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New York Governor David Paterson Condemns The New Yorker

New York Governor David Paterson condemned The New Yorker's cover of Barack and Michelle Obama. Speaking Thursday at the NAACP's national convention, Patterson, who is the first black governor of New York, said it was "one of the most malignant, vicious covers of a magazine I have ever seen. It depicted them as angry, hateful, violent and unpatriotic." Adding in his speech, “No matter how prosperous we are, no matter how well heeled we may be, no matter how ambitious and successful we have been, we still can be cast under the same net regardless of our circumstances.” PHOTO: AP
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Ga Ga: The Next Fashion Icons

michelle_barack_fashion Not only has Michelle Obama caused her own fashion frenzy with the White House/Black Market dress she wore on The View, but her husband spawned fashion headlines of his own when Donatella Versace dedicated her 2009 Spring-Summer collection to the presidential hopeful, reports the Canadian Press. The creative force behind Versace said she designed for "a relaxed man who doesn't need to flex muscles to show he has power." But Donatella's homage to Barack didn't stop her from giving him a piece of her mind, fashion-wise: "I would get rid of the tie and jazz up the shirt." PHOTO: AP
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Fashionistas For Obama! Vogue & Calvin Klein Head Fundraiser

Vogue's Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley and designer Calvin Klein chaired "An Evening with Michelle Obama," a $1,000-a-head-fundraiser at the Sikkema Jenkins art gallery in New York last night, Fashion Week Daily reports. For $2,300, guests got their photo taken with the prospective First Lady, while $10,000 got them an invite to a dinner at the home of Calvin Klein. The 44-year-old beauty wore Isabel Toledo. "We almost fainted," the designer's husband Ruben Toldeo said. But it was designer Zac Posen who wore his support on his sleeve, sporting a "Yes We Can, Obama 08" T-shirt under his blazer. "I think it's always great for someone who represents our country to look good," Posen said. PHOTO: Wireimage
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ObamaNation: Obama Mama Drama

The right-bent Fox News Channel is under fire (yet, again) for referring to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baby mama" in an on-air graphic. In a statement, Senior VP of programming credits the misstep to a producer who "exercised poor judgment" during the infamous segment. However, the producer was not fired and no other disciplinary action was announced (go figure!), according to the AP. This "poor judgement" isn't surprising (remember, we're talking about the same station that called the Obamas' victory pound a "terrorist fist jab"). It's disappointing because the network's apology won't reach enough of its core audience to correct the ignorance caused by undermining the accomplishments of the prospective First Lady of the free world. Imagine Fox News calling John McCain's wife his baby mama!
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New York Governor David Paterson Condemns The New Yorker

New York Governor David Paterson condemned The New Yorker's cover of Barack and Michelle Obama. Speaking Thursday at the NAACP's national convention, Patterson, who is the first black governor of New York, said it was "one of the most malignant, vicious covers of a magazine I have ever seen. It depicted them as angry, hateful, violent and unpatriotic." Adding in his speech, “No matter how prosperous we are, no matter how well heeled we may be, no matter how ambitious and successful we have been, we still can be cast under the same net regardless of our circumstances.” PHOTO: AP
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Ga Ga: The Next Fashion Icons

michelle_barack_fashion Not only has Michelle Obama caused her own fashion frenzy with the White House/Black Market dress she wore on The View, but her husband spawned fashion headlines of his own when Donatella Versace dedicated her 2009 Spring-Summer collection to the presidential hopeful, reports the Canadian Press. The creative force behind Versace said she designed for "a relaxed man who doesn't need to flex muscles to show he has power." But Donatella's homage to Barack didn't stop her from giving him a piece of her mind, fashion-wise: "I would get rid of the tie and jazz up the shirt." PHOTO: AP
Read More

Fashionistas For Obama! Vogue & Calvin Klein Head Fundraiser

Vogue's Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley and designer Calvin Klein chaired "An Evening with Michelle Obama," a $1,000-a-head-fundraiser at the Sikkema Jenkins art gallery in New York last night, Fashion Week Daily reports. For $2,300, guests got their photo taken with the prospective First Lady, while $10,000 got them an invite to a dinner at the home of Calvin Klein. The 44-year-old beauty wore Isabel Toledo. "We almost fainted," the designer's husband Ruben Toldeo said. But it was designer Zac Posen who wore his support on his sleeve, sporting a "Yes We Can, Obama 08" T-shirt under his blazer. "I think it's always great for someone who represents our country to look good," Posen said. PHOTO: Wireimage
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ObamaNation: Obama Mama Drama

The right-bent Fox News Channel is under fire (yet, again) for referring to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baby mama" in an on-air graphic. In a statement, Senior VP of programming credits the misstep to a producer who "exercised poor judgment" during the infamous segment. However, the producer was not fired and no other disciplinary action was announced (go figure!), according to the AP. This "poor judgement" isn't surprising (remember, we're talking about the same station that called the Obamas' victory pound a "terrorist fist jab"). It's disappointing because the network's apology won't reach enough of its core audience to correct the ignorance caused by undermining the accomplishments of the prospective First Lady of the free world. Imagine Fox News calling John McCain's wife his baby mama!
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