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Roscoe's Chicken And Waffles Honors President Obama

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.11.2012 | Los Angeles

First there was NBA player Brandon Jennings' tattoo: an homage to Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles, the famous fried food spot from his hometown....

Michelle Obama On Jay Leno Show (VIDEO): First Lady Does "10 @ Ten"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

(AP) BURBANK, Calif. -- What's President Barack Obama's most annoying habit? Practicing his speeches for hours in front of the bathroom mirror? Tal...

Washington Times Defends Obama Over "Special Olympics" Joke

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Times editorial board defended President Obama's crack about the Special Olympics Sunday, writing that although his comment was in poor...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Barack Obama's Special Olympics line on Leno got all the headlines, but the night's real money quote was his saying that his administration plans to "set up a securitized market for student loans and auto loans outside of the banking system" in order to "get credit flowing again." Excuse me, but isn't that what the $700 billion bank bailout was supposed to do? So what happened? Instead of lending the billions we gave them, Obama explained to Leno, the bailed out banks "are keeping it in the bank because their balance sheets had gotten so bad." Imagine that: zombie banks using taxpayer money to stay afloat. If the White House really didn't see that one coming, it's no wonder the ferocity of the public's reaction to the AIG bonuses caught them so off-guard.

Defending Obama's NCAA Picks and Leno Appearance

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

Millions of hardworking people fill out March Madness brackets every year. Its nice to think of Obama as regular American guy with regular habits despite his extraordinary responsibilities.

Obama's Late Night Retraction

John Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Leo

The president drew praise for his quick recovery from the "Special Olympics" remark on Leno, adding that he knows several people in wheelchairs, all Democrats, who have bowled 300 or higher.

Ryan Grim

Obama Backs Financial Product Safety Commission Concept

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama offered support for the idea behind the Financial Product Safety Commission during his conversation with Jay Leno Thursday nigh...

Obama Apologizes For Special Olympics Joke, Wants Athletes To Help Him Improve Bowling Score (VIDEO)

AP/ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics bowling champion with an average score of 266, is challenging President Obama to a game, TMZ reports: ...

Gibbs: "We've Been Called Idiots Before" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told the White House press corps Friday afternoon that President Obama is not losing control of his message, despite the ...

Obama on Leno: This is Why This President Got Elected

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

Going on Leno was the best communications strategy possible during a week of bloodletting over AIG bonuses and the chord it has struck. He is taking his message directly to viewers.

Obama's "Tonight Show" Appearance Gives Leno Highest Ratings Since 2005

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Nielsen is giving high approval ratings to President Barack Obama's appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show." Obama's visit with Jay Leno,...

Arianna Discusses AIG Bonuses and Backlash on Morning Joe

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on Morning Joe Friday morning to discuss the AIG bonus fiasco and the backlash surrounding it. Other topics included Chris Dodd's ro...

Obama's Leno Appearance: Says Geithner Doing 'Outstanding' Job

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO BURBANK, Calif. -- President Barack Obama told Jay Leno on Thurday that he was stunned when he learned of the bonuses that bail...

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Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Original Caption: NBC employees talk to Jay Leno during a commercial break as President Barack Obama appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Burb...

Obama On Tonight Show With Jay Leno: FULL TRANSCRIPT, VIDEO

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama went on the "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Thursday March 19. The full transcript is below. Watch video of Obama's appearance: Bel...

Obama's Leno Appearance Stirs Controversy (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein and Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only days after Sen. Jon Kyl spoke disparagingly of AIG's bonuses being an easy issue for politicians to demagogue, he is generating some populist out...

Obama Team Wanted To Drive Limo Onto "Tonight Show" Stage

RyanSeacrest.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As final preparations are made at NBC Studios in Burbank, CA for President Obama's visit to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno studio, network chairman Be...

Obama On Tonight Show With Jay Leno On Thursday

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a rare move, President Obama will appear on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" this Thursday as part of his larger tour through Southern California. ...