August 4, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - To mark his birthday Saturday, President Obama stepped off the campaign trail and onto the golf course. Obama celebrated turning 51 with a round of golf under a hot sun at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He was joined by a group of friends and aides. The president wore tan pants, a white shirt and sunglasses, while his companions, described by a White House aide as personal friends, wore golf shirts and shorts on a sunny, sultry, mid-90s day. Later in the day, the president was to fly to Camp David for a quiet weekend in the pine forests of the Catoctin Mountains.
July 31, 2012 |
Back in 2004, when James Mann wrote "Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet," he took full advantage of the sarcastic nickname that President George W. Bush's foreign policy advisors gave themselves. It not only captured their ideological zeal and outsized egos, but was an inside joke: the neo-cons liked the allusion to "Star Trek's" über - rational humanoids, and future Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had grown up near a statue of another Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
July 16, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama has a simple wish for his upcoming birthday: some cash. At least that is what First Lady Michelle Obama is asking for in an email to supporters Monday, in which she reveals she and her husband plan to celebrate his 51st birthday next month with "a little celebration" at their Chicago home. Obama's birthday is Aug. 4, and his reelection campaign is using the occasion for another contest in which supporters can enter to win a chance to meet the president.
July 15, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 15 - 21 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Christian Bale. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Sunny Anderson. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Kristin Davis; Josh Groban. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Morgan Freeman; Lorraine Bracco.
June 17, 2012 |
Despite becoming a bestselling author, a highly paid Fox News contributor and a sought-after speaker, in some ways, it's as if Sarah Palin never stopped running against Barack Obama. As the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008, she never really was his actual opponent. But ever since she and Arizona Sen. John McCain lost that election, Palin seems to have carried a sense of grievance. The press, she has maintained, concentrated too much on her and too little on Obama. And she is not alone.
June 17, 2012 |
Barack Obama The Story David Maraniss Simon & Schuster: 643 pp., $32.50 Abnormal men become presidents of the United States. The overweening self-confidence required to reach for the office, the preternatural discipline and effort of will needed to grasp it - in another setting, these traits might be called pathological. Tracing the roots of abnormality becomes a recurring motif in presidential biographies: polio's impact on Franklin D. Roosevelt, the death of John F. Kennedy's eldest brother, the absent or dysfunctional fathers of Lyndon B. Johnson and Bill Clinton.
June 8, 2012 |
With President Barack Obama announcing he supports same-sex marriage, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has a lot to celebrate at this year's 42nd LA Pride party. The annual outpouring of love and resistance takes the form this year of a Sunday parade and a three-day festival beginning Friday with music on six stages in West Hollywood Park, a water park and about 200 exhibitors including activists, artisans and activities. "Our message for 2012 is '… and proud of it,'" says Rodney Scott, president of nonprofit event organizer Christopher Street West.
June 6, 2012 |
First Lady Michelle Obama, promoting her new book about the White House kitchen garden, tested the range of vegetable humor on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" with a Top 10 list of "Fun Facts About Gardening. " It was Obama's second appearance on the show, just months after she sat for a longer interview with Letterman. Her ongoing book tour has taken her to ABC's "The View" and "Good Morning America," as well as the "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central.
May 24, 2012 |
When it comes to raising money, the Obama reelection campaign knows it can count on the showbiz community. After a visit to Studio City earlier this month for a Hollywood fundraiser at George Clooney's house, President Obama is scheduled to rub elbows with New York's theater elite at an event on June 4 titled " Barack on Broadway . " The fundraising event is set for 7 p.m. at the 1,800-seat New Amsterdam Theatre, home of Disney's "Mary...
May 4, 2012 |
A future president sits shirtless in his rent-controlled Manhattan apartment working the New York Times crossword while his girlfriend looks on, an emotional barrier separating him from those close to him. He is unsure of his future path in life but certain that it will be one he builds himself. That's the portrait David Maraniss paints of a young Barack Obama in an upcoming biography, "Barack Obama: The Story," which is excerpted in Vanity Fair. The biography ends as Obama heads to Harvard Law School, but the excerpt is mostly about Obama's early love life.