Barack Gump (aka Forrest Obama)

May 18, 2012

President Obama has routinely assumed the personas of former U.S. presidents. In this photo, Obama is channeling an iconic image of John F. Kennedy known as “The Loneliest Job.” Now the Obama White House has “amended” JFK’s online biography—and the bios of many other of the past century’s U.S. presidents—with a closing “Did You Know?” section in […]

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Inside Rev. Wright’s “Cardboard Box”

May 17, 2012

Edward Klein’s new book about Barack Obama, The Amateur, takes its title from an alleged quote by former President Bill Clinton. Calling Obama an “amateur” is only one of many stunning claims offered in Klein’s unauthorized biography. But Clinton’s criticism of his wife’s earlier presidential rival is minor compared to allegations made by Rev. Jeremiah […]

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May 15, 2012

Newsweek visually punctuates Obama’s support for gay marriage by updating his ubiquitous 2008 halo. The increasingly sensational periodical merges the divine floatation device with the rainbow colors of gay solidarity. Andrew Sullivan attempts to make the case that “Obama’s life as a biracial man has deep ties to the gay experience” in the accompanying article. Bookmark […]

May 7, 2012

President Obama launched his first official reelection campaign event in a half-empty arena at Ohio State University—the largest college in the crucial swing state—on Saturday. Mitt Romney’s campaign spokesman Ryan Williams released a view from the floor on Twitter and commented: “Not the ‘overflow’ crowd he promised.” The photo may have felt like payback for […]

April 16, 2012

President Obama’s visit to Florida Atlantic University last week may have served as a preview of his reelection campaign’s coming attractions. The president hasn’t appeared particularly messianic battling the Supreme Court over Obamacare, faulting a Republican House for the poor economy, or blaming “Big Oil” for high gas prices. “An America Built To Last” and “Fair Share” don’t sound quite […]

April 9, 2012

In his weekly address, President Obama reflected on the meaning of Easter and Passover. He said both holidays “have their roots in miracles that took place thousands of years ago” and “remind us of the common thread of humanity that connects us all.” As a Christian, Obama said Easter is a time to “reflect and rejoice” and recommit […]