Posts tagged "barack obama"

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 who…
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

Evening Quickies: The President Demands 90-Year-Old Betty White Produce Her Birth Certificate

Ninety years ago today, Betty White came into the world ... or did she? In a 90th birthday card, the president demands that Betty produce a long-form copy of her birth certificate. She is pretty vivacious for 90. [NYMag.com] In honor of Betty's 90th, here's a collection of her sexiest and funniest quotes!
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2012

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Go To The White House

Yes, Brad and Angelina are Hollywood royalty, but it looks to me like they might just have some political connections as well. The gorgeous couple stopped by the White House this week, while in town for the D.C. fête of Angelina's new film, In the Land of Blood and Honey. Apparently, Obama extended the invitatio…
By: Rachel Krause / January 13, 2012

The Obamas Put Our Family Portraits To Shame, Again

Stop being so damn cute, Obama family! I can't tell whose dress I want to fight over more: Michelle's or Malia's. (Yes, I am envious of a 13-year-old girl's wardrobe.) [Mrs-O.com]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2011

Barack Obama Calls Michelle “Cute”

Today President Barack Obama and FLOTUS Michelle visited with troops in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After listening to a rousing introduction from the First Lady, President Obama noted that Michelle was both a remarkable first lady and also "cute." Aw! He then advised the male soldiers that "Gentlemen, that's your goal, to marry up. Punch…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 14, 2011

Hillary Clinton On Getting Along With Barack Obama

"I think I was struck by my early travels, where one of the most common questions I kept being asked, especially in the audience of young people at universities and elsewhere, is: How could you work with President Obama? You ran against him. Because still in democracies, even ones that we think of as fairly…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2011

Sarah Palin Tries Fried Butter, Disses Barack Obama

"I'm excited to try some of that famous fried butter-on-a-stick, fried cheesecake-on-a-stick, fried Twinkies, etc. I'll enjoy them in honor of those who'd rather make us just 'eat our peas.'" —Sarah Palin writes to her supporters to tell them that she is heading to the Iowa State Fair and plans on chowing down o…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 13, 2011

The President Reveals What Malia Obama’s First Car Will Be

"It's only a matter of time until Malia gets her learner's permit so I'm hoping to see one of those models that gets a top speed of 15 miles an hour and the ejector seat any time boys are in the car. So, hopefully you guys have some of those in the pipeline." —President…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2011

Barack Obama Glad Michelle Still Finds Him Cute At 50

"What I really want right now is to get a debt-ceiling deal for my birthday ... I feel real good about 5-0. I've got a little greyer since I took this job, but otherwise, I feel pretty good. Michelle still thinks I'm cute. And I guess that's, that's all that matters, isn't?" —Barack Obama…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 1, 2011
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