White House Releases the Colbert Tape

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That, and other news, in today’s Roundup and Recap.

On its Facebook page, the White House released a video of Stephen Colbert and President Obama auditioning and shooting the commander-in-chief’s appearance on the show last week.

There’s rumors out of Minnesota that the state Supreme Court could rule today on Norm Coleman’s challenge of the election recount that favored Al Franken.

Shohreh Aghdashloo, star of the upcoming movie “The Stoning of Soraya M,” which is set in Iran in 1986, appeared on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a screening before the U.S, Helsinki Commission, Politico’s Mike Allen reports in his Playbook.

Allen also has details of the Republican National Committee raising money off of ABC’s devoting June 24 to a day of coverage to Obama and his health care proposals. The email notes that the mainstream media “has finally decided to dispense with the pointless denials of favorable coverage of the Obama administration.”

Sacha Baron Cohen, as Bruno, responds to criticism that his movie reinforces gay stereotypes.


 



Obama’s granting of benefits to same-sex partners didn’t win over David Mixner, who told the New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg that it was just too little. “I think it’s insulting.” He’s boycotting a DNC fund-raiser next week.

Reuters profiles political consultant Chad Griffin and producer Bruce Cohen about the genesis of the David Boies-Ted Olson Prop 8 suit.

Dustin Lance Black spoke out about Obama’s ceremony on Wednesday as a guest of “Anderson Cooper 360.”


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