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President Obama Speaks Out In Support Of Paid Maternity Leave

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  • President Obama spoke out yesterday in support of paid maternity leave and paid family leave. “There is only one developed country in the world that does not offer paid maternity leave,” the president said. “That is us. And that is not the list you want to be on by your lonesome.” [Yahoo]
  • Islamic extremists Boko Haram reportedly have kidnapped nearly 100 more people, including 60 women and girls, in Nigeria. [New York Times]
  • A Japanese politician apologized to his female colleague for heckling, “You should get married!” and “Can’t you even bear a child?” while she was speaking. [TIME] Keep reading »

Women Of Color Ask To Be Included In Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Program

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  • Women and girls of color are asking to be included in President Obama’s new program “My Brother’s Keeper,” which is aimed at young men of color. Over a 1,000 women and 200 men have signed letters saying young girls should be targeted in the program, too. [Washington Post]
  • The New York Assembly passed the “Boss Bill” yesterday, which updates anti-discrimination laws by forbidding employers from discriminating against employees over their reproductive health decisions. Just another reason why I love New York! [RH Reality Check]
  • Hillary Clinton believes America should have federally mandated family leave (ya think?) but doesn’t expect that “politically, we could get it now.” Sadly, I think she’s probably correct. [The Atlantic] Keep reading »

Let’s Watch The President Of The United States Pump Some Iron, Mmkay?

Can’t the President of a powerful nation get a little private beefcake-ing time? Apparently not! President Obama was in Poland recently for, like, work or something, and decided to squeeze in a little fitness time at the hotel gym — and some sneaky bastard filmed him the whole time. The main thing I learned from watching a supercut of the President’s free weight routine is that shoulder presses make him pissed. Look at that mad face! I can relate. [NY Post]

George Clooney Defended Obama’s Honor In A Boozy Argument In Las Vegas

  • After some tequila shots, George Clooney and casino mogul Steve Wynn got into a drunken argument about politics in Las Vegas after Wynn was “pushing and pushing” and “provoking George” by criticizing the current government. Clooney kept his cool until Wynn called the president an “asshole,” at which point Clooney said, “President Obama is my friend. Don’t talk about him like that.” Then Wynn replied, “Your friend is an asshole” and Clooney responded, “No! You are an asshole” and got up and left. I’m with Clooney on this one (and everything). [Page Six]
  • Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are new parents to a baby boy named Otis. The couple’s first child was born on Sunday. Congratulations!  [Page Six] Keep reading »

White House Slams Samsung Over Obama Selfie, May Ban Selfies With The President

White House Slams Samsung Over Obama Selfie, May Ban Selfies With The President

President Obama doesn’t want to be used to hawk Samsung smartphones, the White House warned after the electronics giant tweeted a photo of the president and Red Sox star David Ortiz to its 5.2 million followers. Ortiz—who has an endorsement deal with Samsung—took the selfie when the Red Sox visited the White House earlier this week, and Samsung re-tweeted it after he posted it online, CNN reports.The player insists that the selfie “just happened in that moment” and nothing to do with his Samsung deal. Read more on Newser…

President Obama Was On “Between Two Ferns” With Zach Galafianakis And It Was Perfect

"How does it feel to be the last Black President?"

The funniest thing about Zach Galafianakis’ interview show “Between Two Ferns” is seeing how his various guests respond to and play along with his cantankerous demeanor and ridiculous questions. (Although, as he points out, he does have a reason for that chip on his shoulder: “Be short and fat and smell like Doritos and try making it in Hollywood.”) Well, President Barack Obama appeared on the newest episode posted to Funny or Die and the Commander-in-Chief handled Zach’s questions about being “the last Black president” and his birth certificate like a pro. He gave as good as he got too, getting in quite a few zingers at Zach’s expense. Are tense negotiations with other world leaders this awkwardly funny? I’m assuming so. [Funny Or Die] Keep reading »

President Obama Announces Initiative Against Sexual Assault On College Campuses

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This morning, the White House released a report on sexual assault in college as the president announced a new initiative to improve the criminal justice response to rape on college campuses.

The report, “Rape And Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call To Action,” prepared by the White House Council On Women And Girls, notes that one in five women will be sexually assaulted during college and most are assaulted by someone that they know. Only 12 percent of these victims report the sexual violence. The report also notes that rapists tend to be repeat offenders, noting how one study had more than half of admitted rapists confessing to as many as six rapes each. Another huge problem is the often-dismissive response from local police and college administrations. Keep reading »

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Here’s the Obama family posing on Sunday evening with five adorable little kids who are past or current patients at the Children’s National Medical Center. Gosh, whoever thought to put these kids in elf costumes deserves a raise. [NBC News] [Photo: Getty Images]

Photographer Assures Us That Michelle Obama Was Not Mortified By The President’s Funeral Selfie

Photographer, Roberto Schmidt, who took the now infamous pic of Michelle Obama looking mortified while Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt posed for a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, is coming to the first lady’s defense.

“Photos can lie,” writes Schmidt on the AFP blog. “In reality, just a few seconds earlier the first lady was herself joking with those around her, Cameron and Schmidt included. Her stern look was captured by chance.”  Keep reading »

Barack Snaps A Funeral Selfie, Michelle Is Mortified

We knew “funeral selfies” were all the rage for the young, dumb and impressionable … but President Obama took one, too? Here’s the president, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Danish Prime Minister Helle-Thorning-Schmidt taking a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. How very gauche of them at a solemn occasion. I know funerals are boring, but this is not a good look. See, even Michelle is pretending she doesn’t know you. [Mediaite] [Image via Mediaite]

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