Yesterday, Michelle Obama made an appearance on “The Situation Room” to talk about kids and technology. “In my household, we try to establish a set of guidelines and rules that make sense—no computers, phones, television during the week,” she said of Sasha, 8, and Malia, 11. And if that weren’t bummer enough, when the girls do get to watch TV on weekends, they have only three options—Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, or football with dad. “With their TV intake limited … we found over the break that they are both very good Taboo players,” Michelle told People earlier this year. Add this to the fact that the girls have a rigid set of chores and that they eat all organic food, and it has me wondering—are the Obamas too strict? [CNN, Softpedia, Telegraph UK] Keep reading »
Ding dong, Justice John Paul Stevens is retiring! Surely you remember when President Obama nominated Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court last summer? Well, gird your loins, kiddies, because it’s time to do it all again.
White House gossips say Obama is considering about 10 possible replacements for Stevens and U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan is thought to be on the short list. (Hillary Clinton‘s name is also being mumbled, but somehow I don’t see girlfriend ditching her Secretary of State post.) Let’s get acquainted with Elena Kagan, shall we? Keep reading »
Last year, Kal Penn decided that he was done with acting. After campaigning for Barack Obama, he accepted a post in the White House as the president’s associate director of public engagement. His character on “House” was consequently killed off, and he was free to go to Washington and work under his real name, Kalpen Modi. But apparently, he just couldn’t stay away from the screen. His reps have announced that he is going back to acting. The first order of business on his docket—he’ll be joining John Cho in another installment of “Harold and Kumar,” this time Christmas-themed. The flick begins filming in June, and may or may not be in 3-D. So what happened exactly, Kal? Did politics just wear you down? Did you get sick of being a suit? Were you pissed off about the passage of the health care bill? Or maybe you just needed a burger? [E! Online] Keep reading »
There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition between partners, but this is just too much. Democrat Linda Fischer is running for reelection in the Missouri House of Representatives and her challenger is her husband, John Fischer. They are the only two running so it’s guaranteed that they’ll go head-to-head but, wait, it gets better … Keep reading »
So, after weeks of talking to networks, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” has a new home on the Discovery Channel. Sarah will host the show that “will center on interesting characters, traditions and attractions in the 49th state.” But you know what’s way more interesting than the show itself? How much she’s reportedly making to do it. Reportedly, she is pocketing $1 million per episode. [People]
When she resigned out of nowhere as the governor of Alaska, many of us were shaking our heads wondering why the heck she would do that. But after the past year, Sarah has racked up serious dough by cashing in on the intrigue surrounding her and her family. And let’s just say it’s a lot more than the $125K a year she would have been making as governor. After the jump, we tally up what could be in Sarah’s bank account. Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky try to avoid Ann Coulter on the theory that if you ignore it, it will go away. But every now and then she says something so ridiculous that we just can’t keep quiet about it. Recently, she’s been saying that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed on airplanes. Instead, she says they should take “flying carpets.” At the University of Ottawa on Monday night, a Muslim student stood up and challenged her on this. Ann’s response to her? “So take a camel.” The audience began to boo. The next evening, when a second appearance was scheduled, a massive number of student protesters showed up and school officials decided to cancel the event. Here’s a look back at some other insane things Ann Coulter has said. Keep reading »
Yesterday President Obama signed historic health care reform (HCR) legislation into law. But today, as part of an agreement with anti-choice Democratic politicians whose support was needed to pass HCR, the president will sign an executive order issuing limits on abortion.
After the jump, we’ll explain what this executive order means and how it came to pass.
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A Mississippi judge ruled yesterday that Itawamba Agricultural High School violated a lesbian student’s rights by forbidding her from bringing her girlfriend to prom and wearing a tuxedo. Constance McMillen, 18, came out of the closet as gay in the 8th grade and asked school officials in December and February of this school year if she could bring her 16-year-old girlfriend to the April 2 prom. Itawamba not only said same-sex dates were not allowed, but a female student could not wear a tux. When the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi took up McMillen’s cause, the school just canceled prom entirely. Keep reading »
You don’t really want to know what’s in the John Edwards sex tape, do you? Do you? Really?
Well, all right then: The Daily Beast spoke with multiple sources who’ve allegedly viewed the tape of Edwards and Rielle Hunter, and this icky, icky video that we don’t want to think about graphically depicts the former presidential candidate …. Keep reading »
It’s a story ripped from an episode of “Jersey Shore”: Utah’s House Majority Leader, Rep. Kevin Garn, admitted yesterday that in 2002 he paid a woman $150,000 to keep quiet during his Congressional campaign about a 1985 incident where they sat naked in a hot tub together. Garn, who is 55 now, was 30 at the time; the girl, Cheryl Maher, who is 40 now, was 15 at the time. Keep reading »