June 15, 2008
Re "Obama's other running mate," June 11 Although it may be true that Michelle Obama's history and comments are fair game, I find it curious that The Times was able to discuss other political spouses, such as Judith Giuliani, Teresa Heinz Kerry and Hillary Rodham Clinton, without ever mentioning Cindy Hensley McCain. Imagine if Barack Obama's "other running mate" had a history of addiction to prescription painkillers and resorted to stealing drugs from her own nonprofit organization.
May 7, 2008 |
A report by liberal blogger and author Arianna Huffington that John McCain had admitted not voting for George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential race spurred a minor tempest and brought angry denials from McCain's campaign Tuesday. On her Huffington Post website Monday, the pundit said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee had confided shortly after his bitter loss nearly eight years ago that he had not voted for Bush.
January 3, 2000 |
The latest group of women profiled on the CBS special "Ladies' Home Journal's Most Fascinating Women of '99" includes three actresses, two singers, an athlete, a novelist, an inspirational mom and four potential first ladies. Roma Downey, a former "Fascinating Woman," hosts the hourlong special, which features interviews with Jodie Foster, Susan Sarandon, Lisa Kudrow, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, soccer star Mia Hamm, "Harry Potter" novelist J.K.
December 29, 2010
The Early Show Justin Bieber; chef Katie Lee. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Jenna Bush Hager goes to Ethiopia; musicians Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Author Mary Jane Clark; the year in entertainment. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Bethenny Frankel. 9 a.m. KCBS Regis and Kelly Ben Affleck; Taylor Swift. 9 a.m. KABC The View Dr. Timothy Johnson; Phil McGraw; Donatella Versace; Ken Jeong ("Community")
February 20, 2008 |
Michelle Obama found herself at the center of a political tempest Tuesday after telling a Wisconsin audience while campaigning for husband Barack Obama that "for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country." Conservatives pounced. On his blog, Commentary magazine Editor John Podhoretz wrote: "Can it really be there has not been a moment . . . when she felt proud of her country?
February 22, 2008
Re "Michelle Obama in spotlight's glare," Feb. 21 The fact that Michelle Obama tells it like it is -- that America has repeatedly fallen short of the vision we have for our place in the world -- seems to be a cause for celebration, not criticism. How can we be proud to be Americans when we torture, invade sovereign nations, ignore the plight of our underserved population and promote policies that line the coffers of U.S. corporations? How can we say children are our most important asset, yet continually refuse to accept responsibility for their health, education and the environment?
October 27, 2010 |
Flu season is upon us, and one casualty is the good old-fashioned handshake. Yes, that's right. Nearly 3 in 10 Americans are reluctant to shake your hand because they fear they will catch your germs, according to a survey released Wednesday. You see, germs lurk everywhere. As a result, 21% of those surveyed said they hesitated to shake someone's hand in a bar or restaurant; 19% demurred in a store; 18% kept their hands to themselves at the gym (though presumably plenty of other people touched the StairMaster before them)
May 17, 2008 |
Barack Obama's wealth has more than doubled during his presidential campaign -- and has shot up tenfold since he entered the U.S. Senate three years ago, his financial disclosure filed Friday shows. Obama is the least wealthy of the three major presidential candidates. But with advances and royalties from two bestselling books, Obama's assets were worth between $2.02 million and $7.