Posts tagged "barack obama"

Rudy Giuliani Wishes Obama Could Be More Like Bill Cosby

Just a few weeks ago, Rudy Giuliani made an ass out of himself by insisting that President Obama just "doesn't love America." Now, he is making an ass out of himself by telling The New York Daily News that he wishes Obama could be more like Bill Cosby. Not like "rapist Bill Cosby" he says, just…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 13, 2015

Watch President Obama Read Not-All-That-Mean Tweets About Himself

Obama appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night, and in addition to discussing the recent police shootings in Ferguson, took the opportunity to participate in Kimmel's "mean tweets" bit. The weird thing about the segment is that the tweets themselves were not all-that-mean -- probably because the truly mean things people tweet about Obama are…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 13, 2015

Michelle & Barack Obama Talk Racial Profiling

"I think people forget that we've lived in the White House for six years. Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs ... I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2014

“Fancy” Gets The Presidential Lip Dub Treatment

Presidential lip dubs: they just never get old. Here's President Obama dubbing one of the songs of summer — "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea. But wait: does this mean the president actually said "bitch" in a speech? [Flavorwire]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014

Presidential Masculinity Apparently Cannot Withstand Ordering “Lavender Ice Tea”

While visiting a coffee shop in Kansas City, Missouri, today, President Obama ordered himself a regular iced tea — but, you know, a manly iced tea. An employee at Parkville Coffee offered the president a lavender iced tea, to which he replied, "I'm not confident enough to order that."  I suppose he could have meant…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2014

President Obama Speaks Out In Support Of Paid Maternity Leave

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2014

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

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 "Bo…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2014

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 4, 2014

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2014

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 thi…

By: Newser / April 7, 2014

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

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 11, 2014

President Obama Announces Initiative Against Sexual Assault On College Campuses

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2014

Santa’s Elves Join The Obamas For Adorable Holiday Photo

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]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2013

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. "I…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2013

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 10, 2013

Oh, For Eff’s Sake, Michelle Obama Is Not A “Feminist’s Nightmare”

One of the most intriguing characters on "Scandal" is First Lady Mellie Grant. She's not just a WASP sent from Central Casting, or a put-upon wife of a philanderer. Mellie gave up her Yale and Harvard-bred ambitions for the full-time job of photo ops and glad-handing as the First Lady. Just like Lucy Ricardo alway…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2013

Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey Receive The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today from President Barack Obama at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Ironically, Steinem was the first-ever woman to speak at the Club in 1971 and, at the time, was given the traditional gift of a men's tie. [Ms Magazine, Marie Claire]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 20, 2013

The Obamas Welcome Malala Yousafzai To The White House

I love this photo mostly because of the absolute stars in Malia Obama's eyes as she gazes at Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl targeted by the Taliban for her activism on behalf of girls' education. So what did Malala and the President talk about? In a statement, the teen said: “I thanked President Obama for the United…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 13, 2013

Sunny Obama Is Pooping All Over The White House

Sure, Syria might have released chemical weapons on its own people this week.  BUT I WANNA HEAR MORE ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE'S NEW PUPPY GAAAAAAH!  Here's President Obama in an exclusive interview with CNN, talking about the new puppy Sunny (a Portuguese water dog like their four-year-old dog, Bo) and her accidents around the White House.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 25, 2013

President Obama Once Again Rags On Kanye

It's the day of bros bashing bros: President Obama has had a somewhat tortured relationship with Kanye West, at least as reported in the media. He memorably called the rapper a "jackass" in 2009, then later explained that he "liked" the "smart" and "talented" Kanye ... though adding "he is a jackass." Now Kanye's name…

By: Newser / August 10, 2013
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