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Cheat Sheet: Barack Obama’s BP Oil Spill Speech


Last night, Barack Obama gave a 17-minute speech from the Oval Office about the horrific BP oil spill. It seems he is using this tragedy to teach us gas-guzzling Americans a lesson about clean energy, without actually saying exactly what the government plans to do. I know presidential speeches are not always the most riveting, so we don’t blame you if you didn’t watch it. However, this was a pretty important address. So take a look at our cheat sheet, after the jump. Keep reading »

Website Lets You Place Bets On The End Of Political Marriages

Don’t you wish you could place bets on which political couples are going to break up first? Well, now you can! I don’t really know anyone who gambles, but I feel like those people are probably not the same people who care about celebrity divorces. [Wrong! I care about both! -- Editor Amelia] But the website YouWager.com lets you put down your hard-earned cash in hopes that people like Sarah Palin and her husband whatshisface or Bill and Hilary Clinton will get divorced. And if you were already betting on Al and Tipper Gore, you might have walked away with a couple hundred bucks! The most interesting thing about the bets is that the less likely the couple is to get divorced, the more money you stand to win, and the folks at YouWager.com apparently think that George and Barbara Bush are $2,000 more likely to stay together than Michelle and Barack Obama … whom you’d only get $3,000 for your $100 bet if their marriage dissolved. This gives me a similarly icky feeling as those Ashley Madison adultery commercials. Keep reading »

You Can Live in Obama’s Old Apartment

Well, it certainly isn’t the White House, but this one-bedroom New York apartment might be the closest any of us get to shacking up with Barack Obama. The Upper West Side pad recently hit the market, boasting hard wood floors, office space, and a chance to inhabit a place where the President once paced. The ad for the apartment claims that the man in charge lived there with a roommate during his junior year at Colombia University in 1981. If you are interested in living at Obama’s old place, it will cost you $1,900 dollars a month. But if you are just interested in taking a peek, we’ve posted some pictures after the jump. Don’t expect much, because even though he is the President now, Obama looks like he was once a broke college kid just like the rest of us. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Girl On Girl: The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Has A Long Way To Go

Last week, the House voted 229 to 186 to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy, which essentially bans gays and lesbians from coming out while in the armed services. I appreciate this gesture from the House but, to be honest, I’m not really impressed. While this vote gives the illusion of doing something, the actual repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is still a long ways down the road and isn’t, by any means, a sure thing. Keep reading »

Quotable: Tyra Banks Was Shaking While Interviewing Barack Obama

“I was so nervous, sick to my stomach and my hands were shaking. I asked him to look into the crystal ball and said, ‘What do you see in your future, Senator?’ And without hesitation he replied, ‘The White House.’ That clip ran on CNN and every national morning show. I’ll never forget being a part of political history.”

Tyra Banks, sharing the best interview she’s done in the five year run of “The Tyra Banks Show,” with Barack Obama before he was president [People] Keep reading »

10 Pickup Lines For President Obama

Luann Haley, a single mother and bill collector, is seriously regretting opening her mouth last night. Haley tried to hit on President Obama in Buffalo, saying, “You’re a hottie with a smokin’ little body.” Oh my. That’s really, really embarrassing. Luann claims she was “just trying to be funny.” We hope she learned her lesson. Don’t hit on Obama unless you have a great pickup line in your pocket. [Washington Post]

After the jump, ten pickup lines that may have fared better with our Commander-in-Chief. Keep reading »

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