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After a speech that saw a surprised President Obama heckled by an anti-war, anti-drone, and anti-Gitmo activist, the Internet was the big winner.
As Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin interrupted and harassed the POTUS during his speech on Thursday, Obama repeatedly told her:
“Let me address it!”
She was eventually removed from the room, and Obama went off-script to acknowledge her concerns and even urged people to “cut her some slack.”
And that was about it, which means we can move on and laugh at the obligatory auto-tuned musical version of events that someone made online.More >
Justifiably or not, President Barack Obama’s approval rating has apparently not been hurt by a trio of scandals making headlines in the past week.
A new poll from CNN and ORC International found that 53 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing, while 45 percent disapprove.
This number remains virtually unchanged from polls taken before the AP and IRS scandals hit and the Benghazi scandal reemerged due to hearings.
A CNN poll taken in early April showed Obama’s approval rating at 51 percent. A Gallup poll taken in early May showed him hovering at 50 percent.
President Barack Obama said on Al Sharpton’s radio show that the one thing holding the Republican party together these days is its love of rich people.Obama: Love of Rich Binds GOP Together
Obama said on Al Sharpton’s radio show: “My sense is that their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations.”
“They would prefer to see these kinds of cuts that could slow down our recovery over closing tax loopholes. That’s the thing that binds their party together at this point.”
Whoa, tell us how you really feel, B!!
President Barack Obama outlined an ambitious agenda in his 2013 State of the Union address, focusing on the economy as well as many other issues.
Obama called for raising the minimum wage, increasing spending on infrastructure, curbing climate change and passing new gun control legislation.Obama State of the Union 2013
In what felt like a campaign speech, he repeated earlier calls for reducing the budget deficit through a mix of revenue increases, tax reform and spending cuts.
He also said he would support “modest reforms” in government programs including Medicare, as long asMore >
2013 sure has a lot in store for couch potatoes everywhere, and with the year kicking off with mid-season returns and replacements, the tube continues to dominate the storytelling media. Here we’ve put together a quick list of some of the most anticipated TV happenings for the year to help you map out your couch potato calendar so make sure you get in touch with your Cable TV Advisor and get your tube set up for the season.
Game of Thrones Season 3 Premiere
The White Walkers Arrive and Joffrey remains on the Iron Throne – this was how we left things after George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasyMore >
It’s official: we have four more years of Barack Obama as Commander-in-Chief.
The President was sworn in for the second time today, as Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath of office in the White House Blue Room a little before noon.
It will take place again in public tomorrow on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Following the mishap in 2009, when Roberts misplaced the word “faithfully,” the judge read the oath this time around from a piece of paper.
And all went smoothly, at least according to Sasha Obama, who reportedly turned to her father soon after his promise toMore >
The Obama Administration issued a response to an online petition asking the White House to commission an intergalactic Death Star a la Star Wars.
Sadly, it rejected the request.
Guess The Force was not strong enough with this petition.
Claiming it would cost an estimated $850,000,000,000,000,000 and that “the administration does not support blowing up planets,” Obama nixed the idea.
The White House was forced to offer an official response, since the petition garnered the requisite 25,000 signatures on the WeThePeople petitioning system.
As we’ve discussed in the past, thisMore >
“Our son is just going to know that daddy likes to smoke.”
So say a pregnant Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa in a new E! interview, as the couple talks of its impending son and the honest ways in which it plans to raise him.
“I’m not going to be smoking right there over the baby, because smoke in general and being high is not good for a kid,” Khalifa says. “None of that. But definitely he’s going to know what it is – and he’ll know the difference between being a child and not being able to use it and being an adult and knowing how to use it.”
Rose went on to say marijuana is akin toMore >
President Barack Obama squared off with an unexpected adversary this week.
A White House photo released for Time magazine – which named Obama Person of the Year 2012 this week – shows the president goofing around with the son of a staff member.
This little Spider-Man gave him all he could handle on October 26:
Fortunately for Obama, he was able to escape the superhero’s wrath, and went on to defeat Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election just two weeks later.
The little kid should take solace, though. He may have a shot to supplant Andrew Garfield when the reboot theMore >
A visibly distraught U.S. President Barack Obama fought back tears as he addressed the media following this morning’s Connecticut school shooting tragedy.
“The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old,” Obama said during a national TV address.Obama Cries During Speech on Connecticut Shooting
After pausing to compose himself for five whole seconds, he added, “They had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”
Then the president wiped the corner of his eye.
Do the groups stand a chance this season on The X Factor?
Eliminated early on last year, the remaining contingents have Simon Cowell in their corner this time around, as each made its case to advance to the Top 12 last night.
Were you impressed by Sister C’s vocals? Lyric 145 going boom and shaking the room? 1432 making like Taylor Swift? Or Emblem3 keeping their collective shirts on?
- Sister C – “Hell on Heels”
- Lyric 145 – “Boom! Shake the Room”
- 1432 – “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together”
- Emblem3 – “One Day”
Review the performances above, check out the liveMore >
Christina Aguilera is not one to hold back her cleavage opinion.
At the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference yesterday, the artist took to the microphone as the keynote speaker and blasted pretty much everyone in sight. Sort of.
On The Voice vs. American Idol: “I’ve not actually seen a full episode of any of the other music shows. I saw the commercials early on of American Idol of Simon being a dick. I was like, ‘Man, that’s not what it’s about!’ I didn’t want to treat people like that. I wanted to do The Voice to show that we can be positive. We don’t have to knockMore >
The worst kept secret in Hollywood is out, Simon Cowell said today.
Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez are officially co-hosts of The X Factor and will debut when the show goes live next month.
“Hi loves. I’m sure you’ve been hearing the rumors and I’m SO excited that I can finally confirm the news – I am joining The X Factor as co-host with Mario Lopez,” the reality star wrote on her blog today.
“I’m a huge fan of the show so I literally fell over in my chair when I heard that I was being considered for the role. The show already has such an incredible panel of judges and it isMore >
There’s a very good chance that Khloe Kardashian hosts The X Factor Season 2.
While potential viewers allow that bad news to sink in, Fox has unveiled an extended promo for this singing competition that focuses on nothing but bad auditions.
Watch below to see a man claiming to honor Britney Spears by destroying her single “Circus,” along with an even less talented contestant responding to criticism from Demi Lovato by sniping “You use auto-tune and I don’t.”
Damn, yo! Fortunately, Britney is there to side with her fellow judge, replying to his diss with: “I want to know who let you onMore >
Oprah Winfrey may have retired her namesake talk show, and her OWN TV network may be struggling by her standards, but she’s still peerless.
The daytime legend topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid celebrities for the fourth year in a row, earning $165 million from May 2011-May 2012.
Guess appearing on Keeping Up With the Kardashians wasn’t career suicide. Coming in at #2 on the Forbes list is someone you might not expect.
The magazine listed Michael Bay in second with $160 million during that period, largely on the strength of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
After his twofer of WarMore >