Daniel Day-Lewis plays the President in Steven Spielberg’s Obama, with Tracy Morgan as Joe Biden. Created for the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner.
To assure America that the real issues being debated in households across the country every night aren’t sidestepped by the candidates any longer, The Pizza Party is offering free pizza for life to an official attendee who asks either of the participants the age-old burning question – Sausage or Pepperoni? – during the live telecast town hall format presidential debate on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University.
Pizza Hut, which last week announced the long overdue formation of The Pizza Party and introduced its crowd-pleasing Big Dinner Box as the Party’s candidate, will reward the free pizza should the question get asked. Fans of The Pizza Party, and frankly, who isn’t, are encouraged to register and show their support at PizzaHut.com/PizzaParty. Visitors receive free Stuffed Pizza Rollers with their next online order just for signing up. Fans are also encouraged to use the hashtag #ThePizzaParty on debate night in order to further push for this question to get asked of either of the candidates.
Along with empowering America through the debate, The Pizza Party is also asking for America’s help in selecting the running mate for the Big Dinner Box. Ballots will open at PizzaHut.com/PizzaParty this Thursday, Oct. 11, the same day the vice presidential candidates take the stage for their own debate. Those who have signed up on the website to be a member of The Pizza Party can choose between wings, pasta or Stuffed Pizza Rollers as the VP.
More information about the debate reward, the VP candidates and the mission of The Pizza Party is available at PizzaHut.com/PizzaParty.
This new HBO film follows John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, to their ultimate defeat in the general election.
The political drama, which stars Ed Harris as John McCain, Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, and Woody Harrelson as campaign strategist Steve Schmidt, is set to premiere March 10th @ 9PM ET on HBO.
The White House has released its new official application for the iPhone and iPod touch. The app offers access to whitehouse.gov’s White House Blog and Briefing Room news areas, including photo and video content, and also offers live video streaming of White House events, including the President’s public events, web chats with Administration officials, key speeches, and press briefings. Notably, the live streaming feature will also allow users to watch next week’s State of the Union address directly on their device. The White House official application for iPhone and iPod touch is available now as a free download from the App Store.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Friday she is resigning from office at the end of the month, raising speculation that she would focus on a run for the White House in the 2012 race.
The former Republican vice presidential candidate made the surprise announcement from her home in suburban Wasilla on Friday morning. She said she would step down July 26 but didn’t announce her plans.
“Once I decided not to run for re-election, I also felt that to embrace the conventional Lame Duck status in this particular climate would just be another dose of politics as usual, something I campaigned against and will always oppose,” Palin said in a statement released by her office.
“It is my duty to always protect our great state. With that in mind, my family and I determined that it is best to make a difference this summer, and I am willing to change things, so that this administration, with its positive agenda, its accomplishments, and its successful road to an incredible future, can continue without interruption and with great administrative and legislative success,” she said.
Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will be inaugurated at the governor’s picnic in Fairbanks at the end of the month, Palin spokesman Dave Murrow said.
Palin was first elected in 2006 on a populist platform. But her popularity has waned as she waged in partisan politics following her return from the presidential campaign. Her term would have ended in 2010.
A British sculptor has bought U.S. President Barack Obama down to size. Talented Willard Wigan has carved Mr. Obama and his family into the eye of a 24-karat gold needle. Speaking in Los Angeles, as he was about to launch his first American exhibition, Willard revealed: ‘My favorite piece has to be President Barack Obama and his family’. The micro-sculptor’s work is so small, you need a microscope to see it – it is invisible to the naked eye. But Willard creates it all by hand in an astonishing process. It takes him up to three months to create each amazing and unique sculpture, which usually sits within in the eye of a needle or on a pin head. In the past he has created micro-sculptures of such stars as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, P Diddy. Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and even The Simpsons. But it the President Obama sculpture he is most proud of. (Read the full article HERE)
Right now America is like a company teetering on bankruptcy — we have lost so much credibility and brand currency over the past eight years. And so Papermag invited some of the best visual communicators they know (from ad gurus to artists) to create original advertising concepts that could redefine our country’s image. Welcome to U.S.A. 2.0.
During his current international trip, President Barack Obama presented Queen Elizabeth II with a “video iPod” featuring a special inscription, pre-loaded content, and accessories. Content on loaded onto the iPod includes both photos and videos from the Queen’s 2007 visit to the United States, photos from President Obama’s inauguration, audio of then-Illinois Senator Obama’s speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and audio of his Inauguration address. ABC News reports that the iPod was also loaded with a variety of show tunes, including selections from The King and I, West Side Story, and The Phantom of the Opera.
Zilly Rosen, an artist from Buffalo, N.Y., created a portrait of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln out of more than 5,000 cupcakes. The piece is on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum until 5 p.m. on Saturday, when the public is invited to “de-install” it.
When viewed from above, the installation looks something like an exercise in large-scale cupcake pointillism — each cupcake acts as one pixel in the image.
The cupcakes contain a cream filling and are topped with a colored disc made of fondant, which is a more pliable kind of icing made with powdered sugar.
This is Rosen’s second cupcake portrait of Obama. In November she constructed one at his campaign headquarters in Buffalo. That one was about a fifth of the size.
I love this great high resolution pan-and-zoom picture of the Obama inauguration. I wish I’d been there!
Obama is possibly getting a Sectera Edge, a tricked out smart phone that costs about $3,000. It’s like a blackberry, but there’s a special key on it that makes everything top secret.
President Obama is getting to keep his beloved smart phone. This is very good news. There were always three arguments against him keeping it, and all were malarkey. The first was that it could be hacked. True! It probably will be hacked. But Obama can counter that. He obviously needs to encrypt it, he obviously needs to not store sensitive material on it, and people need to be aware that his emails may eventually get hacked. If Gen. Petraeus gets an email saying “invade Israel now,” he should call the president by landline and make sure that’s the order. The second argument was records preservation. All presidential communication must be stored for posterity. Fine. Store everything. The third argument was the most serious. Having a blackberry could make Obama easier to track, thus putting his security at risk. That is also true, but it can be combated. And Obama can leave the phone at home, or with an aide, when he really doesn’t want his location known. Smart phones don’t always make us more efficient. But a president needs every possible way to use technology to get information from outside of the bubble that surrounds him. And now Obama has at least one small additional way to do that. (From Wired.com)
This half-meter resolution image of the United States Capitol, Washington D.C. was collected by the GeoEye-1 satellite on Jan. 20, 2009 to commemorate the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. The image, taken through high, whispy white clouds, shows the masses of people attending the Inaugural Celebration. Click on the image below to see a large version.