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Natalie Portman Shows Her Puppies – Now Vote!!!

Monday, October 20th, 2008

See more Natalie_Portman videos at Funny or Die

Natalie Portman always gets the guys going, even when she’s being very serious.  She wants you to vote, so she shows her puppies!

No Deal

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Bush’s proposed $700 billion financial bailout plan was rejected today, when the House vote turned against the measure due to the many risks, sending the Dow down 700 points, CNN reports.

Less than 1/3 Republicans were in favor of the bill.

President Bush is said to be “very disappointed”.

The core of the bill is for the government to purchase troubled assets, which some Republicans argue would be a blow against economic freedom, weighing either a loss of short term prosperity or a long term loss of economic freedom. Once the government enters the financial market, it will not leave.

Supporters of the vote were scrambling to put the bill up for another vote.

[image source: TheEconomist]

Arcade Fire is Backing Obama

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Arcade Fire is playing free shows for Obama.

They are playing shows to help Barack rock the vote for the March 4th primaries, which include contests in delegate-rich Texas and the site of the show, Ohio. Via press release:

Arcade Fire will be playing a free concert on Sunday, March 2nd at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio in support of Barack Obama’s bid for the Democratic nomination. The show is at 7 p.m., first come first serve.They will also be playing a free show at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland on Monday, March 3rd. Doors are at 7 p.m., and the show is 18 and over, first come first serve.

It smells like Bono in here.

[source: Stereogum]