Obama Takes Control of The Colbert Report, Delivers 'The Word'

With just two weeks left on the clock for the Colbert Report, the show is cramming in a few more splashy segments. Like for instance last night's visitor: U.S. president Barack Obama, who dropped by for an interview and temporary commandeered Colbert's desk. Welcome to the "fuck it" stage of the Obama presidency! » 12/09/14 9:30am 12/09/14 9:30am

​The Invisible President: How Obama's Ignored Military Sexual Assault

One year ago this month, I was invited to meet with the White House about the crisis of sexual assault in the military. The meeting was rushed, and had the feeling of a pre-Christmas publicity stunt. The President was nowhere to be seen. His senior advisors insisted that the Commander in Chief cared about the issue… » 12/08/14 3:10pm 12/08/14 3:10pm

Barack and Michelle Obama's Love Story Will Be Made Into a Movie 

Sometime in the near-ish future you will be able to see Barack and Michelle Obama's love story unfold on the big screen. Southside with You will be an entire movie about the couple's first date in Chicago, because, well, I have no idea why. But at least we'll get to see some black people in a movie. » 12/05/14 7:15pm 12/05/14 7:15pm

Secret US-China Climate Deal Sounds Romantic As Hell

The United States and China have just committed to work together on reducing carbon emissions. Which is majorit's pretty much impossible to make meaningful progress on climate change without the two nations presenting a united front, and if we don't make meaningful progress on climate change, humanity is pretty much… » 11/12/14 11:40am 11/12/14 11:40am

Malala Yousafzai Tells Obama to Do Diplomacy with Books, Not Guns

In a talk with Ronan Farrow, living inspiration and recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai discussed the many encounters she's had with world leaders, including President Barack Obama. "It's very important to reach those people and [tell] them that it is their responsibility to contribute to education and… » 10/22/14 6:15pm 10/22/14 6:15pm

Chicago Voter to President Obama: "Don't Touch My Girlfriend"

It's important for a president to get out of D.C. and interact with normal, everyday people every now and then— even when those normal, everyday people happen to be Mike Jones, a Chicago early voter who heckled President Obama with "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend" when Obama happened to be placed next to… » 10/21/14 1:30pm 10/21/14 1:30pm

Rush Limbaugh Thinks Obama's Trying to Punish White People with Ebola

Today in great theories from reasonable people who always arrive with at level-headed conclusions: Rush Limbaugh believes that the Obama administration is refusing to close U.S. borders to countries suffering from the Ebola epidemic because he wants us all to get sick as a punishment for slavery. Sounds like a solid… » 10/06/14 6:20pm 10/06/14 6:20pm

This Kid Is So Done With Obama He Can't Even Keep Himself Upright

Adults, right? It's like every time your parents drag you to a party they spend about 300 hours saying goodbye and you're just standing there smiling and trying to telepathically communicate that it's time to STFU and GTF out of there. This kid took matters into his own hands by just swan diving into a couch in the… » 9/09/14 6:30pm 9/09/14 6:30pm

Obama Administration Sanctions Uganda for Anti-Gay Legislation

In an explanation on the White House website, two senior aides to President Barack Obama have outlined further United States restrictions in its bilateral relationship with the country of Uganda. The restrictions come over Uganda's passage of an extreme "Anti-Homosexuality Act" that criminalises LGBT individuals with… » 6/21/14 6:46pm 6/21/14 6:46pm