As the White House pushes legislative action, many others are looking for executive action to protect LGBT employees of federal contractors. “It seems like most people can do more than one thing at a time. So, let’s hope he does,” former NAACP chair Julian Bond says.
“We want to be at the doorstep of the president of the United States, so he doesn’t just hear from his advisors, but from families who are affected directly by his policies,” activist Cesar Vargas told BuzzFeed.
While commenting on David Oritz’s stealth selfie with Obama for Samsung, White House spokesperson Jay Carney joked that that the president might use executive powers to ban selfies for everyone.
“I need all the electricity votes.”
Media buys, death panels, Armageddon. The president announces the administration hit 7.1 million sign-ups in Obamacare.
A top White House official ventured to the Maryland offices of QSSI to share some bubbly as Obamacare enrollment hit a big milestone.
In a 2010 meeting in the Oval Office, the president told service chiefs they could “go do other things” if they didn’t support abolishing DADT, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said.
Yes we can….spam your inbox.
President Obama warned that increased traffic could kill HealthCare.gov on the last day of enrollment at a Telemundo town hall.
Saturday Night Live took aim at the president’s recent tour of the media to promote Obamacare that’s included Ryan Seacrest, Funny or Die, Late Night, and The Tonight Show.
Immigration, religious freedom exemptions, Syria, and Ukraine were discussed. “I’m a great admirer,” Obama says.
The Windy City will blow you away.
“The denial is an affront not only to this journalist, but to the entire White House press corps and to the principle of freedom of the press that we hold so dear,” said Steve Thomma, president of the White House Correspondents Association.
On the 25th anniversary of the first free elections in Poland, the president will travel to the nation bordering Ukraine. A signal to Russia?
“I heard about that. I thought it was a pretty cheap stunt myself.”
You may not have heard of them — but the new targets are Putin’s actual inner circle.
“It’s been a while since I won my pool.”
No matter what, it’ll take some cooperation from the White House. “Let’s not spend 90 minutes pissing on Obamacare,” one AFL-CIO leader said at a recent New York event on health care.
President Obama’s approval rating has hit a record low in the United States, but Kenyans still feel positively about the president.
Friends Of The Earth: “We cannot understand why someone who served our country for so long as and for so well is now serving foreign oil interests.”
The king of cable news has still got it.
Staff for Rep. David Scott, who’s been ripping President Obama over a pick for the federal bench in Georgia, calls Obama’s latest pick for the court “a step in the right direction. Signs the White House is trying to mend fences.
Funny or Die became the No. 1 referral site for HealthCare.gov in the hours after President Obama appeared on Zach Galifianakis’ web series, the administration says. The dignity of the presidency emerged unscathed too, according to Jay Carney.
Administration officials will post tweets about climate change while Senate Democrats stay up all night to talk about the issue.
No one in Washington is happy right now — except for the conservatives and liberals pushing to change the way prisons work in America. “I’ve been working this field since 1990 and this is certainly the most hopeful time I’ve seen in that 25-year period.”
End of public comment period on KeystoneXL pipeline environmental review ends the focus on State Department. “It’s up the president to decide yes or no, and it’s an easy yes,” says American Petroleum Institute.
The president awkwardly bungled the title of the Aretha Franklin hit while hosting the Women of Soul concert series at the White House, drawing laughter.
Obama has pushed LGBT rights more than any other president before him, but his administration has been inexplicably quiet about moving on anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Members of Congress and LGBT advocates want action.
It’s quite impressive to say the least.