Saturday Night Social: Happy Barack Obama Day to Everyone, Trolls and All 

Perhaps you’ve noticed all over the internet today that it’s Barack Obama’s birthday, which, in the state of Illinois, is officially “Barack Obama Day” [excuse me while I sob], a day to reaffirm human capacity for empathy and the viability of healthy long-term relationships (just guessing). This prophetic 2006 Oprah…

The Obamas Went to a Beyoncé and Jay-Z Concert and Reminded Us of What Normal Fun People Are Like

The internet is lighting up with fuzzy videos of two people who appear to be America’s first couple the Obamas bouncing at a concert by America’s first couple the Carters in a skybox in Maryland on Saturday–which is not unlikely, since Michelle also took Sasha to the On the Run II tour in Paris earlier this month with …

Barack Obama and George W. Bush Call Out Bigotry, Co-Host a Disaster Relief Concert With All the Other Ex-Presidents 

Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter–bygone reminders of leadership with dignified hair–are holding a country-themed disaster relief benefit concert at Texas A&M this evening, and prettymuch everyone thinks Donald Trump wasn’t invited. It’s a concert to…

Barack Obama Would Be Very Happy If His Healthcare Plan Was Not Repealed

Once upon a time, the United States of America had a dignified President who successfully connected subjects to verbs multiple times a day. Tonight that former—I’m sorry, I need a moment after typing that word—president, Barack Obama, received the John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” Award in Boston. And during his…

Sean Spicer Says Trump Didn't Actually Blame Obama for Wiretapping

Human egg timer and press secretary Sean Spicer has something to tell us: when the 45th president blustered on Twitter about Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower, he wasn’t actually blaming Obama, or even referring exclusively to wiretapping. No, no — his words were laden with nuance that—somehow—must have escaped us.