Who the hell does National Security Advisor Susan Rice think she is? Does she believe in freedom of speech? How else to explain her disdainful tweet Read More
The Daily Caller, the conservative website founded by Tucker Carlson, is calling out the first African-American President of the United States for not having any white dogs as pets.
“With the addition of Sunny, the Obamas now have two black Portuguese water dogs. The Obamas do not have any white dogs,” reporter Patrick Howley noted in a blog post last night about the latest canine addition to the First Family.
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Manhattanite Jason Furman earned Senate confirmation on Thursday, becoming the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
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With the knowledge that the White House is spying on your every move, you just gotta laugh, right?
Amidst the controversy surrounding the NSA’s Internet and phone monitoring program comes the newest Tumblr sensation: “Obama is Checking Your Email.” The parody page, which quickly went viral after its Sunday debut, shows images of Read More
American women are desperate to get their hands on Michelle Obama’s arms, according to the LA Times.
The number of women seeking cosmetic “upper arm lift” procedures, or brachioplasties, has increased exponentially in the past few years, with the number of procedures up a whopping 4,378 percent from 2000 to 2012, according to a Read More
Madonna has attempted to explain her reference to President Barack Obama as a “black Muslim in the White House” onstage at a Washington stop on her MDNA Tour. (On her New York stop, the singer had featured a massive “OBAMA” tattoo on her back while singing “Like a Virgin.”)
One day in mid-July, President Obama addressed the nation—“not so much as a president” but “as a father and as a husband.” It was, he said, the “darkest of days”: the aftermath of the horrific slaughter of moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado. It was the right speech at the right moment, the right way to address the unaddressable. Mitt Romney, too, spoke of his sincere sorrow for the loss of life—similarly speaking “as a father and a grandfather, a husband, and an American.”
Neither man campaigned that day.
But two weeks later, when another lunatic shooter opened fire on another group of husbands and wives and fathers and sons and mothers and grandparents? The campaigns didn’t skip a beat. Neither candidate appeared on the scene.
Jon Cooper first met Barack Obama in 2007, a few weeks before Obama announced a run for president and back when he was mostly known as a promising first-term U.S. senator with a gift for oration. At a low-dollar fund-raiser in Midtown Manhattan, Mr. Cooper, the president of a large electronics manufacturing company and then the majority leader of the Suffolk County Legislature, stood next to Mr. Obama after he had taken questions from guests. Mr. Cooper pulled out a Christmas card that he had mailed to friends and family and showed it to the Illinois senator.
The card showed Mr. Cooper and Robert Cooper, his domestic partner of 27 years, and the couple’s five adopted children. (Robert Cooper changed his last name when the couple adopted their first child 25 years ago.)
“He told me how beautiful my family looked, and I said to him that I hoped that if you decide to run for president that you will remain a strong and consistent advocate for gay rights and for gay marriage,” Mr. Cooper recalled.
As Republican and Democrats gear up for what increasingly seems likely to be one of the dirtiest presidential elections in memory, eyes are turning to the grandest and most welcome endorsement of all: cold hard cash.
In the real estate bubble of New York, views vary on how vocal your support of any one candidate should be, or at least that is what the builder-donors are telling The Real Deal.
With turkey season around the corner, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the things for which we’re grateful. (Christmas/Hanukkah is better spent getting sauced, and New Year’s Eve is the time for making New Year’s resolutions with week-long expiration dates.) For those of us at The New York Observer, it’s hard to choose just what we’re the most thankful for. Is it the Occupy Wall Street movement, for providing us with a rich number of stories to cover for the past two months? Or should we be thanking Josh Schwartz & Co. over at Gossip Girl—which celebrated its 100th episode with a party at Cipriani this weekend—for introducing the nation to our very own “Power Couples” list?