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Terrence Howard Criticizes Obama and Praises Reagan During Visit To Washington

CENTERTAINMENT-US-LIONSGATE Photo: Reuters Terrence Howard blasted Obama for unrevolutionary politics and praised Reagan for helping black communities while in Washington D.C. last week. Oh yeah, he also attended the Children Uniting Nations 4th Annual National Conference Gala Dinner on Tuesday and sold some lemonade outside of the D.C. Ritz-Carlton to raise money for the child cancer charity Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on Friday. The Hustle and Flow actor told to The Washington Times Green & Glover, "I don't think President Obama has been that revolutionary in reaching out to ethnic communities. President Reagan did a lot for the black community that people don't realize." This isn't the first time Howard has made some bold yet questionable statements. In 2007 the actor spewed forth this gem of a quote to Elle magazine about women and personal hygiene: "Toilet paper - and no baby wipes - in the bathroom. If they're using dry paper, they aren't washing all of themselves. It's just unclean. So if I go in a woman's house and see the toilet paper there, I'll explain this. And if she doesn't make the adjustment to baby wipes, I'll know she's not completely clean."
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Vogue‘s André Leon Talley Sports Button-Love For The Obamas And Bejeweled Lady Shoes At Tribeca Film Festival Party

andre_leon_talley The always fashionable André Leon Talley attended the 8th Annual Tribecca Film Festival Vanity Fair party on Tuesday night with designer Diane von Furstenberg sporting a large button celebrating America's First Family and a pair of fierce black leather flats with rhinestone studded buckles. Although this isn't the first time Talley has incorporated politics into his wardrobe or worn some lovely lady shoes, Blindie loves this Vogue editor's continued support for the Obamas and his fancy footwear. first_family_button_obama
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VIDEO: President Obama Keeps Campaign Promise to Malia & Sasha with First Pup Bo

obamas-with-bo The First Puppy has made his White House debut on Tuesday among a gaggle of photogs snapping Portuguese water dog Bo Obama, the President, First Lady Michelle and First Daughters Malia and Sasha. "I love him," Malia Obama, 10, said of her 6-month old pup. "He's perfect." But scene-stealer Sasha, 7, called him out on his one flaw: "He doesn't know how to swim!" President Obama was obviously impressed with Bo--a gift from Sen. Edward Kennedy--said, "He's a star. He's got star quality." But no matter how intrigued, the president, when asked where Bo will sleep, answered, "Not with me."
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ObamaNation: Bill Clinton Insists, ‘I Am Not A Racist’

Bill Clinton tried to dispel any bad blood between him and presidential hopeful Barack Obama in an ABC interview Monday. "I never was mad at Senator Obama -- I think everybody's got a right to run for president who qualifies under the constitution," the former President said. Clinton's 'off-the-cuff' comments in January, in which he seemingly dismissed Obama as the "black candidate" by comparing his presidential campaign to that of Jesse Jackson's historical campaigns back in 1984 and 1988, upset Obama supporters. In light of Jesse Jackson's recent off-the-cuff remarks about Obama, Clinton insists, "I am not a racist. I never made a racist comment and I did not attack him personally." "You can argue that nobody is ready to be president," Clinton explained. "I certainly learned a lot about the job in the first year. He [Obama] clearly can inspire and motivate people and energize them which is a very important part of being president." And with a hint of condescension, Clinton lays to rest any doubts voters may have had about Obama's competency with the remark, "He's smart as a whip so there's nothing he can't learn." PHOTO: Reuters
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Ludacris Sounds Off On Bush, McCain, Hillary and Jesse

Not to be outdone by rappers Nas and Jay-Z, who have both spoken out recently about Barack Obama and the current political climate, Ludacris is adding his own two cents with his song, "Politics (Obama is Here)." Ludacris, a staunch Obama supporter, uses some politically incorrect verses, skewering not only President Bush and Republican presidential nominee John McCain, but also former Democratic candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton and Rev. Jesse Jackson:

Hillary hated on you, so that b—- is irrelevant. Jesse talking slick and apologizing for what? If you said it then you meant it. How you want it head or gut? McCain don’t belong in any chair unless he’s paralyzed. Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped. Ball up all of his speeches and just throw ‘em like candy wrap ’cause what you talking I hear nothing even relevant and you the worst of all 43 presidents.
Ludacris even attempts to rally the black community to support Obama at the polls, urging, "So get off your ass, black people, it’s time to get out and vote! Paint the White House black and I’m sure that’s got ‘em terrified."
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ObamaNation: Obama Wraps Up World Tour At UNITY Conference in Chicago

Barack Obama returned to the U.S. after a successful 10-day, 9-nation-trip, sitting down with journalists of color at the UNITY conference in Chicago, where he addressed affirmative action and those Muslim rumors. After receiving an onslaught of criticism from the media for his rock star appeal in Germany, where 200,000 people turned out to hear the presidential hopeful speak, Obama was welcomed by the African-American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American journalists with a standing ovation--despite a warning to "maintain professional decorum" so as not to seem biased and "un-journalistic". In all fairness, John Kerry also received a standing ovation at the 2004 UNITY conference. Asked by Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. whether he's "gone too far" in his denial of rumors that he is a Muslim, Obama said, "This is a classic example of a no-win situation, right? I try to correct something that is false and then people say, ‘Well, why are you correcting this thing...I just don’t like the idea of somebody falsely identifying my religion. I suspect that you wouldn’t appreciate that either." When questioned about his stance on affirmative action, the Democratic nominess said, "I am a strong supporter of affirmative action when properly structured so there is not a quota...I've also said that affirmative action is not going to be the long-term solution to the problems of race in America, because, frankly, if you've got 50 percent of African-American or Latino kids dropping out of high school, it doesn't really matter what you do in terms of affirmative action. Those kids aren't going to college." Obama concluded his UNITY visit with...you guessed it, a standing ovation, while McCain declined an invitation to the conference due to schedule conflicts. PHOTO: AP
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ObamaNation: Obama, European Rock Star

After visiting Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel earlier this week, Barack Obama greeted a crowd of nearly 200,000 people in Berlin on Thursday and gave a rousing speech about partnership and unity:

The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christians and Muslims and Jews cannot stand.
The German press likened the presumptive Democratic nominee to the late President John F. Kennedy and his 1963 Berlin speech in which he expressed brotherhood by declaring, "Ich bin ein Berliner." They also called Obama "young, sexy and charismatic." Meanwhile back home in America, news anchors marveled over Obama's rock star status in Europe and debated over whether his popularity would help or hurt his chances of becoming President. PHOTO: AP
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Terrence Howard Criticizes Obama and Praises Reagan During Visit To Washington

CENTERTAINMENT-US-LIONSGATE Photo: Reuters Terrence Howard blasted Obama for unrevolutionary politics and praised Reagan for helping black communities while in Washington D.C. last week. Oh yeah, he also attended the Children Uniting Nations 4th Annual National Conference Gala Dinner on Tuesday and sold some lemonade outside of the D.C. Ritz-Carlton to raise money for the child cancer charity Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on Friday. The Hustle and Flow actor told to The Washington Times Green & Glover, "I don't think President Obama has been that revolutionary in reaching out to ethnic communities. President Reagan did a lot for the black community that people don't realize." This isn't the first time Howard has made some bold yet questionable statements. In 2007 the actor spewed forth this gem of a quote to Elle magazine about women and personal hygiene: "Toilet paper - and no baby wipes - in the bathroom. If they're using dry paper, they aren't washing all of themselves. It's just unclean. So if I go in a woman's house and see the toilet paper there, I'll explain this. And if she doesn't make the adjustment to baby wipes, I'll know she's not completely clean."
Read More

Vogue‘s André Leon Talley Sports Button-Love For The Obamas And Bejeweled Lady Shoes At Tribeca Film Festival Party

andre_leon_talley The always fashionable André Leon Talley attended the 8th Annual Tribecca Film Festival Vanity Fair party on Tuesday night with designer Diane von Furstenberg sporting a large button celebrating America's First Family and a pair of fierce black leather flats with rhinestone studded buckles. Although this isn't the first time Talley has incorporated politics into his wardrobe or worn some lovely lady shoes, Blindie loves this Vogue editor's continued support for the Obamas and his fancy footwear. first_family_button_obama
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VIDEO: President Obama Keeps Campaign Promise to Malia & Sasha with First Pup Bo

obamas-with-bo The First Puppy has made his White House debut on Tuesday among a gaggle of photogs snapping Portuguese water dog Bo Obama, the President, First Lady Michelle and First Daughters Malia and Sasha. "I love him," Malia Obama, 10, said of her 6-month old pup. "He's perfect." But scene-stealer Sasha, 7, called him out on his one flaw: "He doesn't know how to swim!" President Obama was obviously impressed with Bo--a gift from Sen. Edward Kennedy--said, "He's a star. He's got star quality." But no matter how intrigued, the president, when asked where Bo will sleep, answered, "Not with me."
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ObamaNation: Bill Clinton Insists, ‘I Am Not A Racist’

Bill Clinton tried to dispel any bad blood between him and presidential hopeful Barack Obama in an ABC interview Monday. "I never was mad at Senator Obama -- I think everybody's got a right to run for president who qualifies under the constitution," the former President said. Clinton's 'off-the-cuff' comments in January, in which he seemingly dismissed Obama as the "black candidate" by comparing his presidential campaign to that of Jesse Jackson's historical campaigns back in 1984 and 1988, upset Obama supporters. In light of Jesse Jackson's recent off-the-cuff remarks about Obama, Clinton insists, "I am not a racist. I never made a racist comment and I did not attack him personally." "You can argue that nobody is ready to be president," Clinton explained. "I certainly learned a lot about the job in the first year. He [Obama] clearly can inspire and motivate people and energize them which is a very important part of being president." And with a hint of condescension, Clinton lays to rest any doubts voters may have had about Obama's competency with the remark, "He's smart as a whip so there's nothing he can't learn." PHOTO: Reuters
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Ludacris Sounds Off On Bush, McCain, Hillary and Jesse

Not to be outdone by rappers Nas and Jay-Z, who have both spoken out recently about Barack Obama and the current political climate, Ludacris is adding his own two cents with his song, "Politics (Obama is Here)." Ludacris, a staunch Obama supporter, uses some politically incorrect verses, skewering not only President Bush and Republican presidential nominee John McCain, but also former Democratic candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton and Rev. Jesse Jackson:

Hillary hated on you, so that b—- is irrelevant. Jesse talking slick and apologizing for what? If you said it then you meant it. How you want it head or gut? McCain don’t belong in any chair unless he’s paralyzed. Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped. Ball up all of his speeches and just throw ‘em like candy wrap ’cause what you talking I hear nothing even relevant and you the worst of all 43 presidents.
Ludacris even attempts to rally the black community to support Obama at the polls, urging, "So get off your ass, black people, it’s time to get out and vote! Paint the White House black and I’m sure that’s got ‘em terrified."
Read More

ObamaNation: Obama Wraps Up World Tour At UNITY Conference in Chicago

Barack Obama returned to the U.S. after a successful 10-day, 9-nation-trip, sitting down with journalists of color at the UNITY conference in Chicago, where he addressed affirmative action and those Muslim rumors. After receiving an onslaught of criticism from the media for his rock star appeal in Germany, where 200,000 people turned out to hear the presidential hopeful speak, Obama was welcomed by the African-American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American journalists with a standing ovation--despite a warning to "maintain professional decorum" so as not to seem biased and "un-journalistic". In all fairness, John Kerry also received a standing ovation at the 2004 UNITY conference. Asked by Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. whether he's "gone too far" in his denial of rumors that he is a Muslim, Obama said, "This is a classic example of a no-win situation, right? I try to correct something that is false and then people say, ‘Well, why are you correcting this thing...I just don’t like the idea of somebody falsely identifying my religion. I suspect that you wouldn’t appreciate that either." When questioned about his stance on affirmative action, the Democratic nominess said, "I am a strong supporter of affirmative action when properly structured so there is not a quota...I've also said that affirmative action is not going to be the long-term solution to the problems of race in America, because, frankly, if you've got 50 percent of African-American or Latino kids dropping out of high school, it doesn't really matter what you do in terms of affirmative action. Those kids aren't going to college." Obama concluded his UNITY visit with...you guessed it, a standing ovation, while McCain declined an invitation to the conference due to schedule conflicts. PHOTO: AP
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ObamaNation: Obama, European Rock Star

After visiting Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel earlier this week, Barack Obama greeted a crowd of nearly 200,000 people in Berlin on Thursday and gave a rousing speech about partnership and unity:

The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christians and Muslims and Jews cannot stand.
The German press likened the presumptive Democratic nominee to the late President John F. Kennedy and his 1963 Berlin speech in which he expressed brotherhood by declaring, "Ich bin ein Berliner." They also called Obama "young, sexy and charismatic." Meanwhile back home in America, news anchors marveled over Obama's rock star status in Europe and debated over whether his popularity would help or hurt his chances of becoming President. PHOTO: AP
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