Sunday night celebrities flocked to Washington D.C. to attend the annual ‘White House Correspondence Dinner’ event. Stars like Kerry Washington, Katy Perry, even Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour didn’t miss this occasion.
Check out some of the best dressed at this year’s event.
Actress Kerry Washington.
Singer Katy Perry.
President Barack Obama was in great spirits, Saturday night, at The 2013 White House Correspondence Dinner. The President delivered a very charismatic and jovial speech during the night’s festivities.
Upon arriving at the podium, Mr. Obama entered with DJ Khaled‘s rap single “All I Do Is Win” playing in the background. He then joked, “How do you like my new entrance music? Rush Limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby! We’re changing things around here a little bit.”
He then joked about Jay-Z ‘s controversial Cuba trip, telling the crowd: “I’ve got 99 problems and Jay-Z is now one.” And then even mocked the fascination with wife First Lady Michelle Obama‘s bangs. Very funny.
Check out the very funny speech in full below.
Where was Oprah? All weekend we watched as President Obama, the First Lady and celebs prepared for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and Ball. But someone was clearly out of site. And that’s Lady O.
Back in 2009, Oprah was one of Obama’s biggest supporters. She even invited the then governor on her daytime talk show, and single-handedly, introduced him to millions of Americans. She was even given credit for helping him win the election when she donated millions to his 2008-2009 campaign. However, this time around Oprah has been surprisingly quiet. So we’re curious. Could something be wrong between the Obamas and the talk show queen? We certainly hope not!
Oprah was not only visibly absent from all the Inaugural fuss this week she also seemed less enthusiast during Obama’s 2012 re-election. In fact, we can’t remember her being on the campaign trail. Can you? Unless, she was a silent sponsor of course.
Following the inaugural ceremony and parade, The President and First Lady were commemorated at the Inaugural Ball. President Obama was the first to make his appearance before introducing his lovely wife. The couple then joined hands and took their first dance of the night to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” sung by Jennifer Hudson. The song is a favorite of the President. A few years ago it sang it while delivering a speech and wowed the crowd.
The First Lady wore a red Jason Wu gown while the President wore a black and white tuxedo. Jason Wu seems to be a favorite designer of Mrs. Obama. He was also the designer she wore for the 2009 Inaugural Ball.
Watch the President and The First Lady dance to “Let’s Stay Together”
Beyonce was on hand to sing the National Anthem at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama. She was escorted in by her dapper looking husband Jay Z. It’s no secret the Carters have been long time supporters of the Obama’s since his 2009 campaign and election.
Aren’t they a handsome couple? The photo is adorable.
Check out Bey’s well done performance below.
Although he had been sworn in on Sunday afternoon, President Barack Obama took his public oath on Monday on Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s national holiday. As you can imagine the moment was historic – to be honored on Dr. Martin Luther King’s day. It seems Dr. King’s dream came true.
Wife and First Lady Michelle Obama was by her husband’s side holding their family bibles while her husband took his oath.
Watch the President’s speech below.
Following his rant against the war and bashing President Barack Obama, conscious rapper Lupe Fiasco was thrown offstage and out a pre-inauguration concert Sunday night in Washing, D.C.
According to concertgoers Lupe was escorted off stage at the Hamilton Live when he went on an anti-Obama rant in the middle of his set.
Reporter Josh Rogin, of the Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted late Sunday, “Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set,”
“So Lupe played one anti-war song for 30 min and said he didn’t vote for Obama,” he continued, ”and eventually was told to move on to the next song…Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go.”
The irony here? This isn’t the first time Lupe has been vocal about his disdain for the President and his policies.
Tuesday night millions of Americans sat at the edge of their seats as the results began streaming in for the 2012 Presidential Election. In its early stages, the polls reflected an initial lead by Mitt Romney in the election but as the night went on and the results from key states such as Pennsylvania, Virgina, New Hemsphire and California rolled in the odds took a turn in the President’s favor.
As always, Ohio was the determining factor for who was to win the election. Although the votes hadn’t been fully counted, the projection for President Obama was announced shortly before midnight, President Obama had won re-election as the 44th president of the United States. He’s earned 332 electoral votes vs Romney’s 206 votes. The president also won the popular vote of nearly 60 million Americans (50%) to Romney’s nearly 56 million supporters (48%).
In the fours years to come the president noted in his victory speech that although he still faces some challenges the economy is recovering.
Watch below as the newly re-elected President Obama delivers his long awaited victory speech in his hometown of Chicago.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock today is National Election Day. It is imperative that you go out and vote! It doesn’t matter who you choose to vote for nor am I hear to persuade who you should vote for. Despite what some believe, your vote does count! Find time today before or after work or if necessary to take a day off to make your vote count. Vote!
President Obama sat down during a one on one interview with Jay Leno on ‘The Tonight Show’ last night and finally addressed Donald Trump‘s offer to donate $5 million to charity if he released his school and medical records.
The always charismatic Obama made light of the situation joking that his beef with the Donald began while growing up in Kenya over a soccer match.
“This all dates back to when we were growing up in Kenya. We had constant run-ins on the soccer field, he wasn’t very good and resented it. When we finally moved to America, I thought it would be over.”
On a more serious note, Obama commented on Senator Richard Murdoch‘s views on rape, calling pregnancy resulting from rape a “gift” from God and shouldn’t be aborted.
Donald Trump doesn’t have enough work apparently. His big reveal on President Obama was a waste of everyone’s time. On Tuesday, following the third and final debate between President Obama and Senator Mitt Romney, Monday night, Donald Trump declared he had a big announcement to make in regards to Obama, but would only reveal it on Wednesday. Just this morning, Trump pledges to give $5 million to charity if the president makes his college records and applications and transcripts and passport records public.
“I have a deal for the president,” Trump said. “If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications, and passport application and records, I will give to a charity of his choice, a check immediately for $5 million.”
During a live televised speech, last night, President Obama spoke to members of Congress and to millions of Americans about a $447 billion “Americas Jobs Act” he believes will drive businesses to hire, cut down unemployment and increase consumer for the failing economy.
“The people of this country work hard to meet their responsibilities. The question tonight is whether we’ll meet ours,” Obama said to applause. “The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy. The question is whether we can restore some of the fairness and security that has defined this nation since our beginning.”
To say the least, the President delivered a passionate speech urging Congress to “stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy” by passing this bill.
With ratings at an all time low and constant criticism, Obama’s new proposal may, perhaps, be his last hope in spear heading his 2012 presidential campaign. A campaign many believe he may have to abandon if the economy doesn’t start to show signs of improvement.