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Attorney general nominee thinks weed is more dangerous than alcohol



President Barack Obama may not think weed is more dangerous than alcohol, but his possible new attorney general does

“I certainly don’t hold that view,” Loretta Lynch, the nominee to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, said during her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, moving away from the president’s line of thought

Her comment came after a question from Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of…

Hungry porcupine predicts Super Bowl winner



Teddy Bear is the Nate Silver of spiky-backed rodents.

The porcupine has accurately predicted the winner of the Super Bowl for the last three years. In this year’s showdown between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, Teddy Bear selected … drumroll, please … the Seahawks.

What your delivery guy went through to bring you pizza in the blizzard



Monday night’s blizzard in New York City was less powerful than reports predicted, but going out to deliver your food in several inches of snow is still pretty rough on your neighborhood delivery guys.

This GoPro footage of a delivery man making his rounds during a snowstorm should make you feel thankful for the gift of ordering in. Just remember, don’t don’t stiff your pizza guy out of a tip.

Uzo Aduba delivers tearful tribute to ‘OITNB’ cast in SAG Awards speech



“I love you guys so desperately, so much.”

Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba delivered a tearful acceptance speech directed toward her co-stars at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night. Aduba took home the Female Actor in a Comedy Series award for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix series

OITNB also scored a win for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

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Catchy SOTU remix turns Obama into Commander-in-Beats



The President is dropping unemployment rates — and beats.

The Gregory Brothers hilariously remixed President Barack Obama‘s 2015 State of the Union Address to an auto-tuned, techno beat.

Clearly this proves that the 2016 Presidential election debate should be a rap battle.

Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge



WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain.

The designation would seal off the area in Alaska’s northeast corner from oil exploration, and give it the highest degree of federal protection available to public lands. Obama and the Interior Department announced the effort on Sunday.

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Obama and Indian PM cite progress toward nuclear ties and climate change



NEW DELHI — Seizing on their personal bond, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that they had made progress on nuclear cooperation and climate change, with Obama declaring a “breakthrough understanding” in efforts to free U.S. investment in nuclear energy development in India.

Obama and Modi expressed hope that a landmark 2008 nuclear agreement between the U.S. and India could begin to bear fruit.

Obama ending India trip early, will join world leaders to pay respects to Saudi king



U.S. President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India so he can join other world leaders to pay respects in-person, following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Friday.

WHITE HOUSE: Obama has decided to change his plans and travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay his respects to the new King Salman.

— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) January 24, 2015

Obama, who will skip a trip to the Taj Mahal, is now…

YouTube stars grilled President Obama, and it got totally weird



Three YouTube stars interviewed President Barack Obama live at the White House on Thursday in a presidential bid to expose a younger audience to Obama’s latest policy proposals, especially ones he talked about during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Obama sat down with GloZell Green, Bethany Mota and Hank Green for a Q&A on the issues they find most important — and to bring a millennial touch to the Oval Office

Obama just summed up America’s problems with a Dr. Seuss book



Barack Obama traded in his chair in the Oval Office for a tiny plastic seat in a classroom full of preschoolers.

POTUS visited the Community Children’s Center on Thursday in Lawrence, Kansas, to speak to 3-5 year-olds enrolled in an early education program. The classroom visit was part of Obama’s itinerary on the second day of a two-day trip to Idaho and Kansas following Tuesday’s State of the Union address.