Editor’s Note: Dave Stripling has been kind enough to fill in on the Gabatron Morning Briefing for the next few days.
Last night gave us another Republican debate with hearty exchanges from the large mass of candidates, highlighted by solid punches from Governor Chris Christie and Senator Marco Rubio, and a less than solid performance by Governor Jeb Bush. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was displeased with the debate however, particularly in the way it was moderated.
MSNBC Pundit Rachel Maddow and her partner have purchased the former New York apartment of REM Front Man Michael Stipe. According to the real estate website Curbed. The well-appointed but modestly styled digs cost the couple $1.25 million.
The Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody may have had a hidden meaning and message. Tim Rice, who collaborated with Freddie Mercury on the album “Barcelona,” opened up to the Daily Mail about his theory that the lyrics to the seminal Queen hit allude to Mercury’s sexuality.
Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.