4:58 PM, May 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Via the pool report:
Pool was ushered into Harvey Weinstein's 5 story West Village town home for POTUS's remarks to the assembled donors. The ground floor room contained 8 tables of 8, covered in white linen with roses as a centerpiece.
Several White House staffers were seated at the tables including Dan Pfeiffer and Jay Carney. Patrick Gaspard was standing in the right side of the room (POTUS's) right.
Co-pooler David Nakamura spotted SEO favorites Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were seated near Mr. Weinstein. We are also reliably informed that Tommy Hilfiger was in the room.
POTUS spoke for about 9 minutes. He said in the second term "you start thinking about history and a longer sweep of time." He said "the 3 1/2 I've got is not a lot of time." He talked about visiting disaster sites in Boston and West Texas and being impressed with the spirit of the people. He said he wanted to "[see if] we can institutionalize that.["]
More coming from David Nakamura on Obama comments about hyper partisanship and the Republicans.
Will White House release guest list?7:34 AM, Apr 9, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
On Barack and Michelle Obama's schedule for today, this event is listed:
6:26 PM, Jan 8, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama will tomorrow host a screening of the sitcom 1600 Penn, according to the White House.
"Later in the afternoon, the President will host cast and crew members of the television show 1600 Penn for a screening at the White House," reads Obama's schedule. "This screening is closed press."
1:39 PM, Dec 31, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama was so impressed with Anne Hathaway's performance as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises that he described her as "spectacular… the best thing in it." Hathaway was "leather-clad" in the movie, according to the Telegraph
12:22 PM, Dec 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Actor Jackie Chan has committed to visiting the rogue Iranian regime, according to a report from the Iranian outlet ISNA. The story is headlined, "Jackie Chan: I will definitely come to Iran."
"International action superstar, Jackie Chan said he would definitely visit Iran," the report reads. "In his short interview with Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reporter in Malaysia, Jackie Chan said he had tried so many times to come to Iran in past years."
Makers of Zero Dark Thirty scrutinized. 12:15 PM, Dec 18, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In response to a report that classified information had been leaked to the makers of the Hollywood movie Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, Congressman Peter King, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, says he's concerned.
12:38 PM, Dec 11, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a candlelight vigil for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in Bolivia, actor Sean Penn offered great praise for the sick strongman:
9:38 AM, Oct 8, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
We learn from the Times that:
Mr. Obama made clear to advisers that he was not happy about debating Mr. Romney, whom he views with disdain. It was something to endure, rather than an opportunity, aides said.
4:24 PM, Oct 7, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Thank goodness the everyday Americans of Main Street, U.S.A. have someone to run on their behalf against the out-of-touch rich guy.
9:33 PM, Aug 24, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden was mocked at a fundraiser he held this evening with donors in the Hamptons. “Welcome to Joe Biden, unchained,” the person introducing Biden said, mocking the vice president for his recent controversial comments.
The person introducing Biden was actor Nathan Lane, famous for his part in the Producers and other acting jobs.
4:24 PM, Aug 14, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
We received another mysterious invitation in our mailboxes today. This one, addressed to William Kristol, reads: "The Supreme Leader for Life of the Democratic Republic of Wadiya Admiral General Aladeen Cordially compels you to attend the Blu-ray & DVD launch party for His latest Award-Winning Film, The Dictator."
"Barack can't do it alone. He's not Spider-Man. He's not a superhero. He's a human, so we need your help." 5:08 PM, Aug 12, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama is at pop star Gwen Stefani's Beverly Hills home to take part in "Sunday of Fun," according to the report. The event is a fundraiser for President Obama's reelection effort.
The pooler fills in the details:
3:35 PM, Jul 27, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Can the Colorado shootings be blamed on the culture? On too much violence in the movies?
5:31 PM, Dec 12, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Jen Rubin makes the case today that the anti-piracy bills pending in the House, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and Senate, the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), are likely unconstitutional.