The White House

  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2014


    A new book weighs her chances for the White House

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    American Flag Edited Out Of White House Down

    Conservatives hate White House Down. called it "unrelenting liberal propaganda disguised as popcorn entertainment." The American Conservative dismissed it as "A Hollywood-White House-Democratic Party Production." "Obama-Porn" the blog Republican Party Animals crowed. Hell, even Mothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    White House Files Voluntary Amicus Brief, Demands SCOTUS Overturn Prop 8

    Nothing like a Presidential push to get the ball rolling. Yesterday was the deadline for parties to file amicus curae briefs -- or "Here's what we think you should do" memos -- to the Supreme Court before the Nine hears the arguments facing DOMA and Prop 8 at the end of March. And, in this past wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    White House Releases Controversial Homebrew Recipes

    Last week we, the people, demanded that the president release the recipes for his White House home brews -- the beers he enjoys so much, he is carrying some along the campaign trail. How did the White House respond? By making adorable beer puns and sharing the recipes, at last: With public excitem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Obama Will Release The White House's Beer Recipe

    We did it, everyone. Following a public outcry, petition, and the filing of a federal Freedom of Information Act request, the Leader of the Free World will release the White House's beer recipe.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Petition Demands 'Vapid, Condescending' Response From White House

    ​Lot of great White House petitions lately. First, the one demanding that the government "formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race" (the government refuses to do so); and now, a petition calling for a "vapid, condescending, meaningless, politically safe respons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2011

    White House Officially Denies Knowledge of Alien Life

    "I wholeheartedly agree with the White House. Carry on."​The White House has officially responded to a petition signed by 12,078 people calling for the government to "formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race." The Office of Science & Technology Policy's Phil L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Sharon Stapel, Executive Director of the Anti-Violence Project, Named "Champion of Change" by the White House (Q&A)

    ​Sharon Stapel, the Executive Director of the New York Anti-Violence Project, was named a "Champion of Change" for her work with domestic violence in the LGBT community, the White House announced yesterday. "[I]n honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Valerie Jarrett will join White Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    The White House Rickrolled Someone Today

    Remember Rick Astley, the ginger-haired crooner with the boyish face and sultry dance moves from the '80s? Whoever is manning the White House Twitter sure does. When today's White House correspondence briefing was dubbed not "nearly as entertaining as yesterday's," they responded quickly, succinctly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    This Week's Pop-Up Blog: Americana Week

    White House Photo​"Do I dare to eat a peach?" as T.S. Eliot asked. Two weeks ago it was the Frozen Treat Fortnight, while last week it was the Big Gay Food Blog. This week the obsessive product our our blogging will be food that's become a special part of Americana in observance of Independen ... 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 10, 2011

    Yet Another Hasidic Publication Denies the Existence of Hillary Clinton

    It's been a rough couple of weeks for Hillary Clinton! First there were those allergies that caused her to cover her mouth in the iconic Situation Room photo taken by White House photographer Pete Souza as the administration watched the raid on Osama Bin Laden. Then she was unceremoniously removed f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2011

    Newspaper Photoshops Hillary Clinton Out Of Situation Room Photo

    ​An ultra-Orthodox Hasidic newspaper, Der Tzitung, has photoshopped HIllary Clinton from the iconic White House situation room photo taken during the Bin Laden raid. (They also 'shopped out Director of Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason.) The paper has a policy against publishing photographs of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Photos of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Co. Watching Osama Bin Laden Mission

    ​The official White House photographer Pete Souza captured a dramatic series of images yesterday, May 1, 2011, in the Situation Room of the White House as President Barack Obama gathered with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other national security team members ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Barack Obama Wants to Freeze Pay for Federal Workers for the Next Two Years

    ​In what will surely generate an outcry among federal civilian workers, Obama-haters, and people who live to dissent around the nation, President Obama has proposed a wage freeze for certain federal employees for the next two years. According to the White House, this move (which requires congr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    What Did The Diplomats Who Were Shut Out Of Their Own White House Party Miss?

    ‚ÄčThat White House Social Secretary job must be cursed. CNN reports that "as many as 30 senior diplomats" were turned away from a party--held in their honor--at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue last night.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Naming the Dead: the 1969 March on Washington

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 20, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 58 A Half Million March For an Audience of One by Ron Rosenbaum WASHINGTON -- Thursday afternoon. "How to Attend a Military Funeral" was the title of a fact-filled article I found in Metronews, a PR mag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    The New York Times Takes a Stand Against the White House

    ​From the Department of You Done Good On This One: the New York Times declined an invitation to have lunch with the president and "about a dozen" other reporters at the White House today. Why?

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    A Walk in a Corporate Garden; Grub Crawls A-Go-Go

    ​Corporations like PepsiCo have started planting organic corporate vegetable gardens, where employees can weed during breaks and take home the harvest. [NY Times] Grub crawls are all the rage these days. Neighborhoods like South Williamsburg and the Lower East Side are ideal for grazing at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Barack Obama Was Really, Really Happy to Meet Pharrell Williams

    God bless America. All photos via BBC.​And the award for best life this week goes to N.E.R.D's Pharrell Williams, who spent Monday night inducing Anna Wintour and Oprah to dance at the Met Gala after party, only to then head south on Wednesday to take part in the White House's Cinco De Mayo ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Suggestions For The Inevitable Ice-T/Aimee Mann Reconciliation

    ​So this happened. They'll patch it up. Here's how:

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2010

    Obama Announces Recess Appointments

    ​In the face of Republican threats, President Obama announced today that he plans to push through recess appointments for 15 of the White House nominees currently pending before the Senate. The list of nominees announced for recess appointments includes Craig Becker for the National Labor Rela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    White House Attack on Fox: Everybody W(h)in(e)s?

    ​A cynical person might ask how much Rupert Murdoch is paying the White House. This weekend Communications Director Anita Dunn told CNN "Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party," that the network is "undertaking a war against ... 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

    May 11, 2009

    2nd Flyover Narrowly Averted by Quick-Thinking FAA, Mayor

    Another socialist White House flyover! This time involving some of Obama's fellow-traitor Navy flyers! Also, this one never happened: It was cancelled at the last minute by the FAA , which probably thinks everyone's had enough agita for one term, and had the presence of mind to ask the Mayor's opin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Obama's Billions: $75B for Housing Market

    The new, transparent White House sends out the text of speeches ahead of time, so we don't have to watch the President announce in Phoenix this afternoon that he'll ask Congress for up to $75 billion to bail out the housing market. First, they'll remove existing restrictions on Fannie Mae and Freddi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Overheard Quotes in the Night

    These utterances are verbatim, folks--they were spewed in all seriousness by various partygoers and clubcrawlers--and it's my moral obligation to pass them on to you without comment. I mean without MUCH comment: "Why did Martin Luther King get credit for 'I have a dream'? It started in Gypsy!" (Sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Obama Eats Food, Roams Halls, Reports ABC

    What's Jake Tapper up to as ABC's senior White House correspondent? Today he reported on the President's life in the White House. "At 6:45 (super: digital watch) he's in the gym," Tapper told a breathless nation; Obama runs on a treadmill and listens to Jay-Z (brief musical sting). His "heathful" br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    White House Phones Not Working So Good

    The new White House website looks great and has been enthusiastically reviewed. Unfortunately, when you call the phone number listed for "Comments" under "Contact Us" (202-456-1111), at this writing you're told the new Administration is "unable to answer your call at this time." If you try the switc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009
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    November 17, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    April 29, 2008


    Ministry give their fans one final pummeling

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Claymates Bring Down Our National IQ

    Claymates are the slowest bunch of doody heads to grace this earth since their miscreant parents voted Bush into the White House. Shameless worshipers of singer Clay Aiken, they clog up the web writing anonymous posts about how drop-dead gorgeous and ultra sweet he is and how they happen to know he' ... More >>

  • News

    January 8, 2008

    Giuliani's Immigration Problem

    Much as he hates to admit it, Rudy loved (most of) those huddled masses

  • News

    December 18, 2007

    Trail of Torture Tapes

    What did Bush know and when did he know it? Will the next president pardon him?

  • News

    November 6, 2007

    Crisis-Mode Rudy

    Just wait till the rest of the country sees Giuliani unhinged

  • News

    October 23, 2007

    'No Skeletons in My Closet!'

    Oh yeah? How Michael Mukasey and Bernie Kerik are haunting Rudy's run.

  • News

    October 16, 2007

    The Gestapo Inheritance

    'We do not torture': Groans from the CIA's black sites beg to differ

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007
  • News

    July 10, 2007

    'There Is No Law Here'

    A funny thing happened on the way to monarchy: a rare Supreme Court take-back

  • News

    February 27, 2007

    Obama: Who Is He Now?

    In Chicago and the Illinois State Legislature, Barack Obama made a difference—he did not just 'hope'

  • News

    September 26, 2006

    A Question of 'Compromise'

    McCain's deal on prisoners means White House lawlessness rolls on

  • News

    August 29, 2006

    Arlen Specter's Sellout

    Senate Judiciary Committee chair intent on rescuing Bush from felony charges

  • Screens

    July 4, 2006
  • News

    July 4, 2006

    Blind to Torture

    Our European allies in the CIA's criminal missions are finally held accountable

  • Screens

    June 20, 2006
  • Screens

    June 6, 2006
  • News

    June 6, 2006

    Pearl of the Antilles

    The elephant in Guantanamo's living room gets 4,200 calories a day and a Koran

  • Film

    February 28, 2006

    Alternative Realities

    Cosmic commies, Christian rockers, and gay Republicans at the 13th annual NYUFF

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