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Barack Obama’s Approval Rating Below 50 Percent

Barack Obama approval rating below 50 percent

After enjoying a 63% approval rating after his 100 days in office, President Barack Obama’s rating has dipped below 50% to 48% after his first 500 days in office.  It’s been a tougher road for Obama as his tenure as president continued, especially with polarizing issues such as economic bailouts, offshore drilling, and the big one, healthcare.  While the stock market has slowly recovered, people still find themselves unemployed and obviously dissatisfied with the rate of speed the president is turning this around.  So, how does Obama compare to previous presidents?

George W. Bush’s approval rating stood 77 percent in late May 2002, just eight months after the September 11 attacks. Bill Clinton was at 51 percent in late May 1994. George H.W. Bush stood at 65 percent in May of 1990. Ronald Reagan’s approval rating was at 45 percent in May of 1982. Jimmy Carter stood at 43 percent in May of 1978 and Richard Nixon was at 59 percent in May of 1970.

Luckily Obama’s administration isn’t judged only after 500 days, but they will need to start to win back the people’s administration before they know it in order for a successful re-election in 2012.

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VIDEO: Leno Uses Old Talk Show Jokes for Correspondents’ Dinner

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Late Night, NBC, Video,


What’s worse than an evening full of lame jokes? Being entertained by a comedian who recycled them.

Although he was clearly headlining the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this Saturday, Tonight Show host Jay Leno apparently thought he was participating in NBC’s Green Week.

How else could he possibly explain writing a routine made up of old jokes?

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Obama Scores, Jay Leno Bombs at Correspondents’ Dinner

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Videos,


Ouch. This was not the way for Jay Leno to lead into Conan O’Brien’s 60 Minutes interview tonight.

NBC’s current host may have been headlining comedian at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, but it was President Barack Obama who stole the show. Although the POTUS helped get the nearly 3000 attendees warmed up with a list of funny jokes (including zingers directed at Leno himself), Jay fumbled the lead once he arrived at the podium.

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TV on DVD: April 13, 2010

2010 Winter OlympicsHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Alias Smith and Jones (Seasons 2 & 3)
  • Dallas (Season 13)
  • Emergency! (Season 6)
  • Faces of America (PBS Series)
  • Haunted (Complete Series)
  • The Lovers & Friends Show (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • The Official Inaugural Celebration
  • Tom and Jerry Tales (Season 1)
  • When They Cry (Complete Box Set)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Joe Biden’s Big Deal Quote on New T-Shirt

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Clothing, Videos, Oops Videos,


If you didn’t actually watch the signing of the historic health care reform bill, you definitely heard about it or saw the video replay - and not for the reasons most people might think.

As he shook the President’s hand in historic Washington, D.C., while he was witness to the signing of a large piece of legislature, Vice President dropped the f-bomb. Oops. You can see and hear the comment in the video above - listen closely for it right around the 14-second mark.

Joe Biden’s comment (which was “This is a big f—-ing deal”) has now been immortalized on a T-shirt, which you can purchase on the official Barack Obama Web site. The shirt features the date of the signing of the bill and the letters “BFD” in big black type. This is not an April Fool’s joke (at least, we don’t think so), and sources say the slightly tongue-in-cheek T is well and truly backed by the Democratic National Committee.

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VIDEO: SNL Presidents Unite for Financial Reform

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Videos,


“This isn’t Live, this is FunnyorDie.com.” Yes - and that’s why it’s hilarious.

In this Ron Howard-directed clip, President Barack Obama (Fred Armisen) is visited by the ghosts of ‘s past. In his dream, the former White House residents all team up to give the current POTUS advice on how to finally get the Consumer Financial Protection Agency created.

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VIDEO: SNL’s Take on the State of the Untion


Last week’s opened with Fred Armisen, who has enjoyed the honor many times this season. He reprised his role as President Barack Obama to deliver his own version of the State of the Union address.

Complete with real footage, the skit was hilarious, though Armisen’s impression is by no means definitive (or even very good). What makes this clip stellar is as Joe Biden. Just watch it to see.

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Obama Addresses the Nation: The State of Our Union

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Prime Time, Specials, ABC, Cable, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, Video,


President Obama took over TV on Wednesday night to deliver his first State of the Union address, wisely scheduling his speech to occur after American Idol (which has a higher approval rating). As Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arranged themselves in their special seats, First Lady stood poised with a large contingent of service professionals who were on hand to hear the speech. It was business as usual, but there was no hiding the charged atmosphere. Barack Obama’s first State of the Union has been a long-anticipated event…as is the change the country had hoped to see.

The President entered the room to a smattering of applause, smiling as he shook hands on his way up the aisle. Once he was finally in position, he handed copies of the speech to the other two highest-ranking political figures in our land - a speech which is also obtainable as a matter of public record. Keep reading to get all the highlights.

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Glee Actress Disappointed by President Obama

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Television, Videos,


Jane Lynch, who in meaner modes is known as ’s Sue Sylvester, thinks Barack Obama is “a huge disappointment.”

Like many other celebs who have publicly spoken out about the issue, Lynch believes that Proposition 8 should not exist. Prop 8, which banned gay marriage in the state of California, has created a firestorm of controversy and is a hot topic of political discussion among Hollywood’s elite.

“Shouldn’t there be safeguards against the majority voting on the rights of a minority?” Lynch demanded in her recent comments on the issue.

One thing at a time, TV stars. The Prez can’t get the war or health care straightened out enough to suit the public, either.

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TV on DVD: January 12, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

The Simpsons Season 20 DVD

  • 10 Things I Have About You (Season 1)
  • Becker (Season 3)
  • By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
  • ER (Season 12)
  • Fame (Season 2)
  • Jon & Kate Plus Eight (Season 5)
  • Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch
  • Make It or Break It (Extended Edition) (Season 1)
  • The New Adventure of Black Beauty (Season 1)
  • Robin Hood (Season 3)
  • Route 66 (Season 3)
  • The Simpsons (Season 20)
  • Top Gear (Seasons 11 & 12)
  • Transformers (25th Anniversary Edition) (Season 2, Vol. 2)
  • Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (Volume 5)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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