Political Families

  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2014


    A new book weighs her chances for the White House

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2013

    Barack Psychs Out Rightbloggers with Syria Switcheroo; Michelle Makes Them Hold Their Water

    Last week we reported that rightbloggers were enraged the tyrant Obama was contemplating war with Syria. This week we can report that rightbloggers are enraged that the pussy Obama is avoiding war with Syria. But if you're tired of foreign affairs, don't worry, the brethren didn't ignore domestic p ... More >>

  • Theater

    March 6, 2013

    Jackie: First Lady Problems

    The Women’s Project stages American premiere of Nobel winner’s play

  • Voice Choices

    February 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Thank You, Donald Trump!

    Blowhard businessman-slash-press-whore Donald Trump has been bloviating about having some bombshell up his sleeve that will hurt Obama's chances. Well, word has leaked out that it's just might be the contention that in 2000, Michelle Obama had divorce papers drawn up, though obviously the couple di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Photo Of Alan Rickman And Jane Fonda As The Reagans

    Oprah Winfrey just sent out this glimpse of herself with director Lee Daniels, who's doing a film called The Butler, about the title character's years of service to a succession of Presidents. Oh, and there are two other people in the picture. They're Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda, who happen to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Chris Geidner of Metro Weekly on Obama's Gay Marriage Stance: "All Pretense of Clarity Is Gone" [VIDEO]

    It's been an intriguing week for same-sex marriage. While an anti-equality rollback was defeated in the Republican controlled New Hampshire legislature, the White House tried to split their SSM hairs closer than ever on the topic. We chatted today with our friend Chris Geidner of Metro Weekly abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    De Niro to Potential Republican First Ladies: Fuggedaboutit

    Can you imagine any other First Lady in the Oval Office other than Michelle? Robert De Niro can't. Last night, at his trendy TriBeCa restaurant, Locanda Verde, the star of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull packed 85 wealthy Obama supporters into a fundraiser dinner, where tickets started at $5,000 a head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    The Telegraph Would Like to Apologize For Making Things Up About the First Lady

    A note to the media -- if you're going to accuse a public figure of elitism, perhaps you shouldn't totally make things up in order to achieve that goal. The Telegraph of London learned this the hard way, after publishing an article which falsely reported that First Lady Michelle Obama had an entire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    How Long Must We Wait With Bated Breath for Michelle Obama to Tweet Something Exciting?

    ​Guess who's on Twitter, now!? Yeah, you, me, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Rupert Murdoch, that guy we broke up with 100 years ago who still insists on creeping into our everyday virtual reality, and, yes, Michelle Obama! The First Lady! We are so excited! Whatever will she say? Well, upon her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Katie Holmes And Michelle Williams Need To Reunite: I Have The Project

    After all, Katie played swellegant first lady Jackie Kennedy in the TV miniseries The Kennedys this past year. And Michelle is currently portraying screen goddess Marilyn Monroe in the feature film My Week With Marilyn.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2011

    New Book Alleges JFK Really Didn't Want LBJ to be President

    via Wikipedia​According to a new book of interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy, the former First Lady said that her husband openly doubted Lyndon Johnson's ability to be president. The interviews, which were conducted by historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in the year following JFK's assassination, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Marty Markowitz Fined $20,000 for Taking His Wife on Free Trips to Turkey, the Netherlands

    ​Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is in trouble, to the tune of $20,000, for accepting free travel and other accommodations for his wife, Jamie, on recent trips to Turkey and the Netherlands. The city's Conflicts of Interests board ruled that Markowitz is allowed to accept free trave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Betty Ford Remembered by the Late George Carlin

    When we heard the news that Betty Ford (the accidental First Lady married to the accidental 38th President of the United States) had died, we immediately thought of how George Carlin spoke of her in his last stand up special, It's Bad for Ya! In the above segment, Carlin brings up Mrs. Ford in a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    The Five Best First Ladies Of All Time

    IMHO... ​ (5) Hillary Clinton She's smart, tough, and almost ran for President, securing a high-power job in the administration when that didn't work out. Besides, she behaved classily when humiliated by her husband's trouser antics, not letting us see her pain and using it to build char ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    The Obamas Gave the Cameron Kids Scooters and a Bo Stuffed Animal

    Double the Bo.​Despite the media focusing on any number of alleged "gaffes" on the part of President Obama (awkward toast, a car getting stuck, etc.), the Obamas have been quite etiquette-appropriate in terms of giving presents to their hosts. The following items have been given, according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron Meet for Tea, Couch-Chat

    Official White House photograph​The Obamas continued their tour of Europe this afternoon with a visit to the Downing Street residence of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha. In this official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson that's sure to inspire any number of moder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Michelle Obama Can Dance. Obviously.

    It comes as no surprise that the First Lady is skilled in any number of areas, including the Dougie, which she demonstrated at a D.C. school yesterday as part of her "Let's Move!" campaign. She can do the Running Man, too. Of course she can.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Nancy Reagan's Secret Service Agent Shot Himself In The Hip

    ​One of Nancy Reagan's Secret Servicemen was hospitalized Friday after accidentally shooting himself in the hip. The AP reports that the agent, whose name was not released (because it's a secret, duh), was holstering his firearm at a gun range in Camarillo, California when it went off.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Bush Daughter Endorses Gay Marriage

    Barbara Bush, the half of George W. Bush's twins not on the Today show, stars in a new Human Rights Campaign video in support of marriage equality, "publicly breaking ranks with a father who, as president, pushed for a constitutional amendment banning such unions," according to the New York Times. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Butter Queen of Brooklyn Churns Out the Good Stuff

    The First Ladies of butter​ Yes, Brooklyn foodism is reaching an apogee of somewhat annoying proportions, but one new company stands out as a worthwhile addition to the larder: The Butter Queen of Brooklyn, which sells a variety of flavored butters.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Bristol Palin Didn't Vote, But Totally Supports the Democratic Process and Stuff

    ​Oooh, busted. Bristol Palin, she of the beyoootiful dresses and fancy dance moves with which to amuse the pallid people of America via primetime television on the extravaganza of schlock that is Dancing With the Stars, has admitted to Inside Edition that she didn't even find the time to send ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Prop 8, Michelle Obama, Ground Zero Mosque: Are Conservatives Basically The Honky Party?

    Last week Judge Vaughn Walker's decision setting aside Prop 8 in California unleashed plenty of grumbling from rightbloggers. As it involves gay people, this was to be expected. There was also rightblogger outrage, also expected, that Michelle Obama and her daughters had a swell, privately-funded v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2010

    Al Gore Lesson: Before Divorce, Buy a Big-Ass House

    ​Maybe he learned a thing or two about shady real estate deals from an old friend. In the lead-up the Al and Tipper Gore's divorce announcement, the couple made some very deliberate real estate moves, according to the New York Post. It may or may not have had something to do with Big Al's trys ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2010


    From Jackie O. to Jacko

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2010

    Michelle Obama hosts Iron Chef America tonight

    ​First Lady Michelle Obama is promoting her signature healthy eating initiative on Iron Chef tonight with a fresh vegetable challenge. The secret ingredient is anything the contestants can gather from the White House garden. White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford, a holdover from the Bu ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 13, 2009


    Robin Givhan, Isaac Mizrahi, and Ashley Olsen discuss your future wardrobe

  • Voice Choices

    October 6, 2009


    The Obamas in a new light

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Latest Michelle Obama Outrage: Closes Eyes, Maybe Bumps Head

    Oh good: we were worried we'd have to get through the day without an outrage. The latest offense: Michelle Obama closing her eyes at Ted Kennedy's funeral. "Michelle Obama falls sound asleep during Ted Kennedy's funeral," cries PUMA site HillBuzz. "The least this woman can do is stay awake during ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Michelle Obama's Shorts: A Final Reckoning

    ​We have to admit. we were disappointed that the shorts Michelle Obama wore to the Grand Canyon -- which have burned up the non-partisan idiot press -- have yet to roil the usually roilable rightbloggers, despite the involvement of an Obama. There were a few takers. These affected sympathy, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    The Date Night Heard Around the World--A Roundup of Reactions to the Obamas' Blue Hill Dinner

    Days after the Obamas graced New York with their presence, reports of the presidential date night are still pouring in. And, while FOXNews was mostly concerned with how much the evening cost taxpayers (a minimum of $24,000 is the conservative--pun intended--estimate), other media outlets were more i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Michelle Obama's Place is in the Kitchen?

    Never mind the hysteria over the Obamas' choice of Blue Hill for dinner on Saturday. According to Amanda Hesser, Mrs. Obama should have been in the kitchen herself. In a Saturday op-ed in the Times, Hesser first inexplicably reminds us that Mrs. Obama has "roots in the working class," and goes on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    The Queen 2: This Time It's Personal

    How long before we get a sequel to the Oscar winning The Queen, with Helen Mirren recoiling as American First Lady Michelle Obama (played by Angela Bassett), dares to touch her royal-assed self? The film will examine the conflicting emotions inherent in a situation involving the first time the Queen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Sarah Palin Doesn't Read the Village Voice

    She thinks the liberal media is agin' her but loves Caroline Kennedy: "I've been interested to see how Caroline Kennedy will be handled and if she will be handled with kid gloves or if she will be under such a microscope... It's going to be interesting to see how that plays out and I think that as w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    10 Questions for Barack and Michelle Obama's 60 Minutes Interview

    It's not too late -- the interview's today. Someone get these to Steve Kroft: 1.) We applied for a job at but there was no multimedia option. Where can we send our audition video? 2.) There's a lot of talk about Hillary Clinton becoming Secretary of State. Aren't you afraid that if she ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 22, 2008


    Think Beverly Hillbillies, Wasilla-style

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Whattaya Know: Michelle Obama Caviar Story is Bullshit

    The Post's Page Six runs a rare correction today, Gawker points out, saying the story it ran about Michelle Obama feasting on lobster and caviar at the Waldorf was bullshit. Apparently the future first lady wasn't even staying at the Waldorf. Corrections have yet to appear at USS Neverdock, Atlas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Just One of the Girls? Michelle Obama's Appearance on The View

    Michelle Obama's guest host slot on ABC's morning gab-fest was either brilliant or calculated, depending on your point of, um, view. The Daily News places the wife of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on the front page for her fashion prowess. Obama donned a $148 black-and-whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    The Schnorring of America -- Obama is About to End It

    Are we entering an era of ubuntu? Barry Obama's apparent victory over Hillary Clinton helps loosen a painful 16-year headlock on Americans. Practically all that's standing in his way is John McCain. At least McCain is wiser than George W. Bush. But then, who isn't? McCain, however, is a supporter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Jenna Bush's Wedding Photos: More of the Same

    The wedding of First Daughter Jenna Bush is legitimately big news, but it produces a bit of a conundrum in how the event is covered. No press were allowed at the event, which—as you probably already know—took place Saturday at President Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch. Because of the media ... More >>

  • Film

    September 21, 2004
  • News

    September 14, 2004
  • News

    August 3, 2004
  • NYC Life

    July 27, 2004
  • News

    July 20, 2004

    A Glimpse of Real Democrats

    The other sides of the party and its issues—including Africa and the plight of a dead GOP president

  • Theater

    April 6, 2004
  • News

    May 23, 2000

    Wal-Mart’s First Lady

    Hillary’s Past Belies Her Support of Labor

  • News

    June 15, 1999

    The Hillary Clinton Cheat Sheet

    A Guide to the Scandals and Issues That Could Stall Her Senate Run

  • News

    April 20, 1999

    Wag This!

    Last Week's Contempt Finding Could Be Trust Buster for Clinton

  • News

    October 21, 1997

    The First Daughter and the Press

    Writing About Chelsea Cost a Stanford Daily Reporter His Job

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