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Lawmaker Yells Out During Health Care Bill Signing (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 23rd 2010 1:30PM
During the signing ceremony for the health care reform bill today, President Obama noted the members of Congress who have "taken their lumps" during the overhaul debate, causing one lawmaker to yell out with a comment that brings the room and Obama to laughter.

In this clip from an ABC News special report, Representative Gary Ackerman shouts, "Yes, we did!" in response to Obama's statement that some lawmakers took a political beating over the health care bill. Obama smiles broadly and laughs, but quickly recovers.

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President Obama Sits Down for Interview on 'America's Most Wanted's' 1,000th Episode

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 5th 2010 6:02PM
Few very shows have had the distinction of saying they made it to the 1,000 episode threshold. Even fewer can say they got to sit down with a sitting president. Now 'America's Most Wanted' has both.

The show's creator and host John Walsh scored a visit with President Barack Obama at the White House. Here's a sneak preview. You can watch the full interview when it airs at 9 p.m. Eastern Saturday on Fox.

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Scott Brown on Posing Nude Again and Embarrassing His Daughters (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 29th 2010 10:30AM
During last night's "10 @ 10" Q&A segment on 'The Jay Leno Show' (weeknights, 10PM ET on NBC), Senator-elect Scott Brown discussed the possibility of posing nude again, his chances at beating President Obama at basketball, and how his daughters reacted to his election-night gaffe when he stated they're "available."

"It's almost 30 years later. I'd probably have to do it for Mature Senior or AARP magazine," Brown said of posing nude again like he did for Cosmopolitan in 1982.

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Jay Leno hosting White House Correspondents Dinner

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 27th 2010 8:00PM
Does it seem like in this wintry economic climate that all the guys who have the jobs are the ones who keep ending up with more jobs?

Soon-to-be former Jay Leno Show host Jay Leno has been tapped by the White House to host the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.

Please don't tell me that Conan O'Brien wasn't available. And besides, I thought O'Brien and President Obama were friends?

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Obama Offers Holiday Wishes During Annual 'Christmas in Washington' Concert (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 21st 2009 9:44AM
Neil Diamond, Mary J. Blige, Usher and others performed for President Barack Obama during the 28th annual 'Christmas in Washington' holiday concert. Obama offered season's greetings to the nation, as well as special well-wishes to American men and women in the armed forces serving overseas.

"As so many of our fellow citizen struggle through tough times, we are called upon to help neighbors in need," Obama said. "And it's why, with our men and women in uniform serving far from home in harm's way, our fervent wish remains this season, and all seasons, let there be peace on Earth."

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'The View' Panel Argues over Obama's Performance (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 15th 2009 1:15PM
The ladies of 'The View' strongly disagreed over Pres. Obama's performance to date, with Elisabeth Hasselbeck assuming a typical anti-Obama stance, and Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Barbara Walters speaking out in his defense.

Hasselbeck said Obama was "delusional" for giving himself a grade of B+ for his first 11 months in office while being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey during Sunday's 'Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special.'

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Obama Recalls Christmas Gift From Father on Oprah Special (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 14th 2009 9:28AM
On 'Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special,' President Barack Obama recalled the most memorable Christmas present from his youth: a basketball given to him by the father who was largely absent from his life.

According to Obama, the basketball, which his father gave to him as a Christmas present when they met for the very first time, helped inspire his love of the sport.

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World goes nuts because the President preempts A Charlie Brown Christmas

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 3rd 2009 1:02PM
A Charlie Brown ChristmasIt's official: President Barack Obama has officially ruined Christmas.

Pundits and TV viewers from up and down the dial are calling out President Obama for airing his big speech on the troop surge in Afghanistan and preempting ABC's airing of the classic Christmas cartoon A Charlie Brown Christmas. If this causes a move for impeachment, I may never awake from my laughter coma.

Not only was the story the top headline on yesterday morning's Drudge Report, but the pundits really jumped in to turn the President into their own personal Scrooge.

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Beck can't explain his own explanation about Obama

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 1st 2009 11:00AM
Glenn BeckEvery time I watch a TV talking head like Glenn Beck, I usually walk away with the same thought I had every time I walked out of my economics class in college: "What the hell were they talking about?"

That's because there isn't anything journalistic or scientific about their pontifications. It's all "gut talk," particularly Beck who throws around more wild and unfocused theories about the ongoing war between "us vs. them" than a homeless preacher in a bus station. Chances are if you actually sat down and simply asked him "what did you mean by (x)", he would give you a 1,700 word answer that answered everything but the question you asked him.

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Don't count on Fox giving up Glee for Obama

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 4th 2009 10:08AM
President_ObamaThe only way Fox will air President Obama's prime time address next Wednesday will be if he joins the glee club. No, seriously, if the Prez could sing or dance with the kids at McKinley High School on the new Fox series, Glee, he'd have a better chance of getting air time than he does as the Commander in Chief. Fox is not expected to show President Obama's address to Congress.

Fox has already shown an unwillingness to interrupt prime time for President Obama. Back in March, the network chose not to air a press conference. To be honest, Obama has been on TV a lot more than President George W. Bush. All that prime time real estate is expensive, and the networks have squawked about how often Obama has requested the air time.

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Barack Obama's Presidential addresses ... who loves ya, baby?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 24th 2009 9:04AM
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The networks have been getting their collective panties in a bunch over Barack Obama's need to go on television every time gravity starts to effect the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

They claim it not only screws up their schedule, but it also costs them millions in advertising revenue. Normally, I'd say that anything that keeps more advertising from pouring out of my TV and infecting my eyeballs with its sludge of persuasion (brought to you by the makers of the Gelatin of Ignorance and the Gas of Shame) is a good thing, but they do have a point.

And unlike most TV talking heads, past and current White House Chiefs of Staff or people who donated half of their brain to science (that last one may be a redundancy), there are two sides to every story. So here's a breakdown of the lovers and the haters of the Barack Obama TV brewhaha.

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Networks want Barack Obama to butt out

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 21st 2009 9:02AM
President Barack ObamaPresident Barack Obama wants to make another primetime address to the nation, but the networks are puking in their soup over it.

The White House has another address scheduled for Tuesday, and the networks are raising holy hell over having to shift their schedules to make room for him.

Tuesday is a prime choice cut for the four major networks (five if you count the CW) and shows like American Idol, Bones and The Biggest Loser are having to play musical chairs because of his address.

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Will more time make the digital TV transition any easier?

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 27th 2009 7:02PM
DTV.gov logoYesterday, the U.S. Senate followed President Obama's recommendation and approved a delay in the digital TV transition date from February 17 to to June 12. If a similar measure passes in the House, then we all know what that means: four more months of DTV transition ads! Woo hoo!

Seriously, though, will it matter if the transition date is February, June, or sometime in Obama's second administration? At this point, even the most casual observer has figured out that the transition hasn't been communicated very well to the American public. People who have cable or satellite still think that they need to buy a new HDTV or upgrade to digital cable in order to be compliant with the conversion, people who got discount coupons for converters early on have found that the coupons have expired and they can't get more, and the people who have converted are being surprised that some weak stations won't come in due to the "digital cliff effect."

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