44: The Obama Presidency



Making the Rounds

Palin on Oprah: a preview

In these clips released by CBS today, Sarah Palin tells Oprah Winfrey that she knew...

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 05:22 PM ET | Comments (35)

Public Option Annie, the musical health-care protest

By Garance Franke-Ruta Washington has long attracted demonstrations, but the contentious debates over health-care...

Posted on October 24, 2009 at 03:20 PM ET | Comments (30)

McCain Admits Campaign Tensions Between Palin, Aides

Former presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.) acknowledged on CNN's State of the Union Sunday that tensions flared during his campaign between senior strategist Steve Schmidt and those allied with his running mate, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Posted on October 11, 2009 at 09:41 AM ET | Comments (56)

Palin's Book Gets a Cover to Judge

Sarah Palin may not be getting much love from her former colleagues on the McCain-Palin campaign, but she's already got a best-seller on her hands with her new book, Going Rogue: An American Life.

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 02:43 PM ET | Comments (148)

Kanye Interrupts Obama: The Mashup

Because things on the Internet move at, well, Internet speed, above is a mashup video of Kanye West interrupting President Obama's speech to Congress, released to the Web just hours after West pulled a Joe Wilson on Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs Sunday night.

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 12:36 AM ET | Comments (21)

Jon Stewart Rips into Birthers

Last night, comedian Jon Stewart brought his viewers up to date on the high points of the birther story.

Posted on July 23, 2009 at 12:31 PM ET | Comments (27)

No Recent Videos from Palin

By Garance Franke-Ruta A spokeswoman for Sarah Palin's political action committee denied a blog report...

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 01:48 PM ET | Comments (8)

Video: Obama Would - and Does - Hurt a Fly

President kills a bug. News at 11.

Posted on June 17, 2009 at 12:25 PM ET | Comments (14)

Obama Discovers an Ancient Likeness at the Pyramids

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Posted on June 4, 2009 at 04:35 PM ET | Comments (12)

Ring, Ring: Gibbs Confiscates Reporter's Phone During Briefing

The White House briefing room erupted in laughter today as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs put on his best high school principal face and confiscated a ringing cell phone.

Posted on May 13, 2009 at 04:10 PM ET | Comments (13)

Kenneth the Page Responds to Jindal

Last night, "Kenneth the Page" took to NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show to issue "the Jack McBrayer response to the Internet response to the Republican response to the President's address to Congress."

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 12:29 PM ET | Comments (19)

At 'Neck of State,' a Tie Isn't Just a Tie

Blog Neck of State obsessively catalogs and analyzes the president's neckwear.

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 07:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Song of Obama, and Other Inaugural Outtakes

By Garance Franke-Ruta One of the more extraordinary aspects of a mass spectacle in...

Posted on January 26, 2009 at 09:21 AM ET | Comments (4)

Obama and Air Force One, the Video

By Garance Franke-Ruta Now making the rounds comes this segment from a forthcoming National...

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 12:35 PM ET | Comments (25)

Dopplr Issues 'Annual Report' on Obama

Updated By Garance Franke-Ruta Here's a new company to add to the annals of Obama-based...

Posted on January 16, 2009 at 05:47 PM ET | Comments (3)

Dee Dee Meyers Offers Gibbs Some Advice

Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Meyers offered some words of advice to incoming Barack Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs about how to keep cool in the hot seat in an interview with a women's interest Web site while promoting her book, "Why Women Should Rule the World."

Posted on December 4, 2008 at 01:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama's Half-Brother, News in China

A Chinese television station report on Obama's half-brother.

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 07:15 PM ET | Comments (9)

Behind the Scenes with Barack Obama

By Garance Franke-Ruta As the Nov. 5 editions of newspapers across the country have sold...

Posted on November 7, 2008 at 09:54 AM ET | Comments (5)

The Daily Show's Early Call

Just like CNN, at 11(ish) p.m., faux-anchor Jon Stewart called the presidential race for Obama.

Posted on November 5, 2008 at 06:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

McCain Adviser Suggests NoVa Not 'Real Virginia'

McCain headlined a boisterous outdoor rally in Woodbridge, Va., today, while his campaign took heat for suggesting the populous region was not part of "real Virginia."

Posted on October 18, 2008 at 05:09 PM ET | Comments (95)

Pelosi's Pre-Vote Remarks Lead to GOP Finger-Pointing

Video of Pelosi's pre-vote speech.

Posted on September 29, 2008 at 04:40 PM ET | Comments (49)

Gov. Palin Gets the SNL Treatment -- Again

Tina Fey was back in the role of Gov. Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live" last night, interviewed by Amy Poehler as Katie Couric.

Posted on September 28, 2008 at 08:00 AM ET | Comments (113)

Mocking the Bailout as an E-Mail Spam Scam

A satirical e-mail is circulating through the inboxes of official Washington mocking Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's proposed financial sector bailout.

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 05:55 PM ET | Comments (20)

Andrea Mitchell vs. the Balloons

Andrea Mitchell gets deluged by balloons.

Posted on September 5, 2008 at 01:48 PM ET | Comments (26)

Hot Mic Picks Up Noonan and Murphy Dishing on Palin

By Jose Antonio Vargas It's all Palin, all the time, on the Web. Just...

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 07:34 PM ET | Comments (162)

Palin's Sojourn as a Sportscaster

Online freelancers dig up video and facts about Sarah Palin.

Posted on August 31, 2008 at 11:21 AM ET | Comments (111)

John McCain and the Applesauce Aisle

By Garance Franke-Ruta There's been a great deal of online and televised merry-making at...

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 06:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Return of JibJab

JibJab releases a new video.

Posted on July 16, 2008 at 11:32 AM ET | Comments (20)

The Democratic Race in Eight Minutes

The Democratic Primary Race in Eight Minutes

Posted on June 8, 2008 at 09:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Clinton Fires Back at Vanity Fair Probe

Former president Bill Clinton's office yesterday sharply attacked an article on the former president in this month's Vanity Fair magazine. --Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on June 2, 2008 at 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

And Now, a Live Parrot for Obama

A YouTube video makes the rounds. --Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on May 21, 2008 at 01:12 PM ET | Comments (16)

Baker Says Talking With Enemies Is Not Appeasement

A 2006 video clip of former secretary of state James A. Baker is making the rounds of the Internet. On it, he says talking to enemies is not appeasement. --Glenn Kessler

Posted on May 20, 2008 at 12:35 PM ET | Comments (32)

The Springsteen Vision for America

Is "The Boss" an elitist?

Posted on April 18, 2008 at 05:43 PM ET | Comments (22)

McCain Girls Are Your New Jalopy

By Garance Franke-Ruta Barack Obama had the Obama Girl, but now John McCain has a...

Posted on March 24, 2008 at 03:41 PM ET | Comments (15)

When it Comes to Spitzer, It's TV on the Radio

DC 101 radio sponsored a "Hooker Block" of songs at midday today in honor of New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer. --Peter Baker

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 04:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama, Obama, Obama - the Sequel

Barack Obama's campaign is enjoying another hip, tuneful, B-list-celebrity YouTube moment -- this time with an overt appeal to Spanish-speaking voters -- courtesy of musician will.i.am. --David Montgomery

Posted on February 29, 2008 at 04:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Drawing a Blank on His Man

By Garance Franke-Ruta Sigmund Freud, in The Interpretation of Dreams, devoted a whole section to...

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 04:35 PM ET | Comments (33)


An internet tribute video mocks Sen. John McCain and spoofs the will.i.am video in support of Barack Obama that became a viral sensation last week. --Jose Antonio Vargas

Posted on February 11, 2008 at 06:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Who Let the Dogs Out?

By Garance Franke-Ruta From the "Da-ad, you're embarrassing me!" files comes this newly viral video...

Posted on January 22, 2008 at 07:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Clinton Takes On Reporter Over Vegas Caucuses

By Garance Franke-Ruta One subject the chatterers are chattering about on the political blogs is...

Posted on January 17, 2008 at 11:44 AM ET | Comments (19)

Democrats for Romney

New viral video.

Posted on January 14, 2008 at 07:12 PM ET | Comments (4)


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