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

White House Refuses to Comment on Justin Bieber Deportation Petition

The people had spoken. Over 273,000 people signed the We The People petition, expressing their right to free speech and interest in America's immigration policy and devoting countless hours to the singular cause of having the United States government tell noted Canadian thing Justin Bieber to GTFO. But the… » 4/20/14 1:00pm 4/20/14 1:00pm

There's Been a Secret White House Cat for Years

Today's a Friday before a holiday weekend, which means that many journalists and other such people who write things for the entertainment/information of a indoors-bound readership (hi) are doing what's known as "phoning it in." But buried in a mundane-ish Wall Street Journal story about a fox living on the grounds of… » 4/18/14 2:40pm 4/18/14 2:40pm

Obama to Create a Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault

This past year was a landmark one for sexual assault activists on campus: the Title IX network helped sexual assault survivors file federal complaints against eleven schools for mishandling and underreporting rape on campus; legislators and activists collaborated on bills meant to make reporting rape to law… » 1/22/14 5:45pm 1/22/14 5:45pm

White House Considered Replacing Joe Biden With Hillary Clinton

No, this isn't a Leslie Knope stress dream: according to a new book about the 2012 Presidential election, some top White House aides thought it would be a good idea to replace Vice President Joe Biden with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a way to bolster Obama's floundering approval ratings. Imagine what… » 11/01/13 10:25am 11/01/13 10:25am

The Correspondents’ Dinner Was Funny Until the Janet Napolitano Joke

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a total onanistic throwaway of an event, an opportunity for celebrities, politicians, and all the insidery media insiders to sit around the campfire and listen to a comedian gently mock them while enjoying really expensive truffle oil s’mores. That’s fine — even ordinary… » 4/28/13 4:00pm 4/28/13 4:00pm

Joe Biden Is Radiant in His New Official Portrait

Earlier today, the White House released a new official portrait of Leslie Knope's boy toy, Vice President Joe Biden. Taken Jan. 10 by his official photographer, David Lienemann, we see a triumphant Biden sporting a body conscious pinstripe suit and a blue candy cane tie. He's surrounded by the American and vice… » 2/25/13 11:30pm 2/25/13 11:30pm

We're So Surprised That the Catholic Bishops Rejected Obama's Birth…

The White House released new birth control guidelines last Friday (we broke them down here) in hopes of reaching a compromise with religious groups and organizations that don't want to subsidize whatever they personally equate with baby-killing: contraceptives, sterilization, Plan B, those stress dreams you have that… » 2/08/13 3:00pm 2/08/13 3:00pm

Lady Gaga Will Treat White House Staffers to Her Musical Stylings…

There's a rumor spreading around Washington D.C. faster than the latest iteration of flu: Lady Gaga will perform at Tuesday's ball for White House staffers. If you're a White House staffer, you're probably thinking to yourself, "I won't believe this, I can't believe this — life has disappointed me too many times for… » 1/19/13 4:00pm 1/19/13 4:00pm

The White House Doesn't Want Bikini-Body Obsessed World Leering at…

Last week, President Barack Obama and his family were in Hawaii for their annual Christmas vacation. Photographers captured several moments of POTUS during the trip, including a jaunt to a shave ice shop and a golf outing. Some vacation shots, like this one, are actually released by the White House itself. But when a… » 1/08/13 12:50pm 1/08/13 12:50pm

Will Michèle Flournoy Be the First Female Secretary of Defense?

Now that Susan Rice is out of the picture, Senator John Kerry will probably be our next Secretary of State. That's kind of a bummer, because three of the past four Secretaries of State have been women who helped promote women's rights initiatives all over the world. To make matters more boys-clubby, Chief of Staff… » 12/18/12 1:00pm 12/18/12 1:00pm