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She The People: June, 2012

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 06/07/2012

The best women of our lives

In 1946, "The Best Years of Our Lives" captured the zeitgeist of a war-weary nation. Sixty-six years later, the film still resonates.

By Donna Trussell  |  09:47 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  veteran, best years of our lives, william wyler, ww2, world war II, war, women, military, soldier

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Breastfeeding: Disgrace to uniform?

Military moms, breast-feeding while in uniform, have been told it's a disgrace equal to urinating or defecating in public.

By Diana Reese  |  05:17 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 12:50 PM ET, 05/30/2012

‘Amercia’: Even Mitt Romney needs an editor

Journalists can sympathize with Mitt Romney over the typo in his iPhone app. Twitter? Not so much.

By Sandra Fish  |  12:50 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Amercia, typo, iPhone, app, 2010 presidential campaign, Mention Machine

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Is John Edwards flirting, or just being Southern?

Imagine what Elizabeth had to contend with if. ­­Even as a criminal defendant, in front of Jesus and his elderly parents, he’s still getting a come-on.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:15 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john edwards, john edwards trial, john edwards verdict, elizabeth edwards, cate edwards, rielle hunter, catherine eagles, judge eagles, fred baron, bunny mellon, campaign finance law

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Ann Romney and Germans: Ich bin ein say what?

“We all get upset at certain times with anybody that is – you know, especially a German.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:56 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Botched abortion raises new ethical quandaries

A botched abortion leads to a healthy baby, a doctor ordered to pay what amounts to child support — and several moral quandaries.

By Delia Lloyd  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, botched abortion, spanish abortion law, ethics of abortion

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Tuesday's Texas primary still has drama

Will Perry’s endorsement help Lt. Gov. David Dewhurt best his leading rival for the Senate seat, former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz?

By Lori Stahl  |  12:22 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Palin, Santorum, DeMint, Texas, Dewhurst, Ted Cruz

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/26/2012

With color-coordinated alternate jurors, is John Edwards trial officially a circus?

Dorian Gray has nothing on this man, who walks through the carnage looking youthful as ever.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 09:03 AM ET, 05/25/2012

HHS health-care law PR needs better PR

Although the funding to explain the Affordable Care Act was mandated by Congress, both the Left and the Right disapprove.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  09:03 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HHS, Porter Novelli, Kathleen Sebelius, Obamacare

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Biggest loser: Cheating as a newlywed, or on a spouse dying of cancer?

Is he the worst offender among the fraternity of rogue political husbands?

By Lori Stahl  |  02:59 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Edwards, Anthony Wiener, Elizabeth Edwards, Sanford, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown: Do voters actually feel good about their Senate candidates?

Voters appear to be unfazed by Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry flap and incumbent Scott Brown’s Wall Street ties, a new poll shows.

By Karen Tumulty  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Catholic suit against Obama birth control rules: Both sides are wrong

Both the Catholic institutions suing the Obama administration over birth control insurance coverage rules and the White House have some valid points. They need to talk.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Norte Dame University

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 05/21/2012

‘Rebekah Brooks, the Movie’: Can she play herself?

A movie is being made about Rebekah Brooks, the News Corp. executive who's been charged with obstruction of justice in the phone-hacking scandal. I only wish she could play herself.

By Delia Lloyd  |  01:33 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rebekah brookes, phone hacking scandal, rebekah brookes: the movie, news corp international

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Ex-offenders find a reason to reclaim the vote

Should American citizens who have been convicted of crimes and served their time have their right to vote restored?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  felon disenfranchisement, 2012 elections, Rick Scott, Bob McDonnell, Urban League, voting rights

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 04:00 PM ET, 05/19/2012

The birthers are back! The birthers are back!

SHE THE PEOPLE | Or maybe they just never gave up on it.

By Karen Tumulty  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 01:10 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Why Chen fights, and why U.S. abortion rights supporters should care

By definition, forced abortion is not a choice. It’s violent, humiliating and a practice that those on all sides of the abortion issue should strongly condemn.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:10 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mei Shunping, Chen Guangcheng, forced abortion, Chinese dissident, China, one-child policy, human rights, Chris Smith

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Will Sarah Palin continue string of successful endorsements this year?

Palin looks to continue her string of successful, last-minute endorsements with nod in Texas Senate race

By Lori Stahl  |  11:24 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, Deb Fischer, Dick Lugar, Richard Mourdock

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Fred Davis campaigns for Fred Davis

SHE THE PEOPLE | The man behind the proposed attack ad on Obama is more wedded to his own ideas than to any client’s.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  07:40 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, negative political ads, romney campaign, strategic perceptions, Ricketts, ending spending

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 01:14 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Rush Limbaugh, my missing breasts and his contribution to the ‘war on women’

Rush Limbaugh decided that I am living confirmation of his theory that feminism was created “to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:14 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2012

GOP Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison asks: What war on women?

Senator endorses Romney, questions Democratic claims of a GOP campaign against female interests.

By Lori Stahl  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kay Bailey Hutchison, war on women, Rick Perry, GOP, Romney

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Deb Fischer’s win should not erase the discussion of the war on women

The war on women isn’t simply about female candidates ousting their male counterparts. It’s much more than that.

By Suzi Parker  |  03:27 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deb Fischer, war on women, Bob Kerrey, Nebrasaka, abortion rights, equal rights amendment, 2012

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Mark Zuckerberg: A man of his time

Millennial young adults are the first generation to come of age when their personal self-portraits in some digital form were a matter of semi-public record. 

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  03:06 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  facebook IPO, Mark Zuckerberg, Millennial, generation Y

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Ellen DeGeneres: Funny but so much more

Although she has just won the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Ellen DeGeneres has distinguished herself in other ways.

By Delia Lloyd  |  02:38 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ellen DeGeneres, female comedians, Mark Twain prize, gay rights

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Olympics and women boxers – cause for celebration or alarm?

For the first time in the Olympics, women’s boxing will take its place as a medal event, with female gladiators fighting for dominance.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:06 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, boxing, female boxing

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 09:11 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Feminist icon Germaine Greer: Aussie PM Julia Gillard has ‘big arse’ and bad jackets

So how is that different from Rush ripping Hillary’s looks — or saying STP’s Melinda Henneberger proves feminism was created ‘to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream’?

By Annie Groer  |  09:11 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jullia Gillard, Australia, Germaine Greer, feminism, Hillary Clinton, Angele Merkel, Rush Limbaugh, Melinda Henneberger

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Is Adele Dubois the romance writer infringing on Adele the singer?

Here’s a new twist to consider when naming your child: Don’t choose something that’s already – or could one day be – trademarked by someone famous.

By Diana Reese  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  trademark, copyright, adele, adele dubois

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Free Johnny Reid Edwards

Yes, I think he’s guilty, but I still say let him go.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  03:38 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john edwards trial, john edwards, campaign finance laws, elizabeth edwards, edwards trial, johnny reid edwards

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Colorado's civil union showdown

Killed in the Colorado House by GOP parliamentary maneuvers, a special session seeks to make civil unions legal.

By Sandra Fish  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, civil unions, gay marriage, 2012 election

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 12:30 PM ET, 05/12/2012

Young Mitt Romney, odd man out

SHE THE PEOPLE | He said there were some “boyhood indiscretions,” but when I pressed him, he laughed: “I won’t elaborate.”

By Karen Tumulty  |  12:30 PM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, presidential race, Mormon faith, Cranbrook School, bullying, Romney bullying, Laura Bush

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 01:56 PM ET, 05/11/2012

The healing path of sewing and domesticity

Now I understand my mother. Some things can't be fixed.

By Donna Trussell  |  01:56 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mother's day, housewife, cancer, cooking, sewing, gardening, mother, daughter

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Bullying and the case for same-sex marriage

SHE THE PEOPLE | Pretending he doesn’t remember what sounds like one of the worst moments of his life works against Romney.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:10 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 09:58 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Vidal Sassoon: Thank you for my bob

For those of us who grew up in the 1970s, the Sassoon motto, "If you don't look good, we don't look good" defined an era.

By Delia Lloyd  |  09:58 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vidal sassoon, bob haircut, vidal sassoon dies, vidal sassoon obituary

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 10:34 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Michele Bachmann’s new Swiss political world

As Michele Bachmann takes on Swiss citizenship, she embraces a country where women have moved ahead quickly in politics.

By Karen Tumulty  |  10:34 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/09/2012

‘Kill the Claire Bear’ — The end of manners

Not only is uncivil rhetoric dangerously taking society in the wrong direction, it is, incidentally, costing taxpayers money and resources. 

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  05:48 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 10:26 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Dick Lugar, poor loser?

Some candidates are at their finest in defeat, but Lugar showed he had no practice at losing.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:26 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Lugar, Dick Lugar, poor loser, Richard Mourdock, Indiana Senate race, Indiana Senate Republican primary

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Sorry, North Carolina. Marriage is a basic civil right.

We should reject the whole notion of “traditional American family values.”

By Michelle Bernard  |  09:43 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sam Sex Marriage, North Carolina Marriage Amendment, Civil Rights

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 08:29 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Sexual violence in the U.S. military

Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ assault victim couldn’t even refute the defense attorney who described her in court as someone “in 4-inch heels and tight jeans who wanted it.’’

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:29 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rape in the military, sexual assault in the military, Service Women's Action Network, SWAN, Amy Klobuchar, Anu Bhagwati

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Joe Donnelly, the Democrat in the Indiana Senate race, is a winner today, too

if Richard Mourdock does win tonight, as expected, those outside Republican groups that boosted his candidacy will have handed the other party an opening.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Donnelly, Richard Lugar, Dick Lugar, Richard Mourdock, Indiana Sentate race, Indiana Republican Senate primary, Nancy Pelosi

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Hillary Clinton, barefaced and bespectacled, is a refreshing image in politics

SHE THE PEOPLE | Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, barefaced and bespectacled in Dhaka, is a refreshing image in politics.

By Suzi Parker  |  10:58 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, makeup, Drudge Report, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 05/08/2012

What corporations can learn from ‘The Avengers’

A film with superheroes rocking capes and a green beast with an anger-management problem could turn America around faster economically than any stimulus package.

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  10:49 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  avengers, corporations, business, film, austerity, superheroes

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Texas woman wants to be cheerleader at age 55

A fitness buff and grandmother who always wanted to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader draws panting national attention.

By Lori Stahl  |  06:43 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, cheerleader, Texas grandma

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 04:37 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Warren Weinstein case: How the terrorists win

Weinstein was taken by force eight months ago from his guarded Lahore home, and his whereabouts have been unknown ever since.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:37 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USAID hostage terrorism Pakistan

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Hey, Paul Ryan, you should have embraced your meme

The meme is the new sound bite. And it’s a blown political opportunity not to use it.

By Suzi Parker  |  04:33 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Ryan Gosling, memes

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/07/2012

A new ‘dumping ground’ for murdered women demands more focus

The discovery outside Ciudad Juarez has reignited fear of “femicide.”

By Lori Stahl  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drug cartels, femicides, Mexico, border, women murdered

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Abortion debate lines are as blurry as an ultrasound

"This baby is only the size of a lima bean but I love it already,” I told a friend who writes romance novels — and gave that line to one of her heroines.

By Diana Reese  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Planned Parenthood, war on women

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Did Dominique Strauss-Kahn's luck run out at the W?

The accusations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn become more alarming with each fresh episode.

By Suzi Parker  |  04:03 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dominique Strauss-Kahn, DSK, sex scandals, W Hotel, France

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Self-exposure: Genevieve Cook

I am hooked on the story of Barack Obama’s New York interlude — a romance between the tortured genius and exotic downtown girl Genevieve Cook.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Chen Guangcheng’s fate: Why should we trust China to keep its word?

If the Chinese have already broken their word, why would they keep it once Hillary Clinton’s plane is out of sight?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:53 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chen Guangcheng, China, Chinese dissidents, human rights, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Tymoshenko case may disrupt Euro Cup

As former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko languishes in jail, European leaders threaten to boycott Euro Cup.

By Delia Lloyd  |  09:42 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  YuliaYulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine, Eurocup, boycott

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Ann Romney should play it fashionably (and frugally) safe for now

Ann Romney sports an unforgettable $990 T-shirt during a TV interview with her husband, and instantly it becomes the latest item to hang in the Great American Fashion Foible Closet of Political Wives and Female Pols.

By Annie Groer  |  09:09 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Michelle Obama’s popularity and America’s obsessive gaze

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  05:27 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 02:13 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Michele Bachmann steps up to the endorsement plate

Rep. Michele Bachmann steps up to endorse Mitt Romney. When will Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum get on that stage?

By Sandra Fish  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, 2012 Presidential race, GOP nomination

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Black North Carolina voters and gay marriage: Will the issue affect Obama’s chances?

Will a conservative strategy to drive a wedge between black and gay voters work? A North Carolina primary next week might be revealing.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:29 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 05/03/2012

The rise of the Greek far right

Chryssi Avgi is now operating in Athens as Hezbollah does in South Lebanon – like a state within a state.

By Anthee Carassava  |  08:13 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chryssi Avgi, Greece, debt, crisis, neo-Nazi, Golden Dawn, Greek elections

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 11:40 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Sex, Maids and Videotape: L'Affaire DSK

A Bronx judge has ruled against his plea for diplomatic immunity in the civil case against him. But it’s as if he really can’t imagine why the charge continues to dog him.

By Delia Lloyd  |  11:40 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DSK, dominique strauss kahn, sex scandals, DSK civil suit

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 03:19 PM ET, 05/01/2012

About those Lugar-Mourdock ads in Indiana ... (Absurd, yes. ‘Vicious,’ no.)

Sorry, Hoosiers, but since when are allegations of double homestead exemptions ‘scathing’?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:19 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Lugar, Richard Mourdock, Indiana

 

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