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Obama poster artist says drones have killed hope

The artist who created the iconic “Hope” posters during President Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign says he’d choose a different caption now. A camera crew from TMZ asked Shepard Fairey if he’d use the same word underneath his portrait of then-Sen. Obama, given his track record as president. The 43-year-old…

Virginia GOP emails zombie collage featuring Obama shot in head

Virginia Republicans spent Monday in damage control after the state party was forced to condemn an email sent around to some of its supporters featuring a zombie collage that depicted President Barack Obama shot in the head. In what’s clearly a Halloween-themed mailer, an image of a zombie horde from…

Creator of Obama “Hope” poster beaten up in Denmark misunderstanding

Shepard Fairey’s widely acclaimed “Hope” poster in support of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign has gained him international renown, but an apparent misunderstanding recently caused Danish leftists to view him as a pro-government propagandist. Now Fairey and a colleague are recovering from a beating by two men who accosted him…

Van Jones on the deficit: ‘We are not stupid. We can do the math.’

Van Jones, Obama’s former green jobs czar, kicked off a new progressive movement at New York City’s Town Hall last night with an ambitious goal — to build a vocal counterweight to the Tea Party, who he says has monopolized the dialogue on America’s economic woes. “We are trying to…

Actors, musicians demand end to inhumane treatment of Bradley Manning

A group of prominent actors, artists, and musicians joined with leading human rights organizations on Friday to urge President Obama and Defense Secretary Gates to take “immediate action to address the inhumane and unjustified treatment of PFC Bradley Manning at Quantico Marine Base.” “Despite the recommendations of three forensic military…

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