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Any good election viewing at any bars/restaurants in North-central NJ?

Any good election viewing gatherings at any bars/restaurants/whatever in North-central New Jersey? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Nov 4, 2012 - 0 answers

Jobs for an Ex-President?

Assume that Barack Obama will not win a second term. What, effectively, will he do with the rest of his life? [more inside]
posted by lobbyist on Apr 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Slow Jam the Secret Service method for me.

Can the president of the U.S. make a truly surprise appearance? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Apr 26, 2012 - 21 answers

The Audacity of Greed

Does the story behind this signed book increase its value at all? What's the smartest thing I can do with it? [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Apr 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Did Obama do better among African-Americans or Prius owners?

Did Barack Obama recieve a higher percentage of votes in the 2008 presidential election from African-Americans, or from Toyota Prius owners? [more inside]
posted by box on May 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Can you recommend some autobiographic titles for me?

I am looking for autobiographies with charismatic male role models who carry some sort of leadership role. Think Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture" or Barack Obama's "The Audacity of Hope". Any suggestions?
posted by helios410 on May 11, 2009 - 12 answers

Explain (in an easy to understand way) Budget Reconciliation in the Senate? And its impact on health care reform this year?

Explain (in an easy to understand way) Budget Reconciliation in the Senate? And its impact on health care reform this year? [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan on Apr 30, 2009 - 8 answers

ObamaDay party in Cap Hill Seattle?

Recommendations for inauguration-watching events/places on Capitol Hill in Seattle? I know that pretty much every bar in the 206 is having something, but can you recommend somewhere fun for a couple of ladies in their late 30s (i.e. not the Cha Cha)? I know drinking at 8am is classless, but this is HISTORY!
posted by tristeza on Jan 18, 2009 - 3 answers

What to do in DC (sans tickets) to experience the inauguration?

Inauguration-filter. I'll be in DC from Saturday to Wednesday. I'll be staying in walking distance of the inauguration ceremony and parade (my husband happens to live in DC right now). I don't have--and, short of a miracle, won't have-- tickets for anything. What should I do to experience the event? [more inside]
posted by sarahalisonmiller on Jan 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Who is Ruth Obama?

We all know Obama's father married his American mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. But Obama Snr also had another American wife, Ruth, with whom he had several children. What do we know about Ruth Obama?
posted by zaebiz on Nov 13, 2008 - 9 answers

Obama blogs?

Is there a blog that covers Barack Obama as a celebrity or personality more so than a politician? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Nov 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Capturing the mOment

I'm looking for news stories, blog posts, photos, video clips, mash-ups or anything else that captures the impact and emotion of Barack Obama's victory, especially on a personal level. [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Nov 5, 2008 - 15 answers

Obama and SNL

What evidence is there to suggest that Obama will (or will not) be on Saturday Night Live this weekend? [more inside]
posted by inconsequentialist on Oct 30, 2008 - 16 answers

Other than hope

What does Barack Obama smell like? [more inside]
posted by boy detective on Oct 7, 2008 - 22 answers

Looking for "at the time" criticism of famous, historically important speeches.

Can anyone point me towards particularly noteworthy "at the time" criticism of some of the United States' historically important speeches? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Aug 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Who narrated Obama's bio tonight?

Who narrated Barack Obama's DNC profile video that aired before his speech? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket on Aug 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Yes we can... help me be punctual

How long, approximately, do you think the Barack Obama rally this Saturday in Springfield, IL will last? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2008 - 11 answers

Paying for a family tree?

Am I related to George Washington? I have a bet with my boyfriend but don't want to do the genealogical research myself. [more inside]
posted by amber_dale on Feb 11, 2007 - 14 answers

Presidential Potential

after yesterday's speech, recent discussions (mefi included) have focused on the potential of illinois' barack obama and the idea that he may, in the near future, sit in the oval office.

which gets me to thinking: what's more realistic/ which will happen first in the united states: a minority president or a woman president? [more...] [more inside]
posted by ronv on Jul 28, 2004 - 24 answers

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