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She The People: August, 2012

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Colorado's Hickenlooper, wife split amicably

No scandal here, but the separation between a governor and his wife is unfortunately not all that unusual.

By Sandra Fish  |  02:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Hickenlooper, Helen Thorpe, Colorado governor, 2016 presidential race, Bill Owens

Posted at 12:11 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Does stress make us more hag-like?

According to research, women are more stressed out than men, and it could be making our brains age faster.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  12:11 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aging, stress, women, marriage

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Nikki Haley takes to Facebook as husband trains for Afghanistan

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:47 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nikki Haley, Michael Haley, South Carolina, Afghanistan, Republican, Facebook

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 07:09 PM ET, 07/29/2012

Dick Cheney, Russell Brand talk down Sarah Palin — and she’s partly to blame

She should have hit the books and shown she could be a lot more than a pretty face.

By Suzi Parker  |  07:09 PM ET, 07/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Russell Brand, Chick-fil-A, Ted Cruz, Kim Kardashian, Todd Palin, Condoleezza Rice, Tampa, Republican National Convention

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 07/29/2012

At the Olympics, proud of the U.S. and the U.K.

I belted out the national anthem with so much enthusiasm that my eight year-old daughter actually asked me to quiet down.

By Delia Lloyd  |  06:39 PM ET, 07/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London 2012, Olympics, Olympics Opening Ceremony, #romneyshambles, national pride

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Bristol Palin brings politics back to 'Dancing With the Stars'

Will her presence boost the ABC reality dancing show during a controversial political season?

By Sandra Fish  |  07:54 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin, Dancing With the Stars, DWTS

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Three teen girls petition for female moderator for presidential debate

N.J. girls want the Commission on Presidential Debates to appoint a woman moderator for one of three 2012 U.S. presidential debates.

By Suzi Parker  |  06:39 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential debate, Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel, Elena Tsemberis, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Carole Simpson, Gwen Ifill, Madeline Albright, Condoleezza Rice, Diane Sawyer, equal rights

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 04:00 PM ET, 07/26/2012

When Kim Jong Eun met Ri Sol Ju: A North Korean love story

The North Korean state news agency announced Wednesday that the attractive young woman seen recently at Kim’s side during public appearances is his wife, Ri Sol Ju.  

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ri Sol-ju, DPRK, North Korea, Kim Jong-un, Kim Il-song, Kim jong-il

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 11:39 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Palin, Santorum, DeMint stump for Ted Cruz in Texas GOP primary

GOP rock stars are flocking to Texas this week to stoke the red-state base.

By Lori Stahl  |  11:39 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Jim DeMint, Dick Armey, Glenn Beck, tea party, Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, Rick Perry, Texas, Republican

Posted at 02:05 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Greek athlete booted from Olympics over tasteless tweet

With a tasteless and racist tweet, Greece’s star triple jumper Voula Papachristou loses her Olympic moment.

By Anthee Carassava  |  02:05 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 07/25/2012

STP Hangout: Sally Ride’s legacy

What’s the most important line in Sally Ride’s obituary? She the People’s Karen Tumulty, Bonnie Goldstein, Mary C. Curtis and Suzi Parker discuss her legacy.

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:45 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sally Ride, Google Hangout, Girl crushes

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Kentucky teen takes back her narrative

Young woman defies a court order and uses social media to discuss her experience and identify her assailants.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kegger, date rape, acquaintance rape, juvenile court

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Don Young takes a slap at Linda Lingle — and the GOP

Yes, the ad is adorable, but Hawaii's Republican Senate candidate Linda Lingle can't be too happy about it.

By Sandra Fish  |  09:41 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawaii, Senate, Alaska, Election 2012, Linda Lingle, Don Young, Mazie Hiruno

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Cutest political ad of 2012

By Karen Tumulty  |  06:45 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Gabby Giffords’s peak photo is needed relief

Just as the U.S. tries to recover from an incident of senseless gun violence, a triumphant victim of an all-too-similar act rose above it all – far above.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gabby giffords, gun control, tucson shootings, aurora, colorado, norway massacre, mark kelly. michael bloomberg

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Sally Ride didn't want to be a gay icon

SHE THE PEOPLE | Amid the girl power that Ride taught women, one barrier that even the first American woman in space chose not to break was sexuality.

By Suzi Parker  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sally Ride, NASA, space, gay icons, 1980s, Generation X

Posted at 10:46 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Penn State: Sanctions are not the same as remorse

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  10:46 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Penn state, Sandusky, Paterno, child abuse, NCAA

Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Sally Ride’s legacy is greater than her space trips

The message of her life, at least in her view, was not that what she had done was extraordinary. It was that it shouldn’t be.

By Karen Tumulty  |  08:49 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Rape, sexual assult convictions for Louis Walker could signal deeper problem for Lackland Air Base

By Lori Stahl  |  12:16 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lackland, Air Force, rape, sexual assault, military culture, violence

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 07/21/2012

‘Dark Knight’ shootings separate fantasy from reality

For tween boys fascinated with guns and video games, Friday's massacre is a wake-up call.

By Sandra Fish  |  06:15 PM ET, 07/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aurora shooting, Dark Knight Rises, Theater shooting, Aurora, Colorado

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Aurora shootings: we’ve been here before

Thirteen years after Columbine, another shooting leaves our state reeling. But this time, quicker action likely saved lives.

By Sandra Fish  |  05:43 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aurora shooting, Dark Knight Rises, Columbine, Aurora, Colorado

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Did Ann Romney say ‘you people’ or ‘our people’?

“We’ve given all [?] people need to know and understand about our financial situation.” In other words, I still can’t tell.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  02:44 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abbey roiad, ann romney, tax returns, "you people" george romney

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 07/20/2012

TV is excellent except for one thing

This year’s Emmy nominations show that television still has a ways to go when it comes to diversity.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  09:39 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  emmys, modern family, game of thrones, television, mad men, tina fey, lena dunham, 30 rock, michael j. fox

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

Amelia Earhart: What happened?

Amelia Earhart gripped the public's imagination, but she wasn't the only female pilot taking on the skies in the early 20th century.

By Donna Trussell  |  09:07 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amelia earhart, search, tighar, pilot, aviation, 99s, bessie coleman, anne morrow lindbergh, louise thaden, hillary clinton, nikumaroro

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 04:04 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Huma Abedin at home

ln a much-anticipated People interview that hits newsstands on Friday, Abedin asserts, “We’re just a normal family.”

By Delia Lloyd  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, Having It All, People Magazine, Huma Abedin People Magazine, Anthony Weiner People Magazine

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 07/19/2012

John McCain hasn’t slowed Michele Bachmann, who stands to benefit from accusations

Congresswoman’s claims that Clinton aide Huma Abedin has terror ties is the kind of hot rhetoric that keeps her coffers filled.

By Suzi Parker  |  03:32 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michele Bachmann, Hillary Clinton, Huba Abedin, Anthony Weiner, John McCain, Marco Rubio, Keith Ellison, tea party, conspiracy theories, 2012

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Arkansas exhibit highlights Bill and Hillary Clinton's mothers

By Suzi Parker  |  11:54 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Virginia Kelley Clinton, Dorothy Rodham, Arkansas

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/19/2012

New battle for the Alamo: Defending the after-hours cocktail

“No one is planning to turn the Alamo into the next set of ‘The Hangover’ movie franchise.’’

By Lori Stahl  |  09:54 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alamo, Texas, cocktails, alcohol, tourism

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 09:29 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Can Obama help change how America fights the War on Drugs?

It’s clear to many Americans (and has been reinforced by many politicians) that our government has failed in its countless efforts to fight a known losing battle.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  09:29 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Mitt Romney’s tax excuse #213: The widow did it, why can't I?

By Patricia Murphy  |  09:16 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Teresa Heinz Kerry, John Kerry, John McCain, Cindy McCain, Tax returns

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Woo hoo for Yahoo for making pregnant Marissa Mayer its new CEO

This news sends a great message to women — and may actually have a trickle-down effect, at a minimum inside Mayer’s new shop.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  05:48 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!, Google, Marissa Mayer pregnant

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Marissa Mayer needs some granny power

Brand-new Yahoo exec has also announced she is expecting her first child. She’ll need her mom.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  05:19 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marissa Mayer, pregnant, grandmothers, wausau wisconsin

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 07/17/2012

When a regulatory mission turns to spying

The Food and Drug Administration set up a home grown surveillance operation of several staff scientists.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  08:57 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FDA, surveillance, medical devices, oversight

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 07/17/2012

NCAA death penalty for SMU a blow for decades; should Penn State suffer same fate?

The transgressions at Penn State were far more serious, but do students deserve to suffer?

By Lori Stahl  |  08:38 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Penn State, death penalty, NCAA, SMU, Sandusky, Joe Paterno, child sexual abuse

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Kitty Wells, queen of country music, broke ground for female singers

The first female superstar in country music, she paved the way for Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift.

By Diana Reese  |  08:22 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kitty wells, country music, queen of country music, loretta lynn, johnnie wright, nashville

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Sarah Palin’s convention dare

Don’t you want this woman inside the tent, GOP?

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:35 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Repbulican National Convention, Mitt Romney

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Hillary Clinton in Egypt, pelted with tomatoes and taunts of ‘Monica!’

And that only makes her supporters love her more.

By Suzi Parker  |  04:51 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Political Animals, Sigourney Weaver, scandal

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Would more women at the top at Penn State have stopped Sandusky sooner?

I’d like to think that, but I don’t.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Freeh report, Jason Whitlock, Sara Ganim, Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, Sandusky trial, Dottie Sandusky, Vicky Triponey, Karen Peetz, Penn State, University of Notre Dame, University of Colorado, Elizabeth Hoffman

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/16/2012

'Political Animals' too close to home in Arkansas

This show is all about a scorned, smart former first lady as a glam puss secretary of state who as my mother said is “one mean motor scooter.”

By Suzi Parker  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Political Animals, Ciaran Hinds, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Little Rock

Posted at 12:31 AM ET, 07/16/2012

‘Political Animals’: The revenge of Hillaryland

Even as poli sci-fi, I’m not sure I can handle a Clintonesque former president who looks this much like a dissolute Al Gore.

By Annie Groer  |  12:31 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Political Animals, Ciaran Hinds, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 07/16/2012

In ‘Political Animals,’ why must the ex-president hail from North Carolina?

Hasn’t my home state had enough with John Edwards?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  12:07 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Political Animals, Ciaran Hinds, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Outside Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, a neighborhood ponders its starring role

SHE THE PEOPLE | Black tarp covers the windows, blocking the view of both patients and protestors.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:50 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion clinic, Mississippi, Phil Bryant, protest, Jackson, Medgar Evers, personhood

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 07/13/2012

On Jesse Jackson Jr.’s mood disorder, no disrespect intended

To fully disclose, I take several medications daily to manage my symptoms – and occasionally “self medicate” as well.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:26 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jesse jackson Jr., mental health, tmi

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 01:16 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Condoleezza Rice: Let the abortion backlash begin

A brilliant, black woman from the South who has worked in two presidential administrations – what’s not to like? Well, if you’re a die-hard conservative, her pro-choice stance.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condoleezza Rice, Mitt Romney, abortion, Susan B. Anthony List, Sarah Palin, NAACP

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Brigitte Bardot, from goddess to demagogue

Nowhere in this D.C. photo exhibition is any sign of the criminal convictions Bardot has racked up by railing against Muslims and French immigration laws.

By Annie Groer  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brigitte Bardot, Roger Vadim, Jane Fonda, Gunter Sachs, Bastille Day

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Boy Scout leaders work to prevent abuse. Will Penn State do the same?

Losing an $18.5 million lawsuit in 2010 has encouraged the Boy Scouts of America to step up its efforts to protect boys from sexual predators. Will Penn State do the same?

By Diana Reese  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts, BSA, Penn State, sexual abuse, pedophile, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Louis Freeh, youth protection training, two-deep leadership

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Brigitte Bardot, from goddess to demagogue

Nowhere in this D.C. photo exhibition is any sign of the criminal convictions Bardot has racked up by railing against Muslims and French immigration laws.

By Annie Groer  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brigitte Bardot, Roger Vadim, Jane Fonda, Gunter Sachs, Bastille Day

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 04:19 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Please, Jesse Jackson Jr.: Resign and spend time with your family

Representing one of the most politically intense districts in the country is not the best environment for someone trying to regain his mental equilibrium.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:19 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jesse jackson Jr., mental health, mood disorder, DSM IV

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 01:51 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Did Bob Kerrey's wife sabotage his Senate campaign by dissing Nebraska?

SHE THE PEOPLE | Such frankness is so rare in politics it’s hard to know whether to cheer or cringe.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Kerrey, Sarah Paley, Deb Fischer, Warren Buffett, Nebraska, Sarah Palin

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Lesbian SuperPAC: ‘Girls only’ club joins the fray

Among the founders and directors of the latest entry of money in politics c. 2012 is Laura Ricketts, whose father, Joe Ricketts, is working against the president.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  12:43 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lesbian SuperPAC, LPAC, Sarah Schmidt, Fred Davis, Jane Lynch, Billie Jean King

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 07/10/2012

In defense of the women in Sorkin’s “The Newsroom”

Yes, a woman (or man) can be both smart and kind of a ditz; it’s a combo that does exist in nature.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  06:49 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Newsroom, HBO's The Newsroom, Jane Fonda, Emily Mortimer, Jeff Daniels, Alison Pill, Aaron Sorkin, HBO

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Reissued book recalls the time law failed Skidmore, Mo.

It was called a vigilante killing, but the people of Skidmore, Mo., most likely didn't plan it and later closed ranks, author says.

By Diana Reese  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Rex McElroy, In Broad Daylight, Harry N. MacLean, Skidmore, Missouri, vigilante, David Baird, Nodaway County

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Rick Perry upholds the right of Texans to have the worst health care in the country

SHE THE PEOPLE | “The idea that this federal government, which doesn’t like Texas to begin with, can say Texas has the worst health care is just fake and false on its face.’’

By Lori Stahl  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Texas, Obamacare, health care, voter ID, Supreme Court

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/09/2012

An execution in Afghanistan: ‘Long live the mujahideen’

Coincidentally, I happened to watch another foreign film about adultery this weekend — about what happens when “new gets old.”

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  divorce, Afghanistan

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 09:55 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Chris Christie: What you see is...yup, what we got

Americans want political figures who speak their minds, and he does just that.

By Carla Baranauckas  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, John Edwards, Sarah Palin, Morton Downey

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/07/2012

Crowdfunding and the kindness of strangers

As a supportive parent, I dutifully joined Kickstarter.com and pledged $100. And to my surprise, I wasn’t alone. 

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kickstarter, Indiegogo, crowdfunding, detropia

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/07/2012

Condi Rice as veep: the allure of the anti-Palin

By Lori Stahl  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condoleezza Rice, Romney, vice president, Republican

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 03:09 PM ET, 07/05/2012

The truth about ‘Magic Mike’

Not to spoil anyone’s fun, but as my 80-year-old mother, who accompanied me to the matinee, said, “What’s sexy about a stripper lying in his own vomit?”

By Suzi Parker  |  03:09 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, strip clubs, Tampa, Republican National Convention, Fifty Shades of Grey, Stephen Soderbergh

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 10:09 PM ET, 07/03/2012

What Paterno admitted he knew: Sandusky couldn’t have done it without him

“Obviously, he was doing something of a sexual nature.’’ Yet Paterno didn’t pass on the report right away, because “I didn’t want to inferfere with their weekends.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:09 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, Sandusky trial, Penn State, Joe Paterno, Joe Pa, Louis Freeh, Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz, State College, Mike McQueary

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Veteran not a hero? Try again, Joe Walsh.

Not in Rep. Walsh’s hero column: Tammy Duckworth, his Democratic opponent for his seat in Congress, who lost two legs and partial use of her right arm in Iraq.

By Patricia Murphy  |  06:31 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Walsh, Tammy Duckworth, veteran, hero, John McCain, Army, town hall

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Eric Holder’s record health-fraud case

Drug company representatives reportedly promoted Wellbutrin as the “happy, horny, skinny pill’’ to remind doctors of its off-label uses.

By Lori Stahl  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, Justice Department, contempt, GlaxoSmithKline

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Whose Fourth of July is it, anyway?

This holiday, some Americans will recall the Republican Party of Frederick Douglass, President Abraham Lincoln and Sojourner Truth and wonder how that party lost its way.

By Michelle Bernard  |  01:31 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  July 4th, Declaration of Independence, African Americans, Women, Hispanics, Discrimination

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Not-so-Magic Mike: Let’s not imitate men who objectify women

A pickup line at the Aspen Ideas Festival is just another example of how men think they're being flirty when they're not.

By Sandra Fish  |  01:08 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Magic Mike, Aspen, men, women, pickup lines

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 07/02/2012

The ‘Magic Mike’ conundrum: If it’s OK for women to ogle, do men get a pass?

Women in my cycle class broke out in whoops and hollers in anticipation, while one of the men scolded, “I can hear you.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:44 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  magic mike, Steven Soderbergh, Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, male strippers

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Martha Burk: ‘Who’s in charge? Why should women care?’

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  war on women, Martha Burk, voting, 2012 elections, Democrats, Republicans, pay equality

 

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