Political Families

  • Voice Choices

    March 27, 2013


    Shake it at David Byrne and 
Fatboy Slim’s new musical

  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Could You Live With Ann Romney As First Lady?

    I know Mitt's a total joke, but how about the wife? Would she make the experience of a Republican White House any easier to swallow? Well, here are some wiki-facts about her--some inspiring, some not--to help you decide: The Mormon missionary rules allowed her only two brief visits with Mitt and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Michelle Obama Launches Recipe Challenge For Parents and Kids

    First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with Epicurious and the U.S. Department of Education for a recipe contest. Winners will win a trip to Washington, D.C., and have the chance to attend a Kids' "State Dinner" hosted by the White House, where some of the winning recipes will be served. The dinn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Andrew Cuomo Won't Talk About His Running For President In 2016. Everyone Else Will

    Governor Andrew Cuomo won't talk about his seemingly inevitable run for the White House in 2016, but everyone else will."All I'm working on is being the best governor I can be," Cuomo told reporters yesterday when asked about a presidential run becoming a distraction."That's where I am. That is real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Iced-Coffee Economics, Pop-Up Tools

    Iced-coffee season is upon us: see why you'll pay more for a cold brew than a hot one. [Grub Street] McDonald's has launched a project to support farmers and agricultural research in England and Ireland. [UKPA]

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Etch A Sketch, Teddy Bears and Lincoln Logs: A History Of Presidential Toys

    In a brief break from the depressing news we've been covering lately, we wanted to weigh in on presidential toys. You may have heard that Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom had something to say about Etch A Sketch yesterday. "I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign," Fehrnstrom said, before ... 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

    September 14, 2011

    Sarah Palin Had a 'Fetish' for Black Men, Once Snorted Coke Off an Oil Drum, Says Enquirer

    ​Joe McGinniss' highly anticipated tell-all about Sarah Palin, which you will want to be buying after this -- it's out September 20 -- may actually merit all that anticipation. According to the National Enquirer, which seems to have gotten ahold of a galley of (or some savvy publishing sources ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Anna Wintour Supports Gay Marriage in New York

    The Vogue editor and fashion world icon took 31 seconds out of her day to vouch on video for New Yorkers For Marriage Equality as part of the Human Rights Campaign. (If she took more than one take to nail it we'll eat our hat.) Wintour joins a host of other notable New Yorkers and Barbara Bush, thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Beyoncé, "Move Your Body," The Obamas, And The Body Politic

    ​It was popular, for a while, to talk about African-Americans born after the civil rights movement as "the hip-hop generation," which implied that the swath of people being discussed was tied together more by a shared culture than by a shared political purpose. But it was hard not to notice th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Brooklyn "Hipster" Politician Meets Obama

    ​Lincoln Restler, the young co-founder of the New Kings Democrats, won an election back in September to represent the 50th Assembly District as State Committeeman, a.k.a. District Leader, calling himself as "an independent, reform-minded" member, the likes of which Brooklyn hadn't seen in a ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Todd Palin Had an Affair, According to the National Enquirer

    ​The House of Palin is crumbling, at least if you're willing to believe the most notorious liars in media, the National Enquirer, who report today that Todd Palin, the famed "First Dude" and father of five, cheated on Sarah Palin, potential presidential hopeful, with a "female massage therapis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Bristol Palin Semi-Apologizes for Willow's Homophobic and Illiterate Slurs

    ​In a new twist on a fiery Facebook drama, abstinence-loving Bristol Palin has stepped in to apologize for her sister Willow Palin having called a guy who'd derided mama's Alaska show an f-word. But her apology is even more half-hearted than her sexual politics. First off, she doesn't apolog ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2010


    Better than Loveline

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2010


    The elephant in the theater

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2010

    Even Meghan McCain Hates Christine O'Donnell

    Beer Laptop = Real Talk​Political commentator, Dirty, Sexy Politics author and John McCain's daughter Meghan McCain likes to represent herself as some sort of down home Republican realist -- the young person shaking the wacky, old party crusties and screaming, "Gay people get to vote, too, y ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 29, 2010


    Ben Folds and Nick Hornby celebrate their new album

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2010

    Rich Woman Marrying Rich Man in Expensive Ceremony with Famous Guests

    ​This week, a Stanford undergrad created a website called Wedding Credential that catalogs keywords used in New York Times wedding announcements. ""People like to make fun of 'elites' but also to read about themselves and I think the wedding section sort of provides a bit of both," he told the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Chelsea Clinton's Ultra-Secret Wedding Suddenly Way Less Secret

    ​OMG, details about Chelsea Clinton's wedding to boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky -- once "under intense scrutiny and impenetrable secrecy" -- continue to emerge! Now we know, thanks the Hudson Valley News, that the grand 400-person invite-only event will be held at John Jacob Astor's former estate in ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2010


    Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe had more than JFK in common

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Bristol Palin: Quote of the Day

    "I'm not going to have sex until I'm married. I can guarantee it." -- Candie's Foundation Teen Abstinence Ambassador Bristol Palin, to InTouch magazine. Palin, unwed mother of Tripp Palin, works at a doctor's office while attending college. She is 19.

  • Voice Choices

    January 12, 2010
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    December 8, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    November 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Levi Will Indeed Show Every Inch

    ​"Everything's gonna hang out. We're talking full johnson," Levi Johnston's manager told TMZ about the Playgirl shoot that Sarah Palin's worst nightmare is doing on November 16. Or maybe he meant full Johnston. In any case, that doesn't mean some shots might not include undies too, if just to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Rightbloggers See Chicago's Olympics Snub as Obama's Foreign Policy Crisis -- Which They Cheer

    Last week rightbloggers were outraged when President Obama struck a conciliatory tone in his address to the U.N. General Assembly. They didn't like that, nor did they like Obama's warm reception there, and predicted this love-fest would only encourage our adversaries, with dire consequences for th ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 11, 2009


    Hey, you never know

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Barrett: Palin's Team Takes Swing at Voice, Whiffs

    Sarah Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein spent his July 4 in Fairbanks, Alaska, issuing a four-page statement warning news organizations not to investigate allegations printed by the Voice last October.Talk about waving a red flag in front of a bull. Van Flein's famous client had announced her upcoming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Obama Foodarama Profile & Breaking News--People Like Fruit Even in the Bronx!

    A new fruit cart located in what is known as a Bronx "food desert" has already become quite popular. The cart is part of a citywide effort to encourage fruit stand vendors to open up shop in low-income neighborhoods where fast-food chains reign. [NY Times] Obama Foodorama, the blog by Eddie Gehman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Obamas Dine At Blue Hill; Greenpeace Serves Up Endangered Species Menu

    The Obamas' date night in New York included dinner at Blue Hill. Was the choice of a seasonal, locavore restaurant politically driven, or did the Obamas just want to sample Dan Barber's farm-to-table fare? [NY Times] Greenpeace paid a visit to Nobu in TriBeCa for an elaborate plan to plant fake men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    The Week in Twisted Family Values

    Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was revealed to have done semi-nude photos, which added to the bizarreness of her rabid anti-gay-marriage stance. Here's a fake-titted ex-stripping "model" who gets on a high horse and preaches "opposite" marriage. I still feel Prejean shouldn't be dethroned, though. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    President Obama Loves A Good Burger; For the First Lady, Mexican Food Rules

    Douglas Emlen, an entomologist at the University of Montana, has sparked some debate over his comments in an NPR broadcast about the dung beetle. During the segment, Emlen said that he avoids ground coffee because it's full of ground up cockroaches. [NPR] Robyn O'Brien, known as the Erin Brockovich ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    New Book: Caroline Kennedy Expected "Automatic" Appointment; Ted Drinks

    Vanity Fair has published excerpts of another damn Kennedy book, Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died. Of special interest to us are the sections involving former Senatorial hopeful Caroline Kennedy. "She had expected that the appointment would automatically be hers," writes Edward Klein -- not ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Earth Day Prompts Green Talk; Big Ag No Fan of White House Garden

    A new study shows that the more choice we have, the more likely we are to opt for unhealthy foods. Fries or salad? Er, what do you think? [CBC] Michelle Obama has incurred the wrath of Big Agriculture by aligning herself with the locavore movement. The Mid-America CropLife Association (MACA) wrote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2009

    Sarah Palin's Latest Fiery Showdown

    On the April 6 Tyra, the guest is Levi Johnston, the hapless guy who impregnated Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol, but who at least got lucky enough to not go through with the whole thing. Well, Palin is spitting mad that Levi has gone public with his views, and her official response, through a famil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Barrett: Is Paterson Really So Befuddled, We Need O'Byrne Back?

    Governor Paterson says he may bring his former top aide Charles "the Savior" O'Byrne back to run his government. The New York Post says he should. The governor says that people make mistakes and that O'Byrne has already paid a price for his failure to pay state or federal taxes for five years, namel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Paterson: I'm no Liar -- Honest

    Here's the news break from a mercilessly brief press conference that just ended in Albany which was supposed to deal with legislative negotiations over the budget deficit: Governor Paterson insists he's no liar.Paterson got to answer all of one question about the budget when a New York Post reporter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    So How Did The Inauguration Stack Up Today?

    I was right there watching it--in my living room--so no one is more equipped than I am to size up the varying facets of today's historic induction, rating it as if it were an Olympic event. And it WAS, honey. Let's start with the most important thing--Michelle Obama's outfit! It was a bunchy, spark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Hillary Replacement Series Drags On

    With the Caroline Kennedy boomlet faltering, also-runs are coming into the spotlight. The Times has noted the suspiciously campaign-like activity of Representatives Steve Israel and Carolyn Maloney, and today says Andrew Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco has been obliquely bad-mouthing Kennedy to union lead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    What Is So Wrong With Regifting?

    Remember when First Lady Nancy Reagan was revealed to be a chronic regifter who once even gave one of her young relatives a toy that was already his? Well, maybe that went a little too far. You should never wrap up and give someone something they already either gave you or simply left at your house. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Obamas on "60 Minutes"; Press Plays Nice

    The Obamas were on "60 Minutes" last night, and their performance was low-key and mostly anodyne, with the President-Elect showing the requisite concern for national security ("I think it’s important to get a national security team in place because transition periods are potentially times of vulne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    The Obama Presidency's Legacy of Hate

    Obama's first press conference is already a hit with rightbloggers! "Obama uses his first press conference to make fun of an elderly widow," says Liberty Lounge, referring to Obama's mild joke about Nancy Reagan today. "Say what you will about President George W. Bush," dudgeons NewsBusters, "but I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Bloggerdammerung: On Election's Eve, Rightbloggers Empty Their Guns on Obama, Voters, Comedians, Waiters, Etc.

    The news in the final days of the campaign offers scant hope for rightbloggers. Still, most are rooting like mad for the home team. That's a normal American response to any competitive event, and relatively healthy. What's less normal and healthy -- by conventional standards -- is a wounded defeati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Michelle Obama on the Food Network

    Paula Deen's gonna fatten her right up. Sarah Palin makes me want to throw my television out the window and start setting shit on fire. Luckily for my neighbors, an email from the Food Network arrived just in time to calm me down. Just gaze at the picture above, breathe into a paper bag and think o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Michelle Obama Woos Gay Democrats in Midtown

    As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama romanced major donors of Hillary Clinton in Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening, potential first lady Michelle Obama appeared in New York City to facilitate post-primary healing among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    Kathy Griffin Craves Black Dick. Duh. has done a saucy feature on various notables and their thoughts about masturbation, and naturally, Kathy Griffin took her hand off her privates long enough to click out some answers. Here, for your orgasmic pleasure, is her q&a: *Is there one particular celeb or famous person you think abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    First Lady Paterson Greens the Mansion, Enjoys Thai Food

    Having come to the Governor's mansion in, ahem, less than ideal circumstances, Michelle Paige Paterson is moving forward with several healthy eating initiatives that make considerably more appetizing headlines. Today, Paterson announced that she would continue the local and organic food program th ... More >>

  • News

    January 30, 2001

    Scandal Handling 101

    Hillary Gets Fitted for a New Mouthpiece

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