It will cost an estimated $241,080 for a middle-income couple to raise a child born last year for 18 years, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Wednesday. That’s up almost 3% from 2011 and doesn’t even include the cost of college.
Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin are back for their sixth year hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve show on Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET! Tweet your New Year’s Eve messages, wishes for 2013, and greetings to Anderson and Kathy using #cnnnye and you may see them on air.
Kathy put herself close to Anderson’s baby blues by throwing his glasses off the platform
Anderson scolded Kathy for targeting the Jonas Brothers
Lady Gaga performed! And gave a shout out to our hosts
Lil Wayne and his pole dancers perform live before tossing back to Anderson and KATHY GRIFFIN LEE
Go to Mitt Romney’s Facebook page and hit refresh. He’s losing fans by the second. It’s an interesting phenomenon of politics in the digital age, and the Washington Post has a piece speculating on why it’s happening and what it means.
The most tweeted moment of the final presidential debate was a comment from President Obama about military spending, delivered as though his campaign team already had visions of Tumblrs and Twitters dancing in their heads: “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916,” Obama said. “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed.”
Naturally, Twitter lit up with funny responses, many of them about indie rock. (Because “Horses and Bayonets” is totally a band name, right?) Anyway, in honor of a meme made for music, we built a little playlist.