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Obama Snubs Kim Kardashian

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Parties, Rivalries, Rumors,

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian was upset to be snubbed by President Barack Obama this week.

The reality TV star had reportedly hoped to meet the commander-in-chief at Steven Spielberg's USC Shoah Foundation gala in Los Angeles on Wednesday, and though she wasn't seated near the guest of honor, she asked one of her entourage to find out if he would meet her, only for her request to be denied.

"Kim's table wasn't close to President Obama's but she enlisted one of her minions to scout out the opportunity to meet him. Obama's table and surrounding area was swarming with Secret Service, and security was very tight. Kim's lackey was told to go pound sand, and it was conveyed to Kim that she wouldn't be able to meet him," a source said.

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State of the Union: Done With the Past

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Specials, Video,


For the second time in his presidency, President Barack Obama stood before the nation to deliver the State of the Union on Tuesday night. Many viewers had the option of skipping the speech because it was leaked online some two hours before the president took his podium. In the Information Age, nothing is sacred.

Obama opened by mentioning the Tucson tragedy, calling attention to the grim, empty seat within the chamber. But he quickly moved forward in the speech, talking at length about America’s greatness and spirit of innovation. It all felt a little empty … until Obama broke the ice with his first really great joke.

“I have heard rumors that a few of you still have concerns about our new health care law.” It came a little late into the speech, but it was the line that united the room. Laughter is much more heartfelt than forced applause, and at last the President of the United States was off and running.

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VIDEO: President Obama Addresses Arizona Tragedy

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Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, offered words of hope and inspiration during a speech he gave in Arizona this week. The president visited the state following the recent events in Tucson, wherein 6 people lost their lives at the hands of a shooter who opened fire in an area mall.

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Preview President Obama’s Appearance on Mythbusters

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Video,

 

President Barack Obama may be having difficulty raising his approval numbers, but can he get one of the world's biggest mysteries solved?

This week on Mythbusters, Obama will task hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman with re-testing the myth of Archimedes Solar Ray -- the supposed weapon that destroyed Roman ships around 200 B.C. by using only mirrors and the sun.

The episode will air Wednesday night at 9 P.M. on the Discovery Channel.

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New laws planned for Internet Privacy

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Internet,

The Wall Street Journal published a report last week saying that the Obama administration could make a move that is being called a turning point in privacy oversight. The White House is pushing for new privacy laws and a new position to oversee the matter, an Online Privacy Watchdog. The US Dept of Commerce is currently said to be drafting a series of recommendations that, if made into laws, would add a significant layer of protection for consumers's privacy when dealing with online services, everything from buying items online and giving out your credit card information, to how sites like Facebook or Google handle your personal data. While nothing is final yet, this would bring the US in line with other countries like Germany and the UK who already are tackling the online privacy issue.

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Barack Obama calls Facebook users to publicly commit to vote

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: News, Social Media,

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President Barack Obama has had a Twitter account for a while now, which many think was influential in getting him elected. With the election season coming up once more, Obama sent a call yesterday morning inviting people to install a Facebook app on their profiles called "Commit to Vote Challenge". The app itself is also more than just an ad. In typical social fashion, it allows you to "compete with my friends to inspire the most commitments". This is perhaps the first time a head of state has recognized the popularity of the social networks to a point where they create actual apps, in order to push their messages and invite people to participate in the vote.

Regardless of political allegiance, this is an interesting step forward, with this kind of embrace of online social sites. This is only a first step, and I wouldn't be surprised if in the coming years, we could easily see iPhone apps, online forums, and so on.

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VIDEO: President Obama on The Daily Show

The President of the United States of America appeared on Comedy Central’s Daily Show Wednesday night … but if you thought Barack Obama was going to spend his time trading quips with host Jon Stewart, you were wrong.

Stewart, as usual, set the tone for the interview immediately: serious but fun. He solemnly addressed the President and shook his hand before presenting him with Mug Force One -- a classic Daily Show cup, embellished in celebration of the occasion.

The two got down to hard-hitting issues right away. Stewart opened up the floor to talk about health care, Congress -- Obama’s entire administration.

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President Barack Obama to Appear on The Daily Show


The Daily Show has officially announced that President Barack Obama will become the first sitting president to appear on the series. The leader of the free world is scheduled to visit the late night talk show Wednesday, October 27.

Obama himself is a friend of the show -- he appeared via video conferencing only days before the 2008 presidential election (view that moment in the clip above).

The president's appearance is surely no coincidence. Comedy Central isn’t exactly a big news media outlet, but in its way the cable network is an active contributor to pop culture and the way people view the political landscape. Strongly left-oriented, Comedy Central’s audience is in Obama’s target Democratic and left-leaning undecided demographic … and the midterm elections are now less than a dozen days away.

Will you be tuning it to hear the President’s message?


President Obama to Make Mythbusters Appearance

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Video,

President Barack Obama will appear on the December 8 episode of Mythbusters, a show dedicated to disproving movie myths and other urban legends.

The Discovery Channel is offering few tidbits about the presidential appearance, but they did say the episode includes this question: "Did Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun?"

The Obama appearance will help promote the White House’s current message of science education.

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President Obama to Appear on The View

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Talk Shows, ABC, Syndication,

Barack Obama on The View

This Thursday’s broadcast of will mark two significant returns: the return of President Barack Obama and the (brief) return of Barbara Walters.

Although Obama has chatted with the ladies before, he hasn’t visited the program since March 2008 - when he was just a U.S. senator. Meanwhile, Walters - who is still taking time off to recover from her heart surgery - will make a special appearance for the event.

The hour is not only a coup for the The View, but for daytime television overall. This is the first time a sitting president has guested on a daytime talk show.

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