President Barack Obama is set to make a statement from the White House regarding relations with Cuba at 12 p.m. EST this afternoon. In the wake of Alan Gross‘s release this morning after five years of imprisonment, officials say the U.S. is seeking to normalize relations with Cuba — which could include embassies in Washington and Havana.
During the taping of “The Colbert Report” at GW’s Lisner Auditorium yesterday evening, the President hijacked Colbert’s desk and persona to do his segment “The Word.” Jokingly rebranding it “The Decree” to make it sound more presidential, the President assumed the role of Stephen Colbert, the ultra-right wing pundit, while taking a jab at his friends at Fox News.
Discussing ways to convince young people to sign up for healthcare, the President said of himself in the third person, ”he could try to appeal to them directly through a speech or press conference, but young people don’t watch real news shows like this one,” as the phrase ”Or Fakes Ones Like Fox” appeared next to him.
Super excited to see how Fox reacts to this one…
The interview will air first at 6:30 PM ET on Tuesday, December 9 on “Noticiero Univision” and will re-air on “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna” at 11:30 p.m., ET.
The full interview will also be available online on following the TV broadcast.
While hosting The Kennedy Center Honors yesterday evening, Stephen Colbert took a moment to poke fun at President Obama and Democrats over the results of the midterm elections.
“The most powerful and influential person in the world… Michelle Obama. Maddam First Lady, lovely to see you. Good evening,” Colbert joked, as the camera cut to a laughing First Lady and seemingly unamused President.
“There she is, looking radiant, on camera, next to the President, which I assume means she has no future plans to run for office,” he continued, getting a laugh from the President this time. ”There aren’t a lot of Democrats who have that courage.”
Colbert will sit down with President Obama for the taping of “The Colbert Report” at GW’s Lisner Auditorium this evening. The episode will air at 11:30 PM ET.
President Barack Obama saluted this year’s Kennedy Center honorees last night – Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting, Al Green and Patricia McBride – but heaped particular praise on Academy award-winning actor, Tom Hanks.
“Tom’s career began just like so many Hollywood legends — dressing in drag for a show called ‘Bosom Buddies,’ kung-fu fighting The Fonz on ‘Happy Days’” joked the President.
“As the years passed, he told us ‘there’s no crying in baseball,’ ‘life is like a box of chocolates.’ He told ‘Houston, we have a problem.’ And as a cartoon cowboy, he showed us we can always keep our faith in a little boy.”
Obama continued on a more serious note, “Tom isn’t known simply for his characters — he’s known for his character.”
Insert cliché British invasion pun here… With the Duchess of Cambridge remaining in New York, Prince William visited with President Barack Obama at the White House this morning to discuss campaign ’United for Wildlife.’ This British visit to Washington, however, did not end in a burnt out White House (I’m sorry, I had to make at least one 1812 joke…).
William will return to NY tonight to attend the Nets-Cavaliers game with Kate, where they will get a chance to meet some American royalty – with King James on the court and the likely attendance of the power couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce.
With thumbs up and some awkward swaying action, the President and Santa seemed to have needed some eggnog to loosen up. But to be fair, they were dancing to “Jingle Bells”…
Yahoo News and SiriusXM announced the launch of “Yahoo News on POTUS” with Olivier Knox this morning. The live, weekly radio show will begin Wednesday, December 3rd at 2:00 PM ET on SiriusXM POTUS (channel 124) and will feature Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Cory Gardner as its first scheduled guests.
Hosted by Yahoo News’ Chief White House correspondent, Olivier Knox, the show will feature live interviews with national leaders in politics and public life as well as special guests discussing current events and more.
“Yahoo News on POTUS,” the 24/7 non-partisan channel dedicated to the Politics of the United States, is the first national radio platform for Yahoo News. Each show will feature a newsmaker of the week, and a roundtable led by Knox with an alternating panel of Yahoo News’ political contributors including Matt Bai, Michael Isikoff, Meredith Shiner, Liz Goodwin and Jon Ward.
“Our show will have news making guests, insightful takes from our team of reporters and outside journalists, and maybe a few oddballs here and there,” said Olivier Knox, “I’m thrilled (and a little frightened) to take on this amazing opportunity!”
The annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition is finally upon us. In the tradition’s 25th year, President Barack Obama will pardon two lucky turkeys, named Mac and Cheese, in the Rose Garden this afternoon.
Happy Thanksgiving from FishbowlDC!
Watch live at 2:15 PM/ET via PBS NewsHour.
President Barack Obama will deliver a press conference at the White House on Wednesday at 2:50 pm following Tuesday’s Midterm Elections and the Republican party gaining control of the U.S. Senate.
WATCH below, via the White House’s YouTube channel:
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