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Obama On Trayvon Martin: “He Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago”

"Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me."

Beginning less than an hour ago, President Barack Obama held a impromptu press conference in the briefing room to share his thoughts about the death of Trayvon Martin and the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. (This is on top of the brief statement he released earlier this week.) For nearly 17 minutes, the President gave what I would call an extraordinary and unprecedented speech that touched on the verdict itself, the need to review Stand Your Ground laws, and what it’s like to be a black boy/man in America, going one step further than he has in the past by saying, “Trayvon Martin could have been me.” I am so glad to see our President address this in such a thoughtful, nuanced way, especially given how many people would like to believe that his Presidency is indicative that we live in a “post-racial” world. You can watch the full briefing above (in two parts) and read a few of his most notable quotes after the jump. Keep reading »

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Victory! Obama Administration Backs Off The Morning-After Pill

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How does the morning-after pill work? This video explains everything! Read More »
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Pediatricians urged to discuss, prescribe Plan B to teenagers. Read More »
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Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »
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Ending a years-long losing battle against making the morning-after pill accessible to all, the Obama administration has finally conceded to the wisdom of the masses and will stop fighting against emergency contraception. Keep reading »

President Obama ‘Fesses Up About Lipstick On His Collar

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If either Obama daughter gets a tattoo, so will Barack and Michelle. Read More »
Obama's "Lincoln" Spoof
Obama plays Daniel Day Lewis playing Obama. Read More »
Obama At Prom!
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Sooooo much polyester. Read More »
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"I Do Not Want To Be In Trouble With Michelle"

He did not have sexual relations with that Asian/Pacific Islander “auntie.” Did you hear that, Michelle? [YouTube]

Look Back: It’s President Barack Obama At The Prom!

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Jennifer Hudson serenaded the first couple to an Al Green song. Read More »
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President Obama at prom

Time magazine released never-before-seen photos of President Obama attending his 1979 senior prom at the Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. The photos were released by Kelli Allman (the one in the peach-colored dress), who attended the prom with her boyfriend Greg, Obama and his date Megan Hughes. Despite the fact that polyester was the fabric of choice in the ’70s, the group looks pretty great.

Allman also shared the sweet message that Obama left in her senior yearbook:

Kelli, It has been so nice getting to know you this year. You are extremely sweet and foxy, I don’t know why Greg would want to spend any time with me at all! You really deserve better than clowns like us; you even laugh at my jokes! I hope we can keep in touch this summer, even though Greg wil, be gone. Call me up and I’ll buy you lunch soemtimes. Anyway, good luck in everything you do, and stay happy. Your friend, Barry Obama.

And he sealed it with a heart! [Time]

Obama Plays Daniel Day Lewis Playing Obama

"The accent took awhile."

Daniel Day Lewis is famous for really inhabiting his roles. On the set of his latest film, “Lincoln,” Lewis lived as Abraham Lincoln 24/7, and the same goes for his characters inĀ ”There Will Be Blood” and “Last of the Mohicans.” So it makes total sense that in Steven Spielberg’s latest biopic, “Obama,” Lewis would really go overboard to play the president. So lifelike! [Mashable]

Morrissey vs. Daniel Day Lewis
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Obama Confused
The president couldn't keep "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" straight. Read More »

Watch President Obama’s Full White House Correspondents’ Dinner Speech

"I've got 99 problems and now Jay-Z is one of them."

Missed the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night? Of course you did, because why would be at home watching a bunch of politicians and members of the media yucking it up in their church best on a weekend night? Only sad, lonely losers like myself spend Saturday nights watching CSPAN. (Just kidding, I was totally out raging and I have two skinned knees to prove it!) Luckily, I taped President Obama’s speech for you! Love the hat tips to Jay-Z and Taylor Swift, and his quip that he remembers when BuzzFeed “was just something I did in college around 2 a.m.” Zing!

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