The Next Treasury Secretary Could, Fingers Crossed, Totally Be a Woman

Could the next Treasury Secretary be a woman? Since soothsaying has largely fallen out of fashion since Nate Silver's arithmetic renaissance, it's impossible to know for sure if President Obama will opt to go against the grain of the Wall Street boys' club and appoint one of the many qualified female candidates to… » 11/25/12 12:30pm 11/25/12 12:30pm

Natalie Portman's Cakeless Vegan Wedding Sounds Lovely

Here are some spooky through-the-bushes pictures of Nat Port's wedding to Benjamin Human Centipede: Full Sequence, which was vegan and Jewish and French and on the Big Sur coast and sounds nice, although I'm not sure about that dress. They had macarons instead of cake, and guests (including Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols,… » 8/07/12 9:00am 8/07/12 9:00am

GOP Group Calls Obama 'Metrosexual Black Abe Lincoln,' Which Sounds…

A Super PAC hell-bent on unseating President Obama this fall has unveiled their genius plan for convincing America that its current Commander-in-Chief is unfit to lead. Get an "extremely literate" black Republican to appear on a commercial and refer to the President as a "black, metrosexual Abe Lincoln." That would be… » 5/17/12 12:10pm 5/17/12 12:10pm

Barack Obama Is a Reluctant Fan of the Kardashians

Barack Obama was on The View this morning where Joy Behar engaged the president in a pop culture quiz, you know, because if women should be concerning themselves with anything in the upcoming election it's how much the POTUS knows about 50 Shades of Grey. (Answer: he doesn't know anything, but will ask Michelle once… » 5/15/12 5:00pm 5/15/12 5:00pm

Sarah Palin Unwisely Challenges Barack Obama to a Duel of Words


Sarah Palin isn't too pleased that President Obama's campaign used footage of her in this recent fundraising video, and she's decided to fight back by challenging Barack Obama to a good old-fashioned debate. It's a curious strategy, but we have no choice to hear her out because she posted a 583-word missive about it… » 3/14/12 10:20am 3/14/12 10:20am

Meet the Transgender Indonesian Nanny Who Took Care of Young Barack…

When someone rises to a position of great power, there are often people from their past who come out of the woodwork looking for some favor or another—and that's no doubt happened many times to President Obama. However, there's one person from his past who hasn't ever asked for anything: The trangender Indonesian… » 3/05/12 11:55pm 3/05/12 11:55pm

Michelle Obama Tells Jay Leno that the President Sings to Her All the…


The First Lady is on The Tonight Show this evening, and here's a clip from her interview in which she reveals that Barack sings that Al Green song to her quite regularly. (Let's all take a moment to breathe through our jealousy.) But the real highlight is when she manages to make the perfect comment about Mitt… » 1/31/12 10:30pm 1/31/12 10:30pm

The State of the Union's Most Memorable Moments

Tonight's State of the Union address was fun! Everyone looked good, Obama delivered a solid speech, and we felt briefly warm and fuzzy about the state of our union. Let's take a look at some of the night's more memorable moments, foremost among them was this rockin' hug that President Obama gave Gabrielle Giffords. » 1/24/12 11:40pm 1/24/12 11:40pm

President Obama Demands to See Betty White's Birth Certificate in the…


Today is Betty White's 90th birthday, and NBC aired "A Tribute to America's Golden Girl" last night in her honor. As part of the festivities, our nation's charmer-in-chief, Barack Obama, sent a heart-melting and hilarious video greeting in which he says he doesn't believe she could possibly be 90 and asks to see her… » 1/17/12 9:15pm 1/17/12 9:15pm

Not Even an 'Explosive' New Book Can Make the First Lady Seem Unlikable

New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor has a new book coming out this week called The Obamas, about—as you might have guessed from the title—the Obamas. For the book, which many are calling "explosive" for its revelations about the very private Obama White House, Kantor says she interviewed 33 members of Obama's staff.… » 1/08/12 6:35pm 1/08/12 6:35pm

Adorable Baby Shoves His Fingers Into Obama's Mouth


President Obama spent part of his Christmas visiting with troops who are stationed at a Marine Corps Base in Hawaii. At one point he posed for a photo with 8-month-old Cooper Wall Wagner and his parents, Capt. Greg Wagner and Meredith Wagner. While Obama and his parents were all smiles, cute little Cooper casually… » 12/26/11 12:30pm 12/26/11 12:30pm

Hillary Clinton Might Not Want Barack When Ted's On The Other Line

  • Hillary Clinton has not agreed to be Obama's Secretary of State even if she is officially offered it. [Politico]
  • She has, however, been asked to head Ted Kennedy's health reform task force next year. [The Hill]
  • Mr. Jowls will remain the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security. Jane Hamsher and others say, in so…
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