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Barack Obama

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Eyeroll: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Clash Over Coolness

    In keeping with the great American tradition of blowing smoke up voters' asses, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney do not appear like they're going to level with us anytime soon -- though our country sorely needs it, as Slate's John Dickerson pointed out. But what they lack in candor they might try ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Obama, Schumer and the Student Loan Armaggedon

    Over 7 million students receive some sort of subsidized student loan from the U.S. federal government. That is a ton of debt and it's getting larger every year: eclipsing credit cards and car loans, the figure right now stands at around $870 billion nationally. And, on July 1st, it could double ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Dog Soldiers: Rightbloggers Meld with Mitt over Obama Mutt Meal Story

    For months, the growing probability that Mitt Romney, least acceptably conservative of the Republican Presidential contenders, would face Obama in November made rightbloggers moody and irritable. They've been coming around, but slowly. When Newt Gingrich's supporters attacked Romney's years as a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Is Obama Doing Enough For the Gays? We Ask Metro Weekly's Chris Geidner About LGBT Workplace Discrimination and the White House [VIDEO]

    Part 1 in a series. Apart from GOProud and the Log Cabin Republicans, there is no doubt that all the major organizations which make up Gay Inc will be solidly behind President Obama in his reelection campaign over the next six months. (Mitt Romney may have once pandered to gay voters in Massachuset ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Ted Nugent, I Have Two Movie Roles For You!

    Gun-toting rocker Ted Nugent told the National Rifle Association convention that if Barack Obama is reelected, "I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." That kind of veiled threat--even if intended hyperbolically--doesn't generally go over too well with the Secret Service, and I be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2012

    A Secret Service Scandal South of the Border

    As President Obama touched down in Colombia for the Summit of Americas yesterday, where he and 33 other world leaders would meet to discuss the economies of the Western Hempishere, his Secret Service agents might have been elsewhere. Last night, the Washington Post received a tip from Rona ... More >>

  • News

    April 4, 2012

    Obama to Grad Students: Pay Up

    To save student-loan programs, the White House has saddled master's and Ph.D. candidates with added debt.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Gay Republicans! WTF Are They Thinking?

    I recently heard about a gay porn star who's Republican and who has publicly backed Romney, and my thoughts were: *I'm sure Romney's thrilled. [Rolls eyeballs] *WTF? Can a gay person in their right mind really back any Republican, knowing that their campaigns are generally based on demeaning LGBT ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Obama's Wine Secrets, No-Show Diners

    Vegetarians can now say "I told you so." According to a recently released study, eating any amount of red meat of any type increases your chances of premature death. [LA Times] Obama has stopped disclosing the names of wines served at White House dinners. Oh the deception! [Bloomberg] Food prices ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Will Barack Obama Still Win the Youth Vote?

    In 2008, Barack Obama's presidential victory was bolstered by a buoyant youth vote, which enthusiastically took to social media to tout his promises of hope and change. Young voters' preference for Democrats isn't entirely new -- in fact, they have leaned left in the last three election cycles, sug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Rush Limbaugh Loses More Than 30 Advertisers Over "Slut" Remark

    Rush Limbaugh famously used his syndicated radio show to call Georgetown U student Sandra Fluke, who's in favor of Obama's birth control policy, a "slut" and a "prostitute." Rush profusely apologized, but the advertisers aren't buying it and they're dropping like discontented little corporate flies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2012

    Obama To Speak At Barnard Commencement, Angering Columbia Students

    President Barack Obama will be Barnard College's commencement speaker, replacing New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, who had been already scheduled to speak. The New York Times confirmed yesterday that the White House had contacted Barnard to "offer the president as the commencement speak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Free Contraceptives? Barack Obama's Birth Control Rule Not Broken by Senate

    And now some good news for the ladies of the nation: FREE BIRTH CONTROL! (If you're insured, that is.) Senate Republicans didn't overturn Barack Obama's mandate that health insurance companies cover contraceptives, as Dems definitively blocked Roy Blunt's move yesterday. The narrow 51-48 vote put ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Federal Judge Richard F. Cebull Apologizes for Racist 'Dog' Joke About Barack Obama

    Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull's recent comments suggest that being a judge and having good judgment are two completely different things. An e-mail forwarded to other chief judges by this interpreter of the law, obtained by the Great Falls Tribune on Wednesday, contains a crude joke ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Sex Mad: Why the Rightblogger Obsession With Ladyparts Never Ends

    With all the recent women's health controversies -- Komen/Planned Parenthood, contraception in Catholic hospitals, and Virginia's plan to wand women who want abortions -- and their potential to steer women's votes away from Republicans, you'd think conservatives would prefer to get back to talking a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Presidential Campaigns Rip Pages Out of Zuckerberg's Playbook

    Conservative Christian males and liberal atheist females are being targeted -- on Facebook, at least. According The New York Times, these kinds of digital details are increasingly valuable to office-seekers than ever before. As we all know, Facebook thrives off of tracking our web patterns, analyz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    New York Picks Barack Obama Over Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum: Poll

    ​New Yorkers told pollsters: "I Heart Barack Obama" in a Quinnipiac University survey released this morning. They gave him a 50-46 percent job-approval rating, unchanged from his 50-45 percent in December. And 50-45 percent want Obama to stick around and think he deserves to be re-elected to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Liberal Catholics Support Barack Obama's Birth Control Compromise

    ​When Barack Obama changed his polemic policy that employers cover contraception -- so that insurance companies, not businesses, have to provide free birth control coverage -- it didn't do much to appease conservative White House opponents. Instead of celebrating the compromise -- meant to p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2012

    Pillheads: On Contraception Issue, Rightbloggers Baptize Insurers and Defend the Faith

    On Friday the Obama Administration revealed its compromise with religious organizations, such as Catholic hospitals, who didn't want to offer birth control in their health insurance plans. The orgs won't have to pay for it if it offends their beliefs, the President said -- the insurers would be obl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Let's Stay Together: The Messages Of Barack Obama's Re-Election Playlist

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama's team released a Spotify playlist for his 2012 re-election campaign, announcing it via every form of social media imaginable. According to an announcement that accompanied the more traditional means of releasing political information—a leak—the playlist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Obama Announces New Compromise on Contraception Regulations

    ​After several religious groups, most notably the Catholic Church, took issue with a new federal regulation requiring organizations to provide contraception coverage to its employees, the Obama administration has announced a new compromise that it hopes everyone will be happy about. "If a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Obama Will Support Super PAC, Despite Earlier Opposition

    ​In a dramatic reversal of his previous stance, President Obama announced late on Monday that his re-election campaign would begin accepting fundraising money from Priorities USA Action, a super PAC. Obama had previously stated that, because he opposes the Citizens United ruling that makes unc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Poll Shows Obama Would Have a Good Chance Against Romney in General Election

    ​As Obama begins to make the case for a second term, a joint poll run by ABC News and the Washington Post has found that the president currently has a solid lead on Mitt Romney in a general election matchup, with 52 percent of Americans saying they would support Obama, over 43 percent for Romn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    President Obama Wants You to Know That He Likes the Internet Very Much

    ​Just a few days after Obama's re-election campaign adopted the mobile payment system Square to help increase its fundraising efforts, the president is already taking further steps to cozy up to the tech industry. Last night in his "virtual town hall" on Google , President Obama addressed th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Republican National Committee Calls Barack Obama 'Awkward' in New YouTube Smear

    Barack Obama spent some time chatting with Joe and Jane six-packs in his Google Hangout yesterday afternoon, where he made clear that college is important (as long as you don't pay to study the liberal arts) and that drone planes are totally BMFs. During this exchange, a Texas woman mentioned he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Barack Obama Takes Over the Internet, Runnin' Scared Live Blogs the Prez's Video Stream

    In what looks like an attempt to win "cool" points with many of the young, tech-savvy voters he has pissed off during his presidency, Barack Obama is hosting a Google Hangout this afternoon, where he'll answer a few not-at-all cherry-picked questions via live video stream. (We hope a lot of questio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2012

    Ally Ally Alinsky! Rightbloggers See Saul Alinsky Everywhere -- Even Among Themselves

    Now that Newt Gingrich, newly amplified as a Presidential candidate, is regularly using Saul Alinsky as a club to beat Obama, the conservative obsession with long-dead community organizer has gone bigtime. Perhaps overexcited by this new opportunity to lecture America about one more thing that they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    New York Socialists: Barack Obama Is Not a Socialist

    In the capricious, confusing, volatile world of contemporary American politics, at least one thing can be counted on these days: for better or for worse, a lot of people still think Barack Obama is a socialist. So you might wonder what socialists think about Obama. If the official reaction to Ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman To Head Obama's New Mortgage Agency

    Last night's presidential address was all about the state of our great nation, but New Yorkers got a nod with the announcement that our very own attorney general will head a new task force charged with investigating abusive lending and risky mortgages. You know, all that fun stuff that led to the ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    New York Pols Respond to Obama's State of the Union

    Hooray for Obama! Just keep your promises! That seemed to be the message that tied together several electeds' obligatory response statements to the president's State of the Union on Tuesday. After his speech ended, Runnin' Scared's inbox was flooded with reactions from local pols. So we gathered a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Gingrich 'Wounds' Romney; Latinos Demand Solutions from Obama

    Newt Gingrich badly wounded Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primaries. Now, Romney has to revive his campaign in Florida -- or risk losing the Republican ticket, the Spanish-language daily reports. The three distinct winners in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina prove Republicans' uncertaint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Obama's Next Campaign Stop: Chat Rooms!

    President Obama has scheduled a "hangout" in a Google-powered video chat room, apparently to attract hip young voters who use all that newfangled social media stuff, according to a White House announcement Monday.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Watch Barack Obama Sing a Little Al Green

    Yesterday President Obama was in town messing up your commute fund-raising. His fourth stop of the whirlwind tour was at the Apollo Theater where, as you see in the video above, he expanded his known talents into the musical arena. Just a few bars come out -- "I'm...so in love," from Al Green's "Let ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Obama in City Tonight, Don't Bother Leaving Your Office or Apartment

    ​The President is coming to town to fundraise this evening, so plan on being stuck wherever you are right now (sucks if you're at work), since commuting is kinda impossible when Obama visits. Bus routes have been already changed, an MTA spokeswoman tells Runnin' Scared. Nothing has been said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Jesse Jackson Slams Newt Gingrich Over Food Stamps

    And the food-stamp fracas continues! The Reverend Jesse Jackson has just blasted Newt Gingrich for his comments that Barack Obama is a "food stamp" president, and has come out against the Republican presidential hopeful, telling Politico: "Food stamps (are the) lifeline for many Americans -- they h ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 18, 2012

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  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Kim Kardashian Enters The Political Discussion On The Eve Of The Iowa Caucus

    Republican candidates are making their last moves across Iowa today as GOP voters try and decide who they will support in tomorrow's caucus. The Iowa Caucus doesn't really pick the official nominee, as much as it just kills off the struggling candidates. Essentially, a bunch of white corn farmers ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Newt Gingrich: Obama Is the "Finest Food Stamp" President

    ​Newt Gingrich thinks Barack Obama is a bad president -- for helping more poor Americans eat. Thing is, Obama isn't exactly responsible for recent, record-setting numbers of food-stamp beneficiaries. Gingrich, who wants to run on the Republican ticket in the 2012 presidential election, has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    President Obama Raised $2.4 Million During NYC Visit

    Barack Obama went on a whirlwind fundraising tour of New York yesterday, making stops in the East Village and Midtown (and causing road closings and traffic issues along the way). Despite a clutch of Occupy Wall Street protesters on a #DinnerWithBarack action, the president raked in $2.4 million o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2011

    Rightbloggers Celebrate America's Great National Holiday: Black Friday

    We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and if you went shopping the next day you weren't trampled. You may have heard that President Obama got some grief from conservatives for failing to mention God in his Thanksgiving proclamation. But for our rightblogger subjects, this was not the worst outrage of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Congress Wants Your Kids To Be Fat

    ​In a heated congressional session Thursday, lawmakers continued to clash with the Obama administration over proposed changes that would make the school-lunch program healthier, arguing that low-income children have a right to eat shitty food and get sick from it.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Fox Nation Continues to Promote Occupy 'Link' to Attempted Obama Assassination

    ​Yesterday, a 21-year-old man named Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was charged with attempting to assassinate Barack Obama. There's a lengthy complaint available that includes quite a bit of information, including scary stuff he said about Obama to people who knew him well, referring to the pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez Charged With Attempting to Assassinate Barack Obama

    A 21-year-old man from Idaho, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, has been charged with attempting to assassinate Barack Obama. He allegedly fired shots at the White House last Friday night. Later, Ortega-Hernandez's abandoned Honda Accord, containing an assault rifle with scope, ammunition, an "aluminum ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 9, 2011

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    Hollywood definitely knows something we don't

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2011

    Obama Celebrates Pagan Unholy Day

    Barack and Michelle Obama spent part of their Saturday night handing out candy to trick-or-treaters on the northern portico of the White House. President Obama doesn't appear to be overwhelmingly in the Halloween spirit, but we're pretty sure he's wearing a studio-quality Green Lantern costume unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2011

    What You Can Learn About Rick Perry From His Interview in Parade Magazine

    ​Rick Perry gave an interview to Parade Magazine (this week's issue was, yet again, almost completely devoid of any coverage on parades or the parade-attending lifestyle) and people are needling him for comments he made about Barack Obama's birth certificate. He told the interviewer that he ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2011

    Rightbloggers Denounce the End of the Iraq Occupation and the "Horrific Murder" of Gaddafi

    The American people have long been sick and tired of our occupation of Iraq, and on Friday President Obama called ally-ally-in-free. You'd think there'd be little cause for dissension; as Glenn Greenwald noted, the deadline was agreed to in the Bush era. But you know how it is with rightbloggers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2011

    Troops Out of Iraq; Woman Killed While Protecting Children; Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Dies

    ​Yesterday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing all of its forces from Iraq by the end of the year. The Washington Post reports there are about 39,000 troops in Iraq today, and all will come home except a small contingent of Marines who are assigned to protect the embas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Bo Obama Has His Own Extensive Huffington Post Page

    The most popular Obama has his own Huffington Post Page, and it's exhaustive. Has anyone else not thought about Bo Obama in maybe two years? He's grown to be such a handsome dog! The discovery of Bo Obama's HuffPo page interests us much more than Arianna's handful of new verticals. Because:

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Q&A: Trans Am's Nathan Means On Playing And Reissuing 1999's Futureworld, Being A Part-Time Band And Re-Recording Their First Album

    In the mid-'90s, before getting saddled with the term became a dirty word, Trans Am was one of the core members of the post-rock scene. While their label and scenemates in Tortoise meticulously concocted easy-listening fake jazz tailored for indie brainiacs, Trans Am played the part of the prog-obse ... More >>

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