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From today’s New York Times: “In a time-honored tradition of American democracy, Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, will receive a tour of their new home from Mr. Bush and the first lady, Laura Bush. Then the men will split off to begin the formal transfer of power.”

WASHINGTON — President-elect Obama plans to use his executive powers to make an immediate impact when he takes office, perhaps reversing Bush administration policies on stem cell research and domestic drilling for oil and natural gas.

The rise of our President-elect was not fueled by just ebullient star power trumping arcane theory. In 2001, through Clinton era reluctance, and a Bush administration with suspect ties to Saudi oil magnates, our nation experienced its painful adolescence in the form of a hideous terrorist attack. The foreign policy blunders of the New World […]

Obama: New dog could be ‘mutt like me.’ These words were spoken in a press conference today by Obama. BP Member AboutDough shares this article in BlackPlanet’s news section and questions if this is a form of self-hating speech. You can check out the article “Self-Hate from the Commander in Chief?” yourself and join in […]

According to, when Buck Burnette, a back-up center for the University of Texas football team, realized that Barack Obama would win the 2008 election, he posted this update on his Facebook page: “All the hunters gather up, we have a N$%&er in the White House.”

Unpacking the immediate results of Barack Obama’s landslide victory is complicated work. A wave of jubilation has swept much of the nation; for the first time in my life, Americans spontaneously took to the streets to celebrate something other than a sports championship.

There will no doubt be a few common threads of analysis that will emerge in the aftermath Senator Barack Obama’s defeat of John McCain in the 2008 Presidential contest. Many will debate the merits of the dominance of the Democrats in the Executive and Legislative wings of government. Others will remark on the near flawless […]

In his press conference today, Barack Obama addressed an issue that has caused a lot of speculation. He spoke to reporters on what the Obama White House dog would be. He explained that his primary concern was that Malia was allergic and that they wanted a dog from a shelter, adding “But obviously, a lot […]

From FP Passport: Today, former Clinton advisor and Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel accepted Barack Obama’s offer to be chief of staff for the incoming president. The pick of Emanuel is our first glimpse into the future Obama White House, and it has already thrown apprehensive Democrats and jaded Republicans alike into a tizzy. Perhaps for […]

From Foreign Policy Passport: He’s the biggest celebrity in the world. And today, after meeting with his economic advisors, he’ll be giving his first press conference as president-elect of the most powerful country on Earth. So, what should the media ask Barack Obama? I imagine most questions will be related to the transition and cabinet […]

From our friend Jim Festante at TheRoot, here are Obama’s five hair fauxs-pas. He can get away with a lot due to his cool factor, but having a bad haircut could ruin his image.  What are the haircuts he CAN do? We wonder.

An interracial couple was brutally murdered in Califonia possibly due to race-based attacks. Sgt. Jan Pietrzak of Riverside, California and his wife Quianna Jenkins-Pietrzak were killed in their home by four Marine officers who worked under the young sergeant. The motive was initially leaked by Riverside police as robbery, but Pietrzak’s mother has a different take: […]