Elizabeth Lauten (pictured), the former communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) committed a social media faux pas when she took to Facebook to make snarky remarks about Malia Obama, 13 and Sasha Obama, 16. The Republican flack slammed their fashion sense and demeanor when their father President Obama spoke at the annual Thanksgiving Pardon on Nov. 27.  “I get […]

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Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Tennessee Rep. Steve Fincher took to Facebook to critique President Barack Obama’s daughters for dressing like they deserve “a spot at a bar” at this year’s turkey pardoning ceremony. As a result of her comments, a social media firestorm ensued, causing Lauten to apologize. Now, according to reports, she has […]


A Republican Party staffer resigned Monday after posting derogatory Facebook comments about Sasha and Malia Obama over the Thanksgiving Day holiday, NBC News reports. SEE ALSO: Darren Wilson Quit Ferguson Force Without Severance [VIDEO] Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), told NBC News by phone Monday that her departure was “in the […]


As with the Trayvon Martin case, professional athletes are using their platforms to bring awareness to racial issues within our country. Earlier this year the Los Angeles Clippers players staged a silent protest after Donald Sterling’s racist remarks; and now on the heels of the verdict in the Michael Brown case, St. Louis Rams players have […]