Julie Moos - Politics Daily
Two years into her term as secretary of state, former first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke with Harper's Bazaar about her favorite TV shows, becoming a grandmother and women in politics.
She also may have taken some measure of credit for the Obama administration's success in passing health care reform legislation, a cause she lobbied for in 1993 and 1994 to the detriment of her reputation.
Clinton tells the magazine that she doesn't give much thought to how she's perceived, and believes some disapproval of her is a result of the issues she championed.
Tom Diemer - Politics Daily
To "refudiate" or not to "refudiate." Merriam-Webster has declared Sarah Palin's made-up verb its 2010 "Word of Summer." The respected publisher says the pseudo word is the one most-often searched by users of its online dictionary.
Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska, used it twice in July, once on a news show and later in a Twitter posting where she called on peaceful Muslims to "refudiate" the plan to build a mosque near ground zero in Lower Manhattan.
Palin deleted the non-word, replacing it with another tweet, saying "peaceful New Yorkers"...
Alex Wagner - Politics Daily
For those who hoped, in vain, to see a Clinton-Obama reunion this summer at Chelsea Clinton's nuptials, all is not lost: On Thursday, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the closing remarks at the organization's meeting this year on Sept. 23.
Founded by former President Bill Clinton in 2005, CGI is a veritable who's who of kingmakers, power brokers and political pooh-bahs who convene yearly in New York City to tackle the world's most pressing issues. According to the CGI website, attendees "create a 'Commitment to Action' -- a detailed...
Suzi Parker - Politics Daily
There's something satisfyingly voyeuristic about exploring people's wedding photos online. Of course, in turn, those who post could very well be labeled exhibitionists.
The biggest attention-getter in all the land – aside from Sarah Palin – may be Rush Limbaugh. This week, the radio host posted 20 wedding photos on his recently created Facebook page from his June wedding to Kathryn Rogers.
The couple married in a lavish ceremony in the Ponce de Leon ballroom of the legendary Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. Rogers, 33, looks like a golden goddess with long, blonde hair framing her...
Donna Trussell - Politics Daily
Oh dear. Today my colleague Sandra Fish brought me up to speed on the ever-changing Tilt-A-Whirl of love in a universe that is light years away from New York and Chelsea Clinton. Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston Engagement: It's Off Again. Maybe.
This story's got everything you've come to expect of the family dramas surrounding our former governor of the great state of Alaska. Tabloid covers. Hints of a reality show. References to both the song "Jack and Diane" and Kathy Griffin. Not to mention the prospect of a downhome wedding. Chelsea may have been born in Little Rock, but she's no more...
not in system - AOL News
(Aug. 2) -- First came the outdoor "I do" part of the Chelsea Clinton-Marc Mezvinsky wedding weekend at the opulent Astor Courts estate overlooking the Hudson River on Saturday, complete with the groom stomping a glass at the end of the interfaith ceremony.
That was before sundown. Then came a pair of joyous celebrations just steps away: a seated dinner and dancing for some 400 guests inside a structural windowed tent lit by chandeliers, and an after-party that began around 2 a.m. and rocked on until 4:30 in the private mansion's glass-roofed tennis court. The festivities ended with a Sunday...
Jeffrey Weiss - Politics Daily
An interfaith ceremony? Really?
Just about every story about the marriage of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky had a line like this:
"Rabbi James Ponet, Yale University's Jewish chaplain (for the groom's side) and the Rev. William Shillady of New York's Park Avenue Methodist Church (for the bride's side) performed the interfaith ceremony."
Since my invitation must have been lost in the mail, I have no first-hand details. But I always wonder when I read about such events if the right way to describe them might not be "multi-faith."
That's a two-syllable shift that would surely make a...
Annie Groer - Politics Daily
First came the outdoor "I do" part of the Chelsea Clinton-Marc Mezvinsky wedding weekend at the opulent Astor Courts estate overlooking the Hudson River on Saturday, complete with the groom stomping a glass at the end of the interfaith ceremony.
That was before sundown. Then came a pair of joyous celebrations just steps away: a seated dinner and dancing for some 400 guests inside a structural windowed tent lit by chandeliers, and an after-party that began around 2 a.m. and rocked on until 4:30 in the private mansion's glass-roofed tennis court. The festivities ended with a Sunday brunch of...
not in system - AOL News
NEW YORK (Aug. 1) - Chelsea Clinton needed two gowns by Vera Wang for her elaborate wedding to Marc Mezvinksy - one for the ceremony and one for the party.
The more formal dress worn by Clinton on Saturday at an exclusive estate in Rhinebeck, N.Y., had a strapless bodice, laser-cut organza ball skirt and a glittery embellished belt. For the reception, she changed into a Grecian-style gown with a narrow, black grosgrain belt.
Wang also dressed the bridesmaids. They wore strapless bias-cut gowns made of lavender chiffon with plum-colored bows.
The designer was a guest at the event and said it...
Donna Trussell - Politics Daily
All day Friday, I was dragging around the house, and I put this in my Facebook status line: "Starting from zero, got nothin' to lose."
That's from the 1988 hit song "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman. The first time I listened to this tale of poverty and longing, I cried. If ever there was an anthem for my sad, white-trash childhood, this was it.
It would not be appropriate to use a public forum to detail my late father's crimes against humanity, so here's the Cliff Notes version: Today he probably would have gone to jail, but times being what they were, instead he got electroshock...