Is President Obama helping the GOP? Indirectly:
"Armed with fresh political momentum for the first time in months, House Republicans headed to a Maryland retreat Wednesday looking to shape a unified message on immigration, debt and health care that could offer voters an alternative rather than just persistent opposition to President Barack Obama. The three-day workshop will say a lot about the partys plans and fate in 2014. The Republicans start with a powerful motivator dogged opposition to Obama, whose approval ratings remain around 40 percent and who is proving a serious liability to Democrats in more conservative states."
This weekend's Super Bowl already has a winner: "Puppy Love" from Budweiser featuring a canine courting a signature Clydesdale horse.
And Crest is introducing chocolate toothpaste. Seriously.