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Hardy Har Har: Barack Obama’s Best Jokes From The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

On Saturday, Barack Obama hosted the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. The annual gathering of politicos, journalists, and celebrities has evolved into a famous person prom. What do Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have to do with corresponding with the White House? We don’t know. The event has become a presidential comedy show, and last night our Jokester-in-Chief spared no one—from his kids to pirates. [USA Today] — After the jump, his best zingers. Keep reading »

President Obama Believes In Michelle’s Right To Bare Arms

If you missed it, here’s President Obama’s speech at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. He’s very funny. I love the moment when he comments on Michelle’s right to “bare arms,” and she flexes and gives the Prez an adorably flirtatious look. Keep reading »

Barack Obama’s First 100 Days: The Five Best And Worst Moments

Get your party poppers ready—it’s Barack Obama‘s 100th day in office. There’ve been bumps in the road, what with the economy tanking and two wars underway. Still, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll, 68 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s performance thus far, rating highs not seen since the days of Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy. Seventy-two percent of Americans are optimistic about the next four years. [CBS News] After the jump, five high points and five cringe-worthy moments of the Obama presidency. Keep reading »

Ms. Magazine: President Obama Is For The Ladies

The editors of Ms. have concluded that President Barack Obama made “giant strides for women” during his first 100 days by reversing some of the Bush administration’s most flagrantly conservative policies and by making the advancement and empowerment of women a priority. “By any measure, the work President Obama has done for women and girls in the first 100 days is impressive. I have been working for women’s rights in Washington since the Carter days and I have never seen anything like these first 100 days,” said Ms. publisher Eleanor Smeal in a press release. “In employment, reproductive rights, and global women’s rights, thus far he is keeping his promises.” Find out the key Obama administration actions for women and children after the jump.

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Barack And Michelle Obama Action Figures — Guns Included!

Now you can play with Barack and Michelle, even if they’re too busy to fit you into their social calendar. HeroBuilders.com has created handmade action figures modeled after the first couple. With Michelle’s exposed guns and Barack’s concealed yet bulging muscles, these two look ready for a good ole villain beat down. Each doll is just as stylish as the person they’re modeled after. Barack wears his signature dark suit, and Michelle has options: a yellow dress similar to one she wore last month in Europe or a black dress like the one she wore for her official portrait. You can get both Barack and Michelle for $89.95, or just Michelle for $49.95. Spending time with the first couple, however, is priceless. [HeroBuilders.com] Keep reading »

The Chia Obama Is Offensive. Really?

Walgreens stores in Chicago and Tampa have removed the Chia Obama from their shelves because they’ve deemed it “objectionable.” “Since when is an Afro racist?” asked Joseph Pedott, founder of Joseph Enterprises, which manufactures Chia Pets. “Owners can trim Chia Obama’s ‘hair’ to any length they want,” he added. I personally don’t see what’s so offensive. Joseph Enterprises, which doesn’t have any plans to halt production, is just trying to capitalize on Obama hysteria like so many other entrepreneurs. Seriously, Walgreens? The Chia Obama is basically a Chia Head, so where else did you expect the plant to grow from? His nostrils? Get over it. I plan to buy one just as soon as I decide between the determined pose and the happy pose. [Perez Hilton] Keep reading »

All The President’s Gifts: What Barack And Michelle Obama Got And Gave In Europe

The Obamas went to Europe, and they got (and gave) more than crappy souvenir T-shirts from all of the countries they visited. Barack and Michelle got some flack for what they gave British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his family when they came to Washington last month, so did their gift-giving improve? Keep reading to see how the Presidential presents stack up. Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Michelle Obama’s “Star Trek” Belt

“Barack calls it my ‘Star Trek’ belt. He doesn’t understand fashion … He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.”

– Michelle Obama on her husband’s perception of her fashion sense. Keep reading »

Obama Loves The Ladies

Yesterday, President Obama celebrated National Women’s History Month by creating a special panel to focus on women’s issues. The council will seek new opportunities in the workforce, since women still earn only 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. This makes Obama mad, since he loves the ladies…

No, like, he really, really does. Which is more than kind of hot. Here’s a collection of his most toe-curling musings on the women in his life, from 2005 to now… Keep reading »

Five Things To Know About White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers

Desirée Rogers, 49, is the White House social secretary and a longtime friend of President and Michelle Obama. This former Chicago business executive and fashion lover is bringing fun to the White House. After the jump, a primer on this smart and stylish woman. Keep reading »

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