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Why Golf Is Obama's New Favorite Sport

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by .

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So we know that Obama is the “sports president.” He’s been to a Wizards game, aired a video to kick off Monday Night Football, taken in an Oregon State Beavers basketball game (wifey’s brother coaches the guys team there)–he even went to a George Washington University men’s basketball game (insert a Guantanamo joke here at […]

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Are Politicians Now Cool?

Posted on 29. Nov, 2009 by .

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*(I’m sorry Joe Walker, you don’t have to read this if you don’t want to)* This is a post about the Obama Gatecrashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi. I refuse to do them the service of linking to a story about their stunt, nor will I direct you to the Facebook pictures of Michaele with Joe […]

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I Care About Palin, Why?

Posted on 22. Nov, 2009 by .

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Sarah Palin is everywhere. News sites, blogs, TV, a strip mall near you. At this point, I half expect the former governor of Alaska to message me in my Google inbox: “Don’t cha know I have a new book?” I guess this book and its adjoining tour is a big deal. Palin was the Republican […]

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Do Something Obama!

Posted on 15. Nov, 2009 by .

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“You kidding me? You can’t be serious man. You can NOT BE SERIOUS!”¬† –John McEnroe, Wimbledon, 1981 and Collin Orcutt’s inner monologue, New York City, 2008 This past Wednesday, the Catholic Archdiosese of Washington made a threat to the District: change the same-sex marriage bill or we’ll stop running the social service programs (that you […]

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Mike and Collin Tackle the Presidency

Posted on 10. Nov, 2009 by .

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Fellow “Obama Presidency” blogger Mike Preston and I were discussing the Ft. Hood shootings over lunch today. At first, we tried to figure out what to make of the tragedy. But then Mike presented an interesting idea. He wondered if the shootings were reflective of something bigger, a darker mood emanating from the American people. […]

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Obama Lifts HIV Ban, Provides Hope for a Better World

Posted on 31. Oct, 2009 by .

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There are some days when your government re-instills your faith in its workings. There are some days when it makes you feel proud to be an American citizen. Yesterday was one of those days. Because yesterday, President Obama announced he was lifting the ban on HIV-positive visitors, tourists and immigrants. It will be published in […]

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The National Debt: Why It's Hard to Care

Posted on 24. Oct, 2009 by .

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Have you ever seen a five-year-old try and guess the age of an adult? “Umm… a hundred!” (Shake head ‘no.’) “15!” (Uh-uh.) “Well then, 83!” (All those in hearing range smile affectionately at the precocious kid and 35-year-old Aunt Jenny isn’t even offended) You know why this happens? Because unless Aunt Jenny is close to […]

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In Weekly Saturday Address, Obama Drops the Kid Gloves

Posted on 17. Oct, 2009 by .

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Good moooornnnniiiiiing President Obama. In his latest weekly Saturday radio/internet address, Obama laid into the insurance companies, calling them out as the biggest obstacle in health care reform (full transcript here): “The history is clear: for decades rising health care costs have unleashed havoc on families, businesses, and the economy. And for decades, whenever we […]

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Obama Wins Nobel — And a Bigger Bullseye

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

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“I’m trying to figure out, Celeste, if I want to be Barack Obama this morning, or if he’s under so much pressure to deliver world peace… “ —John Hockenberry, host of “The Takeaway,” to co-host¬† Celeste Headlee I woke up this morning to the news that President Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize […]

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Chicago, Obama Lose Olympic Bid: Mass Media Hysteria Ensues

Posted on 03. Oct, 2009 by .

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The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Yesterday, Chicago lost its bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games. One of four finalist cities, Chicago was cut in the first round of voting (receiving only 18 of a possible 94) by the International Olympic Committee, despite the presentations delivered by President Obama, wife Michelle and […]

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