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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising Republican political star, is not being vetted by Mitt Romney for the Vice Presidential nomination, according to reports.

It was widely assumed that even if he didn't get the nod, Rubio, 41, would at least be on Romney's short list of possible V.P. picks for obvious reasons.

Young, charismatic and wildly popular with conservatives, he could also help Republicans win a key state (Florida) and make inroads with Hispanics.

Apparently Romney isn't looking at Rubio for the post, however.

Romney and Rubio

The first-term Senator has not been asked to complete any personal questionnaires or been asked to turn over any financial documents, insiders say.

It's been months since Romney named longtime aide Beth Myers to run his V.P. search, so it's unlikely she simply hasn't gotten to vetting Rubio yet.

Officially the Romney campaign has no comment, and Rubio has refused to make any sort of comment when it comes to vice presidential questions.

The news will be disappointing to some prominent conservatives who have been openly encouraging Romney not just consider, but pick Rubio.

Either way, Rubio has stumped for presumptive GOP nominee Romney, who frequently praises his younger counterpart on the campaign trail as well.

The 64-year-old Romney is polling about even with President Obama nationally and in key swing states such as Florida ahead of November's election.

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Rielle Hunter was John Edwards' mistress, but not his only one, according to her new book, What Really Happened. Yes, Rielle Hunter has a book out.

In the book, to be released June 26, Hunter reveals that John Edwards, the disgraced former White House hopeful, carried on at least two other affairs.

Rielle Hunter says she wrote it "in an effort to explain her relationship with Edwards to their daughter." We're sure money had nothing to do with it.

Rielle Hunter Book Cover

Ironically, when Edwards first met Hunter in 2006 he lied to her about having more mistresses than he actually had, and only revealed the truth years later.

After he was set to be tried for using donations from wealthy political backers to cover up his illicit affair and the daughter he had with Hunter, he came clean.

Edwards was found not guilty this spring on one count of violating campaign finance rules and a federal judge declared a mistrial on five other criminal counts.

The Justice Department will not retry the case, leaving him in the clear ... legally. His reputation, astonishingly, continues to take on more and more damage.

Hunter is vague about their current relationship status, but suggests that they remain romantically involved and he is involved in daughter Frances Quinn's life.

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As President Obama explained a major immigration policy switch Friday in a Rose Garden statement, he got into an unexpected tussle with a reporter.

Obama seemed bewildered, then downright angry, at Neil Munro, a reporter for the conservative website Daily Caller who interrupted him more than once.

The reporter shouted a question President Obama's decision to halt deportations of some illegal immigrants while he was in mid-speech. Check it out:

"Excuse me, sir," Obama told Munro after Munro shouted a question in the middle of his speech on the Dream Act. "It's not time for questions, sir."

"No, you have to take questions," Munro responded, according to an official White House transcript. Obama shot back, "Not while I'm speaking."

Obama went on to complete his speech but not before jousting again with Munro, who he chastised for not letting him finish his statement.

Munro again shouted questions at Obama before he was done. "I didn't ask for an argument," Obama said. "I'm answering your question."

In a statement on the Daily Caller website, Munro defended himself:

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President Barack Obama has had a rough couple of weeks, but he's still right in the thick of the 2012 race thanks to millions of his loyal devotees.

Not the least of which: Obama Boy.

The track is a follow-up to the ubiquitous “Obama Girl” video from the 2008 election (although the creators have no connection to Amber Lee Ettinger).

This boy has a crush on Obama, no doubt:

The tune is one and the same, but the lyrics have been updated to a reflect the 2012 landscape, notably President Obama's support of gay marriage.

“I put down my Prop 8 sign, now I’m going to make you mine,” is a notable lyric, as is “You support me unlike the right. You’re my rainbow colored knight.”

Follow this link for EW's interview with the writer and director John Duarte, 29, and Obama Boy himself, Justin Brown, 28, for more on the video.

Then check out the Obama Girl classic below, just because. She's smokin'. These two viral videos definitely show the President's broad appeal ...

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Meghan McCain enjoys the occasional joint, but that's not the reason she thinks it should be legal, though, as she explained on The Tonight Show.

In her new book America, You Sexy Bitch, McCain devotes an entire section advocating for the legalization of pot on numerous grounds.

"I was living in Los Angeles last year, and I was shocked at how people smoke weed the way people in New York pour wine," she said.

"Once I started doing research onto the potential economic benefits for our country by decriminalizing marijuana, I decided to come out publicly in support of it."

The daughter of John McCain repeated her comments on The View Wednesday morning, adding that she's "not a cannabis user ... frequently."

When Barbara Walters quipped that her "father's going to be so proud," Meghan McCain responded, "He knows everything ... and he loves me."

The discussion prompted Elisabeth Hasselbeck to suggest a breathalizer-style system for testing pot users' levels of intoxication before they drive.

Sherri Shepherd's response: "You don't leave the house when you're high."

McCain went on to name her preferred running mate for Mitt Romney - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - and lament the lack of moderates in the GOP.

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Toward the end of Game of Thrones Season 1, this HBO epic shocked viewers by slicing off the head of protagonist Ned Stark.

Now, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have given fans another major surprise: in newly-released DVD commentary, the creators admit that one of the heads depicted on a stick during last year's finale was actually of former President George W. Bush!

Look closely at the face on the left:

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"It's not a choice. It's not a political statement," the creator insist. "It's just... we had to use what heads we had lying around."

But that explanation isn't enough for Brooklyn Republican Party Chariman Craig Eaton.

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Former U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful John Edwards will not face another trial after the judge in charge of his case dismissed it Wednesday.

On Wednesday, government lawyers asked Judge Catherine Eagles to dismiss their case with prejudice and will not attempt to charge him again.

Two weeks ago, a federal jury found Edwards not guilty on one campaign finance charge, but they couldn't reach a decision on five other counts.

A mistrial was declared on the outstanding charges, meaning the U.S. could have re-tried Edwards, but having failed to win once, they will not.

John Edwards Mug Shot

If nothing else, John Edwards' trial gave him the opportunity to join our celebrity mug shots page. No one can ever take that achievement away from him.

It also dredged up a lot of rather embarrassing Rielle Hunter details.

Still, not guilty is not guilty, and Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department's Criminal Division said in a statement:

"The jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict on five of the six counts of the indictment, however, and we must respect their judgment."

"In the interest of justice, we have decided not to retry Mr. Edwards."

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Somewhere, Donald Trump is so pissed … and quickly moving on to think up ways he can zing Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin on the morning show circuit.

The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not hear an appeal of a lawsuit by plaintiffs - including Buena Park, Calif., Pastor Wiley Drake - claiming that Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen and so cannot legitimately hold the presidency.

The nation's highest court threw out the case, hopefully the last of its kind.

Barack Obama at the UN

The Prez scores a rare win ... that he'd already "won" several times.

Santa Ana-based U.S. District Judge David Carter as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had previously ruled that the plaintiffs did not have legal standing.

Putting the matter to rest, the Supreme Court upheld that ruling.

Probably because Obama was born in Hawaii … imagine that.

More interestingly and legitimately, a report recently suggested Obama may have once lied about being born in Kenya to boost his literary resume.

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U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson was implicated in two hit-and-run crashes Saturday, which an agency spokesman says were due to a seizure.

"Secretary Bryson was involved in a traffic accident in Los Angeles over the weekend. He suffered a seizure," Jennifer Friedman said in a statement.

"He was taken to the hospital for examination and remained overnight for observation. He was released and has returned to Washington. The investigation is ongoing."

"Secretary Bryson has no public events scheduled for today."

Bryson

Bryson had no security detail with him during the crashes because he was driving his own vehicle on personal time in California, sources said.

He 68-year-old was cited for felony hit-and-run following the Saturday incidents but was not booked in jail because he was taken to a hospital.

Authorities said that Bryson was cooperative with detectives, and that drugs or alcohol do not appear to have been a factor in the crashes.

"The investigation is still in its preliminary stages," officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and San Gabriel Police Department said.

Bryson was driving a Lexus in the 400 block of South San Gabriel Boulevard shortly after 5:00 p.m. Saturday when he allegedly rear-ended a Buick as it was waiting for a train to pass, according to the statement.

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday, even if he admits he would prefer his father, Rep. Ron Paul.

"My first choice had always been my father. I campaigned for him back when I was 11 years old. He's still my first pick," the Republican told Fox News.

"But now that the nominating process is over, tonight I'm happy to announce that I'm going to be supporting Gov. Mitt Romney in the fall."

Ron and Rand Paul

Paul's father suspended his formidable active campaign operation in May, but is still pursuing delegates so he can have an influence at the GOP convention.

Paul noted in the Fox interview that Mitt Romney's father, Michigan Gov. George Romney, also fell short in his own presidential bid in 1968.

In response, Romney said in a statement on his campaign website that he was "honored" by the endorsement of the first-term Kentucky Senator.

He called Rand Paul, who campaigned actively for Ron, "a leading voice to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty."

The younger Paul has been mentioned as a possible Vice Presidential pick and/or a GOP candidate for President himself in 2016 or 2020.

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