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President Demands Gov’t Contractors Beef Up Prevention Of Human Trafficking

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  • President Obama issued an executive order today which will compel government contractors to assure they are not contributing to human trafficking, including sex trafficking, in the course of their work. Contractors will have to abolish trafficking-type practices like charging “recruitment fees” and being misleading about the jobs which are being filled. “We’re making clear that American tax dollars must never, ever be used to support the trafficking of human beings,” the President said at the Clinton Global Initiative today,  [Wall Street Journal]
  • Blogger Nancy Goldstein on why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deserves a shot at the presidency — including a quote from moi! [Guardian UK]
  • Facebook won’t remove the “12-year-old slut” meme.  Which actually, genuinely makes me feel dirty about giving FB my business. [BuzzFeed]
  • Tina Fey has signed a four-year deal with Universal television to keep creating shows for NBC.  Liz Lemon 4eva! [Slate] Keep reading »

How Barack And Michelle Obama Restored My Faith In Marriage

I want love to be comfortable yet scintillating and constantly evolving. Even if life’s not full of adrenaline-pumping surprises, I still crave a little adventure. And the butterflies should never die, just perhaps calm down a bit. And just when you think I’ve gotten outlandish with my demands… I want to have all of these things with my best friend.

I believe it exists. Back in 2007, when I really started paying attention to the black man running for president and his elegant, radiant partner, Michelle, I realized that I was more enamored with their interactions than with his take on the issues (I eventually researched those before I stepped into the voting booth, I promise). When it comes to their relationship, I’m still not sure what’s real and what’s projected by the media. But since reality is one’s own mental creation, I’m rocking with my observations. Read more…

ICYMI: President Obama’s 2012 Democratic National Convention Speech

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Obama's 2012 DNC Speech

You might have missed President Obama’s speech last night at the Democratic National Convention if you were watching the VMAs (and throwing things at the television when Rihanna and Chris Brown kissed) instead. Or maybe you were crying in the fetal position over the news that Will Arnett and Amy Poehler are dunzo. Also totally legitimate. But the president’s speech was pretty great and worth watching today. (And don’t miss Sandra FlukeBubba Clinton, or these other speeches, either.) Enjoy!

Gay Marriage Scaremongering Is The Most Hilarious Campaign Ad Of The 2012 Election

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Obama "Forcing" Gay Marriage On Americans

I thought the very intense lady who claims she “survived” an abortion, despite the fact that logic makes no sense, was the most guffaw-inducing campaign ad of the 2012 election. Wrong! It’s this anti-gay marriage scaremongering ad about how President Obama is “forcing” gay marriage on Americans, which is seemingly targeted at your racist grandma who worried that integrating the schools was “forcing” interracial marriage. If you can spare a moment away from your mandatory butt-sex, you should give it a watch. [YouTube]

President Obama And The Girls Watch Michelle Obama Nail Convention Speech

The look on President Obama’s face as he and his daughters watch First Lady Michelle Obama deliver her speech (which she wrote!) at the Democratic National Convention tonight says it all: “You got this, babe.” Michelle Obama absolutely knocked it out of the park and her husband looks proud indeed. More on the DNC first thing tomorrow, but I couldn’t resist posting this now. Night y’all!

Everything Barack Obama Said During Yesterday’s Reddit AMA

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How young Barack Obama wooed the ladies, according to his ex-GFs. Read More »
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President Obama covered "Call Me Maybe," sort of. Read More »
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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions. Read More »

Ever heard of Reddit? If not, it just probably means you have a life beyond the Internet. But if you work on the Internet (like us!), or have no other hobbies besides the Internet, you’re probably on Reddit at least a couple of times a week. Reddit is a social news website where users submit stories, jokes, photos and news. On any given day, thousands of users are on Reddit, talking about politics, atheism (a surprisingly big category) and technology. They’re also sharing a ton of cat and dog videos and pictures, and telling cute stories about their kids. Reddit’s audience is largely young white males, particularly nerds. But love it or hate it, Reddit is an increasingly influential presence on the Internet — and in a sense, as Reddit goes, so goes the world (of the Internet).

As proof of how influential it is, yesterday President Barack Obama spent an hour or so on Reddit for an AMA session. AMA stands for “ask me anything,” and Reddit users did — querying the president on everything from student loan debt and campaign finance reform to his favorite basketball player and the recipe for the White House beer. The Reddit servers were so overwhelmed with interest that at one point the site all but crashed. It was a rare example of direct democracy, with the president interacting directly with his constituents (a friend of mine in the campaign office confirms that it was actually the president, and not some of his underlings on the line). To simplify your reading of the president’s responses, we’ve singled out the questions and answers the president gave (grammatical errors and all!). Check ‘em out after the jump! Keep reading »

Conservative Group Enlists Crazy-Eyes Lady For “Abortion Survival” Video

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Seems like a sensible way to prevent abortions and protect life to me. Read More »
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She's An "Abortion Survivor"

The conservative women’s group Susan B. Anthony List has debuted this not-intentionally-funny anti-Obama advertisement, which will air in Missouri, about the president’s support of reproductive rights. Did you know Barack Obama strangles newly-born babies with this own hands?!  Keep reading »

No, Michelle Obama Topless On A Magazine Cover Is Not “Artsy”

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Jackie magazine refers to Rihanna as "N----Bitch." Read More »
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Plenty of absurd things are “artsy,” like crafting Jesus on the cross out of elephant feces or giving birth inside an art gallery as a live action installation. But a drawing of Michelle Obama topless on the cover of Spain’s Magazine de Fuera de Serie is plain old tasteless. In my opinion, they have every right to depict her artistically, even in poor taste. But that doesn’t mean they should do it. Keep reading »

President Obama Jokes Again About Daughter Malia Not Being Allowed To Date

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The President sucks at doing his daughter's hair. Read More »
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Michelle Obama is anti-snack food. Read More »
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Barack Obama jokes about what Malia's first car will be. Read More »
  • Barack Obama told “Entertainment Tonight” that Malia may not be allowed to date “until she’s 30 or 35.” Sorry, President Obama, but your jokes about not letting Malia date are a little paternalistic. And anyway, she’s 14, which is like the new 27. [Uptown Magazine]
  • This dog-shaming Tumblr of pups with signs like “I ate my own barf” is the best thing I’ll see all year. [The FW]
  • Squee! Adorable animals weigh-in at the London Zoo. [Socialite Life]
  • Erstwhile songstress Lana Del Rey has been named the face of Jaguar. Wait, wasn’t this a plot point on “Mad Men”? [PopCrush] Keep reading »

“Rape Is Rape”: President Obama On Rep. Todd Akin’s Ludicrous Comments

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Rep. Todd Akin says "legitimate rape victims" don't get pregnant. Read More »
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"Rape Is Rape"

“The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me. So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women.”

– President Barack Obama, on completely asinine comments made by Representative Todd Akin over the weekend, that women who experience what Akin-termed as “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant. In other news, feel free to send campaign contributions to Akin’s Senate opponent Claire McCaskill to make sure this bozo doesn’t get another term. [Huffington Post]

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