Monica Garske - AOL News
They say clothes make the man, but when it comes to politics, the only real "power dressers" are the women of that world: first ladies and female politicians.
Think about it. We're constantly gossiping about what first lady Michelle Obama is wearing, but we seldom explore -- or even care about -- President Barack Obama's fashion choices. Unless, of course, he's frolicking topless on a beach.
According to Robb Young, author of the new book "Power Dressing: First Ladies, Women Politicians & Fashion," this occurs because the feminine wardrobe is far more varied, vibrant and memorable than anyth...
Lynn Sweet - Politics Daily
The French Embassy in Washington is denying a report in a new book that French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy claimed Michelle Obama said her life was "hell" since her husband won the presidency.
Bruni-Sarkozy "distances herself completely from the content of the book 'Carla and the Ambitious,' which was not authorized and the authors alone are responsible for its contents. The words attributed to the First Lady of the United States were never said," Emmanuel Lenain, a spokesman for the embassy, said in a statement issued Thursday.
Mrs. Obama spokesman Catherine McCormick-Lelyveld told Pol...
Dana Chivvis - AOL News
(SEPT. 2) -- By some accounts, Carla Bruni is having a bad week.
The state-run Iranian paper that called France's first lady a "prostitute" last week clarified on Tuesday that it did in fact mean "prostitute" when it wrote "prostitute." Then on Wednesday, British newspapers reported that French publisher Flammarion was set to release a scandalous tell-all on Bruni's life, from "secret lovers to plastic surgeons."
Bruni's lawyers told The Telegraph of London that they were "bracing themselves" for the book, set to release this month, which apparently includes new details on the already repo...
Dana Kennedy - AOL News
(Aug. 30) -- Iranian state media branded French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy a "prostitute" for her public support of an Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery -- and activists worry the convicted woman may still be stoned.
The attack on the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy shows the Iranian government's continued "defiance" of international pressure on the issue, activists said today.
The government-controlled newspaper Kayhan denounced Bruni-Sarkozy and actress Isabelle Adjani in an editorial headlined "French Prostitutes Join Human Rights Protest." The piece called Brun...
Jill Lawrence - Politics Daily
French first lady Carla Bruni shocked Michelle Obama by trying to compare notes on their sex lives, Jonathan Alter reports in "The Promise: President Obama, Year One." Bruni, the Italian wife of French President Nicholas Sarkozy, "delighted in telling friends that she shocked Michelle Obama at their first meeting" by informing her that "the press of state business prevented her husband from making love to her as much as she would like," Alter writes.
He also says of Bruni that "in her telling, they once kept another foreign leader waiting while they finished having sex. Bruni wanted to know ...
David Sessions - Politics Daily
President Nicolas Sarkozy of France spent Tuesday afternoon meeting with President Obama, discussing Afghanistan, possible U.N. sanctions for Iran and a controversial defense contract that angered European countries. At a late afternoon press conference, the two presidents told reporters that they trust each other completely and that their relationship represents unprecedented honesty between the United States and France.
Sarkozy's two-day trip to the United States was designed to show that he is working with the United States on Afghanistan and economic issues as France prepares to take over...