Michelle Obama, everyone’s favorite First Lady, surprised everyone at the Oscars by presenting Best Picture. This set off critics that accused Michelle of attempting to upstage the Oscars. Michelle had some words to say back! Hear what she had to say after the jump.
The sequester is now here and states are bracing for the million dollar budget cuts in areas such as education, Medicare, and Defense. The Democrats and Republicans could not agree on how to settle the budget, screwing the whole country in the process. Obama called out the Republicans, saying “None of this is necessary. It’s happening because Republicans in Congress chose this outcome over closing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps reduce the deficit.” Republicans refused to close a tax loophole that evens the playing field for the rest of us (which is basically an exemption that lets people pay a VERY small tax percentage on large sums of money) and would not negotiate further. They could have called the whole thing off but didn’t and we all lose because Congress was hijacked. Hit the jump to see the INSANE cuts that are going to be felt around the country.
Politicians these days! You would think that being in the public eye often enough a lawmaker would know what not to say. During a state committee hearing, a 17-year old Connecticut student was trying to state her case about why the Connecticut Science Center should keep running, saying it had helped her overcome her shyness and fear of snakes. Check out the lawmaker’s ridiculous response after the jump.
The 1st Lady Michelle Obama Let’s Move campaign is a program to encourage kids and schools to participate in active and nutritious lifestyles for a healthier future. Anything being healthy I’m all for it and Nike has join in the Let’s Move campaign. This is huge for the cause for the kids. The announcement was made by NIKE, Inc. President & CEO Mark Parker along with 1st Lady. Check out the video on how Let’s Move campaign is going to give this generation of kids 5 years back…
Dozens of prominent Republicans (including top advisers to former President George W. Bush, four former governors and two members of Congress) have signed a legal brief arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry. This is such a huge step in the right direction! More below.
Just another thing to add to Michelle Obama’s resume–awards presenter. Michelle Obama, looking like a bag of money, presented the award for Best Picture from satellite from the White House, which went to “Argo.” Check out the video after the jump.
Parts of President Obama’s forthcoming immigration bill has leaked. The bill will bring a big change to immigrants an the country as a whole. Obama’s bill would allow immigrants to apply for a green card after living here fore eight years only if they learn English, American History and Government. There will also be a background check, biometric information and pay fees. Those immigrants that aren’t included are those who have been convicted of a crime or crimes that lead to a sentence of 90 days in prison or year in prison for a criminal conviction. Another important factor of Obama’s bill is that immigrants who are currently facing deportation could apply for a visa. A change in immigration in this country could potentially lead better things for the economy as well as the job market and the treatment of those coming to America. Of course the Republicans have already begun shooting it down, Rubio went as far as calling it “dead on arrival” so we’ll have to see what becomes of it. Read more below.