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President Obama Speaks on Passage of Health Care Bill (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 22nd 2010 4:15AM
Health Care Bill Passes, Obama SpeaksAfter much debate and frustration on both sides of the aisle, the health care bill passed last night, and President Obama had a few things to say about it on MSNBC.

"Today's vote answers the prayers of every American who has hoped deeply for something to be done about a health care system that works for insurance companies but not for ordinary people," he said.

Wait, he's calling us ordinary?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Bret Baier Interrupts Barack Obama (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 18th 2010 6:51AM
Bret Baier interviews Barack ObamaGood grief. Is there anything more frustrating than getting interrupted over and over when you're trying to get your message out? Especially if you're the President of the United States and have something to say.

On the other hand, maybe Bret Baier was just trying to get Pres. Obama to answer the darn questions. Watch the video from 'Special Report With Bret Baier' (weekdays, 6PM ET on FNC), and weigh in with your comments below.

Watch the video after the jump.

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President Obama to Appear on Fox News

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 16th 2010 3:00PM
Fox News is about to welcome a special guest to the home of fair and balanced reporting: President Barack Obama.

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, President Obama will appear on Fox News prior to the upcoming, hotly-debated vote on health care reform by the House of Representatives. The interview -- which is a bit of a surprise, considering the sometimes frosty relationship between the administration and Fox News -- will be conducted by 'Special Report' host Bret Baier.

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'America's Most Wanted' Targets President Obama

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 4th 2010 11:30AM
For the past two decades, escaped criminals and wanted fugitives have dreaded the moment 'America's Most Wanted' host John Walsh might target them. But now they'll have to face an even higher authority: the President of the United States.

Yes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, President Barack Obama himself will be making an unusual guest appearance on 'America's Most Wanted' as part of the show's efforts to mark their 1,000th episode. The series, which debuted in 1988, is credited with helping corral over 1,100 fugitives from justice as well as the rescue of 43 missing children.

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FunnyOrDie Video Features 'SNL' Presidents Reunion

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 3rd 2010 5:30PM
Holy 'Saturday Night Live' presidents reunion, Batman!

FunnyOrDie.com is famous for its riotous celebrity videos, but this one featuring current star Fred Armisen and 'SNL' veterans like Will Ferrell, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Darrell Hammond and Maya Rudolph, as well as an over-the-top performance by Jim Carrey, may take the cake.

In a dream, Armisen's Barack Obama is visited by Hammond as President Clinton, Carvey as President Bush Sr., Aykroyd as President Carter, Chase as President Ford, Ferrell as President Bush Jr and Carey as President Reagan.

Catch the video after the jump.

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'Glee' Cast Goes to Washington

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 22nd 2010 5:00PM
GleeLike so many of us, Michelle Obama seems to be having a hard time waiting until April 13 for the new episodes of 'Glee' to start.

According to the Ausiello Files, the First Lady has reportedly asked the cast of the Golden Globe-winning comedy to perform at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, which will take place April 5 on the White House lawn. The cast, of course, said yes.

Mrs. O and daughters Sasha and Malia are said to be fans of the show, according to the report.

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Obama Would Face Off With Jon Stewart But Not Stephen Colbert?

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 18th 2010 9:29AM
Stephen ColbertAccording to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, President Obama would happily appear on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' but is hesitant to appear on 'The Colbert Report'. Gibbs further explained that "I have yet to see a politician best Stephen Colbert in an interview on his show."

There could be another reason for the President's opinion given the different context of the two shows. Jon Stewart presents himself in a pretty straightforward fashion. He finds contradictions in public figures and makes them more obvious. Colbert's humor is more subtle and requires an understanding of satire and irony.

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Kids' Choice Chooses Kevin James as Host

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 16th 2010 10:30AM
Kids have notoriously strange taste. Some kids, for instance, enjoy peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. Barney is a perennial favorite. And few things will gets kids as excited as a chance to play with a cardboard box. Now you can add another choice to the list: Kevin James.

Yes, according to PEOPLE, the rotund comedian will be hosting Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which is set to air on Mar. 27. James, who as host will be in line for the traditional full body slime regimen, was effusive about the honor, stating "hosting the Kids' Choice Awards completes me."

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Obama Impersonator Pokes Fun at Sarah Palin, John Mayer on 'Leno' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 29th 2010 11:00AM
A Barack Obama impersonator appeared on 'The Jay Leno Show' last night (weeknights, 10PM ET on NBC), and poked fun at Sarah Palin's use of the imaginary word "mandation" in her critique of Obama's State of the Union address, and John Mayer's comment in a recent Rolling Stone interview that he's "masturbated himself out of serious problems."

"Mandation isn't even a word. It sounds like something our President Bush would say," the impersonator said, then lapsing into a spot-on Bush impression.

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Sorry, Snooki: the Obamas Don't Watch 'Jersey Shore'

by Gary Susman, posted Jan 13th 2010 12:00PM
It's been weeks now, and still, President Barack Obama has had nothing to say about two of the greatest threats to American security.

We're speaking, of course, about Snooki and The Situation, from MTV's new series 'Jersey Shore.' Alas, according to First Lady Michelle Obama, it's a show the First Family does not watch. "I've heard about it," Mrs Obama tells People, in an interview all about the Obamas' TV viewing preferences. "Not seen it."

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Barack Obama May Pre-Empt 'Lost' Premiere

by Gary Susman, posted Jan 7th 2010 3:15PM
UPDATE: Breathe easy, 'Lost-ies. Looks like you won't have to wait an extra moment for the massive three-hour season 6 premiere of 'Lost' just because President Obama is constitutionally mandated to deliver his State of the Union address. According to the New York Times blog The Caucus, the White House still hasn't picked a date for the speech, but White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says it won't conflict with the Feb. 2 'Lost' premiere. "I don't foresee a scenario in which the millions of people that hope to finally get some conclusion in 'Lost' are pre-empted by the president," Gibbs said on Friday. Conspiracy-minded 'Lost' fans will note that 'Lost' co-executive producer Carlton Cuse is repped by the William Morris Endeavor agency, whose CEO, Ari Emanuel, is the brother of Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. But did the White House bow to pressure, either from Hollywood or from angry masses of 'Lost' fans petitioning on the Internet? Co-executive producer Damon Lindelof hinted in a Tweet, that there was a deal: the White House would back off of Feb. 2 if Lindelof and Cuse agreed to bring back the Frogurt character. As Lindelof put it in another Tweet, "OBAMA BACKED DOWN!!!! Groundhog Day is OURS!!!!!!! (God Bless America)."

The castaways of 'Lost''s mysterious island may be facing a nemesis more powerful and implacable than time loops, hydrogen bombs and smoke monsters: It's President Barack Obama.

According to The Wrap, the president is deciding when to deliver his annual State of the Union address, and the most likely airdate is Feb. 2. Which means the speech would likely bump the long-awaited premiere of the sixth and final season of 'Lost,' which had been scheduled for that date for months.

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Best TV of the '00s: News Events

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 3rd 2010 2:03PM

9/11More of our best of the decade coverage, which started on Tuesday. You can read the other posts at the link above. We finish up the series by talking about some of the news events that defined the decade, and how TV covered them.

It seems odd to call the news events of the 00's a "best" list. As we started the 21st century, America seemed to have a different tragedy happening at every twist and turn. There was the Year 2000 bug followed by 9/11 followed by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan followed by Hurricane Katrina followed by the worst recession since the Great Depression. We've also had various celebrity deaths recently including the iconic and controversial Michael Jackson.

The tragedies of the decade were accompanied by revolutionary change. America elected its first African-American President. New forms of media such as social networking arose like a phoenix from the ashes of the old media.

The decade was filled with many ups and downs, possibly more downs. The full repercussions of the events won't likely be acknowledged or analyzed for years or decades to come. Wherever we end up, it will have been one hell of a ride.

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TV Moment of 2009: Lou Dobbs Quits CNN

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Dec 23rd 2009 9:53AM
In a statement published in the New York Times following his sudden Nov. 11 announcement that he'd leave CNN immediately, Lou Dobbs blamed the country's changing political direction for forcing his hand. "Over the past six months," he said, "it's become increasingly clear that strong winds of change have begun buffeting this country and affecting all of us, and some leaders in media, politics and business have been urging me to go beyond the role here at CNN and to engage in constructive problem solving as well as to contribute positively to the great understanding of the issues of our day."

Yet the events that led to Dobbs' abrupt departure were months, even years, in the making.

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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."

Watch the video after the jump.

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President Obama to appear on the WWE

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 16th 2009 11:46AM
President ObamaPresident Obama will be appearing on the NBC special WWE Tribute to the Troops on December 19th. Granted, it will be a pre-taped message for the soldiers, but that still counts, right?

It won't even be Obama's first WWE appearance. There were pre-taped messages on one of the WWE broadcasts during the last presidential election by John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (this was before Clinton ceded to Obama). The upcoming event is, to the best of my knowledge, the first WWE taping he has done as President of the United States.

Of course, in my imagination President Obama appears live at the event and steps into the ring. He then calls out WWE Champion Sheamus to a title match. He almost gets the pin until Captain Lou Albano comes back from the dead, runs into the ring with a steel chair and causes a disqualification on the whole match. This sort of thing is probably why my therapy bills are so high.

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