Posts tagged "barack obama"

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]…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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.

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…

Newser / August 10, 2013

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

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 19, 2013

Victory! Obama Administration Backs Off The Morning-After Pill

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.

Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 2013

President Obama ‘Fesses Up About Lipstick On His Collar

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

Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2013

Look Back: It’s President Barack Obama At The 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…

Julie Gerstein / May 23, 2013

Obama Plays Daniel Day Lewis Playing Obama

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 in “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…

Julie Gerstein / April 29, 2013

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

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 wa…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2013

The Obama Family Has A “Matching Tattoo” Policy

“Michelle and I have used the strategy when it comes to things like tattoos – what we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decide you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the same exact tattoo in the same place. And we’ll go on YouTube and show it…

Ami Angelowicz / April 25, 2013

President Obama Responds To Senate Gun Control Vote

Today, in a 54-to-46 vote, the Senate voted against a compromised proposal that would have expanded background checks on firearm sales. This, despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans, including card-carrying NRA members, supported the measure. The parents of many of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, four months ago…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2013

Suspicious Letter To President Obama Intercepted

A letter containing a “suspicious substance” was sent to President Obama and intercepted at the White House’s off-site mail center, according to the Secret Service. It arrived yesterday, the same day as a letter addressed to a Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for ricin, CNN reports. A second letter sent to the US Senate ha…

Newser / April 17, 2013

President Obama Apologizes To “Best Looking Attorney General”

President Obama called California Attorney General Kamala Harris to apologize for calling her the nation’s “best looking attorney general” while introducing her at an event. [Politico]
Also, three things Kamala Harris should be known for that don’t involve her looks. [ColorLines]
Uganda has proposed a ban on miniskirts with this sterling logic:…

Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2013

Groan: President Obama Calls California’s AG Kamala Harris “The Best Looking Attorney General”

“You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you’d want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake. She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney

Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2013

Michelle Obama: “Barack Is a Sex Symbol”

Michelle Obama was on “Entertainment Tonight” last night—so, needless to say, the interview covered such hard-hitting topics as her husband’s “swag” and her bangs, Mediaite reports. Asked what it’s like to be married to a “sex symbol,” Obama replied of her husband, “He’s got a little swag, you know. That’s OK. I mean, I’m proud of him.

Newser / April 3, 2013
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