Saturday, August 27, 2011

Photos: Obamas return to DC ahead of Hurricane Irene

The Obamas returned to DC last night after a nine day vacation at Martha's Vineyard, the popular island off the south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They were originally scheduled to return later today but decided to return earlier ahead of Hurricane Irene making landfall along the East Coast.                               

Monday, August 22, 2011

Finally! Michelle Obama emerges on Martha's Vineyard

It seems as if Mrs. Obama has been getting some much needed rest and relaxation the past couple of weeks. We haven't seen her since August 7, when she returned from Camp David with the President. But she was finally spotted yesterday, wearing a gorgeous skirt, heading to dinner at a friends' house on Martha's Vineyard.

Spotted: Bill and Hillary Clinton on an afternoon stroll in New York City

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her hub, Former President Bill Clinton was spotted holding hands on Madison Avenue in New York City over the weekend. I wonder if their outing had anything to do with the fact that it was Pres. Clinton's birthday on Friday. Either way, good to see them out and about together. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Photo of the Day: Michelle Obama double-dutches on the South Lawn

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Isn't this photo great! The White House just released a new crop of 'behind the scenes' photos including this one of First Lady Michelle Obama jumping rope. The shot was taken while she was taping the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award challenge with Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play back in early July.

Even the President got in on the fun below.
Loves it!!

Jon Huntsman's daughters featured in Vogue Magazine

Jon Huntsman, a Republican candidate for president, was featured in the new edition of Vogue Magazine along with his family. His daughters, Mary Anne, Abby, and Liddy, where also featured, who have been outspoken advocates on the internet and the campaign trail for their fathers.

They even started their own twitter handle, Jon2012girls, and tweeted the following about their Vogue feature:  "Check us out in the new sept issue of . It was so fun shooting with Annie Leibovitz!"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spotted: Joe Biden, along with granddaugther, Naomi arriving in China

Vice President Joe Biden and his granddaughter, Naomi Biden just arrived in Beijing, China. The vice president is in the country for a five-day visit about the economy and will later visit Mongolia and Japan. He was accompanied by his 15 year old granddaughter, Naomi, who is the daughter of his son, Hunter Biden. Earlier this year, another of Biden's granddaugthers, Finnegan traveled with him to Russia.

Speaking of Dr. Biden, I wonder where she is? Perhaps, getting ready for a new school year. 

Former US Senate Candidate, Christina O'Donnell releases new book

Former Senate Candidate, Christina O'Donnell can add a new line to her resume today - author.
"Troublemaker: Let’s Do What it Takes to Make America Great Again" was released today and includes details about her 2010 Delaware Senate campaign. In the contest, O'Donnell upset Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE), but went on to lose the general election to Chris Coons (D-DE). A tea party favorite, O'Donnell also talks about her witchcraft past and her infamous campaign video, where she proclaims she isn't a witch.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Video: UN Ambassador Susan Rice appears on 'The Colbert Report'

UN Ambassador Susan Rice was last night's guest on The Colbert Report. In the wide-ranging interview, she defended America's recent missions in Libya and Syria and explained why the United Nations is still needed today. The always hilarious Stephen Colbert, host of the show, also asked Ambassador Rice about the famine crisis in Somalia. Check out the video below. 

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Spotted: Huma Abedin at White House Ramadan Dinner

Huma Abedin, chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was spotted at yesterday's Iftar Dinner at the White House. Abedin, was one of 100 guests in attendance at the annual dinner held by President Obama to celebrate the ending of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

Other politicalgirls spotted at the dinner include Senior Advisors Valerie Jarrett and Samantha Power. The The White House also invited some Muslim families who had loved ones working in the Twin Towers on September 11. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jessica King and Jennifer Shilling win big for Democrats in Wisconsin

Jessica King
During last night's recall elections in Wisconsin, Jessica King and Jennifer Shilling pulled off victories for the Democrat party. While they Republicans held on to the State House, these women were able to pull off a win. Jessica King ousted Republican Randy Hopper in the District 18 with 51 percent of the vote, while Jennifer Shilling defeated Republican Sen. Dan Kapanke with 55 percent of the vote in District 32. 
Jennifer Shilling
Congrats ladies!! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hillary Clinton dishes to Glamour Magazine

Glamour Magazine went along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she traveled to Africa in June and talked to her about her focus on women and children, whats next for her, and her future legacy. You can read more about her trip over at or check out an insert below.

Michele Bachmann's Controversial Newsweek Cover

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is on the current cover of Newsweek and many of her fans are upset with the photo. They say that Newsweek purposely picked a wide-eyed photo of Bachmann to make her look crazy even though they had a variety of shots to choose from.

Hmmm, what do you guys think? Should they have gone with a different photo?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Jill Biden travels to Africa to visit with Somali famine refugees


Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, traveled to eastern Kenya over the weekend to visit the world largest refugee camp, Dadaab, located near the Somali border. In just the last three months, more than 29,000 Somali children under the age of 5 have died from the effects of the famine. Dr. Biden represents the highest official to visit the area where more than 12 million people are in need of food and water.
I really hope her visit brings more attention and awareness to this terrible tragedy. To read more and found out how you can help, please visit the White House blog here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Spotted: Black Eyed Peas frontman, meeting with Hillary Clinton

State Department, of the supergroup, Black Eyed Peas, known for hits like, "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" was spotted at the State Department on Friday. He was in town to help Secretary Clinton launch the100,000 Strong Initiative, a program designed to bring American and Chinese students closer together. The program will give underprivileged American students scholarships to study abroad in the China. He tweeted the following after the visit.

"Today I was with Secretary Clinton launching "100thousand strong" a student exchange to China."

Its always good to see celebrities using their status for good. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Photo of the Day: Gabrielle Giffords surprises colleagues on Capitol Hill

House TV
Yesterday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) surprised everyone and attended the House vote on raising the debt ceiling. This is her first appearance on the House floor since she was shot earlier this year. Her visit was accompanied by loud applause and a standing ovation by members of both parties. It really was a great moment to see Rep. Giffords looking great after all that she has been through.
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