All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘president obama’

Jessica Lange: How She Feels About Comparison to Caitlyn Jenner

Jessica Lange has been making headlines since Monday, when Bruce Jenner came out via the cover of Vanity Fair magazine as Caitlyn Jenner. Similarities between Lange and Jenner have appeared on several TV news programs and online as well. So how does Jessica Lange–known for roles in films including Tootsie and more recently for her American Horror Story role–feel about …

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People Are Actually Dumb Enough to @Mention Obama When Threatening to Kill Him on Twitter

As you may know, President Obama opened up a Twitter account earlier this week. What? You’ve been following Obama on Twitter for years? Well, not really. You’ve been following his campaign non-profit and possibly the White House. More on that here. So, now that the President has an official account that’s really, actually, seriously him tweeting, this is happening: @POTUS …

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Racist Google Maps Searches Pointed Users at the White House

This post contains language some may find offensive. I guess it’s the trendy thing to mess with Google Maps these days. Google has apologized and fixed what appears to be some third-party shenanigans that pointed users to the White House when racist searches were made. According to the Washington Post, if you typed “nigger house” or “nigger king” into the …

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Obama Urged to Reject Encryption Backdoors in Tech-Backed Letter

President Obama is about to receive a letter signed by dozens upon dozens of companies and organizations, urging him to resist giving government agencies access to citizens’ personal data via backdoors in encrypted devices. “We urge you to reject any proposal that U.S. companies deliberately weaken the security of their products. We request that the White House instead focus on …

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Obama Joins Twitter … For Real (At Least For Now)

Here’s the first tweet from President Barack Obama’s brand new Twitter account. Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account. — President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015 Like heck you say, I’ve been following Obama for years. Well, kind of. This account is not really President Obama: Welcome @POTUS, the official government account …

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Ben Carson Announces He is Officially Running for President

Ben Carson has officially announced he is running for president, adding yet another candidate to the Republican field. The retired neurosurgeon spoke with KOMO News on Sunday, and said he is in the 2016 race. “I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States of America,” Carson said. “Many …

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Obama’s Police Body Camera Initiative Kicks into Gear

On the day that Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby charged six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the Obama administration has announced it’s kicking its police body camera initiative into full gear. The first step is to spend $20 million on the body cameras, according to the Justice Department. According to The Hill, “$17 million would reportedly come …

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Cecily Strong, Of ‘SNL’ Fame, Will Host White House Correspondents’ Dinner

She has held her own against her peers at Saturday Night Live, but Cecily Strong will soon face her toughest challenge yet when she hosts this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The 31-year-old is a surprising choice to host the annual dinner. She’s not a stand-up comedian like her SNL co-host Seth Meyer, nor is she a known host …

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Malia Obama: Who Taught Her How to Drive?

Malia Obama didn’t go to a nearby Washington, D.C. driving school when she became old enough to drive. Instead, people from the Secret Service taught President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s older daughter to drive. Michelle Obama shared that little tidbit of information when she taped an interview with Rachael Ray for The Rachael Ray Show. The episode aired …

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Obama Approves Sanctions on Cyber-Attackers

Today, President Obama signed an executive order that will allow the US government to go after those who perpetrate cyber attacks with sanctions “Cyber intrusions and attacks  – many of them originating overseas  – are targeting our businesses, stealing trade secrets, and costing American jobs,” says President Obama. “In response to these cyber threats, our government is using every tool …

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Kentucky Wins Facebook’s NCAA Bracket, Obama’s Too

If you’re having trouble finishing your NCAA tournament bracket, you could turn to the largest social network in the world or the leader of the free world for help. Facebook mined all the posts and comments about all the teams in the field and filled out a bracket based on which teams garnered the most attention. Facebook’s Final Four is …

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Obama Somehow Finds Some Mean Tweets to Read

When we heard that President Obama was stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live, we wondered if Kimmel would have him participate in his best segment – celebrities reading mean tweets. But then we thought – hey, where will they find any mean tweets about Obama for him to read? Is there anyone saying anything mean about our Commander-in-Chief on the internet? …

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