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Mark Halperin must be watching too much Tracy Morgan stand-up.

During a live appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe today, the political analyst was asked about President Obama's behavior yesterday during a meeting with Republicans, inquired about whether or not the show was on a seven-second delay and then said:

The President "acted like a dick." Watch the host's stunned reaction to the insult now:

Halperin, who co-authored the book "Game Change," has been suspended indefinitely by the network and said in a statement:

"I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the president, to my MSNBC colleagues, and to the viewers. My remark was unacceptable, and I deeply regret it."

Should he have been punished?

 

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Anthony Weiner has likely taken the first step toward resignation. But if the embattled Congressman needed a push out of office, Barack Obama gave it to him this week.

In an interview with Ann Curry that airs today, the President was asked about Weiner and his texting scandal. He made his thoughts on it quite clear.

"If it were me, I'd resign," Obama said. "What he did was highly inappropriate.  I think he's embarrassed himself... he's embarrassed his wife and his family."

  • Barack Obama in Ireland
  • Anthony Weiner in Action

As he readies himself to run against a Republican candidate in 2012 - Michele Bachmann officially declared her intentions yesterday - Obama concluded:

"When you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can't serve as effectively as you need to - at the time when people are worrying about jobs and their mortgages and paying the bills - then you should probably step back."

Do you think Weiner should resign?

 

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Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is one of many people seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2012, and his campaign is underway.

What better way to prep than by debating ... a Barack Obama impersonator?

Johnson recently appeared on Fox Business Network's "Media Matters for America," where host John Stossel moderated a debate between Johnson and a (pretty decent) President Obama impersonator, Reggie Brown ...

Very interesting. On one hand, Brown reiterates Obama talking points awfully well. On the other hand ... what the HELL goes on over at Fox News?

Their ticker gets hacked. They use photos of Tina Fey instead of Sarah Palin. They employ Sarah Palin. Now this, perhaps the most absurd of all.

Not that Gary Johnson is a serious candidate anyway, but how can anyone take him halfway seriously after this ridiculous debate with Faux-bama?

Seriously. We keep expecting to hear "Live From New York ..."

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Rapper Lupe Fiasco is, clearly, aptly named.

In an interview for a segment of CBS' online show What's Trending, Lupe made quite a controversial comment about the president, stating, "To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, in the United States of America."

His reasoning for that claim?

Lupe Fiasco Picture

In "Word I Never Said," he calls out Obama specifically, rapping, "Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say s--t/ Thats why I ain't vote for him, next one either/ I'mma part of the problem, my problem is I'm peaceful."

He says he finds political causes "meaningless."

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney formally entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, announcing his second White House bid with a direct shot at President Barack Obama's economic leadership.

"Barack Obama has failed America," Romney declared in Stratham, N.H. "It breaks my heart to see what's happening in this country."

"What's [the president's] answer? He says this: 'I'm just getting started.' No, Mr. President, you've had your chance."

Mitt Romney for President

Mitt's run comes at an uncertain time for the U.S. economy, which he claims his business acumen makes him uniquely qualified to take the reins of.

He lost to John McCain back in 2008. Will he prevail in 2012?

He has strong GOP institutional support, but must overcome a lack of enthusiasm among many Republicans and outright opposition among others.

Romney's championing of universal health care in Massachusetts is one point of contention among Tea Party members who prefer ... someone else.

Talk to THG: If the election were today, I'd vote for ...

 

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In Friday's THG Caption Contest, we asked you to come up with the best one for this photo of the President and Mrs. Obama in Ireland.

Our winner is James. Nice work! The winning entry appears below.

Honorable mentions go out to Heather and Melissa. Thanks to all for playing as always and best of luck in THG's next Caption Contest!

Cheers!

"If this beer was any darker would Trump ask to see its birth certificate?"

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Welcome, gossip fans, to another edition of THG's Caption Contest!

Before meeting Prince William and Kate Middleton in the UK, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama visited Ireland earlier in the week.

What do you think they were saying/thinking in the photo below?

You tell us! Just click "Comments" below and submit your best caption(s)! Go to it! We'll announce a winner Wednesday. Best of luck, all ...

Cheers!

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Having hit Ireland yesterday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama touched down in London Tuesday for an official state visit to the UK.

On the agenda? Meeting Prince William and Kate Middleton!

Having just returned from their honeymoon in the Seychelles, the newlyweds happily greeted Barack and Michelle Obama in Buckingham Palace. Check it out:

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Barack and Michelle Obama

"So last week I caught a fish this big ..."

Britain's golden couple were still glowing from their royal wedding and subsequent retreat off the east coast of Africa as they talked with the First Family.

Chatting with the First Lady, Kate Middleton looked wonderful in a tan, form-fitting dress. William and Barack look engrossed in a talk about ... something!

Upon their arrival at the Palace Tuesday, the Obamas were also greeted by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, who gave them a tour of the premises.

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In a light-hearted nod to the infamous birther controversy, President Barack Obama and his re-election campaign have released a new line of t-shirts and coffee mugs touting that the Commander-in-Chief was "Made in the USA!"

The "birthers" have long held the belief that Obama is not a natural born citizen of the U.S. of A. and thus ineligible to be president. Obama's birth certificate, released last month to quell the rumor, is featured on the shirts:

Obama said he "can't walk around with his birth certificate plastered on his forehead," so deputy campaign manager Julianna Smoot asked his supporters to wear it for him, according to an email message on Wednesday.

The birther conspiracy theory was given a loud, annoying mouthpiece this year in the form of Donald Trump, who allegedly pondered running against Obama but dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination Tuesday.

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This is one of the best covers of Rebecca Black we've heard to date.

The youngster may not be pregnant, but she's given birth to a phenomenon - nay, a renewed sense of appreciation - every American can embrace.

Everybody is looking forward. To the weekend. Yeah. Partying. Yeah.

Words to live by if ever they existed. Listen to President Barack Obama get down on "Friday" with an assist from Vice President Joe Biden here:

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