15 items from 2012
Title: Janeane From Des Moines Director: Grace Lee Starring: Jane Edith Wilson, Michael Oosterom with cameos by Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann A quirky sociopolitical mockumentary experiment that plops down its title character as a sort of straightfaced, deep cultural embed amidst all the jockeying leading up to this election cycle’s Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus, “Janeane From Des Moines” is a movie of both hits and misses, but one that certainly never gets boring. If it could benefit from a more focused sense of purpose, director Grace Lee’s film also pulls off some undeniable coups, placing its fictional true believer in close proximity to all of the leading Gop contenders and [ Read More ]
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On Friday, Brian Kilmeade interviewed three Republican governors, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, about the state of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential bid against President Barack Obama. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the governors praised the Romney campaign and said that he can win as long as he runs on a message of reform. »
- Noah Rothman
Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that his state is the latest to not implement parts of President Barack Obama’s new health care law, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. Perry said he doesn’t want to expand the Medicaid program or create a health insurance exchange, despite the fact that Texas has the highest percentage rate in the nation of people without insurance. Perry’s decision makes Texas the most populous state to reject Obama’s provisions. Approximately 6.2 million people, or 24.6 percent of the population, don’t have insurance. His decision comes after fellow Republican governors in Florida, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Mississippi and Louisiana all rejected the same two provisions in the [ Read More ] »
- Karen Benardello
The situation with same-sex couples and the civil partnerships registry in Ecuador is more complicated than many people have thought. Now a court has ruled in favor of a lesbian couple seeking to have their relationship registered so they can name their adopted daughter as both of their child. Like I said, it's complicated, but Andres at Blabbeando does a nice breakdown.
In an unexpected move, Texas Governor Rick Perry is applauding 650 Aggies that came together to shield a soldier's funeral from a protest by the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
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In an appearance on MSNBC's Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd, Republican Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison took Governor Rick Perry to task for limiting access for women's health care services. She also disputed the notion that Republicans were conducting a so-called 'war on women.' I think Planned Parenthood does mammograms," Hutchinson conceded. "They do so much -- so much of the health care, the preventative health care, and if they're doing that, then we need to provide those services. Absolutely." »
- James Crugnale
The politically themed "Doonesbury" comic has caused some controversy over the years, but it may be making its biggest splash yet with an upcoming series of strips involving a Texas law that requires women to have an ultrasound before they have an abortion.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the national syndicate that supplies 1,400 newspapers with the comic strip will offer alternative "Doonesbury" strips to papers that don't want to get in on the debate.
Many editors that the WSJ interviewed about the comic say that they're planning on running the strips on their opinion pages so as not to cause too much controversy among their readership.
"We run 'Doonesbury' on our op-ed page, and this series is an example of why," says David Averill, editorial page editor for the Tulsa World. "Many of our readers will disagree with the political stance the series takes, and some will be offended by the clinical language. »
Grant Gustin is thrilled to be a troublemaker on Glee, but he was completely unprepared for the backlash from Klaine fans on Twitter, who offered death threats almost immediately. But how he found out he got the part may be the best part of the story.
IFC has purchased How To Survive a Plague, the AIDS documentary screening at Sundance. I'm glad it's going to get distribution.
Terry Jones is set to direct John Cleese and Michael Palin (and possibly Eric Idle) in Absolutely Anything, in which aliens come to earth and give one person the power to do absolutely anything just to see what chaos ensues.
Fox has greenlit Prodigy Bully with Mike O'Malley, based on the one minute shorts. It centers on a guy who uses his brains and his brawn to get anything he wants. I'm fine with O'Malley getting a new show – as long as it's on Fox. »
Jon Stewart says Mitt Romney's attempt to bet Rick Perry $10,000 during a Republican debate makes a little more sense now. On Monday's "Daily Show," he used Romney's tax returns, which he released Tuesday, to calculate that Romney has earned roughly $57,000 a day, for the past two years, from investments. That's the kind of money, Stewart said, that might inspire a man to make "stupidly extravagant, out-of-touch impulse bets." But Stewart's real criticism of Romney isn't that he's rich -- it's how little he pays in taxes. The former Massachussets governor has »
- Tim Molloy
Texas Governor Rick Perry has ended his bid for the presidency, and has announced he will endorse Newt Gingrich to challenge President Obama, USA Today is reporting. The announcement comes after he started his campaign with high expectations and at the top of Republican polls. However, after poor performances at several debates, he never recovered in the polls, despite earning more than $17 million. Perry’s spokesman, Ray Sullivan, said the governor called Gingrich with the news about an hour before he announced his withdrawal at a news conference. Gingrich has said he’s humbled by Perry’s endorsement. The withdrawal comes days before the South Carolina primary, which will be held on »
19 January 2012 9:11 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
This story first appeared in the Jan. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. I am certainly not an expert on politics, and I'm learning the relative merits of our presidential candidates along with the rest of the nation. Forget about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's stances on taxes, immigration, abortion or health care. Set aside his decidedly odd debating technique, his immovable hair or whether he actually can win his party's nomination. There's one thing I simply can't ignore: Rick Perry owes me $2 million bucks. It all started when we decided to make a movie together. Photos: 10 Hollywood
- Rick Schwartz
Sure, the pundits may have deemed Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich the winners of Monday's South Carolina debate, but Jon Stewart thinks the audience was the "real star." After all, we're talking about a group of people who booed when Ron Paul mentioned the Golden Rule, but cheered loudly when Rick Perry said the state is at war with the federal government. "Woo! War against the government, led by South Carolina! That always has a good ending, right? I think I remember us clapping for this in a previous incarnation," said Stewart in a sort of Southern drawl last night »
- Evann Gastaldo
During Fox News' South Carolina debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry called upon Turkey to be kicked out of Nato, saying the country was being ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists. Perry's response might surprise many, as Turkey is a longstanding Us ally in Nato, and a critical diplomatic partner engaged in "a working relationship that is one of the most important but least discussed developments shaping (2011)'s change in the Arab world." »
- James Crugnale
Tonight's South Carolina Republican debate is off and running, and the candidates came out of the gate on the attack. After Newt Gingrich used his first question to immediately tackle Mitt Romney's record as CEO, Rick Perry followed shortly thereafter, citing the situation in a plant that Romney had bought and demanding more transparency, particularly to see Romney's tax records. »
- Frances Martel
Rick Perry had an indisputably rough night in New Hampshire. In fact, tonight, his eyes were entirely on South Carolina, and, on Hannity tonight, he didn't even bother to talk about New Hampshire. But his night got worse as Sean Hannity challenged him on his claims that Mitt Romney was a "vulture capitalist"-- going so far as to claim that Perry sounded like a member of Occupy Wall Street. »
- Frances Martel
It was announced on today's (January 4) Good Day La by reporter Steve Edwards that Michele Bachmann has "suspended" her bid for the Gop nomination. Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has cancelled her South Carolina trip and will hold a press conference at 11Am Et according to NBC News. Another Gop hopeful, Texas Governor Rick Perry is also cancelling Sc events and flying back to Texas to "reassess his future." Texas congressman Dr. Ron Paul finished in a close third to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney who won the Iowa caucuses Tuesday night by eight votes. Romney narrowly edged out former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. »
- April MacIntyre
15 items from 2012
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