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Everything Barack Obama Said During Yesterday’s Reddit AMA

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Ever heard of Reddit? If not, it just probably means you have a life beyond the Internet. But if you work on the Internet (like us!), or have no other hobbies besides the Internet, you’re probably on Reddit at least a couple of times a week. Reddit is a social news website where users submit stories, jokes, photos and news. On any given day, thousands of users are on Reddit, talking about politics, atheism (a surprisingly big category) and technology. They’re also sharing a ton of cat and dog videos and pictures, and telling cute stories about their kids. Reddit’s audience is largely young white males, particularly nerds. But love it or hate it, Reddit is an increasingly influential presence on the Internet — and in a sense, as Reddit goes, so goes the world (of the Internet).

As proof of how influential it is, yesterday President Barack Obama spent an hour or so on Reddit for an AMA session. AMA stands for “ask me anything,” and Reddit users did — querying the president on everything from student loan debt and campaign finance reform to his favorite basketball player and the recipe for the White House beer. The Reddit servers were so overwhelmed with interest that at one point the site all but crashed. It was a rare example of direct democracy, with the president interacting directly with his constituents (a friend of mine in the campaign office confirms that it was actually the president, and not some of his underlings on the line). To simplify your reading of the president’s responses, we’ve singled out the questions and answers the president gave (grammatical errors and all!). Check ‘em out after the jump! Keep reading »

Conservative Group Enlists Crazy-Eyes Lady For “Abortion Survival” Video

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Seems like a sensible way to prevent abortions and protect life to me. Read More »
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She's An "Abortion Survivor"

The conservative women’s group Susan B. Anthony List has debuted this not-intentionally-funny anti-Obama advertisement, which will air in Missouri, about the president’s support of reproductive rights. Did you know Barack Obama strangles newly-born babies with this own hands?!  Keep reading »

No, Michelle Obama Topless On A Magazine Cover Is Not “Artsy”

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The search for an actress to play Nina Simone is skin deep. Read More »
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Jackie magazine refers to Rihanna as "N----Bitch." Read More »
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Plenty of absurd things are “artsy,” like crafting Jesus on the cross out of elephant feces or giving birth inside an art gallery as a live action installation. But a drawing of Michelle Obama topless on the cover of Spain’s Magazine de Fuera de Serie is plain old tasteless. In my opinion, they have every right to depict her artistically, even in poor taste. But that doesn’t mean they should do it. Keep reading »

President Obama Jokes Again About Daughter Malia Not Being Allowed To Date

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Barack Obama jokes about what Malia's first car will be. Read More »
  • Barack Obama told “Entertainment Tonight” that Malia may not be allowed to date “until she’s 30 or 35.” Sorry, President Obama, but your jokes about not letting Malia date are a little paternalistic. And anyway, she’s 14, which is like the new 27. [Uptown Magazine]
  • This dog-shaming Tumblr of pups with signs like “I ate my own barf” is the best thing I’ll see all year. [The FW]
  • Squee! Adorable animals weigh-in at the London Zoo. [Socialite Life]
  • Erstwhile songstress Lana Del Rey has been named the face of Jaguar. Wait, wasn’t this a plot point on “Mad Men”? [PopCrush] Keep reading »

“Rape Is Rape”: President Obama On Rep. Todd Akin’s Ludicrous Comments

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Rep. Todd Akin says "legitimate rape victims" don't get pregnant. Read More »
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"Rape Is Rape"

“The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me. So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women.”

– President Barack Obama, on completely asinine comments made by Representative Todd Akin over the weekend, that women who experience what Akin-termed as “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant. In other news, feel free to send campaign contributions to Akin’s Senate opponent Claire McCaskill to make sure this bozo doesn’t get another term. [Huffington Post]

Hot Links: Megadeath Frontman Dave Mustaine Is A Total Wingnut Now!

  • Dave Mustaine from the band Megadeath is running his mouth about how President Obama “staged” the recent tragic mass shootings in the U.S. in order to help pass a gun ban. [Newser]
  • Bad breakup? Here’s how NOT to embarrass yourself on Facebook. [Your Tango]
  • On another note, the dos and don’ts of texting naked pics. [College Candy]
  • Following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno “wept uncontrollably.” But not over those boys who were molested. [The Stir] Keep reading »

Obama Wants To Try Bobak Ferdowsi’s Famous NASA Mohawk

“I understand there is a special mohawk guy working on the mission. I thought about getting a mohawk myself but my team keeps on discouraging me. Now that he’s received marriage proposals and thousands of Twitter followers, I’m now going to go back to my team and see if it makes sense.”

–President Barack Obama confesses his funky hair aspirations in a congratulatory phone call with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. Yep, even the commander-in-chief has joined the Bobak Ferdowsi Fan Club (of which we Amelia and I are co-presidents). And now, thanks to brilliant Twitter user @darth, we know exactly how Obama would look with the Bobak mohawk. I think he totally pulls it off. How about you? [The Atlantic]

NASA's Mohawk Guy
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Elizabeth Banks Stands Up For Planned Parenthood

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Elizabeth Banks On Planned Parenthood
Watch The Video!
  • Actress Elizabeth Banks continues to be a magical unicorn from my dreams with this just-released video in support of Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. Banks talks about why she supports Planned Parenthood — when she was a broke college graduate they helped regulate her heavy flow! — and Obama’s overall support for women’s health care. (No one tell her “30 Rock” character Avery Jessup that she did this, okay?) [YouTube]
  • Two different people have told me they just couldn’t read this Esquire article about women “whining” because it is just too obnoxious. You’ve been warned. [Esquire]
  • An Orthodox Jewish member of the Boro Park neighborhood in Brooklyn does not want security video cameras posted for a bone-chilling reason: he is concerned that any domestic violence captured on camera will be dealt with “outside the community.”  [Forward]
  • What to do when your friend group has a case of the Creepy Dude. [Captain Awkward] Keep reading »

Hot Links: Barack And Michelle Obama Smooch For The Cameras

  • President Obama and Michelle Obama indulged in a little PDA while watching Team USA’s basketball team compete in Washington, DC. Get a room, you two! We know there are plenty back at home. [Tres Sugar]
  • Mysterious weird news headline of the day: “Walmart Shopper Tricked Into Gross Act With Her Toe.” This is why I go to Target. [Huffington Post]
  • Suri Cruise is headed to Catholic school! Let’s see what goes on behind the scenes at her posh new educational digs… [Newser]
  • Having issues with razor burn and ingrown hairs? Here are a bunch of hair removal tips and secrets. [YourTango] Keep reading »

The Obamas Talk About Their First Date

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Michelle Obama on "The View"
Michelle Obama talks race and her girls on "The View." Read More »
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President Obama covered "Call Me Maybe," sort of. Read More »
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The First Couple Is So Damn Cute!

Allow me to go out on a limb and suggest that the Obamas have got to be the most in love couple ever to live in the White House. I mean, I know I wasn’t around for the vast majority of our country’s history, and there isn’t digital evidence of many prior presidents and their wives flirting, but still. Just watch this video of Barack and Michelle Obama telling the story of their first date. Politics aside, these two are adorbs. [HyperVocal]

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