Independence from the big two political machines, that is. Every independent should be rooting for Charlie Crist. The irony that Crist couldn’t be a viable independent candidate without first being a player in one of the major two parties is the significant jumping off point, but it also provides a model that goes beyond Joe [...]
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It was just an ordinary Wednesday night for many people in Washington, D.C., but not for the young women chosen by the U.S. Embassy in their home country to be part of Fortune Magazine and the U.S. State Depts. Most Powerful Women mentor program. A very windy, chilly day in D.C. turned into an evening [...]
Immigration is causing a nightmare for everyone. Gallup’s out with the first polling numbers, which asks the question in a way that leaves a lot of pull for analysis: “Based on what you know or have read about the state of Arizona’s new immigration law, do you favor or oppose it?” Not surprisingly, 51% favor [...]
The backdrop for Obama’s video is Charlie Crist’s anticipated announcement at around 5:00 p.m. today that he’s leaving the Republican Party to run as an independent candidate. It finalizes the far right leaning Republican reality as we head into election season 2010. But it’s Obama’s pitch that seems terribly out of place in the political [...]
Alert the media. Public women and the famous airbrush photos to make themselves look younger, though in the photos I offer on the site I do not. However, it’s as common as mascara is to private women. The right-wing rag, the Washington Examiner, goes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the photo that dons the cover [...]
More pictures available at State. Tonight I’ll be at an amazing dinner hosted by Fortune magazine and the State Dept. I’ll be tweeting the festivities from the Benjamin Franklin Room where the dinner is to be held. The FORTUNE/State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership is the focus of the celebration, which was launched in 2006. [...]
Marc Ambinder has what Tim Kaine will be rolling out for 2010, selling what the Democratic Congress has done right. Here’s a snippet: ** We’ve gone from recession to recovery. ** We’ve made more progress in the war on terror in the last eight months than was made in the preceding eight years. ** We’ve [...]
In the White House, it’s still possible to hear someone dismissing Hillary as a foreign-policy lightweight. “She has no real strategic vision,” says an NSC official. “But she’ll get done what she has to do. She’s the good little Methodist girl. In the end she’ll have her list of the nine or 10 things she [...]
As Democracy Corps admits up front, who knows how this one will end, but right now the Democratic pollsters say health care didn’t do squat for Democrats. Health care’s passage did not produce even a point rise in the president’s approval rating or affection for the Democratic Congress. Virtually every key tracking measure in April’s [...]
[...] … Arizonans should not be judged disdainfully and from a distance by people whose closest contacts with Hispanics are with fine men and women who trim their lawns and put plates in front of them at restaurants, not with illegal immigrants passing through their back yards at 3 a.m. – A law Arizona can [...]
Wonder if Romney putting the blame on Wall Street, but also main street will sell in Peoria? Obviously, Democrats don’t think it will so they’re hitting him early on it, using his own words that could come back to bite. That’s the beauty of Mitt Romney. He’s got a treasure trove of statements that go [...]
It took a while for this story to make the rounds. The kerfuffle happened last Wednesday, with the Jewish newspaper The Forward the first to break it last Friday. General Jim Jones got predictably creamed by Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman and others for telling a “Jewish merchant” joke at a recent Washington Institute for Near [...]
[...] But for Democrats to pass immigration reform before November, party leaders would have to force members from conservative-leaning districts to cast yet another tough vote that could raise the ire of swing voters. But Republicans face longer-term peril — if they continue to push aggressive legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants, Hispanic voters are [...]
… Being governor was drudgery. “Her life was terrible,” one adviser says. “She was never home, her [Juneau] office was four hours from her house. You gotta drive an hour from Wasilla to Anchorage. And she was going broke.” [...] In 1996, a few weeks into her run for Wasilla mayor, Palin revealed to Laura [...]
cross-posted at Huffington Post –updated– Two-thirds of French people want a law limiting the use of face-covering Islamic veils such as the niqab and the burqa, with only a minority backing the government’s plan for a complete ban, a poll showed Saturday. President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government is expected to present a bill in May on [...]
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THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
“Rick Doblin has done a lot for the field, but he is more of a populist,” Grob says. “We need careful and controlled scientific studies showing the efficacy of these drugs so funding can continue.” Broader awareness of these sorts of end-of-life psychedelic studies could be good for everyone, the researchers say.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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