On the NYT
home page right now, there's a picture of Obama, Biden, and a really tall dude, who looks to be a good 18 inches taller than the rest of the people there. Who is he?
There's also a video here
posted by dfriedman
on Apr 17, 2013 -
I recently found Mrs. O,
a fashion blog about the First Lady's wardrobe - but clothes are not really that interesting to me. I'm AM curious about the other best blogs and ways to follow Obama, his family, and the current administration - as a well as any web presence that showcases the best of "White House whatever" in general - no matter who is in charge. A wide range could apply - anything from photos of the First Family in casual life and doings (like Mrs. O), or discussion/analysis/notification of current policy initiatives/announcements, etc.
posted by agregoli
on Mar 3, 2013 -
Where can I find reliable data quickly about Obama's re-election campaign? Things like:
- How many volunteers
- How many door-to-door contacts or telephone calls made by volunteers
- How much money got raised through the website
posted by Omnomnom
on Jan 25, 2013 -
I'm going to the Presidential Inauguration this month, in Washington DC, and I'd like to solicit tips and tricks to make the day go smooth for me. The last time I was in DC was 8 years ago, and it was for a day trip. What to do? What to avoid? What is security going to be like, will they have food and drink for sale, etc. If you went in 2009, what was it like? How did you survive the day?
Also, I have written both of my Senators for tickets, and have heard nothing back from them, so I'm going under the assumption that I didn't get any. Thus, I will probably be watching the ceremony on the National Mall. If I end up here, where's the best place to stand? I'm flying in from Seattle for this, I'm not missing it! [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on Jan 10, 2013 -
Ohioans: with the election approaching, what is it like to be living in Ohio right now? [more inside]
posted by lobbyist
on Oct 22, 2012 -
Why does President Obama's mug have a lid on it during his appearance on The Daily Show from last night? [more inside]
posted by chrchr
on Oct 20, 2012 -
What am I missing?-filter: I feel like I have a lot of the pieces of this notion that companies are holding onto enormous cash reserves and waiting to see how the election shakes out, but I can't quite put it all together. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer
on Oct 11, 2012 -
What was the first official announcement that Joe Biden would be Obama's 2012 vice-presidential running mate?
posted by grouse
on Sep 3, 2012 -
Why doesn't Obama or any politician for that matter use graphs to explain things? For all of their sophistication in Internet and social media, why doesn't the Obama campaign just go on television and show the American people a damn chart? Are we that stupid or am I missing something here?
posted by jasondigitized
on Aug 19, 2012 -
Is there an updated list of all the new Voter ID laws in various states in America? [more inside]
posted by cashman
on Jul 8, 2012 -
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 -
Can I- a college student- work for the Obama campaign (in dc, in chicago, in a swing state) this summer and not starve? Or are there other wacky, do-it-while-you're-young-live-out-of-your-car summer experiences Askmefi would suggest? [more inside]
posted by 221bbs
on Apr 16, 2012 -
Why does the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) lack a severability clause? [more inside]
posted by jonp72
on Mar 29, 2012 -
What are the main foreign policy problems facing Obama and his administration right now?
posted by espada0
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Obama SWAG in Chicago---where can I get some fast and in person? Leaving for Ethiopia in a matter of days and I've received a request from someone there for anything "Obama"...t-shirt, pins, posters, etc. But I don't have much time and anything ordered from the campaign store online will not arrive in time (they don't have an option for faster shipping.) Are there any brick and mortar stores in Chicago where I can pick something up?
posted by jeanmari
on Feb 22, 2012 -
What are the best sources for compiling a timeline-based list of what Obama has accomplished (and not accomplished) so far while in office? [more inside]
posted by stagewhisper
on Dec 18, 2011 -
Where can I find information about the public view of Barack Obama before the election? [more inside]
posted by furisto
on Oct 25, 2011 -
Would the president's Pay As You Earn initiative affect student loans that have already been consolidated? Where can I find out more?
posted by jwhite1979
on Oct 25, 2011 -
I am looking for articles and (to a lesser extent) professional/academic works that argue or present the idea that healthcare reform will be good for the home health care industry. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 28, 2011 -
Can someone please explain to me, simply, how my life will be better with Obama's health plan? [more inside]
posted by zenpop
on Sep 12, 2011 -
Help me track down a political cartoon where Presidents (current and past) talk about reducing dependency on foreign oil [more inside]
posted by taliaferro
on Apr 13, 2011 -
Why does my relative call President Obama "O'BamBam"?
What is it meant to signify, other than derision?
posted by vitabellosi
on Apr 5, 2011 -
I have repeatedly unsubscribed from the Obama campaign/OFA text message list, and yet the texts keep coming. How can I actually get them to stop?
posted by furiousxgeorge
on Mar 23, 2011 -
What famous photos of Obama have been the most heavily contrived or manipulated by PhotoShop? I am trying to figure out how his public visual image is manipulated by a PR team and the media. I would love to know anecdotes and specific images. For example, I heard that he was almost never shown smoking, as Americans dislike smoking today.
posted by tnygard
on Jan 19, 2011 -
Have changes been made in the last year or so that make getting health insurance any easier? [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Jan 7, 2011 -
What, if anything, is suddenly missing from the daily lives of rural, conservative Americans? How can I better understand the Tea Partier's point of view? [more inside]
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot
on Nov 15, 2010 -
Obama in Jakarta: Does anyone know where and what time Obama will address the public in Jakarta? I heard through the grapevine that he might deliver a speech at the Universitas Indonesia. But my searches on the internet have only turned up information about a speech at the Istiqlal Mosque
. Still, there is no information about date or time. I would like to see him, if I can. Thanks.
posted by ageispolis
on Nov 8, 2010 -
How anyone (or anyone you know) benefited in one respect or another from the provisions in the new U.S. health care bill? I'm not asking this in Fox News-ish way, I am actually curious. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven
on Aug 4, 2010 -
Does the new health care legislation prohibit FSA's from being used to purchase OTC drugs? [more inside]
posted by zooropa
on Jul 8, 2010 -
There is a woman I work with who, up until today, I really liked. She’s in an office in another state, but we clicked well over the phone and she’s otherwise a pretty terrific person, and I pretty much considered her a personal friend outside of the workplace. Today she forwarded to me this epically offensive, crazy racist e-mail, and I’m not sure what to do. Advice and/or resources would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby
on Jun 30, 2010 -
have a political dog in this fight, but why, at this point, isn't President Obama sending the Navy to go down and stop the oil leak in the Gulf? certainly they could do it..right?
posted by mrmarley
on Jun 21, 2010 -
Help me find a good metaphor or literary allusion for something that reflects whatever you'd like to see in it. [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00
on Jun 7, 2010 -
I became unemployed in February of this year, and I am currently receiving the maximum weekly unemployment benefits from the state of West Virginia.
I think I can attend university full-time while drawing unemployment, but I need your help finding specific laws, policies, etc. about this. All I can find is very vague information. [more inside]
posted by teatime
on May 17, 2010 -
Explain the US healthcare system to me (an Australian) in easy-to-understand language. [more inside]
posted by micklaw
on Mar 23, 2010 -
Looking for best infodumps, narratives, archives, and analyses of Barack Obama's successful campaign for election, with a focus on volunteers and fundraising. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 18, 2009 -