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Michelle Obama urges Africa to advance women’s rights

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – First Lady Michelle Obama urged young Africans on Wednesday to fight for women’s rights and battle the stigma of AIDS, using her husband’s “yes, we can” campaign slogan to motivate youth across the continent. Obama is on her second solo trip abroad as first lady to promote…

Thousands march against nuclear power in Japan

TOKYO — Thousands of people marched in Tokyo on Sunday to demand an end to nuclear power in Japan and a switch to alternative energy after the crisis at an atomic plant hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Brandishing placards bearing the slogan: “Bye Bye Genpatsu” (Goodbye Nuclear…

Rick Santorum borrows slogan from poem by gay rights advocate

A former Republican senator who warned that acceptance of homosexuality could lead to “man on child, man on dog” relations borrowed his presidential campaign slogan from a pro-union poem written by a gay rights advocate. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum announced Thursday that he would be setting up a fundraising…

President Obama on The Daily Show: ‘Yes, we can, but…’

President Obama drew an unintentional laugh from the audience of The Daily Show Wednesday when he added a “but” to his famous campaign slogan, “Yes, we can.” The slogan has been the target of much derision from progressive and conservative critics of the Obama presidency alike, a fact that was…

Obama: Republican campaign slogan is ‘No we can’t’

President Barack Obama derided his Republican adversaries on a visit to the US heartland Monday, saying their slogan for the upcoming mid-term elections was “No, we can’t.” “You remember when I was running? We had a little slogan, ‘Yes, we can.’ These guys’ slogan is ‘No, we can’t,’” he said…

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