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POTUS to Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Order

On Monday, President Obama is scheduled to sign an executive order shielding LGBTQ workers from discrimination within federal government-affiliated companies. The directive will also specifically protect federal workers from discrimination on the basis of gender identity but it will not exempt religious groups. » 7/21/14 11:40am 7/21/14 11:40am

First Lady Michelle Obama Tweets Support for #BringBackOurGirls

On the heels of yet another group of Nigerian girls abducted by Islamist militants on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the social media campaign to rescue the missing. In a twitpic on Wednesday, the FLOTUS held a sign reading #bringbackourgirls, adding to the international digital pressure upon the Nigerian… » 5/07/14 6:30pm 5/07/14 6:30pm

People Are Obsessed with Michelle Obama's 'Not Amused' Face

After Monday's hubbub about First Lady Michelle Obama's bitchy resting face at Nelson Mandela's funeral, the New York Post has lived up to its legacy of wildly offensive covers with this latest, the headline of which implies that FLOTUS was mad at her husband for talking to the "attractive" Prime Minister of Denmark. » 12/11/13 10:50am 12/11/13 10:50am

Mandela Remembered By President Obama at Soweto Memorial

Earlier today, President Obama delivered a fitting speech at the funeral of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa. Obama drew on the activist’s struggle against apartheid and his fight for social justice, saying that Mandela’s work made his own political career as America’s first black president possible. » 12/10/13 10:20am 12/10/13 10:20am

Janet Yellen Will Be the First Female Chair of the Federal Reserve

After months of bullshit, Janet Yellen is getting her job. The New York Times reports that she'll definitely be nominated at 3 pm Wednesday by President Obama, who was previously said to be more comfortable with the delightful Larry Summers. Yellen is currently Vice Chair and will be the first female chair of the… » 10/09/13 12:10pm 10/09/13 12:10pm

Larry Summers Out as Fed Chair: So What's Next for Janet Yellen?

On Sunday, Larry Summers withdrew his name from consideration for Federal Reserve chairman after weeks of speculation and controversy that he would be chosen over Janet Yellen for a position many said he'd be a horrible, sexist fit for. But now that Summers is out, what does that mean for Yellen, who could be named… » 9/16/13 12:30pm 9/16/13 12:30pm

Marilyn Manson's Paris Jackson Tribute: Faux-Cutting Wrists Onstage

At a concert last night at L.A.'s Gibson Ampitheatre, Marilyn Manson paid what was intended to be a tribute to Paris Jackson — whose attempted suicide earlier this week may have been due to being forbidden to attend the show — by dedicating his song "Disposable Teens" to her. Then he held a knife to his arms and mimed… » 6/08/13 11:30am 6/08/13 11:30am

Renesmee Debuts In New Twilight Breaking Dawn Stills, "Renesmee" Still…

For those of you who care, a pretty little girl named Mackenzie Foy makes her debut in the Twilight canon as Renesmee Cullen, daughter of vampire-ized Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in the new Entertainment Weekly, which features all manner of awkward stills for your consumption. Don't you wish you could e-tro… » 6/16/12 11:30am 6/16/12 11:30am