A Woman Invited the Obamas to Her Daughter’s Wedding — and They Actually Responded

Barack and Michelle Obama have been enjoying their time out of the White House, but they still find time to respond to wedding invitations. The former POTUS and FLOTUS had an adorable reply to an engaged couple after the mother of bride-to-be Liz Whitlow sent them a wedding invitation. «Congratulations on your wedding,» the letter reads. «We hope that your marriage is blessed with love, laughter, and happiness and that your bond grows stronger with each passing year. This occasion marks the beginning of a lifelong partnership, and as you embark on this journey, know you have our very best for the many joys and adventures that lie ahead.»

Naturally, the bride-to-be was completely shook as she documented the moment on social media. And this isn’t the first time the Obamas have pulled a stunt like this. They’ve been known to send notes for everything from birth announcements to graduations, and the fact that they continue to do so even after leaving the White House says a lot about them. We’ll definitely keep this in mind when the holidays roll around.

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Keegan-Michael Key Resurrects Obama’s Anger Translator To Tackle Trump

We miss Key & Peele. Yes, we’re happy to see both Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele branching out into making incredible movies like the heart-wrenching dramedy Don’t Think Twice and the groundbreaking horror hit Get Out. But we miss the days of silly football player names, menstruation hype men, and satirical musical numbers. With the abject insanity continually spewing out of the White House, we especially miss Luther, Barack Obama’s anger translator.

Thankfully, Key has gifted us with the return of Luther on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. And it is a thing of glory.

Plus, he gave us this, a gif we’ll make much much use of.

Did Keegan make your Pajiba 10? If not, shame on you.

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Michelle Obama’s Father’s Day Message to Barack Will Make You Weep Happy Tears

Michelle Obama took time out of her blissful vacation with Barack to send him a Happy Father’s Day message that had everyone on the internet weeping — happy tears, of course. «Happy #FathersDay @BarackObama. Our daughters may be older and taller now, but they’ll always be your little girls. We love you,» the former First Lady wrote on Instagram along with a throwback photo of Barack and their daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Of course, Barack being the great man he is, had the perfect response to Michelle’s sweet shout out. Read what Barack had to say about being a proud dad ahead, then check out all of his cutest moments with Sasha and Malia over the years.

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The Obamas Are «Just Breathing, Y’all» and My God, Do They Look Good Doing It

Brian’s lovely story about Mr. Rogers made me immediately think, «Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,» when I saw this story of the very thoughtful and kind woman who helped 50 children find safety and comfort after the bombing in Manchester last night. — (RS)

SWINTON! — (GFY)

FYI: In tonight’s broadcast, Sean Hannity decided to drop the Seth Rich conspiracy «for now, out of respect for the family.» Then he went on a rant against liberal fascists. Yes, I watched the first ten minutes. And no, I don’t know why I’m twitching uncontrollably.

It was long past time for the statues of the Confederate war leaders to come down in New Orleans (and everywhere in the South). Included in this excellent history lesson is a link to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s impassioned speech detailing the necessity for the removal of the statues. It’s worth reading both the article and clicking through to read the speech. — (Upworthy)

Jessica Simpson isn’t pregnant and yay for her! However, this interview with Ellen makes me wonder how in the hell she raises the 2 kids she does have. Bless her heart. — (Celebitchy)

Here’s some fascinating insight into the likely deterioration of Donald Trump’s mind based on insights from linguistic experts. (StatNews)

President* Trump visited Israel («after visiting the Middle East» — headdesk. Yeah, no one’s ever going to mistake him for a Rhodes Scholar, that’s for damn sure.) and signed the guestbook at the Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem. Or he signed a middle school yearbook. Hard to tell which. — (Business Insider)

Vanity Fair has several different covers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It makes me so sad to think this may be the last cover of a magazine that Carrie Fisher will ever grace. — (Lainey)

Oh, Rebel Rebel, I didn’t know about any of this (did you guys all know about this?) but now that you’ve gone and made a big ol’ deal and lawsuit out of it, EVERYBODY is going to know! That feels counterintuitive. — (Dlisted)

The Obamas are «just breathing, y’all» and my god, do they look good doing it! — (HuffPo)

Alec Baldwin’s Lyme Disease was no joke. I’ve known a couple of people who have had it and it sounds horrific. I feel for anyone going through that. — (Celebitchy)

MiMi is back with some Bryan dude, but honestly? I can’t even care because I can’t get beyond the phrase «[…] they were eating out of each other’s mouths.» So. Yep. — (LG)

Michael Chabon’s Moonglow is fiction, but he is more autobiographical in this story of his grandfather’s deathbed confession than in previous works. Borisanne says, "He has an ability with simile that dances next to synethesia, and then blows it out of the water." Are you a fan of Chabon’s writing? (Cannonball Read 9)

Sadly, as reported earlier, we lost Sir Roger Moore. But the sweet story below is such a wonderful tribute to a man who clearly understood the impact he could have on someone’s day. H/T Hannah Sole


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42 Photos of Barack and Michelle Obama’s Cutest Moments as America’s First Couple

Barack and Michelle Obama first began dating back in 1989 — a film about their first date, Southside With You, hit theaters in 2016 — and we’ve gotten to see plenty of heartwarming moments between the first couple since they entered the White House nearly eight years ago. Whether they’re holding hands during public appearances or embarrassing daughters Malia and Sasha by stealing a smooch, Michelle and Barack have set a standard for presidential couples to come — and reminded us what «family values» actually looks like.

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Nothing You See Today Will Top These Photos of Barack and Malia Obama’s Cute Broadway Date

Barack Obama is officially back from vacation, and we couldn’t be happier. On Friday, he and his eldest daughter, Malia, attended the revival of Arthur Miller’s The Price on Broadway. The father-daughter duo linked up with the A-list cast backstage, including Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub, and Jessica Hecht. The Roundabout Theatre Company also shared an Instagram photo of the Obamas hanging out backstage, writing, «We are so honored to have had President @barackobama in our theater this evening for #ThePriceBway!» We love seeing Barack and Malia bonding and all, but hopefully next time they’ll bring Michelle and Sasha along.

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The Obamas’ Valentine’s Day Messages Will Have You Side-Eyeing Your Significant Other

Barack and Michelle Obama are currently enjoying their much-deserved time off since leaving the White House last month, and on Tuesday, the couple shared heartfelt Valentine’s Day messages to each other via social media. In true ridiculously romantic Obama fashion, Barack wished Michelle a happy holiday when he shared a photo of the couple snuggling during a video taping at the White House in 2015, writing, «Almost 28 years with you, but it always feels new.» Michelle followed up with a similar sentiment when posting a snap from their recent beach getaway, toes in the sand, calling Barack «the love of my life and favorite island mate.»

Michelle and Barack may have left the White House, but they’ll live in our hearts forever.

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