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Rise and Shine… (the after-party)



Barack Obama Killed It In His White House Correspondents’ Dinner Speech

Business Insider: President Barack Obama started off his White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner speech by walking up to the podium to DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win.”

How do you like my new entrance music?” Obama said. “Rush Limbaugh warned you about this — second term, baby! We’re changing things around here a little bit.”

It was the start of a speech that kept his audience entertained throughout, and one that ended on a serious note by paying respect to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Obamacare makes insurance more affordable for families headed by same-sex couples

Center For American Progress: The widespread nature of inclusive coverage is well demonstrated in the practices of employers: Fifty-one percent of small business offer coverage to same-sex partners of employees, and more than 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies do the same. Federal policy under the Affordable Care Act promotes the expansion of these positive market practices and authorizes the marketplaces to offer coverage that includes same-sex couples and their children in family policies available in 2014.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released final regulations implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act that reform health insurance markets across the country. These regulations address the types of coverage that insurers offer to families. In explaining the rules, the agency clearly indicated that all families need access to health coverage and that adopting a narrow definition of “family” could adversely impact the ability of diverse families such as LGBT families to access the coverage and care that they need. Accordingly, the agency explicitly gave states the flexibility to require issuers to include specific types of individuals on a family policy. Current market practices that have promoted expanding coverage for LGBT Americans and their families will thus continue to advance under the Affordable Care Act.

despite all of the sometimes confusing news and misinformation surrounding the Affordable Care Act, LGBT Americans and their families should take heart: Many of the law’s reforms are already making a difference, with even more benefits still to come.

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SmartyPants: Over the last few years the Washington DC villagers have developed a myth that President Obama is cold, aloof and detached. That myth is directly contradicted by those who actually know him and people he interacts with outside the beltway bubble. So you have to wonder what all those folks will do with this storyline once Mark Leibovich’s book This Town about the incestuous and manipulative nature of those inside that bubble is finally published. We already know that Politico reporters Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei are pretty nervous because they wrote what is clearly a pre-emptive strike on the book before its even published. But Jim Newell at The New Republic wrote that their reaction demonstrates exactly the point Leibovich is likely to make.

But as a justification for why President Obama keeps his distance from all of that insider obsession, its a pretty powerful statement. Its clear the culture is sick and dysfunctional. That the President choses to remain cold, aloof and detached from it all speaks boldly to his own wisdom. That none of them seem to notice speaks only to their own obsession with it.

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Actress and Activist Kerry Washington

obama whca dinner

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Photos: ‘Christmas in Washington’ with the Obamas

Diana Ross

That dress :???:

Conan in pain

Gangnam Style: President Obama meets PSY

Christmas in Washington, 2012

More tomorrow


christmas in washington (chat away)



Catchya later ;-)



These birther-busting sites are just sublime, they’re run by the smartest of people who take delight in forensically busting every idiot birther claim – you know, with wacky things like facts and documentary evidence. They crack me up:

Bad FictionReality Check Radio BlogObama: True and False

The FogbowOh, For Goodness SakeObama Conspiracy Theories

Loved this post today from Obama Conspiracy Theories:

The United States Department of State will tighten requirements for valid birth certificates used as primary proof of US citizenship for passport purposes effect April 1, 2011. [No, this is not an April Fool joke]

“Beginning April 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of State will require the full names of the applicant’s parent(s) to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for all passport applicants, regardless of age.  Certified birth certificates missing this information will not be acceptable as evidence of citizenship…”

Here is an example of a birth certificate that would NOT meet this requirement:

Donald Trump hospital certificate

Here is an example of a birth certificate that meets the new and existing requirements:

Barack Obama Certification of Live Birth from Hawaii



Update – CNN: A top aide to Donald Trump is sharply refuting suggestions of hypocrisy in response to the media mogul’s release of an unofficial document of his birth only hours after chastising President Obama for failing to produce his official birth certificate.

“I can assure you, Mr. Trump is a U.S. citizen,” Trump aide and lawyer Michael Cohen told CNN … The improbable presidential candidate set off charges of hypocrisy Monday after he provided what he claimed was a copy of his birth certificate to the conservative website The release of the document came the same day he told Fox News he keeps his birth certificate “on my desk” and would gladly provide it.

“It took me one hour to get my birth certificate,” Trump told Newsmax … But, as reported by the website The Smoking Gun and confirmed by Cohen, the document Trump released is in fact not an official birth certificate – instead it is a hospital “birthing record,” Cohen says. Hospitals generally provide such documents, signed by administrators, for families upon the birth of a child but they do not count as official birth certificate, which is released by state agencies.

Cohen said the release of the incorrect document was merely an “oversight” that he is sure it will be corrected. “In order to rectify the oversight, I am sure he will either find his original birth certificate or order another one and release it,” Cohen said.

He also applauded Trump for having the hospital’s birthing record, a document he says is rare for people to hold on to. “It’s incredible he has that,” Cohen said. “I know I don’t have mine.”



You know the funniest thing here? NewsMax is one of the kings of the birther movement, self-proclaimed experts on birth certificates. But when Chump gave them his hospital ‘birthing record’ yesterday, this was their headline:

So, they didn’t actually spot that it wasn‘t a birth certificate. :oops:

Titti just provided a link to this lovely photo. Should I ban her? :lol:

I was trying to think what it reminded me of. Here you go:



omg, lol






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