Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

G.W. Republicans Release Press Release Against Sonia Sotomayor

Umm. Okay [PDF].

What About the Pro-Abstinence Realists?

Last month, I wrote a story on why the government won't fund local youth AIDS prevention group WAIT (or Washington AIDS International Teens). WAIT's problem was this:
a. Their goal was stopping the spread of HIV.
b. Their methodology was abstinence.
c. The government only funds one or the other.
Last week, President Obama proposed to add another roadblock [...]

Do Obama Supporters Shun High Heels?

In a blog post entitled Sigh . . ., El Guapo in DC makes his triumphant return by lamenting the mass exodus of high-heel wearing ladies from the district. "Ballerina flats," he writes. "Si, ballerina shoes. The women of DC have for some reason turned to wearing ballerina shoes. Have they done this to spite [...]

“On 9/11, I Think They Hit The Wrong Building” Protester Responds

Today, Mike Madden published a piece on Salon about the conservative tea-bagging parties staged across the country to protest Obama's first Tax Day. In it, Madden quoted Brian Smith, a Greenville, S.C., man who attended the Washington, D.C. Lafayette Park protest while in town on business. Writes Madden:
Another seemingly sedate protester, Brian Smith, a marketer [...]

PETA Encourages Obamas to Neuter Neutered Dog

PETA has written a letter to the Obamas asking them to neuter "Bo," Malia and Sasha's new designer Portuguese water dog. A White House rep responded immediately, informing PETA that Bo has already been neutered, of course, because Barack Obama does not need a famed animal cruelty organization to school him in the conventional wisdom [...]

“Is Gay Marriage Still An Issue?” Um, Yeah.

Oh, stop making such a big deal about this non-issue.
In yesterday's The Fix, Chris Cillizza poses the question: "Is Gay Marriage Still An Issue?"
Hey, let me take this one, Chris: Yes.
But let's back up a bit and see why Cillizza labors over whether or not one of the biggest issues the states are grappling with [...]

Final Day to Comment on Bush’s Conscience Rule

Tomorrow marks the end of the 30-day comment period on Obama's proposed scrapping of Bush's so-called "conscience rule." Bush snuck the conscience rule in at the end of his godforsaken presidency to allow all healthcare providers to deny services (or "abortions") to patients (or "women) based on their moral beliefs (or "misogyny"). Obama swiftly moved [...]

Gay Families to Attend White House Easter Egg Roll . . . Again and Again and Again

The AP reports that President Obama has invited more than 100 gay and lesbian families to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll. The majority of tickets are offered online to the public (and sell out within seconds), but the President reserves a number for special guests. From the AP:

Girls Kiss to Counter Anti-Gay Protest

Notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church came to town on Monday to protest homosexual sin, George Mason University's gay male homecoming queen, and "the Anti-Christ" (President Obama). When the protest moved on from GMU and Embassy Row to land in front of the White House, Westboro members were met by dozens of George Washington Univeristy students [...]

Birth Control Thrives During Recession

These guys, however, are probably hurting.
Cristina Page for Reproductive Health Reality Check wrote yesterday on one sector of the economy that hasn't hurt from the economic downturn: Birth control sales. Page's evidence of a contraceptive spike:
- has fielded a 30 percent increase in appointment requests since January