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 the President of the United States. As the questioner list started to come together, we realized that we had a unique opportunity to highlight that fact at the President’s closely-watched, end of the year news conference.”
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The signs might be pointing to a Hillary Clinton 2016 bid for the White House, but she still hasn’t officially made up her mind.
Hillary’s been down the presidential campaign road a few times before–last time, she even did it for herself! Many people have been pushing for her to give it one more shot even though she’s said in the past that she initially had no plans to run for president again. Of course, we know by now that Hillary’s slowly been changing her mind. Read more on Hello Beautiful…
This might be one of the cutest photos of the president ever — here with Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, both of them giving their very best “not impressed face.” We can only imagine all the things Obama might be not impressed with after this election season …
But what is her policy on drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge? Inquiring minds want to know, Mattel. [Racked]
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 picks: former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker’s solo project, and — wait for it — Ricky Martin. “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” Barack? You can subscribe to it here.
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 above your weight.” [Mediaite]