President Obama walked into the room, clapped his hands and shouted: “Two Ferns!” Then he sat down to make a viral video.
What followed was an unusual spectacle, to say the least: the president of the United States hurled insult and after insult at Zach Galifianakis, host of the oddball web series Between Two Ferns, and listened as the comedian responded in kind
“What is it like to be the last black president?” Galifianakis asked at one point in the interview. “Seriously?” Obama responded….
With Russia’s military knocking on Ukraine’s door, President Barack Obama has enacted sanctions aimed at isolating Russia both financially and politically
Obama issued an executive order aimed at those the administration determines have contributed to the destabilization of Ukraine. The order essentially freezes the U.S.-based assets of responsible parties and denies them access to the country while the military standoff between Russia and Ukraine persists
Astronauts who have lived on board the International Space Station have said that seeing Earth from orbit puts politics into perspective
However, NASA astronauts won’t be making the call to sever ties with Russia’s space program if the current geopolitical crisis in Ukraine plays out into a full-scale war. Tension between Russia and the United States has been mounting over the past week, and President Obama has said there will be “costs” if Russian President Vladimir Putin invades…
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening around the world. Today, we’re looking at five important stories
Dish Network and The Walt Disney Company announced they’ve reached a distribution agreement, wherein Dish Network has the rights to stream “ABC-owned broadcast stations, ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2, as part of an Internet delivered, IP-based multichannel offering.”
Rob Ford was on the Jimmy Kimmel…
LOS ANGELES — First lady Michelle Obama ended last year’s Academy Awards holding an iridescent gold envelope. Its contents? A ruby-colored, lacquered card with the famous line “And the Oscar goes to … ” plus the name of Best Picture winner Argo.
At that moment, likely no one except Argo director Ben Affleck had a bigger smile on his or her face than Marc Friedland, the designer of the Oscar envelopes and announcement cards, which both debuted in 2011 to rave reviews from the likes of actor…
LeBron James is the knight. The Dunk Knight.
The basketball star debuted a fashion-forward safety mask at Thursday night’s game against the New York Knicks. While protecting him from future broken noses, the mask is also an excellent accessory if LeBron ever decides to retire from the game to become a vigilante crime fighter. Or possibly a criminal mastermind.
Naturally, LeBron’s new look spawned a flood of memes on
The nutrition facts label found on most food products may be up for a makeover for the first time in two decades
Administration health officials and first lady Michelle Obama unveiled the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed new design for the chart, which is included on about 700,000 products, at a news conference held at the White House on Thursday.
“We’re overhauling these labels to make them easier to read and understand,” Obama…
U.S. President Barack Obama told Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that America will be prepared for a complete military withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
Obama proposed complete disengagement from Afghanistan because Karzai hasn’t signed a bilateral security agreement that would define the relationship between the two nations after 2014
The president asked the Pentagon to draw up two plans: one for…
Jason Collins has become the NBA‘s first openly gay player on an active roster, after signing a contract with the Brooklyn Nets.
Collins signed a 10-day deal with the Nets on Sunday, and will be available to play Sunday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. The veteran center had not been in the league since a six-game stint with the Washington Wizards in 2013. Collins is also the first active openly gay player in any of the four major U.S. sports (i.e. baseball, basketball, football and…