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.

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) Rainstorms soaked the Cayman Islands on Friday as late-season Hurricane Paloma bore down on the chain of tiny Caribbean islands, triggering a run on stores and plans to shut the main airport. The Category 1 hurricane was expected to pass over or near Grand Cayman late Friday or early Saturday then […]

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: […]

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has described U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as “young, handsome and even tanned.”

Will Smith appeared on Oprah yesterday and talked about his experience finding out that Obama would be president. He says he was with his family and cried uncontrollably. Watch Will Smith On Oprah After The Jump

Barack Obama’s former pastor complained Thursday that the media used him as a “weapon of mass destruction” in an attempt to derail Obama’s campaign for the presidency.

Outside the gates of a Mormon temple, Kai Cross joined more than 2,000 gay-rights advocates in a chorus of criticism of the church’s role in a new California-wide ban on same-sex marriage.

President-elect Obama is seeking some economic advice from leaders of business, government and academia, making the struggling economy — the nation’s No. 1 concern — his first order of public business. Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden were to meet Friday with 17 members of their transition economic advisory board. Members include former presidential Cabinet […]

There has been speculation on the state of Katt Williams since he missed an appearance on the Conan O’Brien show Wednesday. Early yesterday morning, he was arrested on weapons charges with a ten man entourage.

The nation’s unemployment rate bolted to a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October as another 240,000 jobs were cut, stark proof the economy is almost certainly in a recession.