“I’m not a paid assassin. When you’re waking up for your 45th morning at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester, you better think you can win, because that walk from the bed to the shower, if you don’t think you can win, it’s hard.”
— Former Gov. Chris Christie (R), quoted by Politico, on the idea of running for president just to take out Donald Trump.
Trump at the Texas border was there to condemn
The crossing by people who don’t talk like him.
The convicted rapist
Is an amateur linguist,
Who said: “They’re truly foreign languages. Nobody speaks them.”
“Can you imagine, a former president of the U.S. saying that? The whole world heard it. The worst thing is he means it. No other president in our history has ever bowed down to a Russian dictator. … For God’s sake, it’s dumb, it’s shameful, it’s dangerous, it’s unAmerican.”
— President Biden, in a speech, slamming Donald Trump suggesting he would tell Russia to “do whatever the hell they want” to NATO countries.
“I’m so sorry if the Super Bowl advertisement caused anyone in my family pain.”
— Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologizing to his cousins of for a Super PAC spot supporting him that repurposed an ad from his uncle John F. Kennedy’s successful 1960 presidential campaign, prompting RFK Jr. to explain he’d had no hand in making the ad — while leaving it pinned to the top of his X feed.
60 Minutes: “John Bolton and Robert O’Brien, two former national security advisers who served in the Trump administration, required ongoing U.S. Secret Service protection long after they left their positions due to potential threats from Iran. … Newly released documents reveal the cost to taxpayers of that security. For nearly one year of protection, the total for both individuals was $12,280,324.”
Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) son was arrested Tuesday and now faces 22 charges — including five felonies — relating to an alleged crime wave in Colorado, the Daily Beast reports. The arrest is the latest drama involving Boebert’s family which has come as she runs for election in a new Colorado district.
The US economy will grow by an extra $7 trillion over the next decade, according to estimates from the CBO, according to Business Insider. The CBO said the additional growth will be driven by an influx of immigrants. “More workers mean more output and that in turn leads to additional tax revenue,” CBO director Phillip Swagel said.
A new Monmouth poll finds that 18% of Americans believe that Taylor Swift is part of a covert effort to help President Biden win the 2024 election.Fully 71% of those who believe this identify with or lean toward the Republican Party and 83% indicate they are likely to support Donald Trump in the fall. Also, 73% of those who believe the Swift conspiracy also believe the 2020 election outcome was fraudulent. On a less sinister note, 68% of the American public approves of Swift encouraging her fans to vote in the upcoming election.
An average 123.4 million viewers watched the Super Bowl across all platforms, making it the most watched broadcast in the history of television. Meanwhile, movies had a rough weekend, taking in $40 million—the lowest box office for a Super Bowl weekend in more than 30 years (not counting 2021, when most cinemas were closed).