Day: May 26, 2009

Newsy ObamaNation Politics

Obama Nominates Hispanic Judge Sotomayor To U.S. Supreme Court

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President Barack Obama nominated liberal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, to fill the seat of retiring Justice David Souter.

Sotomayer, 54, is the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants and was raised in New York City’s public housing projects. She is most famous for her decision in the 1995 trial that barred Major League Baseball owners from using replaacement players and ending a strike. Her selection to the court would be the first Hispanic justice and the third female.

Obama praised Sotomayor calling her an “inspiring” woman said she has “lived out the American dream,” in reference to her humble beginnings.

“I strive never to forget the real world consequences of my decisions on individuals, business and government,” Sotomayor said in the press conference.

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Hookup Alert: Rashida Jones and President Obama’s Head of Speechwriting Jon Favreau

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We don’t know how we missed this, but apparently Ga Ga girl Rashida Jones has a new man–and he is not on The Office (ahem, John Krasinski!).

The Parks and Recreation star was recently spotted out and about with President Barack Obama‘s Director of Speechwriting, 27-year-old Jon Favreau. Here’s the scoop on their D.C. affair:

“Rashida and Jon were hanging out in an exclusive bar in the Georgetown area,” says a blogger for Best Week Ever. “Our tipster reports that the two were attached at the hip all evening, until they starting making out with each other at the bar. Eventually, they left with one another.”

We’re loving this meeting of brains and beauty!

PHOTO: Photoshopped by Best Week Ever Blog

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