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Barack Obama: Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago

President Barack Obama has again waded into the controversy that is the death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent George Zimmerman verdict.

Last weekend, he urged the public to honor the deceased, while respecting the verdict. Today’s remarks were more impromptu and less detached.

Speaking at the White House about the Martin-Zimmerman case, Obama reacted both personally and as a member of the African-American community.

“When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” he said.

“Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35

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Man Jailed for Threatening to Kill Obama Over Twitter

Twitter can be a dangerous tool – and not just in the hands of Amanda Bynes.

A 22-year old man was sentenced to six months in prison today after he was arrested in September for making Tweeted death threats against President Barack Obama.

According to The Charlotte Observer, Donte Jamar Sims will also be forced to live under supervised release for a year after his jail term is up.

The North Carolina native used the handle @DestroyLeague_D to issue his threats, many of which are still online and include:

“Well Ima Assassinate president Obama this evening !… Gotta get this

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Ann Romney on Husband’s Presidential Loss: Blame the Media!

In his first extensive interview since losing the Presidential election to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney told Chris Matthews this morning that he only has himself to blame for not taking the White House.

“I lost my election because of my campaign,” Romney said on Fox News Sunday. “Not because of what anyone else did.”

Romney cited his failure to win over African-American and Hispanic voters, while also zeroing in on his “47 percent” comments as being detrimental to his bid.

Admitting that it “kills” him not to be President, Romney also had a few

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Jedi Mind Meld: Obama Can’t Budge Congress, Use Correct Star Wars Lingo

Hmm. No wonder the White House won’t build a Death Star for us.

At a press conference today, Barack Obama proved that while he may be our coolest-ever President, even he needs to bone up on his pop cultural references.

Speaking to the press about sequestration and forging a bipartisan budget reform agreement, Obama said he can’t perform a “Jedi mind meld” on Congress.

Maybe because there is no such thing as a Jedi mind meld.

His point: much as he would like to simply MAKE Republican leaders agree to his spending cuts, he is “not a dictator” and you need

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Robert Bork Dies; Supreme Court Nominee Was 85

Robert Bork, whose long political career was most noteworthy for his controversial rejection from the Supreme Court in the 1980s, has died at the age of 85.

Son Robert H. Bork Jr. confirmed his father died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. The son said Bork died from complications of heart ailments.

The brilliant, blunt Bork’s confirmation hearings helped draw the modern boundaries of cultural fights over abortion, civil rights and other issues.

Earlier in life, Bork was accused of being a partisan hatchet man for Richard Nixon.

As the third-ranking official at the

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Clinton Falls Asleep During Obama Speech in Myanmar

There’s jet lag, and there’s jet lag after visiting more than 100 countries in four years, at which point no coffee, Red Bull or Five Hour Energy is gonna get it done.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looked like she hit a wall right in the middle of President Obama’s speech in Myanmar on Monday, falling asleep briefly. Watch:

Clinton Falls Asleep in Myanmar

While Hillary, who sat next to Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, likely wishes she hadn’t nodded off, she shouldn’t worry all that much considering:

  1. She helped broker an Israel-Hamas cease fire 48 hours

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Chris Rock on Barack Obama: He’s White!

Listen up, white voters of America. Chris Rock is sending you a message.

Are you looking for a Presidential candidate that shares your values, hobbies and… well… skin color? If so, the name on your ballot this Tuesday should be obvious: Barack Obama!

The man was known as Barry for much of his life (“the third whitest name on Earth!”); he bowls; he dances with Ellen; he wears mom jeans.

And, unlike Mitt Romney, his family doesn’t have more members in it than a Tyler Perry movie. Watch this hilarious endorsement now:

Chris Rock: Vote for “White” Barack Obama!

So, who are you

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Donald Trump Extends Charity Offer to President Obama

Yup. It turns out Donald Trump actually can get worse.

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy slamming New York City, the real estate mogul has taken to Twitter. To wish his fellow Big Apple residents well? Of course not.

To extend the deadline for Barack Obama to respond to his donation-for-college-transcripts offer.

Donald Trump Obama Announcement, Offer

“Because of the hurricane, I am extending my 5 million dollar offer for President Obama’s favorite charity until 12PM on Thursday,” Trump wrote today.

What a total and complete moron. Here’s an idea, The Donald: why not donate

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Mitt Romney Staples Scandal: Candidate Accused of Lying Under Oath to Protect Friend’s Fortune

For all his ridiculous muster, Donald Trump didn’t actually break any news with his supposed Barack Obama bombshell today.

But Gloria Allred may have uncovered something sordid about Mitt Romney, and it’s all based on a testimony the candidate many years ago involving Staples founder Tom Stemberg and his first wife, Maureen.

According to TMZ sources, Maureen alleges that Romney lied under oath when he told a judge Staples was worth noting, labeling the company’s stock as “overvalued” and concluding that he doesn’t place a “great deal of credibility in the forecast of the

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Madonna Loves That "Black Muslim in the White House"

Madonna certainly keeps things lively. At her concert in D.C. this week, she discussed how amazing it is that we have a “black Muslim in the White House” who’s for gay rights.

This is a supporter of the President who rocks an Obama tattoo.

Madonna Calls Obama a Muslim

It’s possible, even likely, that Madonna was mocking those who actually think Barack Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya. Then again, birthers aren’t known to appreciate irony.

Better (or worse) yet? Madonna promised to get nude if Obama wins in November! Somewhere, Mitt Romney is getting ready to send out a

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