Earlier today, Mitt Romney interrupted supporters chanting "Ryan" at a Vandalia, Ohio campaign stop to remind them that there's somebody else on the ticket.
Also today, Romney undermined his own claim that Obama raised taxes on small businesses and middle class Americans during his first term by telling one crowd the opposite (keep your eye on Ryan's expression):
His idea now. He’s got one new, one new idea. I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years, said he’s going to do in his next four years, which is to raise taxes. And is there anybody who thinks that raising taxes will help grow the economy?
The Romney campaign later tried to do some fixing up: “President Obama has raised taxes on millions of middle-class Americans during his first term in office,” said spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg. “Governor Romney was clearly communicating about an additional tax increase President Obama is proposing on American small businesses that will jeopardize over 700,000 jobs.”
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BY SAM GREISMAN
A look back at the big stories on a busy day
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is not pleased that he lost his Emmy bid to Modern Family co-star Eric Stonestreet. This being an election year, he is taking to the TV to warn against the evils of Stonestreet.
Lots of "divas" in the news today. First watch this X-Factor contestant bring the house down with her version of Cher's "Believe". Also, Madonna expressed her support for Obama last night, even if it was in a kind of awkward way. Lastly, check out Barbara Streisand playing Seth Rogen's mom in the forthcoming The Guilt Trip.
It seems that Mitt Romney is really struggling to go a day without saying something highly questionable. In a recent fundraiser Romney mused on how terrible it is that airplane windows don't open. Umm...alright. Meanwhile Romney's running mate Paul Ryan was in Ohio today where he indicated that gay marriage is not a "human" value.
While Romney and Ryan continued to class it up, President Obama spoke at the UN General Assembly today and condemned violence abroad as well as the attacks in Libya.
And Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown's staffer took racial attacks on Elizabeth Warren to a whole new level today.
**that pro-gay Catholics should refrain from taking communion. And Ann Coulter is certainly no stranger to inflammatory remarks. She's done it again, this time announcing that gays are not owed civil rights.
None of the DOMA cases nor the federal Prop 8 case have appeared on the Supreme Court's list of cases for this session. However, they have not yet said "no" to them.
Just when you thought West Hollywood couldn't get any gayer, the crosswalks are gonna be rainbow colored!
Can't quit Breaking Bad? You're not the only one! Ke$ha's new single "Die Young" will make you wanna dance! Frank Ocean also has a new single out. Check out it out here! Sh*t Girls Say! blew up the internet a few months ago. Now check out the cute boyfriends who created it explain how they created the sensation.
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Elizabeth Warren responds in a new ad to attacks from Scott Brown about her Native American background:
"As a kid, I never asked my mom for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage. What kid would? But I knew my father's family didn't like that she was part Cherokee and part Delaware — so my parents had to elope. Let me be clear, I never asked for, never got any benefit, because of my heritage. The people who hired me have all said they didn't even know about it. I'm Elizabeth Warren, I approve this message. Scott Brown can continue attacking my family — but I"m gonna keep fighting for yours."
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GRACEFUL (LUCKY) EXIT OF THE DAY: A truck driver in Russia gets out.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: Explained in less than a minute.
TAGGING GREAT WHITES: The NYT reports on two recent taggings off of Cape Cod.
THE VIEW: The President and First Lady pay a visit. More clips here.
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When will the media stop treating Family Research Council like a serious organization?
Beyonce and Jay-Z adding another member to the family?
My son is in love with another boy: "So here's how it happened…I was videotaping Twirl getting Tornado to talk. He was getting Tornado to repeat words. 'say C.J.' then he turns to me and says 'Mommy, do you know who I am in love with? … CJ!!" And I say "ohh you are?' and he says 'Yes, I have been in love with him since the day I first saw him on the playground' Twirl had a huge grin and was almost squeezing his knees to his chest in excitement."
Feist wins the Polaris Music Prizeo: "Feist beat out nine other Polaris short list nominees to win the award, including Cadence Weapon, Cold Specks, Drake, Kathleen Edwards, Fucked Up, Grimes, Handsome Furs, Japandroids and YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN."
Just Jared interviews Glee newcomer Jacob Artist.
It's Dr. Who's nipple!
Steve Jobs gets wax figure at Madame Tussaud's: "The model is based on pictures taken of the tech innovator during a 2006 Fortune magazine shoot, Madame Tussauds said. It shows the Apple Inc. cofounder in a relaxed position, arms crossed loosely over his chest, with a pair of silver-rimmed Lunor glasses perched on his face."
The Beckhams are all footballers.
Jake Gyllenhaal to co-star with Hugh Jackman in the thriller, Prisoners.
Teen launches Gay-Straight Alliance in Columbus, Indiana: "Lexi has not yet had to use her new skills, as she has almost exclusively received support for her initiative. Although some of her organization's fliers were ripped off the school's pin boards or defaced, attendance at the three GSA meetings so far has steadily increased, Lexi said. About 20 attended the most recent meeting."
Push and Shove: Here's the new No Doubt video!
Kellan Lutz emotes for photographer Mark Abrahams.
Coen brothers movie Fargo to become a TV series: "FX has closed a deal to develop Fargo, an hourlong project loosely based on the Coen brothers’ 1996 comedic crime drama. The Coens will serve as executive producers on the project, which will be written/executive produced by The Unusuals and My Generation creator Noah Hawley."
ABC News profiles gay Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei: "I feel like yeah I'm probably--- I might be the catalyst because I'd be one of the first people to break through and I embrace that."
Dow Jones adds UnitedHealth to the index.
Pro-gay rights GOP Super PAC to support U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert with ads attacking Democratic candidate Bill Foster: "Ms. Biggert is one of three Republican candidates supported by American Unity PAC, founded last June by New York hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, who has also worked to legalize same-sex marriage in New York and other states. Ms. Biggert has voted for stricter sentencing for anti-gay hate crimes and to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, which Mr. Foster also voted for when he was in Congress. In addition, she has a record as a fiscal conservative, a spokesman for the group noted."
Work has begun on two permanent rainbow-colored crosswalks on Santa Monica and San Vicente Boulevards in West Hollywood, California, KTLA reports:
The permanent crosswalks will have skid-resistant thermoplastic pavement markings and new asphalt. The estimated cost to upgrade the rainbow crosswalks is $67,364. The estimated cost for the initial temporary installation was $13,000. Construction is being done by Sharidan Design Asphalt of Alpine and it's expected to be completed by the first week of October.