Posts tagged "barack obama"

Jaden Smith Had Very Necessary Conversation With The President About Aliens

“I was at the White House with my family and we were getting a tour. Barack and Michelle and Sasha and Malia and me and Jada and the kids, we’re walking through the White House. The night before, Jaden had said to me, ‘Dad, I gotta ask the president about the aliens.’ And I said,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2012

President Obama Talks Gay Marriage, “50 Shades Of Grey” On “The View”

President Obama appeared on “The View” today, and damn, the talk was serious as if he appeared on “Meet The Press.” But there were very serious matters to discuss: last week’s announcement that the president believes lesbians and gays should be allowed to marry, the economy, and of course whether or not Mitt Romney i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2012

Jay-Z Supports Gay Marriage, Says Obama’s Endorsement Was “The Right Thing”

“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple … I think it’s the right thing to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2012

Unwed Mother Bristol Palin Wags Her Finger At Obama Over Gay Marriage

[It] would’ve been helpful for [President Obama] to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.  Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2012

President Obama Believes Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

[O]ver the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2012

How Young Barack Obama Wooed The Ladies, According To His Ex-GFs

Once upon a time, a young college student named Barry transferred from Occidental College in California to Columbia University. The year was 1981. The fashion styles were perhaps regrettable. And the young man was Barack Obama, who later went on to become the first African-American president of the United States. In a new cover story…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2012

The Best Of President Obama’s Speech At The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

As is tradition, the President delivered a standup routine at this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, cracking jokes about Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Donald Trump. Probably my favorite joke? “Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton,” President Obama said. “Four years later she won’t stop drunk-texting me from…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2012

The Girl Accused Of “Yogurting” Obama Tells Her Side Of The Story

Yesterday, in Colorado, President Obama allegedly got “attacked” by some frozen yogurt. “A woman got very excited and spilled yogurt on me,” he said of the incident. God, I hate when that happens. I’m a frozen yogurt addict, so it happens to me a lot. Even when I’m not excited. Anyhow, the girl accused of…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 25, 2012

President Obama Slow Jams The News With Jimmy Fallon

Awwwww, yeahhhhhh. ::drops mic:: …

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 25, 2012

The Fashion Flock Comes Out In Support Of Barack Obama

As if we need any more reason to believe that our President is as hip as they come: Obama’s throwing a party in his hometown, and all the biggest fashion folks are invited. Back in February, the POTUS introduced Runway To Win, a fundraising effort featuring reasonably priced Barack-branded clothing and accessories with proceeds going…

By: Rachel Krause / April 18, 2012

President Obama & Lt. Uhura, Live Long And Prosper

Last night, Nichelle Nichols (aka Uhura from “Star Trek”) posted this incredible photo on her Twitter (I follow her, obvs) featuring her and President Obama throwing up the Vulcan salute for “live long and prosper.” In addition to being totally nerdtastic, it’s also quite moving. Martin Luther King Jr. once told Nichols that her role…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Women Swing State Voters Back Obama Over Romney

More women voters in swing states support Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, according to a poll by USA Today/Gallup. Obama leads with women 51 percent to Romney’s 42 percent, with the number of women under age 50 who support Romney shrinking. [MSNBC]
Black women have more trouble clearing HPV from their bodies, which…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2012

Hairstyling Is Not On POTUS’s Resume

The White House knows that the public looooooves it when Barack Obama talks about his children — and we should, those kids are adorable — so it doesn’t surprise me his campaign released a video of POTUS recounting this one time he tried to do Malia’s hair when she was four. And he really sucked…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2012

Trayvon Martin: President Obama And Geraldo Rivera Comment, Plus George Zimmerman’s History Of “Suspecting” Black Men

“My main message is to the parents: If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon. I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves.”
President Barack Obama comments on the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida boy…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 23, 2012

Get Your “Sluts For Obama” Slanket Right Here

Fact I’m Struggling To Come To Grips With: there is a “Sluts For Obama” slanket. A slanket, you guys! But what we really need to know is if two or more sluts can fit inside. [CafePress.com/SlutsForObama]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2012

President Obama Called Sandra Fluke Because He Wouldn’t Want Sasha & Malia Called “Horrible Names”

“I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about. Even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2012

President Barack Obama Now Has A Playlist On Spotify

In between running the country and ramping up re-election his campaign, President Barack Obama made a Spotify playlist. Well, okay, his campaign team did, with some of the Prez’s favorites. What’s Obama listening to these days? A smattering of Wilco, Arcade Fire, U2, James Taylor and, of course, Al Green. Among the president’s more questionable…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 9, 2012

AZ Governor Jan Brewer Shoves A Finger In The President’s Face, People Flip Out

Maybe I shouldn’t get so worked up about things that I read on other people’s Facebook feeds. But I couldn’t help but feel a lump in my stomach this morning when I saw a former classmate from NYU — from the gender studies program, no less — post the now-infamous picture of Arizona Governor Ja…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2012

Birth Control Will Be Covered By Most Employers, Obama Administration Announces

Most employers will be required to cover the full cost of contraception and other preventative services in their health plans under the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. This means that women’s preventative health care like birth control will be available without co-pays or deductibles when Obama’s health care reform…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2012

This Happened: President Obama Sings Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”

Putting aside your feelings on his “success” as a President, I think we can all agree that Barack Obama has a pretty mean falsetto. Sing it, sir!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 20, 2012
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