Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1192731232Niki Tsongas goes to Congress: After winning Tuesday’s special election, Niki Tsongas was sworn in as the 5th District’s representative in the House, just in time to vote to override President Bush’s veto of a children’s healthcare program. [WBZ]

Which didn’t exactly happen: While she kept her campaign promise to vote to override the veto, Democrats were 13 votes short of enacting the law. []

Isn’t “live free or die” New Hampshire’s motto? A middle school in Portland, Maine will hand out contraceptives from condoms to birth control pills to its preteen students. This is either forward-thinking policy or batshit insane. We can’t decide. [WHDH]

Looks like No. 12 may be looking for a librarian after all: There are reports that Tom Brady and his supermodel girlfriend Gisele Bundchen have been fighting. If you need a pint of Chunky Monkey and a good cry, give us a call, Tommy. We bookish types are good listeners. [Gawker]

We continue to love Ben Affleck: It seems our boy has his priorities in the right place, as he skipped out of a screening of Gone Baby Gone to watch the Red Sox lose. He directed the movie; why does he have to watch it again? The Sox breaking your heart happens only once a year. [Page Six via Jezebel]