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Barack Obama And Jon Stewart Trade Quips, Deep Thoughts


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Last night, for the first time since he was elected president, Barack Obama appeared on “The Daily Show.” After making some small talk about the set, the two got down to brass tacks. Jon Stewart asked point blank, “Are we the people we were waiting for?” Obama responded carefully, “I’m feeling great about where the American people are considering what we’ve gone through. We’ve gone through the two toughest years anytime since the Depression.” See part one of the interview here and part two after the jump. Are you heading to the Rally to Restore Sanity this weekend? Keep reading »

Obama And Biden Address The Nation About Violence Against Women

I know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But the 10th month of the year is another time for reflection on an issue that doesn’t get quite the attention it deserves: Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Frisky has been re-posting some of our past content by our contributor Judy McGuire, a domestic abuse survivor, but we were pleased to see it’s being addressed on a national level, as well.

Today at the White House, Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama made remarks about violence against women, which I’ve transcribed a bit after the jump: Keep reading »

President Obama Does The “It Gets Better” Project — But He Needs To Do More


President Obama is the latest public person to contribute to Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better Campaign,” on the heels of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the video (above), the president says that “We’ve got to dispel the myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage — that it’s some inevitable part of growing up.” He notes that although he doesn’t know what it’s like to be bullied for being gay, “I do know what it’s like to grow up feeling that sometimes you don’t belong. It’s tough. And for a lot of kids, the sense of being alone or apart – I know can just wear on you. And when you’re teased or bullied, it can seem like somehow you brought it on yourself — for being different, or for not fitting in with everybody else.”

The video and message is a powerful one, especially since it’s coming from the President of the United States. I am incredibly pleased that he chose to participate in this important project and hope that his words have an impact on those gay men and women who may not believe that “it gets better.” However, there is a part of me that is also bothered by his participation, as well as the participation of anyone else who does not actively support gay marriage. Keep reading »

10 Shows Besides “Mythbusters” We’d Like To See Barack Obama On

Barack Obama is all about science. And on December 8th, he’ll be appearing on “Mythbusters,” the Discovery Channel show that debunks urban legends using elaborate scientific testing. (My fave episode answered this question: Will jumping in a falling elevator really save your life?) In Barack’s episode, they’ll be looking into whether Archimedes could have set fire to the Roman float using just a mirror in the sun.

We’re excited to see Obama on a great TV show. But this one is kind of random, no? After the jump, 10 more television appearances we’d like to see Obama make. Keep reading »

President Obama Gets Streaked, A Book Pegged At Him

Brotherly love, shmotherly love. At a rally held by Barack Obama on Sunday in Philadelphia, peeps went a little wild. First, someone in the audience threw a book at the prez. Shortly after, another guy ripped off his clothes and streaked.

So who were these upstanding citizens? Keep reading »

Michelle And Sasha Obama’s Trip To Spain Becomes A Big To-Do

Michelle and Sasha Obama arrived back from their trip to Spain yesterday afternoon, and the whole trip has turned into a media circus. A columnist from The New York Daily News called Michelle the “modern-day Marie Antoinette” for going on a “glitzy Spanish vacation” while the country is in a recession. A Washington Times editor seconded that emotion, saying, “Obamas live the high life while America suffers.” And Rush Limbaugh made the truly bizarre accusation that the media was ignoring the lavish trip as reparations for “our slave past.”

So what’s the deal? Keep reading »

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