Walker will be characteristically humble and self-effacing.

    * Somebody or other will float the idea that maybe Obama might just lose in November.

    * The camera will pan over to a cute little frog which will somehow find its way into the studio.

    * Bob Schieffer will look helplessly toward his producers as Walker spends an awkward seven minutes staring directly into the TV camera and mouth the words, "Yes, my twin masters Koch… I shall do your bidding" before screaming violently for an additional three minutes.

    * They might get around to talking about this past week's recall election in Wisconsin. If time permits.

    Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: CBS, Liveblog, Recall, Scott Walker, Wisconsin
  • Mike Huckabee Criticizes Other Networks for Being Fox News-esque

    If there's one thing that Mike Huckabee cannot abide, it's a supposed news outlet with an agenda. Thank god we have Fox News around to offer an opposing agenda to the agendas of all the other agenda-having networks

    The former governor criticized Fox News' competitors: "If people only watch the three big networks and BS-NBC, as I like to call them — MSNBC — if they watch BS-NBC and the three networks, then I think sometimes we may be kidding ourselves because a lot of people will assume that Obama really is just doing a great job and he just can't get those crazy Republicans to help him out."

    Ha! BS-NBC! Classic.

    Huckabee suggested his network and conservative talk radio act as counterweights to that positive coverage of the president: "I think a lot of people, if all they do is listen to conservative talk radio and maybe watch Fox News, they assume that all of America is getting what I would call at least a balanced approach to understanding that there are a lot of real problems going on that Obama could do better on."

    I gather that that means… something? I haven't quite worked out what, but I'm sure it's cogent.

    Tags: ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Mike Huckabee, MSNBC
  • BREAKING: Rich Candidate's Wife Wears Expensive Shirt

    Guys, it's time to start freaking out. Ann Romney, wife of millionaire candidate Mitt Romney, wore a shirt that costs almost a thousand dollars.

    Not only that, the shirt was ugly. Let's all freak out

    Mitt and Ann Romney appeared on CBS's This Morning to talk about Barack Obama, Osama bin Laden, and a slew of other political things. Sharp eyes over at The Cut noticed that Ann was wearing a bird-printed t-shirt by Reed Krakoff.

    Naturally, we had to get the scoop on the price. According to a saleswoman at Krakoff's Madison Avenue store, the silk tee costs $990.That is one seriously overpriced top! Let's just hope she wears it more than once (like, say, 990 times).

    Or as another fashion blogger put it

    Seriously, it looks like there is an animal diving into her armpit. There is a face on her chest. A face!

    We all knew the Romneys were capable of unspeakable crimes against dogs, but who knew Ann could commit such a crime against fashion? Hopefully, no fish were harmed — or tied to a roof — in the making of that shirt.

    As for the outrageous price tag, that's a bit more defensible. When your family has a personal fortune of over $250 million and your husband rakes in tens of millions each year for doing absolutely nothing, $1000 isn't much to spend on a silk shirt. We should just be happy it wasn't a sweater vest.

    Photo by Jeff Neira/CBS/Getty Images

    Tags: Animals, Ann Romney, CBS, Fashion, Mitt Romney, Money, Republicans
  • "Survivor" Blazes Trail for Villainous Gay Republicans

    Now, ordinarily I don't follow news concerning CBS's Survivor, mostly because I live nowadays and not a decade ago. However, I found this little nugget of information about the new season (aside from the fact that there is a new season) rather interesting

    Of course, no Survivor is complete without a villain, and [the show's host Jeff] Probst says this season's baddie comes in the form of gay Republican Colton Cumbie.

    "He doesn't know it, but he is a full-on villain. He thinks he's the most charming guy ever. He’s a devil and I don't even think he’s disguised."

    Brilliant! This gives everybody something to hate: Democrats can hate him because he's a Republican, straight Republicans can hate him because he's gay and closeted gay Republicans can also hate him because he's gay.

    Unfortunately, out gay Republicans can't hate him for anything, because they don't exist.

    (via Towleroad)

    Tags: CBS, LGBT, Republicans, Television
  • That Awkward Moment When Newt Gingrich Calls Mitt Romney a Liar

    You might remember Newt Gingrich's initial strategy of running a "relentlessly positive campaign" and focusing his condescension on debate moderators rather than his primary competitors.

    Unfortunately, that tactic got cancer somewhere on the way to Iowa, so he had to dump it in favor of something a little more sultry and alluring

    [CBS Correspondent Norah O'Donnell:] "You scolded Mitt Romney, his friends who are running this Super PAC that has funded that, and you said of Mitt Romney, 'Someone who will lie to you to get to be president will lie to you when they are president. I have to ask you, are you calling Mitt Romney a liar?"

    "Yes," Gingrich replied.

    "You're calling Mitt Romney a liar?"

    "Well, you seem shocked by it!" said Gingrich. "This is a man whose staff created the PAC, his millionaire friends fund the PAC, he pretends he has nothing to do with the PAC — it's baloney. He's not telling the American people the truth."

    Frankly, Romney may indeed be a dissembling fraud whose SuperPAC ads unfairly characterize Gingrich's position on immigration reform, but historically speaking, he's the kind of dissembling fraud that Gingrich would fundamentally endorse for president, should it come to that…

    Yet, when pressed by CBS News' chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer on whether he could support Romney if the "Massachusetts moderate" became the Republican nominee, Gingrich replied, "Sure. I would support a Republican candidate against Barack Obama because I think Barack Obama is tearing the country apart."

    I've missed bitter Newt! The jelly doughnut that resides where his soul should be is capable of coming up the most perplexing and entertaining justifications for his statements and behavior.

    Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Barack Obama, CBS, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans