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Matt Damon Isn't Happy With President Obama's Performance

Mar 3, 2011 01:50 PM

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Matt Damon chatted with CNN's Piers Morgan to promote his new movie The Adjustment Bureau, and when the topic of conversation shifted to politics, the Oscar winner revealed that he is unhappy with the way the president is running the country.

Damon, a once vocal Obama supporter, added, "I really think he misinterpreted his mandate. A friend of mine said to me the other day, I thought it was a great line, 'I no longer hope for audacity.' He's doubled down on a lot of things, going back to education ... the idea that we're testing kids and we're tying teachers salaries to how kids are performing on tests, that kind of mechanized thinking has nothing to do with higher order. We're training them, not teaching them."

Check out Piers Morgan Tonight to watch the full interview...




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President Obama Records Anti-Gay Bullying Message

Oct 22, 2010 11:29 AM

President Obama has stepped up and recorded his own "It Gets Better" message to let the gay teen victims of bullying that "you are not alone."

“We’ve got to dispel this myth that bullying is just a normal right of passage, that it’s some inevitable part of growing up. It’s not,” he says in the very presidential looking video. He continues, “What I want to say is this: You are not alone. You didn’t do anything wrong. You didn’t do anything to deserve being bullied.”

Obama has drawn a lot of criticism from his gay supporters as of late, specifically with his approach to repealing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell law. Even though Obama opposes the law, his administration has successfully reinstated the law after it was briefly struck down earlier this month.

But whatever your opinion of his policies, it's wonderful to see the president lending his hopeful message to this important topic.




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Tiger Woods Graces The January Cover Of Golf Digest With President Obama!

Dec 14, 2009 12:16 PM

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The January cover of Golf Digest features a "photo illustration" of Tiger behind President Obama with the headline, "10 Tips Obama Can Take From Tiger."

Well, we know 10 tricks he could take from Tiger, but who would want to take any kind of advice from this guy now?

To be fair, the issue went to press before news of Tiger's sex scandal broke. But regardless, Golf Digest has said they stand behind their decision to put the most popular and most scandalous golfer on the cover with the president.




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BREAKING NEWS - Angelina Jolie "Hates" Obama!

Nov 24, 2009 11:27 AM

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Whoa... that's a pretty harsh accusation.

But a source close to Brad Pitt's babymama tells Us Weekly that Angelina "hates" President Barack Obama. How come???

The Us source says: "She's into education and rehabilitation and thinks Obama is all about welfare and handouts. She thinks Obama is really a socialist in disguise."

Nonetheless, "Angie isn't Republican, but she thinks Obama is all smoke and mirrors."

Damn. Do you agree with the actress? Or is this story not true?




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Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 9, 2009 08:57 AM

obamanobel.jpgPresident Barack Obama has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the annual award's committee said in a statement this morning.

Thorbjorn Jagland, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee added, "We are not awarding the prize for what may happen in the future but for what he has done in the previous year. We would hope this will enhance what he is trying to do."

The only other sitting US presidents to win the award were Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.




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Prez Obama To Letterman: "I Was Actually Black Before The Election"

Sep 22, 2009 08:41 AM

In the first time a sitting president has visited The Late Show, Barack Obama sat down with Dave Letterman Monday night to discuss his health care reform, the war in Afghanistan, and whether or not he feels the harsh criticism of him displayed in recent meetings and protests is racially motivated.

"First of all, I think it's important to realize that I was actually black before the election," Obama quipped.

"Really!" Dave responded. "How long have you been a black man?"

Obama is in New York to participate in the United Nations General Assembly, but took the time to appear on the popular late night show in an effort to drum up more support for his health care plan.

Dave cited the top ten reasons Obama agreed to come on the show, some of which were, "We told him Megan Fox would be here," and "Said yes without thinking...like Bush did with Iraq."

This isn't the first time Obama appeared on late-night tv as the prez - he also visited Jay Leno back in March, where he caused some controversy with a remark about The Special Olympics, which he later apologized for.




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Barack Obama Speaks For The People, Calls Kanye West A Jackass

Sep 15, 2009 06:00 PM

Hey, he's our kind of president!

During an interview with CNBC, a rival ABC reporter tweeted that President Obama was overheard calling Kanye West a "jackass" for his outburst at the 2009 MTV VMAs. The tweet was promptly removed and ABC apologized to the White House, but the audio came out, and sure enough, Kanye gets a verbal spanking from Mr. President...enjoy!




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The First Family In France!

Jun 8, 2009 10:22 AM

Michelle Obama  sweater Paris Sasha Malia Ann president first lady Michelle Obama  sweater Paris Sasha Malia Ann president first ladyAfter taking in some of the sights with Dad (Obama was in France to celebrate the anniversary of D-Day), Malia and Sasha were treated to some shopping on the Left Bank, with their grandmother, godmother and a cousin in tow.

It was Sasha's 8th birthday yesterday, so you know Michelle got her something good (although probably not too good - seems like she's taking steps not to spoil the girls!)




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