Posts tagged "obama"

Watch President Obama’s Grammy PSA About Rape & Domestic Violence

President Obama made a digital appearance in the middle of the Grammy Awards last night to deliver a stirring PSA about abuse and assault. He urged artists to use their influence to change the way Americans think about assault and pointed viewers to the It's On Us campaign "to help kee…
By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2015

President Obama Is Urging Congress To Provide Better Paid Sick Leave To American Workers

President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation today that would improve on America’s sparse and globally uncompetitive sick pay laws. It would require six weeks of sick pay for new parents for federal employees and an additional six weeks of parental leave, as well as obligating employers with more than 15 employee…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 15, 2015

Watch President Obama Call Only On Female Members Of The Press At His Year-End Press Conference

President Obama held his last press conference of 2014 today, and when it was time for questions, he intentionally called only on female members of the press. Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained: “There are many women from a variety of news organizations who day-in and day-out do the hard work of covering the President of…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times] #YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s name in Canada. [Jezebel] President Obama’s immigration plan would extend protection to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. [New York Times] The KKK is threatening lethal…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014

President Obama Gets Heckled At The Illinois Polls And Is Characteristically Smooth In Response

Hell yes to our incredibly smooth President. Remember that time that he totally owned the birthers at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner literally a day before Osama Bin Laden was tracked down and killed? If you don’t, enjoy it. It’s hilarious. Anyway, if he can keep his cool under a situation like that,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 21, 2014

This Selfie Of Joe Biden And Barack Obama Is Giggle-Worthy

Joe Biden has created himself an Instagram account, and his first selfie features the veep casually hangin' out with the leader of the free world -- you know, the usual. If the inclusion of "selfie" in the Oxford Dictionary wasn't enough of an indicator that any cool factor the word once had is over, politicia…
By: Claire Hannum / April 17, 2014

Watch Bradley Cooper Explain Why He Went Commando At The White House

Actor life is rough, especially when you're suddenly expected to gain 15 pounds for a starring movie role around the same time you'll be meeting the president. You know, typical stuff. Watch Bradley Cooper tell Ellen the story of his awkward encounter at the White House sans underoos. Also, please note that when referring to…
By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2014

Well Played: The Obamas’ Easter Ensembles

The Obamas dressed up in their Sunday best to attend an Easter church service in DC, and as usual, I'm totally in awe of this gorgeous family. Sasha and Malia looked beautiful (and age-appropriate) in their colorful Easter dresses, while the divine Mrs. O opted for a Prabal Gurung dress she's worn a couple time…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 1, 2013

Cutest Ever: Katy Perry Brought A Tiny Aretha Franklin Hat Replica To The Inauguration

Remember four years ago when Aretha Franklin wore a crazy grey church hat to the Obama inauguration? Wasn't that great? Well, Katy Perry got to go to the inauguration this time, and she paid homage to the great Miss Aretha with a version of her hat that's small enough to fit in the palm of…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 22, 2013

Myrlie Evers-Williams Is The First Woman To Deliver Presidential Inaugural Invocation

Myrlie Evers-Williams is the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Myrlie recounts meeting her husband and how he brought racial empowerment into her life. She also spoke about how they lived in constant fear because what they were doing at the the time – fighting for equality – could cost them their live…
By: College Candy / January 21, 2013

Here Is James Franco’s Blithering, Awful, Embarrassing Poem About Obama

After a brief respite, James Franco is back to being The Worst, today unleashing his new poem, "Obama in Asheville," which was supposedly written for the president's inauguration or something. The poem reads like a boring Wiki of all the things James learned in English 101, and then veers off to…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 21, 2013

Well Played: Michelle Obama Goes For The Gold

With apologies to Jackie O, I think Michelle Obama is the most stylish first lady this country has ever had, and her fashion choices just keep getting better. Case in point: the stunning Michael Kors gown she donned for the Kennedy Center Honors last night. With its glittering gold fabric and jeweled neckline, it's a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 3, 2012

Election Night Style Stealer: Tom Brokaw’s Rad Round Eyeglasses

Between Brian Williams making marijuana jokes, Diane Sawyer possibly being drunk(?), and Karl Rove begging Fox News to take back that whole "Obama wins" thing, the election newscasts last night were chock full of fun. Even among all the holograms and painted ice maps, I couldn't help but notice Tom Brokaw's awesome tortoiseshell eyeglasses. The…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 7, 2012

Beyonce Rocks A Pair Of (Affordable!) Obama Earrings

Beyonce sported some eye-catching hoop earrings for a dinner date with hubby Jay-Z over the weekend, and as you can see from this closeup, they spell out a clear message: OBAMA. And guess what? This political fashion statement is actually affordable for those of us who have never been on a yacht. Bey's earrings are…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 23, 2012

Who Wore It Better?: The First Lady Faces Off Against Ann Romney

Now that we've gotten that silly town hall presidential debate out of the way, let's discuss what's really important: clothes! In a twist of fashion fate, First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney both sported vibrant pink to last night's event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Egg went for a…
By: Rachel Krause / October 17, 2012

Singer From Creed No Longer Has Arms Wide Open To Obama, Looks Like “Family Guy’s” Quagmire Now

Scott Stapp is the lead singer of '90s band Creed. Creed are a bunch of Nickleback Jrs. -- they used to be, like, the most hated band in the world until Chad Kroeger and Co. unseated them. Nowadays, Stapp is busy punditing about the upcoming election on Fox News. He'd really like another…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 3, 2012

I Want To Be A Fly On This Wall

This is one of those moments where technology was used in the most appropriate way possible. Earlier this week, Jay-Z  and Beyonce hosted an Obama reelection fundraiser at the 40/40 Club. Beyonce said lots of nice things about the POTUS, people drank lots of top shelf champagne and wrote fatty checks and someone snapped a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 20, 2012

The Girl Accused Of “Yogurting” Obama Tells Her Side Of The Story

Yesterday, in Colorado, President Obama allegedly got "attacked" by some frozen yogurt. "A woman got very excited and spilled yogurt on me," he said of the incident. God, I hate when that happens. I'm a frozen yogurt addict, so it happens to me a lot. Even when I'm not excited. Anyhow, the girl accused of…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 25, 2012

Obama And His Mama

Some day this lil' cutie would grow up to be President! But it's obvious his mom loved him even before he was the most powerful man in the country. Happy Mother's Day, everyone!
By: Simcha / May 9, 2010

Weatherproof Goes For The Next Best Thing

Following Weatherproof's Obama ad scandal, the jacket company has gone for the next best spokesperson: Abraham Lincoln. That parka and top hat combo is pretty sexy, huh? [WWD]…
By: Leonora Epstein / February 1, 2010
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