She The People: obama


Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 12/28/2012

The top economics stories of 2012

Even if President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner end up swerving at the last minute, the fiscal cliff still wins as this year's top economic story.

By Joann Weiner  |  11:49 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bernanke, Boehner, Facebook, fiscal cliff; China, Greece, Obama, Romney, top economic stories of 2012, UBS

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 12/10/2012

The threat of drones ushering in 'invisible wars'

Is the Obama administration relying too much on drone strikes?

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  08:58 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, drones

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Larry Summers: It's time to tax carbon and treats

It's hard to believe that raising the top tax rate to 39.6 percent where it was under President Clinton will do grievous damage to the economy.

By Joann Weiner  |  08:09 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  carbon tax, fat tax, fiscal cliff, Lawrence Summers, Obama, tax incrase, tax policy, Twinkies

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 11/06/2012

With Romney or Obama, your taxes are going up

A Democratic and a Republican economist debate whose taxes will increase under a President Obama or a President Romney.

By Joann Weiner  |  08:40 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, fiscal cliff, Obama, Romney, tax policy

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Why Romney will win the popular vote

Mitt Romney will win the popular vote based on the relatively weak economy under President Obama

By Joann Weiner  |  01:08 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Gore, Election 2000, Election 2012, electoral vote, George W. Bush, Obama, popular vote, predicting elections, Ray C. Fair, Romney

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 10/31/2012

How much media drove little Abby to tears?

Short summary of story

By Annie Groer  |  04:39 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Campaign 2012

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/27/2012

Lena Dunhams first time, all over again

The woman from "Girls" talks about her "first time" in support of Barack Obama's platform on women and families

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, President Obama, War on Women, Women in Politics

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 10/27/2012

Obama as father figure

In an election where the president is betting the house on a message of "trust," his image as a father figure could help win voters over.

By Delia Lloyd  |  09:38 AM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  carl jung, father figures, michelle obama's parenting rules, obama as family man, obama as father figure, Obama trust message, presidential archetypes

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012

1960s teen idol Lesley Gore leads charge in ‘You Don’t Own Me’ video

In 1964, Lesley Gore belted out “You Don’t Own Me" and a feminist song was born. It’s still resonating in the 21st century as debate over women's issues bubbles in the United States before Nov. 6.

By Suzi Parker  |  11:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  " Lesley Gore, "You Don't Own Me, Barack Obama, Carrie Brownstein, Citizens Band, Claire McCaskill, Lilly Ledbetter, Miranda July, Mitt Romney, Portlandia, reproductive rights, Richard Carmona, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Tavi Gevinson, Todd Akin, War on Women

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Compare and contrast

Short summary of story

By Annie Groer  |  12:57 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann romney, Campaign 2012, Michelle Obama

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Michelle Obama: ‘I haven’t had time to … reflect’ on being first black first lady

One of the topics Michelle Obama has spent little time talking about during her time as first lady is race.

By Krissah Thompson  |  02:41 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Pennsylvania voter ID law on hold for now and, maybe, for good

If Pennsylvania's voter ID law represents a way democracy is supposed to work, I must have slept through U.S. history class.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  battleground states, Michael Nutter, Mitt Romney, Pennsylvania, President Obama, Voter ID

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 10/02/2012

An ‘authentic’ Joe Biden presses the flesh in North Carolina

Biden, so often spoofed for gaffes, was praised for being exactly what you see.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:42 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlotte, Democrats, Mitt Romney, North Carolina, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Republicans, Vice President Biden

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Brown-Warren debate: ‘I’m not a student in your classroom,’ or how not to zing

SHE THE PEOPLE | Brown, in last night’s debate, told Warren, “I’m not a student in your classroom.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:38 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, campaigns, Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Senate race, Mitt Romney, Presidential Debate, presidential race, Scott Brown

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/28/2012

The presidential debate: Don’t forget, Romney and Obama, that sticking to the script can be lethal, too

SHE THE PEOPLE | All that would really mean is we’d get yet another volley of talking points we’ve already heard ad nauseum.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Kitty Dukakis, Michael Dukakis, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren and beyond: If race doesn’t mean anything, why does it mean so much?

SHE THE PEOPLE | From Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren to voter ID, it depends on how you look at it.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, voting rights, Native Americans, birthers

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Madonna's Obama Muslim comment pushes the right's ideology

Some rock stars should not dabble in politics. Take Madonna.

By Suzi Parker  |  05:45 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Duff McKagan, Duran Duran, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Clint Eastwood, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012, Oprah, celebrity endorsements

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Could Michelle Obama get away with Ann Romney’s ‘fire’?

SHE THE PEOPLE | When does testiness cross over into anger? Whatever you want to call it, Ann Romney is showing the signs.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:05 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, black women, Jan Brewer

Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Jill Biden makes unintentional sexual joke and gets laughs

By Suzi Parker  |  09:59 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jill Biden, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, John McCain, sex, jokes, politics, 2012

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Mitt Romney, you can’t be that guy

SHE THE PEOPLE | He can’t be both the man who helped a dying teenager write his will, and someone who feels we all get what we deserve.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:44 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, romney video, presidential race, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:34 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Romney exceptionalism: Write off half of the greatest country ever, and what you have left is only so-so

Apparently, half of us were snoozing when God passed out grit, and dream only of a well-padded safety net.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:34 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, video of Boca Raton fundraiser, Barack Obama, presidential race

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Kate Middleton's topless photos pathetic way to sell papers

The topless photos of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, arrived just when Americans needed a break from post-convention politics.

By Suzi Parker  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kate Middleton, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth, Jubilee, topless photos, royal family, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Hillary Clinton speaks out for the same American values upheld in retracted embassy statement

The only weakness we showed was in retracting a statement we should all be proud of.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:06 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, presidential race, Libyan attacks, Christopher Stevens, anti-Muslim movie

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Mitt Romney, flat wrong on Obama administration’s ‘apology,’ owes the president one

Shoot first, figure out the timeline later?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:14 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya attack, Cairo protests, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, Romney criticizes Obama, John McCain, John Boehner, Condi Rice, presidential race

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Todd Akin returns to campaign trail

SHE THE PEOPLE | Although Akin talked about freedom, his handlers decided to kick out a writer from a campaign rally.

By Diana Reese  |  02:14 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill, Barack Obama, Obamacare, Nixa

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Mitt Romney’s old-time religion on the trail

“I will not take God off our coins,’’ he vows, “and I will not take God out of my heart.’’

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative evangelicals, God, Romney, Obama, Mormons, LDS, politics

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Joe Biden courts the biker vote, and the evidence goes viral

SHE THE PEOPLE | What the viral photo of the veep with a bandana-wearing biker means for his ticket.

By Suzi Parker  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, 2012, beer, Hillary Clinton, memes, social media

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Obama’s speech adjusted for more constrained circumstances

The president’s acceptance speech was scaled down in the face of uncontrollable forces, mirroring a theme of the past four years.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:19 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Barack Obama, speech, Mitt Romney, Democratic convention, Charlotte

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Ridiculous political ads are here to stay

The girlfriend ads are the tip of the negative campaign iceberg as the presidential race takes off in earnest.

By Sandra Fish  |  11:37 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Barack Obama, TV advertising, negative advertising

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 09/06/2012

John Sununu questions cost of Michelle Obama’s dress

He’s questioned that the Tracy Reese dress that first lady Michelle Obama wore for her Tuesday night speech in Charlotte cost only $350.

By Suzi Parker  |  05:03 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Sununu, Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Tracey Reese, Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Week, Jackie Kennedy, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, first ladies, Charlotte

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Bill Clinton's electrifying speech and the public's reaction prove his rock star status

Bill Clinton transitioned from political rock star to legendary supernova in forty-eight electrifying minutes on Wednesday night.

By Suzi Parker  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Charlotte, Hillary Clinton, Democratic National Convention, Paul Ryan, Arkansas, 1992, United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/06/2012

‘Breaking up’ with Barack Obama

A GOP campaign ad shows why Republicans are running behind with women voters.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breaking Up ad, RNC, Barack Obama, Harold Ford, women voters, presidential race

Posted at 09:56 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Swing this: Undecideds are so conflicted, no wonder parties are pitching to the base

No wonder both campaigns are working harder to turn out the base than to win over this lot of flip-floppers.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:56 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  swing-voters, focus group, Frank Luntz, North Carolina swing voters, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, DNC, RNC, presidential race

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012

First lady Michelle Obama previews her all-important speech

She is one of team Obama’s most popular members and powerful assets, and a lot is riding on her Tuesday night prime-time address.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, DNC, Charlotte, speech, Ann Romney, Mitt Romney

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 09/03/2012

At DNC Charlotte, taking the ‘war on women’ seriously

The passion at a Sunday reception for the National Women’s Political Caucus was fueled by what a lineup of speakers described as the important stakes in November.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:36 AM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Organization for Women, National Women's Political Caucus, feminism, Terry O'Neill, Eleanor Smeal, Elaine Marshall, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Medicare

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Paul Ryan introduced as fibbing fibber as media turns a fact-check corner

We are all fact-checkers now.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:57 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan, fact-checkers, presidential race, Barack Obama, Will McAvoy, HBO, 'The Newsroom'

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Ann Romney will tell you what’s wrong with you

Through her words and tone, Ann Romney reinforce the idea that she and Mitt are made for each other.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:24 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, Tampa, Republican convention. Donald Trump, birther, Barack Obama

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Nancy Pelosi, master of donor maintenance, is on the road again

“You have to give us money,’’ she says at a fundraiser at Ethel Kennedy’s, “so we win and don’t have to ask you for money.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:10 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House races, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, Ethel Kennedy, Joe Kennedy III, Citizens United, Drive for 25, Paul Ryan, presidential race, Barack Obama, Tommy D'Alessandro

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Duran Duran: A political unifier among Gen-X women

By Suzi Parker  |  09:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Duran Duran, politics, Pussy Riot, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 1980s, Bill Clinton, war on women

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Some Texas counties want Medicaid dollars

By Lori Stahl  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Texas, health insurance, Obama, Rick Perry, White House, affordablecare

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/26/2012

Anthony Foxx: Q&A with Charlotte’s mayor and DNC host

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Foxx, Charlotte, North Carolina, DNC 2012, Democratic convention, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, banking, education, New South

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Longtime congressman who probed Planned Parenthood loses to tea party challenger

Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns (Fla.) hurt by ‘incumbent’ label.

By Lori Stahl  |  06:10 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen, Nancy Brinker, Solyndra, Cliff Stearns, President Obama, Florida

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Michelle Obama shares Leno stage and conversation with Gabby Douglas

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Gabby Douglas, Ann Romney, Jay Leno, Olympics, Tonight Show

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Romney and Ryan in North Carolina — just like the Olympics, minus the national unity

The 2012 Olympics may be coming to a close but the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign is picking up the theme.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:42 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, 2012 election, medicare, medicaid, North Carolina, NASCAR

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 08/09/2012

What’s so bad about RomneyCare? Just ask Andrea Saul.

Even the wildly out-of-context “You didn’t build this” ads against Obama didn’t accuse him of killing anyone.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:59 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, presidential election, Bill Burton, Priorities USA, Joe Soptic, RomneyCare, Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, health care reform, conservatives

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012

No Fluke: Obama needs Colorado's women voters

Colorado women helped Obama win in 2008, and they may be even more crucial in his race against Mitt Romney.

By Sandra Fish  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Sandra Fluke, Ken Buck, Michael Bennet, birth control, abortion, personhood, Colorado, elections 2012

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 08/03/2012

At Colorado rally, voters see Mitt Romney as attractive new choice

Romney addresses the overflow crowd from a picnic table, endearing many who originally supported others.

By Sandra Fish  |  12:03 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Colorado, swing states, presidential election, election 2012

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/02/2012

More Obama derangement syndrome, this time in racist tweet from Puerto Rican political adviser

SHE THE PEOPLE | Puerto Rican political adviser gets in a simian reference and a bow to birther-ism.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, racist tweet, Puerto Rico, Heidi Wys, Obama derangement syndrome

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/30/2012

So Michelle Obama’s jacket cost $6K. What did Mitt wear?

The first lady sported a $6,000 jacket this weekend. Ann Romney caught flak for wearing a $990 t-shirt. But just how much do the president and Mitt Romney spend on their wardrobes?

By Diana Reese  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, clothes, wardrobe, $6, 800 jacket, $990 t-shirt

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Obama descended from slave ancestor, researchers say

The genealogy Web site Ancestry.com says that Stanley Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, is descended  from a historically significant Virginia  slave named John Punch.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  05:57 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Punch, Obama ancestors, slave trade, virginia

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Bill Clinton setting the stage for Obama at convention makes perfect sense

SHE THE PEOPLE | It makes perfect sense. And boy does Clinton love to be the go-to guy.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:19 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Bill Clinton, Democratic convention, Charlotte, North Carolina, economy, Hillary Clinton, 2012 elections

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Chick-fil-A controversy over same-sex marriage draws Billy Graham back into spotlight

If all goes according to plan, Billy Graham will be eating chicken on Wednesday to show his opposition to same-sex marriage.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, President Obama, same-sex marriage, Chick-fil-A, Mike Huckabee, religion

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Mitt Romney: Showing gold medal tone deafness in London

Rule number one when visiting a foreign country: Don’t insult it.

By Suzi Parker  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Olympic Games, London, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, 2012, Barack Obama

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Michelle Obama on ’12 versus ’08: ‘There isn’t much of a difference this year’

When I asked the first lady, she said, “When I’m out there on the campaign trail I feel it the same way that I did three and a half years ago.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, ann romney, swing states, iowa, north carolina, virginia, barack obama, mitt romney

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Guns N' Roses' icon Duff McKagan to Obama: Get out of Afghanistan

“Uh. President Obama. Let’s get...out of there now.”

By Suzi Parker  |  08:15 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns N' Roses, Duff McKagan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Obama, Mitt Romney, military, 2012

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Sorry, but Ann Romney and Michelle Obama are full campaign partners, and totally fair game

They’re raising money and answering questions, not sitting home asking how it went. So when are we going to stop pretending campaign spouses ought to be “left alone”?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:06 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rafalca, Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Refalca, dressage, Lawrence O'Donnell, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, campaign spouses, It Takes One, you people

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Are Bachmann and Sununu attacks part of a new McCarthyism?

McCain stepped up to defend Clinton aide Huma Abedin from Rep. Bachmann’s accusations, but he shouldn’t have to stand alone.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:23 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john sununu, barack obama, allen west, michele bachmann, joe mccarthy, red scare, mccarthyism

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Mitt Romney vs. the NAACP: He was disrespected — and disrespectful

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, NAACP, voter ID, Ronald Reagan

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 07/12/2012

At the NAACP, Mitt Romney got what he came for

It was sort of a reverse “Sister Souljah” moment.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:21 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney in Houston, Mitt Romney NAACP, NAACP, Romney booed, Sister Souljah, Barack Obama, Obamacare, presidential race

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Wives and children on board as candidates battle for Hispanic vote

Expect more outreach with a home-style flavor, appeals to traditional values and pictures of multigenerational harmony from both the Obama and Romney camps.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, barack obama, michelle obama, hispanic, vote, elections

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Why Michelle Obama’s very American story still causes a stir

It’s obvious from just a glance into the faces of Americans of every race that we’re all mixed up, and that many white Americans are not as white as they suppose.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:13 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, barack obama, slavery, american history, african american, women, discrimination

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Romney heads to Aspen after the Hamptons

He’ll need to carry suburban Denver cities, as well as Fort Collins to the north, to win the state's nine electoral votes.

By Sandra Fish  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Hamptons, Aspen, fundraiser, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, wildfires, election 2012, presidential campaign

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Marco Rubio in N.C.: Coy, focused and selling books

“Both sides oversimplify,” Rubio said of the immigration debate.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:49 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, President Obama, Dream Act, immigration, North Carolina

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Ann Romney’s killer rhetoric

Goodness, madam, didn’t we agree to demilitarize the language of politics after Gabby Giffords was shot last year?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:06 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, CBS interview, newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Ann Romney, Michelle Obama face off over cookies

In fact, the competition is the (edible) Ohio of presidential politics; every winner of the contest has gone on to live in the White House except one.

By Suzi Parker  |  11:42 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Cindy McCain, cooking, domesticity, Pinterest

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 07/04/2012

Andy Griffith was a Democrat, and N.C. disapproved

In 2010, an ad in support of health care reformseriously dented Griffith’s approval numbers in his home state.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:38 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Griffith, Barack Obama, Ron Howard, health care, Mayberry

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 06/28/2012

After Supreme Court’s ruling, Obama touts the Affordable Care Act’s benefits for women

Everyone isn’t pleased by a health care act that ends gender-based pricing and covers birth control and more.

By Sandra Fish  |  02:44 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Barack Obama, health care reform, Supreme Court, Election 2012, women, insurance

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Romney isn’t out-of-touch, but media distortions are

Neither Obama nor Romney got where they are by being unintelligent or unfamiliar with the lives of ordinary Americans.

By Elizabeth Reintjes De Angelo  |  12:41 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, MSNBC, media bias, liberal bias, Wawa, New York Times, George H.W. Bush, presidential race

Posted at 09:30 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Before there were “nuns on a bus,” there was Sister Corita Kent

God was written all over her work, literally. Yet she wound up in trouble with a cardinal she called “Bishop Wrong.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:30 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sister Corita Kent, Corita Kent, nuns on a bus, Catholics, Obama health care mandate, Pope Benedict XVI, Fortnight for Freedom, Daniel Berrigan, Dale Loy

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 06/18/2012

The star of the ‘Life of Julia’ has gone missing

Friends say she became despondent after the “Life of Julia” went viral and nobody from the Obama campaign stepped up to defend her

By Patricia Murphy  |  01:56 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Julia, Life of Julia, Barack Obama, Obama campaign, women voters, female

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Dead politicians and holograms: The next frontier?

It’s only a matter of time before political parties invest in this technology. Holograms could take political fundraising to a new level.

By Suzi Parker  |  11:33 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Bill Clinton, Tupac Shakur, Elvis, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, technology

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Arkansas racism, tea-party style

Did you hear the one about the rally where a joke delivered in black dialect, about lazy black welfare recipients, had the crowd in stitches?

By Suzi Parker  |  08:44 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tea party, Arkansas, racism, Barack Obama, 2012, welfare

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Is Obama losing support among black N.C. voters?

Public Policy Polling offered a rare disclaimer of its own results, saying it “seems like an unrealistically low share of African American voters for Obama.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:40 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  president obama, mitt romney, black voters, African Americans, same-sex marriage, polls, DEcmorats, Republicans, North Carolina, 2012 convention

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Ambassador Anna Wintour?

No wonder the 62-year-old Vogue editor-in-chief is hosting glittery events for Barack Obama.

By Suzi Parker  |  09:35 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Asma al-Assad, Vogue, ambassadorship

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 06/11/2012

‘Nuns on the Bus’ take on Paul Ryan

NETWORK’s Sister Simone Campbell: “A small cadre of bishops ... feel called to politicizing our faith in a way that’s extremely partisan and narrow.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  12:49 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vatican, sister simone campbell, Network, Paul Ryan, affordable health care act, obama, catholic, social justice, politics, religion

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Would ‘Norma Rae’ get jeered for holding up that union sign?

After Tuesday’s result in the Wisconsin union-initiated recall election of Gov. Scott Walker, imagine a movie made about unions, period.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:13 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  scott walker, nikki haley, democrats, republicans, norma rae, unions, sally field, north carolina, democratic national convention, obama

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Is the Catholic ‘Fortnight for Freedom’ really a ‘Fortnight to Defeat Barack Obama?’

SHE THE PEOPLE | And what does a bishop have to do to lose his tax-exempt status around here, anyway?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:42 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fortnight for Freedom, religious freedom, American bishops, Catholics, Barack Obama, HHS, HHS mandate, contraceptive mandate, Archbishop William Lori, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, John Kerry, wafer wars, Vatican

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Wisconsin's Rebecca Kleefisch, no longer under the GOP radar

At 36, Kleefisch is a former television reporter, the wife of a state assemblyman, the mother of two daughters and a colon cancer survivor.

By Suzi Parker  |  04:11 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rebecca Kleefisch, Scott Walker, Wisconsin recall, Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee, 2012

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Bill Clinton's ego could cost Obama in November

Democrats want to see a unified front on the campaign trail. And that’s hard to get when he’s involved.

By Suzi Parker  |  12:42 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, 2012

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Paycheck fairness: Lilly Ledbetter is the bridge between women and the economy

Democrats are making an obvious connection between the two as the ‘war on women’ loses traction as an election issue.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:18 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lilly ledbetter, paycheck fairness act, mitt romney, barack obama

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Does Sarah Jessica Parker's Obama ad cheapen the White House?

SHE THE PEOPLE | The “Sex and the City” star is holding a raffle to attract small-dollar donors.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Jessica Parker, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Donald Trump, 2012, fashion, Sex and the City

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Green Lantern comes out of the closet

DC Comics announced Friday that Green Lantern, a superhero staple for decades, is gay.

By Suzi Parker  |  06:47 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman, comics, gay marriage, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Only three in 10 women think a war on women exists

By Suzi Parker  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  war on women, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, reproductive health, abortion rights, economy

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 05/31/2012

No, Dan Quayle was wrong about Murphy Brown

Case in point: Barack Obama was raised by a single mother.

By Lori Stahl  |  01:55 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dan quayle, murphy brown, barack obama, bill clinton

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Hey, an email from Barack

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  01:36 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fundraising, obama campaign, Barack Obama, election 2012

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Mitt Romney and GOP women: He had them at ‘economy’

It would be too simple to say Republican women don’t care about health care or equal pay. Rather, it’s a matter of both style and substance.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:25 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, barack obama, republicans, democrats, women, war on women, ann romney, economy

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/25/2012

In Arkansas, racism cuts against Obama

In 2008, white people I have known my entire life confessed to me that they would not vote for Obama because of his race.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, John Wolfe, John McCain, racism, the South, 2012

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Has Obama made hip-hop rethink masculinity?

Is hip-hop on the cusp of a post-homophobic era?

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, hip-hop, masculinity

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Cher and Grover Norquist in Twitter warfare

Cher often mixes politics into her tweets, and that doesn’t sit so well with Norquist.

By Suzi Parker  |  07:30 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cher, Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform, Roseanne Barr, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, Michelle Malkin, social media

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 05/18/2012

North Carolina same-sex marriage amendment: Confusion over domestic partner benefits

The new state constitutional amendment defining marriage as pact between a man and a woman is already having an impact

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:57 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  north carolina, same sex amendment, bill clinton, barack obama, law, economy. amendment one

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Chill, America – a shift in demographics
is what we do

How to explain the hyperventilating response to the news that in 2011, minority babies outnumbered white newborns for the first time in U.S. history?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:28 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  birth rate, demographics, Barack Obama

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 05/17/2012

RIP Donna Summer, queen of disco and bad girls

Summer gave us plenty of dances as the Queen of Disco. Thanks for the glittery memories, Donna.

By Suzi Parker  |  02:44 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donna Summer, disco, Duran Duran, Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Mitt Romney playing with fire by summoning Bill Clinton

By Suzi Parker  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, presidential politics, Ed Klein

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Manly Barack Obama

If he’s seen to have “a kind of ESPN manliness,” are decades of shots at Democrats as “feminized” “girlie men” who need to “man up” on their way out at last?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:10 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, David Brooks, girlie men, Joseph McCarthy, lavender scare, LBJ, JFK, Robert Caro, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, " Mitt Romney, Fifty Shades of Grey, Osama bin Laden, Michael Dukakis, Kitty Dukakis, Bernard Shaw, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Maureen Dowd, John Kerry, Mommy Party, Daddy Party, Chris Matthews, ESPN President

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Yves Saint Laurent’s 5 lessons for pols

The French designer took risks and looked to the long term. A retrospective of his work proved that paid off.

By Sandra Fish  |  09:05 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Yves Saint Laurent, Denver Art Museum, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 05/12/2012

Bill Clinton's desire for Washington knows no bounds

By Suzi Parker  |  11:24 AM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, 2012, 2016, Barack Obama

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Taking Obama, or politicians, at their word

Maybe sometimes, a politician simply means what he says.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, same-sex marriage

Posted at 05:49 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Does Michele Bachmann know about same-sex union in Switzerland?

Does she know about same-sex marriage in her new country?

By Suzi Parker  |  05:49 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michele Bachmann, same-sex marriage, Barack Obama, Tea Party, Switzerland

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/09/2012

North Carolina gay marriage ban: How does it affect the social and political future of the state?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  north carolina, same sex amendment, bill clinton, barack obama, law, economy

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 05/09/2012

French elections: More familiar than Americans might guess

In French and U.S. elections, it's the economy and personality that matter.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:31 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, mitt romney, francois hollande, nicolas sarkozy, 2012 elections, economy

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Mitt’s Mormon moment — when asked about Obama’s ‘treason’

It’s Mormon teaching that the U.S. Constitution is divinely inspired. But that’s not what made his response so unfortunate.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:05 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, presidential election, Barack Obama, treason, Obama guilty of treason, John McCain, Mormon faith

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012

What we might learn -- but can’t know -- from a candidate’s wife and girlfriends

Do we award extra points to Mitt Romney, who has never given his wife Ann any cause to whip off her $990 shirt? Yes, actually.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards, Cate Edwards, Rielle Hunter, Edwards trial, campaign finance trial, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Genevieve Cook, David Maraniss, "Barack Obama: The Story", Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, $950 blouse

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Ann Romney's $990 T-shirt is indicative of a tone-deaf campaign

SHE THE PEOPLE | The colorful top with a whopping price tag is indicative of a tone-deaf campaign.

By Suzi Parker  |  02:31 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama, John McCain, fashion

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Obama must support Afghanistan's women against the Taliban

President Obama is now the foreign policy president. Afghan women and democracies around the world need him to be muscular in dealing with the Taliban.

By Michelle Bernard  |  06:52 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Afghanistan, Foreign Policy, Women's Human Rights, Osama Bin Laden

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Obama Optics: The president visits Afghanistan

Pay no attention to the politics behind the curtain.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:08 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, President Obama, Campaign2012

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Duran Duran and the bitter politics of the Olympics

Are we even going to fight over the music?

By Suzi Parker  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Duran Duran, Olympic Games, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, London

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012

More children identify as ‘biracial’: just a choice or a good thing?

Just a choice or a good thing?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, biracil, mixed race, census

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Will Obama owe Bill and Hillary Clinton's popularity for a 2016 win?

In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating stands at 65 percent. It’s the highest for her in the poll’s history.

By Suzi Parker  |  06:37 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2016

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Obama plays to youth vote in Boulder, Colo.

Come fall, Obama the campaigner will need college students in his reelection effort — as voters and as volunteers.

By Sandra Fish  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, student loans, 2012 presidential race, Boulder, University of Colorado, Robert Redford

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Newt and Callista Gingrich meet the life of Billy Graham

Gingrich expressed displeasure that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has moved to a “general election speech,” saying it was “insulting” to those who have yet to vote in upcoming contests.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:59 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newt gingrich, mitt romney, callista gingrich, billy graham library, franklin graham, obama, amendment one, Republicans

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Condi Rice on veep slot: ‘Thank you, but no’

SHE THE PEOPLE | The former secretary of state led a recent poll of who Republicans wanted to get the nod.

By Suzi Parker  |  07:48 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, secretary of state

Posted at 09:33 PM ET, 04/19/2012

The instructive timing of the crackdown on nuns

COLUMN | On the same day, the Vatican announced it was one step closer to welcoming the ultra-traditionalists of the Society of St. Pius X back into the fold.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:33 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vatican, nuns, crackdown on nuns, Vatican crackdown, Simone Campbell, NETWORK, LCWR, Leadership Conference of Women's Religious, Obama, health care reform

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/19/2012

The women who don’t believe Mitt Romney — and like that about him

His reputation as someone who knows how to work several sides of an issue could work to his advantage with female voters looking for reasons to support him.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Democratic convention, Charlotte, war on women, Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen, Dream Act, women's vote

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Mitt Romney should denounce Ted Nugent, for women's sake

SHE THE PEOPLE | The rock star’s misogynistic comments and open support are a challenge and an opportunity for Mitt Romney.

By Suzi Parker  |  08:04 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Ted Nugent, NRA, Ann Romney, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Time for a culture check for the Secret Service?

Military personnel, agents who protect the president must learn the potential consequences of their flagrant misbehavior.

By Lori Stahl  |  07:49 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Secret Service, Columbia, President Obama, Capitol Hill

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Michelle Obama, paradox

She’s a “transformative, liberationist” figure despite the ballgowns and gardening, argues a well-known professor of black women’s studies.

By Krissah Thompson  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, first lady, black studies

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Bill Clinton but no Hillary at DNC in Charlotte

Bill without Hill? That’s the plan for the first week in September in Charlotte, when Democrats hold their 2012 convention.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:35 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill clinton, hillary clinton, DNC, 2012 convention, Charlotte, Obama

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Cornel West’s advice to ‘brother’ Obama

West has the habit of calling everyone “brother” and “sister,” even when his words connote something far removed from brotherly love.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:28 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, cornel west, oprah winfrey, trayvon martin, Tavis Smiley

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Why not phone Bristol Palin, Mr. President?

“Ever since you called Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, I figured I might be next,” Palin writes.

By Suzi Parker  |  12:19 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin, Bill Maher, Barack Obama, civility

Posted at 11:06 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Is Romney’s Etch a Sketch carved in stone?

Lies we forgive, but the truth we punish.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:06 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, etch a sketch, Eric Fehrnstrom, GOP primary, euthanasia, Barack Obama

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Women set Rick Perry's Facebook page on fire

SHE THE PEOPLE | Thousands of women are facetiously seeking his advice on menstrual matters.

By Lori Stahl  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Planned Parenthood, abortion, Obama

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Jobs before birth control

Who has time to worry about the “war on women” when you’re concentrating on keeping your family clothed and fed?

By Diana Reese  |  02:24 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews, Hardball, economy, jobs, Obama, GOP primary, birth control, war on women

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/18/2012

Obama’s pitch to swing-state women

COLUMN | Democrats hope for gains among moderate and independent female voters and the widening of a gender gap that has traditionally favored their party.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, health care, Democrats, Republicans, North Carolina, DNC, 2012 convention, birth control

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Ultrasounds, voter IDs and ‘a bunch of Mexicans’: Another day in Texas

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck was trying to backpedal after being accused of speaking about a “bunch of Mexicans.”

By Lori Stahl  |  06:07 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  voter ID, Texas, Latino, Hispanic, Santorum, Obama, Justice Department, elections

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 02/21/2012

It’s Democrats who are putting focus on birth control

COLUMN | Wondering why the Republicans would want to ride such a losing pony? They don’t.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:15 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  war on birth control, GOP primary, Santorum and birth control, war on contraception, Obama and Catholics, Rick Santorum, Andrew Sullivan, Barack Obama, health care mandate, contraception mandate, Foster Freiss, Foster Friess, Nancy Pelosi

Posted at 01:24 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Obama, former religious allies distant

You don’t call, you don’t write: “There’s no one there to pick up the bat phone.’’

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:24 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catholics, Obama, Mike Huckabee, contraception mandate, contraception compromise, Jay Carney, Joe Biden, Barack Obama

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 02/12/2012

CPAC 2012: Sarah Palin, motivator-in-chief

SHE THE PEOPLE | At the CPAC convention, the former vice presidential candidate had the audience enraptured as she fired off a year’s worth of sarcastic one-liners at “Professor Obama.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:56 PM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, CPAC, conservatives, Palin at CPAC, GOP primary, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/12/2012

Chart of Obama ‘evolving’ on gay marriage shows New York Magazine needs to evolve

How could the magazine miss the subtext its illustration conveyed, that the humanity of an African American president rests on his support of same-sex marriage?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  darwin, evolution, new york magazine, gay rights, gay marriage, same-sex marriage, Barack Obama

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Obama and Catholics: Sometimes, you have to take it on faith

It’s a mistake, categorizing Americans into red vs. blue, poor vs. hard-working middle class, godless secularists vs. true believers. Most people are both-and, not either-or.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  06:48 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, HHS, contraceptive ruling, David Axelrod, birth control

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Priest out for praying wrong

Father Bill Rowe, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Mount Carmel, Illinois, has been forced out for praying in his own words rather than reading from the Roman Missal.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  04:34 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Komen, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Obama decision on contraception, First Amendment, free exercise of religion, David Axelrod, George Weigel, Karen Handel, clerical sex abuse, Catholic Church, Fr. Bill Rowe, St. Mary's Church, Mount Carmel, Illinois

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Komen’s Planned Parenthood decision all about politics

COLUMN | Komen founder Nancy Brinker has strong Republican ties, and Cecile Richards, who leads Planned Parenthood, has strong Democratic Party ties.

By Lori Stahl  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Komen cuts funding to Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, abortion, contraception, mammograms, breast screenings, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Nancy Brinker, breast cancer, breast cancer research, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Ann Richards

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Newt Gingrich: Against racial dog whistles before he was for them

Back in 1988, he had some excellent advice for his party.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:12 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, race, food stamp president, Barack Obama, race, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, GOP primary, '08 Democratic primary, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Is ‘doing it all’ the only right answer?

Isn’t there a little corner of Michelle Obama’s message that takes pride in doing more than her fair wifely share?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donna Britt, "Brothers (& Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving," by Donna Britt, Jodi Kantor, "The Obamas," by Jodi Kantor, Michelle Obama