Grapevine: Super Bowl at the White House

President's plans for the big game


And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

The Party's Over

President Obama is keeping it low-key for this year's Super Bowl.

White House officials say he plans to watch the big game with just his family.

That's a break from years past when the Obamas have hosted gatherings with big-name politicians and celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and then-husband Marc Anthony.

Ice Breaker

Even global warming skeptics have to concede, human activity is definitely to blame for glacier loss in the Patagonia region of Chile.

The Guardian reports police have charged a man with stealing five tons of ice from a Chilean glacier.

The idea was to hawk it to bars and restaurants for designer ice cubes. Police say the man's refrigerated truck was filled with an estimated $6,000 worth of illicit ice from the glaciers.

Not Easy Being Green

Those wishing for a new entry into the presidential race will get their wish.

Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr is throwing her hat into the ring, running for the Green Party nomination.

She summarizes her platform as quote -- "Make war Illegal and Legalize Hemp"; "Change the Demographics of Government"; and most important, "I Will outlaw bull****"

The Green Party will determine its official candidate in July at its convention in Baltimore.

Complaint Rejected

A Georgia judge late this afternoon rejected a complaint that sought to keep President Obama off the state's presidential primary ballot next month.

The complaint contended President Obama is not a natural-born citizen.

In his decision Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi said it has been determined President Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural born citizen.

President Obama's local attorney did not attend a hearing last week even after the judge's order compelling the President and his attorney to attend.

The Plaintiff's attorneys urged the judge to hold the president and his attorney in contempt

The judge said he didn't condone the move but also did not hold them in contempt.