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  • Girls about town! Sasha and Malia hit the shops with dad as he buys 'Diary of Wimpy Kid' [truncated]

    11/29/2015 11:24:02 AM PST · by Rockitz · 44 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 29 November 2015 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporters
    President Barack Obama took his teenage daughters Malia and Sasha shopping on Saturday for books and a sweet treat to promote Small Business Saturday, an annual event designed to boost holiday shopping at mom-and-pop shops. In the tiny Upshur Street Books in northwest Washington, the casually dressed Obama and his daughters browsed for books with the help of the store manager, Anna Thorn. The post-Thanksgiving book-browsing outing has become an annual tradition for the First Family.
  • Chris Hitchens on Hillary (and Bill) March 2001!

    07/01/2015 11:32:39 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 19,2013 | Christopher Hitchens/Dennis Miller
    Dennis Miller Live S08 E07 March 2 2001 Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens correctly characterizes (throughout the segment) the Clinton grifting couple. WARNING-this is an HBO show, foul language and sophisticated, accurate descriptions of how nasty these two are, by people who knew and know. Prescient. Beginning at time signature 22:17 Hitchens talks about Billy Boy moving back to blacks (like the current church burning non-events of today) into Harlem, and further how it is Hillary who is after the money and always was. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Z2XEYAIbo
  • Ciao! Michelle, Sasha and Malia touch down in Milan for the next step of their European tour [tr]

    06/17/2015 11:26:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/17/15 | Smith
    <p>Michelle Obama and her daughters left the UK after a whistle-stop tour and have now arrived in Italy.</p> <p>The First Lady and her children, Sasha and Malia, spent two days in London to highlight her campaign to bring girls in the world's most impoverished communities into education.</p>
  • House Democrats endorse former President Clinton’s paid speeches

    06/17/2015 3:39:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    House Democrats say there’s nothing wrong with Bill Clinton getting paid to give speeches while Hillary Clinton runs for president. Critics of the speeches, including former Clinton administration official Robert Reich and others, are a distraction, say the Democrats, who argue that voters don’t care how the former president makes his money. “I just don’t think that Americans cast their vote for or against Hillary Clinton based on whether Bill Clinton is giving speeches,” said Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.), a former House Democratic campaign chief. “I respect Robert Reich,” Israel added. I don’t believe it’s ever a good idea for...
  • The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Thirty-Third Week in Office

    06/12/2015 2:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Nachumlist.com | 6/12/15 | Nachum
     The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Thirty-Third Week in OfficeNews and Notes:   Michelle Obama 3/21/14:  "Rare that I have the chance to travel outside of the U.S."?.... -5 yrs 23 countries  6/10/2015Obama and the Trans-Pacific PartnershipObamaTrade Secrecy: Log of Which Members of Congress Actually Read Bill in Secret Room Also PrivateWikiLeaks Releases More of ObamaTrade Draft Altering Healthcare, Halting Medicare ReformRevealed: The Secret Immigration Chapter in Obama’s Trade AgreementU.S. Shifts Stance on Drug Pricing in Pacific Trade Pact Talks, Document RevealsHouse sets Friday vote on 'fast track' trade powers for ObamaSessions Warns TPA Would Create ‘Pacific Union’ Akin to European Union Bret...
  • Obama, first lady thinking about life after White House

    05/16/2015 8:59:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    AP ^ | May 16, 2015 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presidential library? Check. Future home? TBD. The decision by President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, to build his presidential library in Chicago scratches one item from their to-do list for life after the White House.
  • Coulter Hammers First Lady For "Letting Out Her Reverend Wright"

    05/12/2015 4:03:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 12,2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday's broadcast of "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel, conservative commentator Ann Coulter reacted to first lady Michelle Obama's remarks at Tuskegee University in Alabama over the weekend, which Obama said as being the first black first lady she faced "fear" and "misperceptions."
  • Clinton Charities Raked in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars (greedy parasites sucked-up $7.4M)

    05/01/2015 4:02:08 PM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/1/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Embattled Clinton Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative its major health-related offshoot received over $7 million from the US government in recent years, according to an analysis of public records conducted by the Washington Free Beacon. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), chaired by Bill Clinton and run by the former president’s long-time associate Ira Magaziner, has received $6,010,898 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2010. CHAI, the biggest arm of the Clinton family’s charitable efforts, accounting for 60 percent of all spending, received $3,193,500 in fiscal years 2010, 2011, and 2012, according to federal contracts,...
  • The Obamas Are Seriously Considering Moving To New York City

    03/27/2015 6:23:25 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | March 27,2015 | Darren Sands
    The Obamas Are Seriously Considering Moving To New York City Looking for a home, and a library, after the White House. Barack and Michelle Obama are seriously considering moving to New York after his presidency, and building the Obama Library at the city’s Columbia University, sources told BuzzFeed News. Columbia’s bid on the library — and the notion of the Obamas in New York — has been widely viewed as a kind of courtesy to the Big Apple, with the universal assumption among even the Obamas’ inner circle that the couple would move back to Chicago in January 2017. But...
  • 7 States With the Most People on Food Stamps

    03/20/2015 12:29:26 PM PDT · by bgill · 91 replies
    CheatSheet ^ | March 20, 2015 | Erika Rawes
    With a grocery bills priced as high as $1,300 per month as of late, some American workers simply cannot afford all of their groceries on top of everything else they already have to buy. This is why the government offers food stamps. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service reports that as of September 2014, there were around 46.5 million individual food stamp recipients (22.7 million households) receiving an average benefit of $123.74 each (around $257 per household).
  • Michelle Obama on ‘Hard’ Life at the WH: We Can’t Open Windows

    03/17/2015 4:13:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 15, 2015 | Cortney Obrien
    The First Lady visited the "Ellen Show" today and lamented to Ellen Degeneres just how 'hard' her life is in the White House. Ellen: "Are you used to living in it?" Mrs. Obama: "First it was like drinking from a fire hydrant. …it was hard." She explained in more detail. "The one thing people don't realize is, we can't do little things like open windows." Outside the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue walls is just as rough. "I haven’t been in a car with the window open for like seven years...I look forward to getting in a car and rolling down the...
  • Reality Check on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impacts

    02/21/2015 7:17:15 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/21/2015 | Sierra Rayne
    As the litigation for the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill lurches through the legal system, the case has become a magnet for those seeking to take advantage of the deep-pockets oil industry defendant. In addition to those looking to prosper directly from the spill, the environmentalists and their mainstream media allies have exploited the situation to make their case against the use of oil in general -- and more specifically, against offshore drilling and oil production. If you restrict your reading on the topic to what appears in the mainstream media, you may be convinced that the science shows the...
  • Michelle Obama Plans Spring Break In Japan With Sasha And Malia(barf alert)

    02/16/2015 7:32:48 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/16/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama missed out on President Obama’s Valentine’s Day golfing weekend in sunny California, but it appears that she has her own trip planned for next month. According to the Asahi Shimbun, the First Lady and her daughters Sasha and Malia will be traveling to Japan for a visit in March.
  • Michelle Obama Is More Than A Mascot

    01/28/2015 9:55:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 28, 2015 | Tim Teeman
    She was just criticized in Saudi Arabia for not wearing a headscarf, but even at home she’s not allowed to say what she wants. First ladies should be more than decorative.It must be very strange to be Michelle Obama. You are intelligent, capable, you have opinions and charisma, and yet you are fundamentally mute—your public utterances are scripted and tightly controlled. You are allowed to talk about broccoli and children’s exercise, and safe, non-inflammatory topics. The only time the public sees the Michelle Obama fire, thrillingly, is when she is on the campaign stump for her husband. Even when scripted...
  • Michelle Obama Is Not Amused While Meeting New King of Saudi Arabia: Photos

    01/28/2015 7:27:38 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 160 replies
    US Weekly - Yahoo ^ | 1/28 | US Weekly via Yahoo
    Talk about a fierce frown from FLOTUS! Michelle Obama's disapproving expression while meeting the new leader of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Jan. 27, said it all -- and it's gone viral. The First Lady, 51, was snapped alongside her husband Barack Obama in Riyadh, paying respects to King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the successor of the late King Abdullah, during what was a quick stop in the country for the funeral. As King Salman shook hands with the President, the First Lady was photographed frowning at the royal. At times, she looked rather uncomfortable and annoyed, even, as she and her...
  • Oceans not acidifying – “scientists” hid 80 years of pH data

    01/10/2015 12:20:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | January 5th, 2015 | Joanne
    Co-authored James Doogue and JoNovaEmpirical data withheld by key scientists shows that since 1910 ocean pH levels have not decreased in our oceans as carbon dioxide levels increased. Overall the trend is messy but more up than down, becoming less acidic. So much for those terrifying oceans of acid that were coming our way.What happened to those graphs? Scientists have had pH meters and measurements of the oceans for one hundred years. But experts decided that computer simulations in 2014 were better at measuring the pH in 1910 than the pH meters were. The red line (below) is the models...
  • National Enquirer reports famed White House chef quit over abusive behavior of Michelle O

    01/02/2015 6:16:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Say what you will about super market tabloids, but the National Enquirer was the only media outlet to expose John Edwards’ lying and cheating about fathering an out-of-wedlock child. Because it pays news sources, the Enquirer often gets stories that other media miss entirely. So it brings some credibility to its reporting that White House chef Sam Kass quit his job in protest over his treatment at the hands of Michelle Obama, dubbed the “Queen of Mean “ in the report. Kitchen magician Sam Kass got fed up with Michelle’s snippy comments and told the Obamas to take his...
  • PHOTOS: Here’s What Obama’s Daughters Get for THEIR School Lunch… It’s Infuriating

    12/29/2014 12:17:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 88 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | December 10th, 2014 | staff
    While your kids at school get the slop that Michelle Obama dictates that they do, her kids get something, um, different. At their exclusive private school, the Obama daughters get food far better than you’d get at home, or in most restaurants. Michelle Obama has made childhood obesity her pet issue, much like Nancy Reagan did with drugs or Laura Bush did with literacy. Fair enough. However, the first lady’s nutritional strictures have left school lunches a little, um, not lunch-like. It may lead you to wonder what Michelle’s kids are getting. Well, wonder no further! We have what Sasha...
  • Clinton family, including new baby Charlotte, spotted strolling through Manhattan

    12/27/2014 12:48:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 27, 2014 | Oren Yaniv
    The stroll was the first public appearance by the whole family since baby Charlotte's birth three months ago. Proud grandparents Bill and Hillary had their hands on a stroller pushed by daughter Chelsea as her husband Marc Mezvinsky walked nearby.
  • Obama's One-Night-Stay At Brisbane G-20 Cost Taxpayers $1.7 Million

    12/09/2014 2:31:19 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 18 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 12/09/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Having secured for himself the most expensive suite of all the leaders at the G-20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia on November 15th, The Daily Mail reports that President Obama's 4,096-room entourage of security guards and assistants cost taxpayers a stunning $1.732 million for the one-night-stand against Putin. "Some folks are being ripped off..." As The Daily Mail reports, The president's own room was the most expensive of all the world leaders at the summit as he based himself at the $2,000 (AUS$2,500) a night Marriott Hotel. Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott opted for the thrifty $270-a-night Rydges hotel, while...
  • Barack And Michelle Obama’s First Date Was So Adorable That It’s Getting Its Own Movie (BARF ALERT)

    12/07/2014 7:58:00 AM PST · by kingattax · 58 replies
    mtv news ^ | 12-6-14 | sasha geffen
    The First Lady had a pretty special first date with the man who would go on to become both her husband and the president of the United States — and now, Michelle and Barack Obama’s romance is about to get its own movie. Entitled “Southside With You,” the indie film will follow the young couple on their first date in Chicago’s South Side.
  • Obama returning to Martha’s Vineyard for 2014 summer vacay: report

    It's back to the Vineyard for the Obamas. The first family will again descend on the Massachusetts retreat this summer, likely from Aug. 9 to 23.
  • Clintons raised $2-3 billion in two decades

    07/02/2014 6:38:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Bill and Hillary Clinton raised from $2-3 billion in the two decades they’ve been prominent on the national stage, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal tallied the Clintons’ speaking fees, fundraising for their foundation and the sums raised for Bill Clinton’s two presidential campaigns, for the Democratic National Committee while he was in office and for Hillary Clinton’s Senate and presidential campaigns. Between $1.3-2 billion came from U.S. companies and industry sources, making up at least 75 percent of the sum — more than the 60 percent industry sources contributed to the two Bushes’ political operations. The Journal...
  • Clintons are in damage control mode

    06/25/2014 4:39:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2014 | Amie Parnes and Justin Sink -
    DENVER — Team Clinton is doing damage control on a series of comments by Hillary Clinton about the former first couple’s wealth. Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday defended his wife as “not out of touch,” and lashed out at the criticism during an appearance at the Clinton Global Initiative America conference. With Hillary and Chelsea Clinton looking on from the audience of a hotel ballroom, he explained that Hillary Clinton’s comment two weeks ago that the couple was “dead broke” when they left the White House was “factually true.” He also criticized reporters for not including context in stories...
  • Bill Clinton Budgeted to Receive Nearly $1 Million in Taxpayer Money in 2014

    06/23/2014 10:44:48 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23 2014 | Bill McMorris
    An April Congressional Research Service (CRS) report shows that the Government Services Administration (GSA), which is in charge of supporting federal disbursements, budgeted $950,000 for former president Bill Clinton in the 2014 budget. Clinton will collect a $201,000 pension in 2014, a figure four times larger than the median family income in the United States. The Clintons have received a total of $15,938,000 in federal money since 2001. Hillary Clinton recently described the poverty her family experienced upon exiting the White House while promoting her book. They were “dead broke,” Hillary said, adding that she and her husband “struggled to,...
  • Michelle Obama Riverdances Through Dublin to the Tune of $7,921,638

    04/17/2014 9:57:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2014 | Tom Fitton
    When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the...
  • Obama aunt who stayed in US illegally dies at 61

    04/08/2014 3:43:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    AP/Washington Times ^ | 4/8/2014 | DENISE LAVOIE
    President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61. Onyango, whose immigration status was reported by The Associated Press days before Obama’s election in 2008, had been treated in recent months for cancer and respiratory problems, Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong said. She died in a Boston rehabilitation center, said Wong, who represented her in her immigration case. Onyango, a half-sister of Obama’s late father, moved from Kenya to the U.S. in 2000 and was denied asylum by an immigration judge in 2004. She remained in...
  • China claims victory in battle of first ladies

    03/21/2014 1:12:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 21, 2014 | Malcolm Moore
    It was the eagerly awaited meeting of the world’s two most important first ladies. But there was a clear winner when Michelle Obama met her counterpart Peng Liyuan for the first time in Beijing. As photographs and television footage began to emerge of Mrs Peng and Mrs Obama touring the Chinese capital, the country’s online forums were quick to claim victory in the “battle of the First Ladies”. “Our First Lady is so graceful and elegant, leaving Michelle far behind,” said one critic. “We have won this time,” remarked another. “Ours is more refined and eye-catching,” said a third.
  • Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage

    03/21/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 139 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 03-21-2014 | By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    FULL TITLE: Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing 'pretty much everyone' – and the first lady's mother is 'barking at the staff' Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced 'pretty much everyone' and made the hotel staff 'fed up,' a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline. The sumptuous pad at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang hotel – its website calls the room 'an oasis of comfort –...
  • Michelle Obama and family take another taxpayer-funded trip

    03/18/2014 10:07:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/18/2014 | Neil Munro
    The first lady, her mother, her two kids, plus numerous White House aides and security personnel are going to tour China this month, but White House officials are refusing to say how much the taxpayers will pay for the trip. However, they did say it would be a thrill for everyone on the trip, including for Michelle Obama’s top aide, Tina Tchen. “It is a real honor and privilege, and I think we are all, here in the first lady’s office, quite excited about the upcoming trip,” said Tchen, just after she declared that “my parents emigrated from China in...
  • Some not excited about Obama visit (Ocean Reef Club)

    03/07/2014 8:35:04 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    Keys News ^ | March 7, 2014 | Josh Gore
    Not all Ocean Reef Club residents will welcome the president with open arms if he visits this weekend. President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Miami Friday to speak about education at Coral Reef High School. A Chicago Sun-Times blog, citing anonymous sources, said he then planned to join his family at the gated Ocean Reef Club for a weekend getaway.
  • Do we really want the Clintons back?

    02/06/2014 11:42:10 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 6, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    When I left the 2012 campaign trail, I was exhausted and hoped the next presidential election would slowly creep back into the news. More than a year has passed and 2016 is unfortunately done waiting. Much of the 2016 speculation currently revolves around a single person: Hillary Clinton. Will she run? Who can beat her? Is Hillary unstoppable? Democrats experiencing buyer's remorse want her to run again after regretting their votes for Barack Obama the first time around and Republicans aren't quite sure yet how to combat another historic campaign theme. Members of the media already have their Clinton pompoms...
  • Michelle Obama wants $10 donations to 'help protect Obamacare'

    01/27/2014 11:57:16 AM PST · by mojito · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/2014 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama is seeking $10 donations to protect Obamacare, her husband's troubled health insurance system. Just one day before he gives the annual State of the Union address, the first lady sent out a fundraising email to supporters hoping to use the speech to prompt donations to help Democrats in the midterm elections this fall. [Text of email]Friend — Earlier this month, because of what you did, it became illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against the up to 129 million Americans living with pre-existing conditions....
  • REGAL R&R: Obamas live like royalty on lavish Hawaiian holiday

    01/03/2014 8:47:23 AM PST · by dead · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 2, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    History will record that on the 12th day of his latest Hawaiian vacation, President Obama tweeted about Obamacare. That was one of the president’s few visible acts of official business during his 16-day holiday retreat before he and his family return to Washington on Sunday. The president’s winter recess has rivaled just about anyone’s dream getaway, filled with endless golf, dinners at high-end restaurants, snorkeling at a closed nature preserve and a private, after-hours visit to a spectacular zoo... (snip) The president’s aides say he is always on the job, even in the Pacific paradise... Otherwise, the trip has been...
  • First lady to go on radio blitz for ObamaCare

    12/18/2013 7:35:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Michelle Obama will sit for a trio of interviews with urban radio stations as part of a coordinated White House blitz intended to promote ObamaCare coverage among mothers and minorities. The first lady will be interviewed Wednesday evening by Yolanda Adams, Al Sharpton, and Joe Madison, three of the nation’s most popular African American talk radio hosts. “Her interviews are part of a broader effort by the White House and partnerships with outside groups, faith leaders, and health professionals to encourage African Americans to get covered,” a White House official said. The first lady’s radio appearances are intended to compliment...
  • McAuliffe associate removes car claim from Web; no record of Defense Department approval

    08/07/2013 8:03:57 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 20 replies
    -The Washington Times ^ | David Sherfinski
    A firm funding the car company founded by Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has claimed on its website for months that its MyCar electric vehicle had been approved by the Defense Department “for U.S. military installations worldwide” — but government officials say they have no record of such an approval. The Washington Times searched a database of companies and contractors with business before the federal government and found no mentions of GreenTech Automotive or its MyCar two-seat vehicle. Government officials, too, found no evidence that GreenTech had been approved by the Defense Department to be a listed supplier for military...
  • Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead

    06/22/2012 11:16:20 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 230 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 22 Jun 12 | Unknown
    You can even register your wedding on his campaign website. Could he be any more pompous?
  • Michelle Obama: 'Barack Is a Pretty Cool Dad'

    06/13/2012 10:54:01 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 50 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 13, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    The latest campaign email to supporters of President Barack Obama's reelection effort tries to capitalize on the president's coolness. "From coaching basketball to knowing how many Jonas brothers there are, Barack is a pretty cool dad," writes First Lady Michelle Obama in an email to supporters. Michelle Obama adds, "But more importantly, Barack is a wonderful father and partner. ... The email goes on to encourage folks to virtually sign an e-card wishing the president a happy Father's Day. After signing the card, supporters are immediately directed to a page that then asks the president's supporters to donate money to...
  • Malia and Sasha give first lady's book a 'thumbs up'

    06/12/2012 1:37:46 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 6/12/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    she said. “I wanted the book to be beautiful and I think that the pictures are absolutely beautiful. I could tell because when Malia and Sasha picked it up -- you know, it's mom, it's like 'oh, your book, how nice' -- they actually got pulled in by the pictures. They couldn’t put it down and they started looking through it and then they started reading it.” “And eventually I got a thumbs up,” Obama said.
  • Photo of the Day: Obama Waves to Empty Stands at Official Campaign Kick Off Rally

    05/06/2012 8:16:57 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-6-2012 | Jim Hoft
    May 6, 2012 Photo of the Day: Obama Waves to Empty Stands at Official Campaign Kick Off Rally Jim Hoft Bummer. It was supposed to be such a big event. Barack Obama waves to empty stands at his official 2012 campaign kick off rally in Ohio. U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave to supporters at a campaign rally at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio May 5, 2012. President Obama officially kicked off his reelection campaign on Saturday with visits to Ohio and Virginia. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) Here’s the campaign’s list of excuses for the low...
  • Obama: I'm not trying to 'redistribute wealth'

    04/10/2012 4:11:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/9/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama, who famously called for tax increases on the wealthy to "spread the wealth around," denied today that his tax increases on the rich are an attempt to "redistribute wealth." "So these investments -- in things like education and research and health care -- they haven't been made as some grand scheme to redistribute wealth from one group to another," the president said today at Florida Atlantic University. "This is not some socialist dream," Obama added as hecalled for tax increases on millionaires today to pay for those investments.
  • (Obama's) GSA Chief Resigns Over Outlandish Spending

    04/02/2012 1:50:52 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 71 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 04/02/12 | Daniel Foster
    General Services Administration head Martha Johnson has resigned along with two of her deputies, reportedly over an impending inspector general’s report detailing lavish spending on a Vegas conference for a handful of government employees:Organizers spent $835,000 on the event, which was attended by 300 employees. The expenses included $147,000 in airfare and lodging at the hotel for six planning trips by a team of organizers. Among the other expenses were $3,200 for a mind reader; $6,300 on commemorative coin set displayed in velvet boxes and $75,000 on a training exercise to build a bicycle.“When the White House was informed of...
  • Grumpy Michelle frowns through state dinner as President thanks Iraq War veterans and their families

    03/01/2012 6:22:23 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies · 12+ views
    Grumpy Michelle frowns through state dinner as President thanks Iraq War veterans and their families By Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press Last updated at 10:40 AM on 1st March 2012 With a formal dinner for the few, President Barack Obama on Wednesday paid solemn tribute to the many. The president, who opposed the Iraq war from its outset, thanked those who fought its battles by sitting down to a candlelit meal with a small cross section of the million-plus who served there over the past nine years. Though the mood was reflective, the First Lady was caught looking rather...
  • Forget the Oscars red carpet-Michelle Obama gives the A-list a run for their money...(Govs' Dinner)

    02/27/2012 6:51:00 PM PST · by maggief · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2012 | Tamara Abraham
    The photos only offered us a glimpse. But it was all we needed in order to know that Michelle Obama wore something special to the Governors' Dinner at the White House last night. Forget the Oscars red carpet, the First Lady's asymmetric gown gave the A-list a serious run for their money. The pale, cream-coloured gown had a crystal-embellished bodice in a design of leaves and flowers, and a chiffon bow at the shoulder.
  • African American women see their own challenges mirrored in Michelle Obama’s

    01/24/2012 7:59:18 AM PST · by NCjim · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2012 | Krissah Thompson and Vanessa Williams
    As black women watch Michelle Obama on the national stage, they search — sometimes nervously — for nuances often lost on the larger culture. How she handles criticism, how she raises her children, even her style of dress, has the potential to counter negative stereotypes. “She is mainstreaming to the world what a lot of us already know about ourselves,” says Dacenta Grice, a 37-year-old black woman who works as a physician assistant in Atlanta. “She reinforces the reality that so many of us live. She is a black woman who just seems fantastic in her own right, who just...
  • Caption the Obama's celebrating MLK day

    01/17/2012 9:19:08 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 42 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and his wife Michelle (R) paint quotations attributed to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr during a day of service in King's honor at the Browne Education Campus school in Washington, January 16, 2012. The quotations read: "The time is always right to do what is right" and "I have a dream". U.S. President Barack Obama (R) talks to reporters as he installs shelves in a library with volunteers during a day of service to honor Martin Luther King, Jr, at the Browne Education Campus school in Washington, January 16, 2012.
  • Barack Obama and family go snorkelling in Hawaii

    12/28/2011 2:42:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 28, 2011 | The Telegraph
    President Barack Obama and his family spent a warm and sunny afternoon at one of the most popular snorkelling spots on the island of Oahu, where they released four green sea turtles into the water.
  • Noted economist Michelle Obama has a better vacation wardobe than you do

    <p>Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely vacation. Because I’m not actually on vacation. Unless you consider drinking coconut coffee from the Keurig while I work in my office a vacation. Because I don’t. At any rate, I saved the US taxpayers nearly $4 million by not being First Lady and flying off for a 17-day vacation in Hawaii on the taxpayers dime. You can thank me later.</p>
  • President Obama And The First Lady Pretend Singing With An A Capella Group

    12/26/2011 8:12:22 PM PST · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | dec 26, 2011 | Photo by Samantha Appleton
    From the official White House Flickr account: "President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pretend to sing with an a cappella group in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House during a holiday reception, Dec. 10, 2010."
  • How wealth of members of Congress has TRIPLED in 25 years (snip)

    12/27/2011 5:53:08 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | David Richards
    # Median net worth of member of Congress rose from $280,000 to $725,000 between 1984 and 2009 # Over same 25 years the wealth of the average U.S. family slipped from $20,500 from $20,600 The wealth gap between those governing the U.S. and the people they represent has dramatically widened, research shows. Against a backdrop of a vast budget deficit and fears of the fragility of the economy, analysis by the Washington Post shows that the median net worth of a member of Congress has nearly tripled over 25 years while the income of an average U.S. family has actually...