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Obama '12 Email Offer: Get Your $15 "Long Form" Mug

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 18 2011

The Obama '12 operation hit some portion of its email list with a fundraising ask that can probably fairly be called rather cheeky: for $15, according to one version of the email, you can get yourself a mug featuring ... Read More

Secret Service Questions WA Boy about Obama Facebook Post

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 18 2011

The U.S. Secret Service questioned a 13-year old Tacoma boy after he posted on Facebook a note that referenced Osama Bin Laden's death, Barack Obama, and suicide bombers. The boy's mom is upset that law enforcement ... Read More

Obama's WHCA Speech More Viewed in a Week Than Three Years of "A More Perfect Union"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 5 2011

For what it's worth, it's happened: the YouTube video of Obama's jokey speech Saturday night at the White House Correspondents Association dinner has, in less than a week, pulled in more views than candidate Obama's ... Read More

Obama in the PicFog, From the Joker to the Batman

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, May 5 2011

It's fascinating to look at how quickly the depiction of Barack Obama in the online collective subconscious known as PicFog has changed in the wake of the killing of Osama Bin Laden. PicFog aggregates the photos that ... Read More

Time to Retire Staged Presidential Photos?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

White House photo by Chuck Kennedy Widely-seen wire photographs of President Obama appearing to deliver his Sunday night statement on the death of Osama bin Laden might well have captured re-creations of the speech, ... Read More

No Official Bin Laden Body Photos, Says Obama

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

Obama has decided not to release any photographs of the body of Osama bin Laden, reports CBS News' Mark Knoller. The president, tweets Knoller, announced the decision during today's taping of a "60 Minutes" interview ... Read More

Nearly Six Million Views on Obama's WHCA Jokes

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 3 2011

Barack Obama is having a history-making week in yet another way. On Saturday night, President Obama delivered a humorous speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner at the same time, we now know, he was overseeing ... Read More

Obama's "Big Things" Email is an "Unforced Error"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 28 2011

As Nancy Scola noted here yesterday, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina may be an unlikely video star, whose David Plouffe-like "strategy update" to the campaign's base has been getting almost as many views as one from ... Read More

Up Goes Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate on WhiteHouse.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 27 2011

Woah. At just before 9am today, the Obama White House posted to WhiteHouse.gov a copy of Obama's "long form" birth certicificate, the Holy Grail amongst so-called birthers who have wondered loudly why Obama ... Read More

If Spike Lee Taking a Picture of Obama Makes iPad Photography Look Ridiculous...

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 25 2011

White House photo by Pete Souza Is there any hope for this technology? (via Callie Schweitzer) Read More

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