Thanks Obama! The Prez penned an op-ed for The Huffington Post, explaining why and how he’s going to get fair pay—and overtime pay—for a lot of workers who otherwise would be shafted without it. “… We’ve failed to update overtime … More
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President Barack Obama signed a memo today requesting that Congress pass the Healthy Families Act, allowing workers to earn up to seven days (or 56 hours) of paid sick leave, either for their own recovery, to tend to a sick … More
President Barack Obama delivered a speech in Rhode Island today where he touched on the gender wage gap, much of which is due to women leaving the workplace to take care of their children. You can watch his speech below: … More
If you’re not lucky enough to have a job that provides you with healthcare, the Affordable Care Act–affectionately or spitefully known as Obamacare, depending on who’s talking–gave you a deadline of Monday, March 31, to sign up. But what happens … More
Much to Republicans’ chagrin, Obamacare open enrollment begins today. Here’s why the Affordable Care Act doesn’t need to be so scary! If you’re already insured, whether through a plan from your job or one you purchased yourself, you don’t need … More
The 57th Inaugural Ceremonies featured Richard Blanco, who is the first Hispanic, the first openly gay man, and the first immigrant to recite an inaugural poem; the first-ever inaugural mention of gay rights; and this doozy of a fashion statementby Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and yet the Internet can’t stop talking about Michelle Obama’s eye roll. More
An estimated 800,000 people descended on Capitol Hill Monday to celebrate the start of President Barack Obama‘s second term with a day of political pageantry.
According to Cynthia Nixon, the characters from Sex & the City are all staunch Democrats. Nixon who played attorney Miranda said in a recent interview:
“I think Miranda Hobbes would rather shoot herself in the head than vote for Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is so terrible on women’s issues.” More
You have probably been so busy this fall watching the Presidential and Vice Presidential elections that you forgot to come up with a Halloween costume. Well, don’t worry. The Grindstone has taken your favorite players from the debates and turned them into easy, realistic masks that you can wear on the big day! From Obama to Candy to Big Bird! We’ve got them all and if you click on them and print them out, you can wear them! Take a look!
The Inspiring Note Every Woman Should Read
Source: HuffPo Women
Faith Hill's Braces Are No Excuse For Her Dramatic Weight Loss
Source: The Stir
Guess Which Movie Star Knocked Up His Girlfriend?
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5-Year-Old Girl Led Police To Kidnapper Who Dressed As Her Mother & Stole Her From School
Source: The Stir
20 Men Who Get Emotional Over Dogs
Ever feel like your job hunt has become a long campaign? Just imagine how the presidential hopefuls feel! Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are vying for the most important job in the U.S. With the market more competitive than ever, maybe you should stop searching and start campaigning for the job. More
Last night’s debate was expected to be a bit of a snooze, since the “town hall” format doesn’t usually lead to much man-on-man verbal combat. Boy, was that conventional wisdom wrong! At times it seemed almost as if President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney were going to start an actual fight. They didn’t, but they did do something else to get us jumping out of our seats: They spent real time talking about the wage gap and flex time! More
Last night, I along with millions of Americans tuned in to the first every Presidential debate to hear the candidate’s positions on healthcare, the economy and how they envision shaping the country.
As a publicist, I have a tendency to consume media in a different and more critical way than the general consumer. I often say that working in PR makes reading a magazine feel like your mom telling you there is no Santa Clause. We notice the placements, the messaging and how brands present themselves publicly. The debate was no exception. I was fascinated by the way that the media was discussing the debate. While a good portion of the coverage was around the actual issues, most of the coverage focused on how the candidates looked and the way that they presented themselves, proving that a good publicist could be the key to becoming President.
It’s been a tough week for Mitt Romney. A video was released yesterday of the presidential candidate speaking at a private reception in May with wealthy donors this year, Mitt Romney described almost half of Americans as “people who pay no income tax” and are “dependent upon government.”This, as you can imagine, has not gone over well. Obama’s campaign accused Mr. Romney of having “disdainfully written off half the nation.” There is talk that this will be a major hit for the Romney campaign and possibly a game changer. With this situation out of his control now (despite standing by his “not elegant” remarks) the campaign is focusing on what they can control: television ads. The newest one focuses on an audience Mitt is desperate to court: women. President Obama has a significant lead with female voters but Mitt is not going to give up. More