Daily Feed: Mark Wahlberg Talks Tattoo Removal

Mark Wahlberg Talks Tattoo Removal on Letterman. Wahlberg tells Dave that he’s been undergoing painful-asbacon-grease-burns tattoo removal sessions to erase the six or seven tattoos that cover his body — including his first tattoo at age 12, a home-done “twisted shamrock” that he later covered with Sylvester eating Tweety Bird. Yeah, we’d get that ink erased, too, and pronto. [CBS]

New Hampshire Polls Open, ‘Job-Killing Corporate Villain’ Romney Plays Defense. The attacks against Romney in recent days seem to have reached a new level low, with most grenades being lobbed from Newt Gingrich. “For me, this is going to be a battle about describing my heart, my passion to help, if you will, the great majority of Americans,” Romney said. “I thought [criticism] was going to come from the president, from the Democrats, from the left, but instead it’s coming from Speaker Gingrich and apparently others.” [NYT]

Senator Scott Brown and The War Chest. Brown raised $3.2 million in the past three months, making his media-dubbed “war chest” get it’s swell on — to the tune of $12.8 million. Good for him, bad for Elizabeth Warren, but for the rest of us, maybe elections wouldn’t seem vile if we stopped acting like the candidates are heading off to war. [Globe]

Video: Occupy Protesters Kicked Out for Occupying Mitt Romney Event. From the parking lot, an Occupy supporter says in the background: “The Romney bus is over there, and there’s nobody, like, guarding it.” [NYT]

TSA Defends Being a Bunch of Frosted-Cupcake Snatchers. Safety first! [USA Today]