Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 1, 2012
May 1, 2012
The President at play:
Given how much everyone cares, you'll be happy to know that PRESIDENT OBAMA's campaign has a new one-word slogan for 2012: "Forward."
Unveiled in a seven-minute video that the president's re-election team is using to kick off the general election, the new slogan replaces its 2008 predecessor, "Change." It also comes after the president's team has experimented with such less-than-pithy slogans like "Win the Future."
And this being the age of Twitter, there's already been a GOP rebuttal from the Republican National Committee, which tweeted: "Under Obama's budget, Americans can look #FORWARD to a projected debt of $25.9 trillion by 2022."
We can vote when we're 18 and drink when we're 21, but scientists say we're not truly adults until we turn 24 years old.
According to research published in the The Lancet, our brains don't stop maturing until we're 24. It's only then that our brains stop being influenced by exciting or stressful conditions and can actually assess risk. (Page)
Memo to (Mom and Dad):
Five Things a Parent Should Never Post on Facebook
5. What You're Eating. Or Not
4. Potty Training
3. Snotty Noses
2. Laundry Updates
1. Diaper Blow-Outs. (Source: Yahoo.com --Lee)
Trolling for publicity:
Warning: note language.
Are you on the hunt for a good man, ladies? It's your lucky day --CHRIS EVANS is extremely single! The real-life "Captain America" dished to Playboy magazine that he's picky when it comes to the fairer sex. The longtime bachelor is on the hunt for a gal that's self-deprecating, generous, compassionate with a good soul and (ahem) "good ass!" (Lee)
Is RICHARD BELZER that desperate for a date? A pic in this weeksStar magazine shows the actor walking the red carpet at the Can-Do Awards with his little dog, Bebe. (Myers)
The web has plenty of dating sites designed to help people find the love of their lives. Now there's one for dogs.
MatchPuppy.com helps canines find their other best friends. Launched in New York City, it's really designed to connect pet owners with others in the same neighborhood so that their pets can meet up. Not only does it help the dogs socialize, but it could be a good resource for finding dog-sitters.
The site is serving dog owners in the five boroughs, but hopes to move out to other cities, including Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey and Boston. (Maiman)
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