‘2016: Obama’s America” co-director Dinesh D’Souza is calling claims that he cheated on his wife “libel” — but that didn’t keep him from resigning as president of conservative King’s College in New York City in the wake of the accusations.
The right-winger behind the second-most successful documentary in history, an 89-minute attack on President Barack Obama, was seen at a Christian conference with a woman who was not his wife, and the pair reportedly shared a hotel room to boot. Read More
He promised us he would “be back,” this time with a tell-all biography, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.” No, Arnie, we believe you — especially since even the title of your book contains fractured English.
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tome is full of his “success stories” and “failures,” such as that one dumb thing he did when he was married — you know, getting the maid pregnant. Read More
Embattled “Terminator 2” star Edward Furlong (not to be confused with embattled “Terminator” stars Nick Stahl or Arnold Schwarzenegger) claims he finally got his wallet back after being mugged last week in Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Those of us who’ve seen our share of “Intervention” episodes know that when known drug abusers like Furlong get robbed in funky neighborhoods, it’s usually not after “stopping to ask for directions,” as he claims he was doing. Read More
The years haven't been kind to Douglas Hauser, the secret agent character played by both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Colin Farrell in versions of the futuristic action film "Total Recall" released 22 years apart.The release of the modern-day version of the film on Aug. 3 by Sony Pictures Entertainment, scarcely outsold the 1990 version that featured Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, despite playing in 1,500 more theaters and at a time when ticket prices are higher. Read More
‘Soak the rich” has a populist ring that resonates in a period of economic uncertainty, and making the rich pay their “fair share” of taxes has become a rallying cry for those on the political left with no small appeal to those in the middle.California Gov. Jerry Brown hopes to tap into that sentiment with a ballot measure that would increase everyone’s sales taxes a bit while hitting the very affluent with higher income taxes. Read More
In San Francisco, connecting a ballot measure or a candidate to republicans can be a death sentence. That’s exactly what the Yes on C, No On D campaign is attempting to do with progressive Public Defender Jeff Adachi. Read More
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger often cited an overhaul of the system that compensates workers for job-related illnesses and injuries seven years ago as one of his proudest achievements.
Schwarzenegger is gone, but the very controversial changes that tightened up eligibility for employer-paid benefits and imposed stricter medical care guidelines are continuing to have a major effect on the multibillion-dollar system, a recent report indicates. Read More
When governors and legislators face seemingly big budget deficits, they often turn to gimmicks to balance income and outgo on paper.
The most creative have been what cynics call “rosy scenarios.”
California politicians conjure up some new source of revenue, swear it is legitimate and then use the projected windfall to close their gap. Read More
A closely watched U.S. Supreme Court decision on the fate of a California law that would bar minors from buying or renting “ultraviolent” video games could come as soon as today.
Both the video game industry and free-speech groups oppose the ban, which was authored by state Sen. Leland Yee and signed into law in 2005 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was later struck down by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More
When former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s spectacular betrayal of his marriage was discovered, some pundits tried to make it connect to his failings as governor, but one has nothing to do with the other.
Mostly, when Schwarzenegger failed, it was not because of his own lapses. California’s political structure generates failure regardless of who occupies the office. Read More