President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of The Union Address last night (January 28, 2014).
During his speech, Obama identified areas where he felt he and Congress could work in unison while also making note of issues that distinguished the Democrats from the Republicans.
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In illustrating a willingness to act on his own, Obama also announced that he will sign an executive order increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 for new federal contracts and encouraged the private sector to do the same.
[CLICK HERE to view list of minimum wage per state for 2014]
Other items noted during Obama’s annual address include: national defense, budgets, health care, taxation, spending, education, and international policy.
Watch video of President Obama’s full speech + transcript below… Continue Reading…
Love makes you do strange things and Kanye West is clearly madly in love with his baby mama/fiancé, Kim Kardashian and has said and done a few strange things lately.
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Most specifically, the
gay fish Mr. West has compared Kim Kardashian to FLOTUS Michelle Obama in a recent interview and it’s got everybody giving him the side-eye!
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First Lady Michelle Obama covers the April 2013 edition of Vogue.
It’s the second time the first lady’s photo has graced the front of the fashion bible, the first was back in March, 2009.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz shot the newest cover of Obama, who wore a blue and purple Reed Krakoff sheath taken straight from her very own closet. The green background, the cool color palette and the choice to wear Reed Krakoff is also reminiscent of the FLOTUS’ brand new official portrait.
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President Barack Obama also appears in a photo alongside his first lady inside the Vogue feature spread and there’s also a third shot of Michelle wearing an elegant Michael Kors ball skirt and sweater.
Check out Michelle Obama’s latest VOGUE photo spread below… Continue Reading…
Did you catch First Lady Michelle Obama
on the 2013 Academy Awards last night?
The FLOTUS wasn’t actually in Hollywood but she made a historic surprise appearance during this year’s Oscars.
One of the most powerful women in the country stepped into the spotlight to eloquently announce Oscar’s biggest prize — the award for best picture.
Actor Jack Nicholson walked onstage at the end of the evening right before the best picture pronouncement and joked about how the academy tradition is for the award to be announced by a solo presenter. Nicholson stunned the crowd when he announced, “It’s my pleasure to introduce live from the White House, the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.”
Michelle Obama appeared via live satellite feed on a huge screen above Nicholson wearing a shiny gray gown and backed by several people dressed in formal military uniform.
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FLOTUS Michelle Obama threw what is arguably THE BEST SHADE EVER yesterday during President Barack Obama‘s Inaugural luncheon (January 21, 2013).
[Sidebar: Y’all know how I love me some animated .gifs! This one shall remain in my collection of favorites for all time.]
Gawker posted the animated .gif of Obama’s historic side-eye, stating:
Tumblr blogger Mattyrab locates what might be the most important moment of the inauguration: this hall-of-fame shade-throwing moment at the post-inauguration luncheon.
Watch the first lady react to whatever Speaker of the House John Boehner just said, and take notes — this is master-class material.
Check out video of the epic moment below… Continue Reading…