Government Shutdown 2011: What You Need to Know

Government Shutdown 2011: What You Need to Know

Negotiations continue in an effort to forestall the great federal government shutdown of 2011, but both parties continue to dig in their heels in D.C.

With all the rhetorical arguments, the finger pointing and buzzwords surfacing around this potentially cataclysmic event, it's easy to get confused.

Posted in: Politics

President Obama Announces Campaign For Re-Election; Republicans Unmoved

President Barack Obama is running for reelection in 2012. That comes as no surprise, but the chief executive made the announcement official this morning.

Declaring that he remains wholly “focused on the job you elected me to do,” Obama announced his bid for another term in an email (with video) to supporters.

Posted in: Barack Obama
Toddler Cries Over Political Shortcomings

Toddler Cries Over Political Shortcomings

A Garden State toddler named Jesse is depressed. Why? He's been told he can't be Governor of New Jersey. Because he is "too small" no less.

This clip, posted last month on YouTube, features the sobbing kid lamenting that "everyone" tells him his political aspirations won't be realized.

Posted in: LOL

Geraldine Ferraro Passes Away at 75

Geraldine , the first woman to ever run for Vice President of the United States, passed away today. She was 75.

A family spokesperson confirms that Ferraro succombed to blood cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital around 10 a.m. In 1984, the three-term congresswoman from Queens joined Walter Mondale's Presidential ticket in an election against Ronald Reagon and George H.W. Bush.

Posted in: R.I.P.
A-Listers Push Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

A-Listers Push Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

Among other entertainment industry heavyweights, Anne Hathaway, Martin Sheen, Jane Lynch and Ellen DeGeneres signed an open letter sponsored by Freedom to Marry, a New York-based group promoting same-sex marriage rights.

Just weeks after President Obama's administration announced it would no longer legally defend the Defense of Marriage act, his supporters want him to go further.

Posted in: Anne Hathaway