As we mentioned last week, you can track the progress of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at Recovery.gov. The site launched Tuesday after President Obama signed the so-called stimulus bill into law.
In honor of Presidents’ Day, Marvel Comics released the “Gettysburg Distress” online for free today. The six-page digital comic is the tale of Captain America and Spider-Man doing a little time travel to witness Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Marvel Comics is also playing up its “Amazing Spider-Man No. 583,” which features President Barack Obama (see Sean’s [...]
The winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary Thursday night was a critically acclaimed HBO documentary called “The Black List: Volume One.” The producers interviewed African American luminaries from art, government, business and sports and allowed them to tell their stories in their own words. Just in time for African American History Month, [...]
The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization turns 100 today and kicks off a one-year celebration (Click here for the NAACP timeline). The Baltimore-based organization has come a long way in its 100-year history and recently drafted a list of priorities for the Obama administration‘s first year in office. Image: NAACP Chairman Julian Bond [...]
The following video could be mistaken for an SNL skit. During Wednesday’s House Financial Services Committee‘s hearing on TARP accountability, Congresswoman Maxine Waters referred to the eight bank CEOs as “captains of the Universe.” There was some confusion during her grilling of the bank chiefs and a call for the California congresswoman to calm down. [...]
There was Change.gov. Then there was the revamped WhiteHouse.gov, which looked an awful lot like Change.gov. And did you know there was a USA.gov? Well, there’s another “dot gov.” The Obama administration created Recovery.gov so that Americans can keep track of the stimulus bill (a.k.a. the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) and “see how and [...]
Now that Obama is in the White House and there’s no use for all of those countdown clocks, a couple of meters have popped up. 1) The Change-o-Meter, run by Slate, assigns a daily score to President Obama based on how much his “administration is changing Washington.” Highest score so far is 60. Slate gave [...]
Have you been having trouble keeping track of the ever-popular stimulus package (a.k.a. the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan)? Not to worry. The Heritage Foundation, Citizens Against Government Waste, Taxpayers for Common Sense and a bunch of other groups have created a searchable Web site (ReadTheStimulus.org) that presents the stimulus bill documents and allows visitors [...]
What do you do when you are no longer the president, the new president reverses one after another of your highly criticized policies, and a monument has been built for the man who tossed not one, but two shoes at your head in the final days of your presidency? You attend a women’s basketball game [...]
Newly-appointed Illinois Senator comments on whether he’s the best person to hold on to the senate seat in two years.