Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way

Obama giving speech on patriotism

By Meg

As I type, Obama is giving a speech on the meaning of patriotism. This coincides with an absolutely fascinating article in today’s

Washington Post

about one city in Ohio where the false rumors about Obama have reached a sort of critical mass (the rumor that Barry’s a homosexual is new to me but may serve to cement Dan’s fantastic assertion that Michelle...

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McCain strikes a pose

By Kim

In the spirit of the celebration of Pride Week here in NY, I leave you with this submission to Steven Colbert’s “Make McCain Exciting”


, Vogue Edition! (Though I must admit my favorite submission is “Super McCain Bros.” Dude, he totally knows where all the

secret 1 ups


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Pretending you care

Today Now!: How To Pretend You Give A **** About The Election

A humorous look at feigning interest in the presidential election. From

The Onion.

— Jeff...

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Michelle Obama: New gay icon

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By Dan

Tonight, Michelle Obama is the

keynote speaker

at the DNC's Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria. So this seems as good a time as any for me to declare for the first time publicly that Michelle Obama will be the new gay icon!

Move over Liza Minelli, Bette Midler and Hillary Clinton! I predict that over the next eight...

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There we go again

By David

The Washington Post

beat me to the punch today on something I’ve been kicking around with for a while: Why is it that in this year of unconventional candidates do we have a presidential election that is so, well, conventional?

McCain the maverick and Obama the post-partisan promised us something different — if not traveling on the same plane to...

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Obama the coverboy

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says Barack Obama is more popular than Jesus and Angelina Jolie, but I argue that he's not more popular than Miley Cyrus. How embarrassing, Barack. How embarrasing.

— Emily...

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Barack v. Scarlett ... sort of

Look what

Slate is

playing up regarding Barack Obama and Scarlett Johanssen.

Does he, by chance, think he's too cool for her?

— Emily...

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Now Reagan gets the artist's brush

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The delightful thing about art is that you can interpret it many ways.

While the artist, Scott LoBaido, may have been intent on showing off his patriotism when he added his bubbles to this Reagan picture, there are plenty of people out there who would be more than willing to take his sincerity with a very big grain of irony.

LoBaido's exhibit of his surreal paintings opens at...

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Our oil woes

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By Jeff

Gas prices are high. Who’s to blame? Someone is always to blame, right? When prices rise for consumers, there has to be some corporate fat-cat wearing a monocle and lighting cigars with $100 bills and cackling maniacally.

Multiple choice: What’s the main reason for higher gas prices?

A: Oil speculators

B: The Iraq war

C: Greedy...

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Barack Obama: A muse-ing

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By Kimberly

Donatella Versace has dedicated her latest spring/summer 2009 collection featured in Milan, Italy, this weekend to

Barack Obama,

citing that he is "a relaxed man who doesn't need to flex muscles to show he has power." She went on to recommend that Obama "get rid of the tie and jazz up the shirt.” Perhaps Obama should loosen up and sport the silk tank top seen...

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