It’s not just musicians who avoid Republicans; designers do it too.
Whenever Michelle Obama dons a brand, PR teams go nuts, says Fox News, but when Ann Romney does it? … Crickets. Read More
Everyone’s talking about the Vanity Fair piece on Tom Cruise that alleges he “auditioned” wives through some wacky Scientology filter before he settled on Katie Holmes. (Why is this a surprise?) But now a source tells the Huffington Post that none other than Lindsay Lohan was under consideration at one point. Wow. Who knows which Thetan level you have to reach to be attracted to that vain, vapid and voodoo-hoodoo hot mess … but thankfully, Lindsay dodged that bullet. Read More
The floor was shaking in an upstairs classroom at Monroe Elementary School in the Excelsior district, where two dozen fourth- and fifth-graders were practicing a dance routine. “Waka waka! Hey hey!” the singer Shakira chanted over a boombox as the children jumped, spun and clapped.
For many of the giggling children, dance class was the week’s highlight. And the arts are not merely fun, studies show they help kids do better in math and reading. Read More
During her visit to South Africa, First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the University of Cape Town for an event with young people. She told the audience how she came from modest circumstances and was able to attend top schools and build a career at a big law firm, saying they too can achieve their dreams if they try hard enough. After her speech, she was asked a series of soft questions like, "What advice can you give the youth today?" But at the end of the session, one youn Read More
There have been several calls for Mayor Ed Lee to run in November because he’s already been so, well, mayoral. But on Tuesday he’s acting more like a head of state. Read More
Michelle Obama is in San Francisco for a fundraising lunch, one of several stops for the first lady in the Bay Area on Tuesday.
The first lady's motorcade pulled up at about 9:30 a.m. to the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley, where Obama was hosting a breakfast fundraiser that cost attendees between $1,000 and $25,000 per seat. Read More
No one really likes people who crow, "We told you so." But the truth is: we did tell you so.
Here’s the headline from the story that appeared on the Maryland Reporter Web site: "Costs of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants could be higher than projected."
And now, a few details from the body of the story. Read More
Does it really matter how many ribs first lady Michelle Obama ate on her vacation? For too many conservatives, the answer seems to be yes, with pundits poking fun at the anti-obesity guru’s dinner choice. But conservatives need to give it a rest: Many seem to prefer scoring easy points against the first lady to arguing about the best way to attack the obesity epidemic, and some even claim that obesity isn’t really a problem. Read More
Michelle Obama has an unlikely friend in her battle to slim down Americans.Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas who claims not to have decided whether to once again seek the Republican nomination for president, has told conservatives to find another target when it comes to weight watching. In fact, he says the first lady should be praised for her campaign to improve the dietary habits of a population vastly overweight. Read More
With a schedule as hectic as President Obama's it must be hard to stick to a training regimen without help -- but why does he insist on having his old trainer fly out from Chicago to D.C. regularly when Obama and his wife exhort the rest of us to drive less? And in a recession? According to Ashley Parker at the New York Times, Obama's fitness czar Cornell McClellan comes out to D.C. Read More