Barack Obama: 'We're Building Iron Man'

Is the United States government really building Iron Man? Is the president trying to disarm us with one of those "jokes" he loves so much? If I were president of the United States, and I had a secret plan to build Iron Man, this is exactly what I'd do: joke about building Iron Man and then say things like "Ha ha ha.… » 2/27/14 11:23am 2/27/14 11:23am

Why This Japanese Town Is So Damn Happy Obama Won

When Barack Obama was sworn in for his first term, a small Japanese town was overjoyed. Women danced the hula at the local temple, and the town readied a slew of I Love Obama t-shirts, stickers and flags.

Why was this small town of 30,000 people who could not vote in the U.S. presidential election so happy? Because… » 11/07/12 5:00am 11/07/12 5:00am

President Obama's Birth Certificate Super-Move Totally Whups Donald Trump's 'Comb Over Here' Attack

It's been a long road to the presidential election, which is less than a month away at this point. In case you've forgotten how tense and occasionally absurd the talking points and the personas of this political cycle have been, news website Slate has been recapping 2012's highs and lows with a series of… » 10/08/12 2:30pm 10/08/12 2:30pm

Watch Mitt Romney Kick The Crap Out Of Rick Santorum And Herman Cain, Mortal Kombat-Style

It's that time of year again, here in the United States: the presidential election, and the seemingly interminable campaign for it, are everywhere. Of course, even though the election isn't until November, when you look back to the primary season, the campaign began well into last year. And Slate has taken to a video… » 10/01/12 6:00pm 10/01/12 6:00pm

Mitt Romney's Campaign Is Sort Of Like A Video Game Because Of Reset Buttons Or Something

Here's Rachel Maddow with one of the most ham-fisted video game references so far this election season. Hopefully we'll get more and more Atari references as we get closer to November. Something something Obama something something Commodore-64 something something health-care mandate. » 9/25/12 6:30pm 9/25/12 6:30pm

Why Japan Is Delighted with Obama's Twitter Account

Right now in Japan, President Obama is trending on Twitter. It's not his politics. It's not something he said. It's something he's done. Rather, it's something his Twitter account allegedly did.

In Japan, people are saying President Obama's official Twitter account is following an anime girl. Make that, an anime girl » 7/11/12 4:01am 7/11/12 4:01am