Posts tagged "obama"

President Obama Will Announce New AIDS Strategy

Plus, a woman in Hong Kong is accused of assaulting a police officer with her breast, and Nadia Lee Cohen builds a photography project in response to online censorship. All in Today’s Lady News!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 30, 2015

Obama Will Tell African Leaders: “I’m Not A Fan Of Discrimination”

President Obama will support gay rights on his upcoming tour of Africa, Venice is banning books that talk about non-traditional families, it’s possible to segregate the internet, and the Fight for $15 has moved to the campaign trail.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 24, 2015

Obama To Become First Sitting President To Visit A Federal Prison

President Obama will become the first sitting president ever to visit a federal prison as part of a new push to focus on criminal justice – and hopefully – dismantling the horrifying reality of America’s prison industrial complex!
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that this move is to “lay out his idea…

Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

US And Japan Will Square Off For Women’s World Cup Championship

Are you watching the Women’s World Cup Yet? And elsewhere, the Episcopal Church has approved same-sex marriage ceremonies, and Norway’s running a safe sex ad with a glitter-ejaculating penis.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 2, 2015

US Republicans Tell Pope Francis Not To Quit His Day Job

The far right in our country are gearing up to put Pope Francis in his place before he convinces everyone in the world that climate change is legit.
The Pope is scheduled to cast that climate change as the moral cause of our times. But of course the losers of our country want to…

Katrin Higher / June 13, 2015

Qatar’s World Cup Construction Has Killed Hundreds Of Slave Workers

Obama says climate change is a national security threat; FIFA stays mum on slave worker deaths; Bush’s abortion policies suddenly seem pretty reasonable; Anne Pasternak is named chief curator at the Brooklyn Museum. All in Today’s Lady News — now click!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 20, 2015

Senate Democrats Kill Fast Track Of Terrible TPP Trade Deal

Elizabeth Warren for Queen of Everything!

Robyn Pennacchia / May 12, 2015

Obama Expected To Voice Support For Medical Marijuana

Sunday night, Barack Obama is supposedly going to voice his support for the legalization of medical marijuana on national television, around 9PM on CNN in an interview with Sanjay Gupta. This will be part of a series that CNN has been doing called “WEED 3″
Maybe we need to DVR Game of Thrones and…

Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015

Obama Does Live Action “WELP” Shruggie Emoticon

Today is a good day. In honor of the best emoticon expression in history, the “welp” or shruggie emoticon ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ is now hereby personified by our commander in chief, and oh what a glorious photographic masterpiece it is!
Obama, you have given us lower unemployment, helped reinstate the VAWA act, and so much more. But…

Katrin Higher / March 15, 2015

Watch Obama’s Speech On The Anniversary Of The Bloody Sunday Selma March

On Saturday, thousands gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to honor the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March, in which the peaceful protesting of about 600 civil rights activists was interrupted by violent attacks from white police officers. President Obama delivered a powerful speech that Death and Taxes writer Steve King call…

Claire Hannum / March 9, 2015

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP]
A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16 years. [BBC]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 3, 2015

Watch President Obama’s Grammy PSA About Rape & Domestic Violence

President Obama made a digital appearance in the middle of the Grammy Awards last night to deliver a stirring PSA about abuse and assault. He urged artists to use their influence to change the way Americans think about assault and pointed viewers to the It’s On Us campaign “to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.” While it’s incredibly…

Claire Hannum / February 9, 2015

President Obama Is Urging Congress To Provide Better Paid Sick Leave To American Workers

President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation today that would improve on America’s sparse and globally uncompetitive sick pay laws. It would require six weeks of sick pay for new parents for federal employees and an additional six weeks of parental leave, as well as obligating employers with more than 15 employees to provide…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 15, 2015

Watch President Obama Call Only On Female Members Of The Press At His Year-End Press Conference

President Obama held his last press conference of 2014 today, and when it was time for questions, he intentionally called only on female members of the press. Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained:

“There are many women from a variety of news organizations who day-in and day-out do the hard work of covering…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times]
#YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s name in Canada. [Jezebel]
President Obama’s immigration plan would extend protection to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. [New York Times]
The KKK is threatening…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014

President Obama Gets Heckled At The Illinois Polls And Is Characteristically Smooth In Response

Hell yes to our incredibly smooth President. Remember that time that he totally owned the birthers at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner literally a day before Osama Bin Laden was tracked down and killed? If you don’t, enjoy it. It’s hilarious.

Anyway, if he can keep his cool under a situation like…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 21, 2014

This Selfie Of Joe Biden And Barack Obama Is Giggle-Worthy

Joe Biden has created himself an Instagram account, and his first selfie features the veep casually hangin’ out with the leader of the free world — you know, the usual. If the inclusion of “selfie” in the Oxford Dictionary wasn’t enough of an indicator that any cool factor the word once had is over, politicia…

Claire Hannum / April 17, 2014

Watch Bradley Cooper Explain Why He Went Commando At The White House

Actor life is rough, especially when you’re suddenly expected to gain 15 pounds for a starring movie role around the same time you’ll be meeting the president. You know, typical stuff. Watch Bradley Cooper tell Ellen the story of his awkward encounter at the White House sans underoos. Also, please note that when referring to…

Claire Hannum / February 19, 2014
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