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Barack Obama Appoints A Transgendered Woman To A Major Post

Amanda Simpson, Barack Obama‘s new appointee to the Commerce Department, looks like your average powerful woman with well-coiffed hair and a skirt suit. But a few years ago, Amanda was a dude. Simpson is a former test pilot who has worked for assorted aerospace defense companies for 30 years. She also ran for the Arizona House of Representatives and was a delegate for Hillary Clinton at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She isn’t the first transgendered woman appointed to a government post —that honor went to Senior Policy Adviser Diego Sanchez last year—but she is certainly one of the few. “I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds, and that this appointment opens future opportunities for many others,” she said. [ABC] Keep reading »

Turns Out Hillary Clinton Is Way More Popular Than Barack Obama

It looks like Hillary Clinton may have won out over Barack Obama after all. Well, at least in the most recent approval polls—and we all know that life is really just one big popularity contest. A poll of news watchers showed that our Secretary of State has a 75% approval rating with only 21% disapproval. The Prez is lagging behind, with 51% approval and 41% disapproval. This is good news for Hillary if she decides to run again. But this gap is due, in part, to the fact that a whole lot of Republicans like Hillary better. In fact, the GOP is behind Hillary 57% while only 19% of them like Barack. Ahhh, it’s hard to be the boss. [Newser] Keep reading »

“Barack And Michelle Obama, A Lemon Flavored Nobel”

Illustrator Alexsandro Palombo captured President Obama‘s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in a way that only this artist can — he added a little cheekiness and, of course, some fashion. Here’s what Palombo had to say about the event that occurred in Oslo on Dec. 10, 2009:

“Behind the success of a great man there is always a great woman, and this was made evident yesterday in Oslo when a highly moved Barack Obama received a well-deserved Nobel Peace prize, and as always at his side was his Michelle, who dressed in her lucky-charm sunny yellow outfit added a touch of color to the event.”

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Who Are These White House Party Crashers?

I’m a little bit obsessed with Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the 40-something winery owning couple who crashed the Obama’s State Dinner last week. After photos of the pair at the event appeared on their Facebook page while the White House said they were not on the guest list, the Washington Post offered up a theory of how the two snuck in—they dressed up in event-appropriate attire, and faked shock at the security checkpoint when their names weren’t on the list until someone took pity on them since it was raining. Once whisked into the dinner, the couple had their names announced for photographers and shared drinks with legit guests like Joe Biden, Rahm Emanuel, and Katie Couric. Heck, Michaele even shook hands with Barack. And it looks like this might not be the first Obama event the couple crashed—Facebook photos show them in the Obamas’ glass-enclosed box at the pre-inauguration concert last year, and talking to Oprah at an inauguration event.

So what do we know about these two? Keep reading »

The Obamas’ State Dinner Not Quite A Rager

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and Barack and Michelle Obama threw a big one last night—their first state dinner, honoring the prime minister of India. Held on the White House lawn, the Obamas invited politicos like Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Mike Bloomberg and assorted famous folks like Steven Spielberg, Katie Couric, and Gayle King—oddly, Oprah wasn’t on the guest list. Since the theme of the night was India, a vegetarian meal was served and Michelle wore a dress by an Indian designer. Other highlights of the night: a wardrobe malfunction when Senator Bob Casey lost his cummerbund, and a performance by Jennifer Hudson. I’m sure our invite just got lost in the mail? [CNN, NY Post] Keep reading »

The Daily Ovulation: Peek-A-Boo President

Oh, my throbbing ovaries! President Obama played peek-a-boo with pint-sized Maeve Beliveau, the daughter of a staffer. So much cuter than him playing chicken with Iran, isn’t it? [White House Flickr] Keep reading »

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