Earlier this month, in a story memorably and disturbingly headlined “Obama After Dark,” the New York Times talked about all the reading the president does after everybody else goes to bed. Besides firmly cementing him as a huge nerd, it made him come across as dietarily uptight to the point of parody, eating just…
PHILADELPHIA — Because of traffic following President Obama’s speech at the Wells Fargo Arena, celebrity guests didn’t arrive at the red carpet of the Creative Coalition Gala featuring Fergie until nearly 1 a.m. The few attending reporters and photographers stared tiredly at each other while we waited, downing vodka…
On Thursday, President Obama hosted a Town Hall meeting on race relations in Washington D.C. that aired on ABC, with guests affected by police violence in the United States. That included police officers and the families of Alton Sterling and Eric Garner. Garner’s daughter, Erica, was not happy with how it went.
In a late-night vote taking place during a Democratic sit-in urging action on gun control, the House of Representatives voted to approve a contentious $1.1 billion bill to help stop the spread of Zika that House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) described as “a responsible compromise.”
The Senate has approved a defense budget that would also require women to register for the draft. The new rules would apply to any woman who turns 18 on or after January 1, 2018. The key opponents to drafting women were conservative Republicans, including your old friend, botched Madam Tussauds exhibit Ted Cruz.
Recently, in response to Obama’s recently announced executive action on overtime, we asked readers working in creative industries affected to write in and tell us a little bit about how they stand to benefit (or not). We got a lot of submissions.
For some time, the working world has relied on the idea that an employee must “pay their dues” in order to move up in the company hierarchy. Nowadays, with the current threshold for overtime eligibility hovering at $23,660, this concept has escalated comfortably into “live in poverty for a while.”
President Obama will make his long-awaited visit to Flint, Michigan to discuss the community’s water crisis next week, following a request from 8-year-old activist Mari Copeny, a.k.a Little Miss Flint.
In an essay published in Sunday’s New York Times, Harris Wofford wrote about meeting the second love of his life. His first, Clare Lindgren, died of leukemia in 1996, 48 years into their marriage. It was a romance seeped in civil service and idealism, which he referred to as an “adventure.”
President Obama has a genuine rapport with the nation’s kids and teens that has made the White House Science Fair a special treat during his tenure, and God knows what the official White House position on “science” will be come March 2017. So let’s take a moment to savor this annual event one last time.
The Associated Press is reporting that President Obama’s Supreme Court pick will be Merrick B. Garland, a federal appellate judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Hope he likes being ignored by Republicans!
President Obama will announce his pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and that’s when everything will promptly fucking fall apart. Senate Republicans have made it clear they won’t hold a hearing on Obama’s choice, so the only thing left is an irritable battle of words.
And here you were thinking SXSW was dead just because you heard Taco Bell was selling Soylent-flavored Chalupas shaped like QR codes for 69 cents outside the Spotify x Kangol Anal Bleaching Hut this year!
The GOP-controlled Senate has said loudly and repeatedly that they’re going to refuse to hold a hearing for any Supreme Court nominee President Obama might pick. In response, he wrote a blog post appealing to the Senate’s sense of fairness, law, and Constitutional responsibility. Hmm.
Obama made an appearance on The Ellen Show on February 12, and things got a a bit emotional. It started with Ellen telling the President that she can’t thank him enough for what he’s done for the gay community. Hold up, girl, Obama thinks he should be thanking you.
The #OscarsSoWhite debate has made its way to the White House and, to no surprise, President Barack Obama thinks Hollywood could stand to be a tad more diverse.
Barack Obama will deliver the last State of the Union of his presidency this evening, and the internet is expecting that shit to be lit. Not just because we’re hoping he uses the opportunity to finally let her rip, valedictorian speech-style, but also because he teased this thing with a Hollywood blockbuster style…
NPR published an interview Monday morning with President Obama, wherein Steve Inskeep delicately asked about the “anxieties” that some American voters have about him. That led to an interesting discussion about support for leading candidate Donald Trump, a bowl of chili overturned into a gas station toilet.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was photographed on Thursday greeting 163 Syrian refugees who had recently touched down on a government-sponsored flight from Beirut, a painful reminder of how much easier it is to do good things in a country that hasn’t been hijacked by racist ideologues.