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Oprah and Obama, together again

By Garance Franke-Ruta
The reigning queen of daytime talk, Oprah Winfrey, will tape an interview with President Obama in the White House next week, White House sources confirmed.

Winfrey was an early and strong supporter of the president's, first campaigning for him in Iowa in the late fall of 2007 during the run-up to the caucuses and helping him draw a crowd of more than 18,000 to a campaign event in Des Moines. That same weekend, she helped draw more than 29,000 to an event with Obama in Columbia, S.C., in another critical primary state.

Winfrey's endorsement of Obama was her first for a presidential candidate and gave him a boost with female voters in critical geographic areas, according to later research into the "Oprah effect," as he contended against rival Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Winfrey went on appear with California first lady Maria Shriver at an event in advance of the Super Tuesday contests as the primary season dragged on.

Since the election, Winfrey has been less politically active and in recent weeks hosted former Alaska governor Sarah Palin on her show, leading to her highest ratings in two years.

Oprah's close friend Gayle King attended the first White House state dinner Tuesday night, though Winfrey did not attend.

Winfrey has said she will end her iconic talk show at the conclusion of its 25th season in September 2011.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  November 25, 2009; 10:28 AM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Media Notes  
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Do you as i notice that the rich, the media, are partying along as usual, with our so call elected leaders.As if things are booming, for you and i as it is for them.

Are they aware that main street is in, the worse shape ever, and the true name for main street is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Posted by: dv1236 | November 26, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Oprah and Obama are two of a kind..... absolutely USELESS!!!

Posted by: connie_cantwell | November 25, 2009 8:35 PM | Report abuse

I quit watching Oprah when she started campaigning for Obama. I did not think a woman with her influence had the right to promote one candidate over the other. I do want to know why she did not attend the White House state dinner. Was she not invited? I had heard that her & Michelle had a falling out about Obama so I am surprise she is doing an interview with him. She should know by now that Obama & Michelle use people & when they are through with them they throw them to the side. I wonder how Oprah feels about Obama now that is has shown his true colors & has surrounded himself with radicals, socialist, communist, & Marxist. He made a power play for the banks the auto companys & now for government run healthcare for the people which would be socialized medicine. Was she aware that he wanted to spread the wealth & tax her & other corporations & the rich more taxes to take care of people that will not work but want to live off the government? He wants cap & trade which will cost millions more their jobs cost all Americans huge electric bills. I wonder how she feels about him now or did she already know that he wanted to turn our country into a socialist government?

Posted by: egw7777 | November 25, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

When will he become President? The campian is over, do something!

Posted by: arby1 | November 25, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

The Messia sure has a lot of free time, while millions are without a job. What, did he produce a book Orca can put in her book club already?

Posted by: arby1 | November 25, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Will the Messiah match Sarah Barracuda's ratings? LOL.

Fear the barracuda, moonbats!

Posted by: thebump | November 25, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Ever notice how bogus bama and his thugs follow Palin around like a dog in heat. ummm ummm ummm

Posted by: bobojake | November 25, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Oprah is now going to appear with Obama. Whats the scoop Lady.

First with the winking, blinking Palin, who incidentaly hads a ghost writer do her book, which she will not admit to and now with the traveling salesman and egotist of our absent President who has diarrhea of the nouth and is a storehouse of useless information...something smells bad in DC

Posted by: LOONYBIN2000 | November 25, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

URGENT MEMO TO OPRAH (media affiliates, pls. forward to Harpo Productions)
cc: Team Obama

Please ask POTUS why his administration has allowed a secretive federal multi-agency coordinated action program to torture and impair thousands of unjustly targeted Americans and entire families with silent, high-tech microwave/laser electromagnetic directed energy radiation weapons systems -- including a nationwide grid employing cell towers, satellites and portable weapons and devices.

POTUS and other political leaders also could be targets of these classified technologies, which, when applied using Pavlovian techniques, actually could influence behavior, mood, and decision-making, or even induce injury, illness, cancer and, to employ a military term, "slow-kill" death. OR RE: "GESTAPO USA"

Posted by: scrivener50 | November 25, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

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