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She The People: January, 2012

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

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Do atheists need ‘a cathedral of their own’?

Two prominent atheists, Alain de Botton and Richard Dawkins, are sparring over the wisdom of erecting a “temple for atheists” in London.

By Delia Lloyd  |  05:37 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  temple for atheists, cathedral of their own, alain de botton, richard dawkins, christopher hitchens

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 01/30/2012

SAG Awards: From Hattie McDaniel to Viola Davis, still winning for playing ‘The Help’

It’s bittersweet that in 2012, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, brilliant actresses both, are being celebrated for playing, yes, maids in “The Help.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:36 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  'The Help', Kathryn Stockett, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Cicely Tyson, SAG awards, Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel, Screen Actors Guild, Halle Berry

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 01/29/2012

Yes, you can be black and blue-collar, but the media gets it wrong

Sometimes the media and politicians come right out and say “white working class.” And even when the adjective is left unsaid, it’s often assumed.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:31 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Blitzer was wrong: Candidate spouses aren’t a ‘lighter subject’

CNN debate: A presidential candidate’s spouse is not a “lighter” topic, but the best clue we have about who the aspirant is.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:23 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/27/2012

GOP opposition research a gold mine for Democrats

The books outline weaknesses that might make great attack ads. But they also reveal the motivations of the campaign gathering the research.

By Sandra Fish  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oppo research, opposition research, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Bain, Tim Baker, GOP primary, 2012 presidential race

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Greg Kelly and the (alleged) sins of the son, visited on his NYPD dad

The Fox anchor, who served in Iraq and was a White House correspondent, was accused of sexual assault. What’s Ray Kelly got to do with it?

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:35 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  greg kelly, ray kelly, nypd, greg kelly accused of sexual assault, Cy Vance, DA Cyrus Vance, Jr.

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Brittany Norwood, the Lululemon murder and a mother’s worst nightmare

Does she deserve a chance for parole? No, but I hope she gets it anyway.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brittany Norwood, Jayna Murray, Lululemon murder

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Rick Perry’s job approval rating lower than Obama’s, according to poll

Only 40 percent of Texans like the job that Perry is doing,

By Karen Tumulty  |  10:11 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 01/26/2012

‘Bridesmaids,’ an affirmative-action nominee, isn’t Oscar-worthy

Have gross-out guy films gotten nominated? No.

By Sandra Fish  |  08:51 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Oscar nominations, Maya Rudolph, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, The Help

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Stop the tresses: Hillary’s headband is back!

Disclosure: I love headbands, and I want that headband.

By Suzi Parker  |  06:45 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Hillary headband, Hillary Clinton headband, State of the Union

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 01/25/2012

In defense of the Romney-rich, don’t we all want accounts in the Caymans?

There’s too much faux outrage from both conservatives and liberals about Romney’s millions for it to be anything other than old-fashioned jealousy.

By Suzi Parker  |  10:22 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Downton Abbey and the folly of compulsory abstinence lessons

The best way to reach kids isn’t to talk them out of something they’re going to do anyway, but to try and inform them.

By Delia Lloyd  |  09:24 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Saul Alinsky would be so disappointed: Obama breaks ‘Rules for Radicals’

A long line of conservatives have accused President Obama of being a “Saul Alinsky radical.” But the late community organizer would be the first to say Obama’s broken every rule in Alinsky’s famous “Rules for Radicals.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Black women, understood at last

Black women carry the burden of everywoman, with the added weight of the judgment and expectations of others. No wonder we’re stressed out.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:31 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Michelle Obama and black women in America

CHAT | Has Michelle Obama changed impressions of black women in America?

By Krissah Thompson  |  10:14 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Romney’s tax returns or Gingrich’s Freddie Mac contract: Which doc will hurt more?

The focus this morning is on two stacks of paper: Mitt Romney’s 2010 and 2011 tax returns and Newt Gingrich’s 15-page Freddie Mac contract. Which contains more damaging information?

By Suzi Parker  |  09:41 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Chris Christie for VP? Three scenarios.

What if I were the governor of New Jersey? What would I be thinking?

By Carla Baranauckas  |  11:39 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Thank you, Gabby Giffords

Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby’ Giffords needs to regain her health and spend time with her husband instead of focusing on an exhausting reelection campaign. In short, Giffords needs to spend time navigating her new reality.

By Suzi Parker  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Why The Post started a series on black women

The reasons are many, from Michelle Obama’s prominence to the recession’s disproportionate impact on African Americans.

By Krissah Thompson  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Newt Gingrich defies conventional wisdom about women voters

“Republican women don’t vote for cheaters, period,” one Republican strategist in Washington said in an interview a few days before the South Carolina primary.

By Amy Gardner  |  11:25 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Whole Foods v. Cracker Barrel divide leaves out a lot of us

Campaigns will be targeting the middle ground, those who can’t afford to shop at Whole Foods and may still be offended by Cracker Barrel’s history of discrimination.

By Sandra Fish  |  10:34 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Texans focus on Rick Perry’s savvy exit

Perry not only got out before being crushed, but by endorsing Newt Gingrich over Mitt Romney he picked a winner, at least in South Carolina.

By Lori Stahl  |  09:35 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 01/22/2012

Esme Barrera and the womanly art of imaginary self-protection

Women never run out of imaginary ways to protect ourselves.

By Donna Trussell  |  10:49 AM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/21/2012

Rick Santorum wins! And still can’t catch a break

A flurry of good news for the candidate this past week has not translated into momentum in the polls.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Colbert and Cain: a little silly, a little serious

Herman Cain and Stephen Colbert told attendees at the presidential primary rally in South Carolina to lighten up and fight super PACs.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  06:00 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Newt Gingrich’s stock rises in South Carolina after clash with John King

Newt Gingrich’s handling of questions about his marriage to Marianne Gingrich is getting raves.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:42 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Newt Gingrich’s clash with John King wins praise in South Carolina

Newt Gingrich’s handling of questions about his marriage to Marianne Gingrich is getting raves, and a possible bump in support, among Republicans in South Carolina.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 01/20/2012

GOP’s Minority Outreach: We Talk, You Listen and Repeat

Though Republicans talk a lot about welcoming minority voters it’s clear this is a one-way conversation.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:19 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Lap dances for businesswomen? No thanks.

SHE THE PEOPLE | Business magazine encourages women to be “team players” by accompanying male colleagues to strip clubs.

By Suzi Parker  |  08:01 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012

What new is there to say about Newt?

After all, Marianne Gingrich, the former speaker’s second wife, gave an extensive interview in 2010 to Esquire, and the formerly married twosome haven’t been exactly close since. 

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  02:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 AM ET, 01/19/2012

What’s Marianne Gingrich got on her ex?

Say you’re in Marianne Gingrich’s shoes, and in possession of truly disqualifying information. Remember, you’re a red-hot Republican and also spent a lot of years in the service of your country, or that’s what you thought, anyway.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:05 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 01/18/2012

My son got into Eton and I can’t tell my big fat liberal friends

If you hang out in the neo-Socialist circles in which I wander, the only thing worse than telling your friends that your kid just got into Eton might be telling them that you don’t outright hate the Israeli government.

By Anonymous  |  10:48 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Rick Santorum, couch-sitting with a woman not his wife

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:46 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Sarah Palin: Once again roaring as the lone GOP female voice

SHE THE PEOPLE | Palin doesn’t stick with soundbites or scripts. No handlers handle the Mama Grizzly.

By Suzi Parker  |  02:23 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Chris Christie on fat jokes: ‘I think I was girded for it, Oprah’

When they arrived at the kitchen table, the four Christie children were sitting there quietly … reading.

By Carla Baranauckas  |  03:31 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Jackie Gingrich Cushman, child janitor: ‘I had so much satisfaction’

“He gets attacked,’’ his daughter said, “but his point is, what’s wrong with having people earn money?”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:54 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Rick Santorum endorsement: An evangelical-Catholic truce or marriage of convenience?

Given American history, you have to ask, “What gives”?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:08 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/16/2012

Jon Huntsman lectures GOP on civility even he wouldn’t have been able to deliver

It’s hard to see how the race could stay free of attacks, given the unlimited third-party bludgeoning made possible by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 01/16/2012

Diet books dumped in U.K. protest at Parliament

SHE THE PEOPLE | The “Ditching Dieting” protest encourages women to dump diet plans, weight-loss magazines and calorie counters.

By Delia Lloyd  |  10:26 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/15/2012

Focus on the Family’s Patriots-Broncos ad: Should Jesus be marketed alongside Cialis?

If you have an epiphany lasting more than four hours...

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Michelle Obama’s complaints about Jodi Kantor book unjustified

Michelle Obama has no reason to complain about her treatment at the hands of Jodi Kantor, whose book, “The Obamas,’’ presents her in an overwhelmingly positive light.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:26 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Racing around South Carolina: A Palmetto notebook

The top three finishers in the New Hampshire Republican primary wasted no time in shifting focus to South Carolina.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Tim Tebow: Would we love him if he were Muslim?

The lauding of Tebow's Christianity has me recollecting another Denver athlete who once flaunted his faith, on the basketball court in the mid-1990s, and paid a price for it.

By Sandra Fish  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Vermin Supreme, other satirical candidates enliven presidential race

Vermin Supreme advocates time travel, opposes zombies and carries a gigantic toothbrush.

By Suzi Parker  |  10:07 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 01/12/2012

How much is enough for eugenics victims?

North Carolina took a step toward reconciliation and relief when it decided to pay $50,000 to each living victim.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:24 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Ron Paul hates invasive government but supports state-mandated sonograms

The majority of sonograms for women in their first trimester of pregnancy are done by vaginal probe because ultrasounds done externally don’t provide a useful image early in a pregnancy.

By Lori Stahl and Mary C. Curtis  |  04:10 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Michelle Obama: I’m not ‘some angry black woman’

SHE THE PEOPLE | The first lady took issue on Wednesday with a new book’s portrayal of her relationships with White House advisers.

By Judith Howard Ellis  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Nine who said they resigned to spend more time at home — and one who was even believed

When Urban Meyer claims he’s leaving his job coaching football at the University of Florida to be a family man, then signs on with Ohio State for $4 million a year, we naturally suspect he’s not like that guy in “Cheaper by the Dozen” who gave up his dream coaching job to spend more time with the home team.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:57 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Rick Perry: Does he have a prayer in South Carolina?

While his competitors for the GOP presidential nomination campaigned in New Hampshire Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was already looking south

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:56 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Under socialized medicine, U.K. urges private clinics to remove faulty breast implants ‘on moral grounds’

Several of the private British health clinics are balking at this moral directive from the government to undertake these removals for free. The clinics’ argument is that given that a government regulatory body approved the use of P.I.P. in the first place, they should not be financially liable for any ex poste safety concerns, at a cost to them of approximately 2,800 pounds ($4,300) per person.

By Delia Lloyd  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Is an Obama-Clinton ticket all in Bill Clinton’s head?

He pushes the idea to anyone who will listen. But some friends say both Bill and Hillary Clinton think the Democratic Party needs a jolt only she can deliver.

By Suzi Parker  |  07:20 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Bill Daley wants more time with the fam?

Cue the knowing smirks

By Karen Tumulty  |  05:22 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Waiting for Obama to make the case for government (and grizzlies)

Ron Paul, who finished a strong third in Iowa and espouses limited government, would get rid of the Department of Interior, which operates our national parks.Would he get rid of the parks, too? Sell them to private interests, perhaps? (Maybe they could build condos in Yellowstone?)

By Sandra Fish  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Tony Blankley: An appreciation

Tony Blankley—pundit, political strategist and former press secretary to House Speaker Newt Gingrich died Saturday night of stomach cancer.

By Annie Groer  |  10:43 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 01/08/2012

N.H. debates after-action report: who’s got game?

SHE THE PEOPLE | Does it really matter if the candidates know when the college football championship game will be played?

By Carla Baranauckas  |  11:43 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Rick Santorum: ‘The idea I’m coming after your birth control is absurd’

The GOP presidential candidate challenges the notion that he would outlaw contraception.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:37 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Sarah Palin: “I’m all in favor of girls with guns who know their purpose.”

Palin said the 18-year-old who shot 24-year-old Justin Shane Martin on New Year’s Eve as he tried to break into her Oklahoma home “fulfilled a purpose of the Second Amendment.” Only, not every teenager is as mature or lucky as McKinley.

By Suzi Parker  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 01/06/2012

From vaccine phobia to prayer circles, why “mommy and me” was not for me

“It’s alright!” One perfectly personal-trained mother sparkled at me. “Jamila, that’s a Muslim name! Your Allah won’t mind if you pray with us! ‘ ”

By Jamila Bey  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

‘Mrs. YoMama’: Kansas lawmaker apologizes for e-mail making fun of Michelle Obama’s appearance

SHE THE PEOPLE | Kansas House speaker has apologized after forwarding e-mail that made fun of the first lady’s appearance.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 01/05/2012

The Brownsville police shooting and peer pressure

A dead 8th-grader? That was yesterday.

By Lori Stahl  |  04:02 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/05/2012

T.S.A. and the politics of kinky hair

Did they think there was a grenade in there?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Cristina Kirchner in the hospital, Argentina panics

Can a woman have too much power?

By Delia Lloyd  |  09:06 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Ron Paul’s surprising appeal for religious conservatives (cont’d.)

By Karen Tumulty  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Michele Bachmann exits the GOP race as she entered it

After a last-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Michele Bachmann exited the presidential race, still painting “Obamacare” as the socialist undoing of the United States of America.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:08 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Rick Perry welcomed back to Texas with ‘bum steer’ award

By Lori Stahl  |  11:22 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Criticism of breast-feeding program for welfare moms doesn’t make sense

A Washington Post story about a program that seeks to increase breast-feeding among black women in the District is already generating criticism.

By Nikita Stewart  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Where did Michele Bachmann’s mama grizzlies go?

“I guess maybe we here are not quite ready for a women president.”

By Patricia Murphy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Karen Santorum’s one request

Rick Santorum’s account of his deal with his wife rings true.

By Karen Tumulty  |  08:03 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Suspension rates show we’re still not post-racial

Of the more than 35,000 students in the Washington suburbs who were suspended or kicked out of school last year, more than half were black.

By Krissah Thompson  |  12:17 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Hillary Clinton for vice president

When asked about her plans, the former president said, “She’s tired and she wants to come home” and “do the kind of work that I’m doing now.”

By Suzi Parker  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Disenfranchised in Des Moines: who gets left out of the Iowa caucuses?

“One farmer was unwilling even to attend a Democratic caucus, because his banker was a Republican.”

By Karen Tumulty  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Callista Gingrich, America’s Camilla Parker-Bowles

Whether intentionally or not, the image she presents is all wife and no mistress — and one wonders if it helps hide the terror any of us would feel if asked to live through that transformation.

By Amy Gardner  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Wanted: another ‘Iron Lady’ to take Britain in hand

By Delia Lloyd  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Ron Paul’s surprising appeal for religious conservatives

The mom of 5 daughters, several of whom were sporting temporary “Ron Paul Revolution” tattoos, said she could never support a candidate who was not opposed to abortion. Still, she said, Ron Paul had made her realize “I can’t afford to be a single-issue voter any more.”

By Karen Tumulty  |  02:06 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/02/2012

What Rick Perry has yet to learn from Tim Tebow

If Perry really wanted to mimic Tebow style, he would have to forego traditional campaigning.

By Judith Howard Ellis  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012

Michelle Obama’s backside is your business how?

Can you imagine how the incident would play out if an African American congressman made a crude remark about First Lady Laura Bush’s body?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 01/02/2012

She the People: our predictions for Iowa

SHE THE PEOPLE | Predictions for Iowa: Santorum wins, receives a congratulatory Pope-o-gram.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:05 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012

What Newt Gingrich’s three wives tell us about the president he’d be

I’ll say this for the former House Speaker: Gingrich is a man who makes good on his promises to paramours.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012

Ovarian cancer drug fail (and that’s the good news?)

How bad is ovarian cancer? Here’s how bad: A drug that fails to prolong the lives of ovarian cancer patients was just declared the biggest breakthrough in 15 years

By Donna Trussell  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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