President Uses New Facebook Page to Claim He Was Born in Hawaii, Yeah, Sure

Someone who must really hate the president and wants every last square inch of his hair to turn gray has launched a Facebook page for him. He hopes it will be “a place where we can have real conversations about the most important issues facing our country.” Barack doesn’t use the ’net much, huh. »11/10/15 2:01pm11/10/15 2:01pm


White House Just Hired Its First Openly Transgender Staffer

On Tuesday, the White House announced that it had hired its first openly transgender staffer, Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, who will be an outreach and recruitment director the the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. She had previously served as a policy adviser at the National Center for Transgender Equality. »8/18/15 9:10pm8/18/15 9:10pm

Like All Of Us, Michelle Obama Wants to Be Beyoncé

Even FLOTUS has dreams of being Bey. Michelle Obama shared a video on Instagram where she sat down with Wale for an quick interview. In the clip, the rapper asks the First Lady several questions, such as, “If you had the opportunity to have a different occupation, what would it be?” Mrs. Obama answers, “I would be… »8/02/15 3:45pm8/02/15 3:45pm

White House Easter: Obama Tells Screaming Kids 'Bees Are Good'

On Monday, at the White House Easter Egg Roll, President Obama’s reading of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are was interrupted by bees. The children in attendance screamed, because children and bees are natural enemies. The President urged them to stop screaming, because “bees are good,” and besides, wild… »4/06/15 5:30pm4/06/15 5:30pm

Michelle Obama's Bare Hair in Saudi Arabia Isn't a Real Controversy 

President Obama and the First Lady visited Saudi Arabia this week to pay their respects after the death of King Abdullah. Predictably, that ignited controversy: Abdullah presided over some tentative human rights reforms, but Saudia Arabia also has a brutal history of executing homosexuals, abusing migrant workers,… »1/28/15 12:10pm1/28/15 12:10pm

Jon Hamm, Questlove Star in New White House PSA Against Sex Assault

In May, as part of their campaign to stop sexual assault on college campuses, the White House released a PSA starring Daniel Craig and others encouraging men to prevent sexual assault. They've now created a whole new website about the endeavor, as well as a new commercial starring Jon Hamm, Questlove, Kerry Washington… »9/19/14 10:00am9/19/14 10:00am

White House Has a Plan to Keep Your Boss' Hands Off Your Birth Control

Some American corporation-people (and religious non-profits!) believe that their sincere God-related prudery trumps women's right to affordable contraception. The Supreme Court agrees with them. And so the White House has been forced to make two major changes to the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate in order… »8/22/14 6:00pm8/22/14 6:00pm

Your Employers Must Tell You If They Think You're a Babykilling Slut

After the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision went down, many women wondered if they would suddenly find themselves at the mercy of their boss's heretofore unknown beliefs that women who take birth control are abortion-happy harlots. Unfortunately, the answer is still yes. Fortunately, thanks to new rules set forth… »7/17/14 3:15pm7/17/14 3:15pm

The Most Poignant Photo of Michelle Obama You've Ever Seen

First Lady Michelle Obama and Stephanie Kyriazis, Chief of Interpretation and Education, mirror the past of segregation in a photo released by the White House. The image was taken on May 16th of this year during a tour of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. It feels a bit cliche,… »7/15/14 6:35pm7/15/14 6:35pm