Topic: President Obama

Will Beyonce’s Lip-Synching Hurt Her Career?

Will Beyonce's Lip-Synching Hurt Her Career?

It was the news heard round the world, or at least the twittersphere: Beyoncé lip-synched her stunning rendition of the National Anthem at President Obama‘s inauguration on Monday. Now, other pop stars are responding, with 2009 inauguration singer Aretha Franklin saying she “cracked up” upon hearing the news. Will news of Beyonce’s lip synching damage her professional reputation? More »

Here’s Jon Stewart’s Brutal Takedown Of MSNBC And Fox News’ Inauguration Coverage

Here's Jon Stewart's Brutal Takedown Of MSNBC And Fox News' Inauguration Coverage

The second day of Daily Show host’s Jon Stewart‘s inauguration coverage took a brutal look at how MSNBCFox News and CNN covered Monday’s events.

How did MSNBC cover the event? By remaking about its “massive crowd.” Fox, on the other hand, noted a “much smaller crowd than four years ago.” CNN, meanwhile, was too preoccupied with Michelle Obama‘s dress to notice. More »

President Obama’s Disappointing Record On Hiring Women

President Obama’s Disappointing Record On Hiring Women

The first action Barack Obama took as president was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extends the legal rights of women who have experienced pay discrimination on the job. It’s something he mentions often, as he has cultivated a reputation as a female-friendly president. To be fair, it wasn’t that hard to do when the other guy was Mitt “Binders Full of Women” Romney. But as the New York Times reports today, his inner circle is currently almost 100% male. More »

Obama’s Defense Of Susan Rice Wasn’t Sexist, But She Shouldn’t Be Secretary Of State

Obama's Defense Of Susan Rice Wasn't Sexist, But She Shouldn't Be Secretary Of State

President Obama is receiving flack today for defending his decision to possibly nominate  U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for Secretary of State. Rice has been criticized, most notably by John McCain and Lindsay Graham, for her handling of the immediate aftermath of the deadly Sept. 11 Libya. They are saying her labeling of the attack as a spontaneous outburst of violence rather than a planned terrorist strike makes her an unqualified nominee. More »