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Next: Conservatives Outraged that Michelle Obama Puts Her Pants on One Leg at A Time. How Dare She?!

Kelly on Twitter called it: Remember how, in 8th grade, once the bullies selected a target, everything that target did, no matter how mundane, caused the bullies to spin into outrage? Pack a sandwich in your lunch? Preposterous! Who does that? Time to mock relentlessly! Wear sneakers to school? I…

Members of Congress invite victims of gun violence to State of the Union address

Joining the White House in its demand for tougher gun laws, two dozen US lawmakers will host gun violence victims and relatives Tuesday at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech. First Lady Michelle Obama will help lead the way, with aides confirming that the parents of Chicago shooting…

Jon Stewart mocks depressingly predictable partisan coverage of inauguration

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ridiculed the all-too-predictable coverage of Barack Obama’s second inauguration as seen on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN. MSNBC praised the “massive” inaugural ceremony and Obama’s “powerful” speech, while Fox News disparaged the “smaller” ceremony and criticized the “partisan” speech.…

Michelle Obama: Trayvon ‘tragedy’ should rally Americans

First Lady Michele Obama is calling on Americans to rally around the family of an unarmed African-American teen who was recently shot to death by a neighborhood watchmen in Florida. In a telephone interview on Tuesday, the first lady told NPR’s Michel Martin that her “heart goes out to the…

Michelle Obama announces her endorsement of Obama for 2012 on Colbert Report

First Lady Michelle Obama was the featured guest on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report.” Host Stephen Colbert asked Obama about her work with Joining Forces, a support group for military families, and the importance of hiring veterans. “These people,” she said of veterans, “are some of the most…

Ann Romney Is Mitt’s ACME Secret Weapon

Howdy folks.  Zandar here.  And I call ‘em how I see ‘em.  And today, yeah, I call shenanigans on this Politico article this morning: Ann Romney is the Romney Democrats fear most No, seriously.  When the hell did Ann Romney even become a factor in this race, let alone become…

Obama daughter safe after Mexico earthquake

WASHINGTON — The White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s 13-year-old daughter Malia was safe after an earthquake hit Mexico where she is on spring break vacation with friends. “In light of today’s earthquake, we can confirm that Malia Obama is safe and was never in danger,” said Kristina…

Massive earthquake rocks Mexico

A massive earthquake, measuring as high as a 7.6 magnitude, hit Oaxaca, Mexico Tuesday afternoon, according to USGS. The earthquake is within a few hours of where 13-year-old Malia Obama, President Barack Obama’s oldest daughter, is reportedly on spring break. The earthquake’s magnitude was originally measured at 7.9 before being…

First Lady tells Letterman about almost getting busted on ‘covert’ Target run

On Monday night’s The Late Show with David Letterman, First Lady Michelle Obama talked about Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog, her work with the group Joining Forces, and about one of the hazards of being one of the most recognizable people on the planet, the fact that she can’t ever…

Michelle Obama aims to cut the fat out of the military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Obese Americans in the military are a national security hazard and first lady Michelle Obama wants to see that change. Obama, who has spearheaded a healthy eating and fitness program for children for two years, will lend her voice on Thursday to the military’s efforts to overhaul…

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