3:00 pm, July 30th | by Grace Rasmus
Many experts are having a hard time figuring out how Larry Summers could reasonably be favored over Janet Yellen for Fed chair. A new editorial in the New York Times endorsing Yellen implies that the Obama administration has a problem with women.
2:00 pm, June 11th | by Colette McIntyre
After years of legal entanglements and courtroom setbacks, the Obama administration has finally decided to end its battle against the morning-after pill, announcing that it will allow women of any age to obtain emergency contraception without a prescription.
6:36 pm, April 10th | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s EOD roundup, The Atlantic sums up President Obama’s budget in nine words: “Tax the rich; Spare the poor; Remember the young.” You may think it’s nice that ol’ Barry wants to remember us but what The Atlantic failed to mentioned is that the President actually wants us to remember “Be The Young”, a Yellowcard song from 2011. Turns out Obama really loves the band’s mix of anthemic choruses and emotive violin.
5:30 pm, March 7th | by Colette McIntyre
Ladies, grab your vuvuzelas, put Kool And The Gang on repeat, and begin helicoptering your bras over your heads: after much Congressional kerfuffling, President Obama finally signed the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act into law.
12:30 pm, February 27th | by Colette McIntyre
While sequestration may sound like something you did once while you were drunk in high school but regretted ever since because some people won’t let you forget it and, like, hell-ooo, you’re a different person now, the term refers to a series of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts that could impact multiple government agencies, lead to hundred of thousands of job cuts and cause lasting damage to the economy — so yeah, it’s kind of a bummer.
9:30 am, January 2nd | by Laura Donovan
Anne Hathaway continues to receive praise for her performance in “Les Miserable,” but the acting feedback she’s most excited about comes from none other than President Barack Obama, who she endorsed last year.
4:30 pm, November 7th | by Diana Gerstacker
President Barack Obama sent out a record-breaking tweet following his win (shown left). The tweet sent at 11:16 p.m. has been retweeted over half a million times since then. The connection twitter has with politics has never been so tangible.
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President Obama Trash Talks Congress: My Daughters’ Basketball Team Works Together Better Than They Do
3:30 pm, September 25th | by Sarah Devlin
President Obama and Michelle Obama dropped by The View today to give Barbara Walters a basket of White House-branded goodies for her birthday (since otherwise she steals anything that isn’t nailed down when she comes to visit) and talk about Obama’s bid for re-election. Throughout the interview, Obama repeatedly stressed the importance of a strong middle class and emphasized that the policies currently espoused by Mitt Romney mimic the same policies that facilitated the recent recession. More importantly, he also directed a sick burn at Congress.
10:30 am, September 7th | by Sarah Devlin
The Democratic Convention wrapped up last night with President Obama formally accepting the nomination for a second term as President of the United States, and giving maybe the third-best speech of the week. Even though plenty of attention was paid during the convention to women’s issues, Obama’s remarks were still notable for their specific focus [...]
10:55 am, September 5th | by Sarah Devlin
Michelle Obama’s speech on behalf of the president last night was an unqualified success — it was moving, funny, inspiring and genuine. The Washington Post‘s camera captured many convention-goers applauding, nodding, and smiling along with the First Lady’s words. But out of the countless reaction shots in the 25-minute speech, very few of them came from men.