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Chelsea Clinton 2016?
Move over Kennedys, there's a new political dynasty in the works -- the Clintons. In the upcoming edition of Vogue, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said she's not ruling out a run for office.
“Before my mom’s campaign I would have said no. Not because it was something I had thought a lot about but because people have been asking me that my whole life. Even during my father’s 1984 gubernatorial campaign, it was, Do you want to grow up and be governor one day? No. I am 4," she said. "And now I don’t know. ... I believe that engaging in the political process is part of being a good person. And I certainly believe that part of helping to build a better world is ensuring that we have political leaders who are committed to that premise. So if there were to be a point where it was something I felt called to do and I didn’t think there was someone who was sufficiently committed to building a healthier, more just, more equitable, more productive world? Then that would be a question I’d have to ask and answer.”
From the Pool: Obama's a lean, mean, workout machine
New York Times writer Helene Cooper writes in the press pool report:
"Good morning from Des Moines. Potus (president of the United States) is working out at a health club--Aspen Active--just down the road from his hotel, which motorcade departed around 7:40 am. Pool is wandering around the environs outside--the HY-Vee supermarket, the parking lot, the bus, the Caribou Coffee."
Who will play Paul Ryan on SNL?
That was actually one of the first questions I thought to myself when Ryan was announced as Mitt Romney's running mate. Apparently, I'm not alone.
Some of the names being mentioned include Bill Hader, Taran Killam, and Jason Sudeikis. My money's on Hader.
Marco goes primetime!
Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida who was reportedly one of the names on Mitt Romney's shortlist for a running mate, will actually introduce the former Massachusetts governor at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, a senior GOP official told CNN Political Director Mark Preston.
"Rubio, who campaigned with Romney in Florida on Monday, told CNN that he thinks the former Massachusetts governor made the right choice in choosing Ryan. The Tampa Bay Times was the first to report that Rubio would be given this prime speaking role, Preston reported.
Photo of the day: "I'm ready for my closeup Mr. officer."
MSNBC's Al Sharpton: "Did Paul Ryan think we'd really believe he spent all his time working on a budget when he's really been working on his abs?"
Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain: "Nothing in his tax returns showed that he did not pay taxes."