04:57 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 11/15/2013 01:30PM
Janet Yellen is on the verge of becoming one of the most powerful women in the world.
Yellen, President Obama's choice for the next Federal Reserve chair, appeared in front of the Senate Banking Committee Thursday in the first of her confirmation hearings to lead the U.S. central bank. Here are five must-know facts about the Brooklyn-born economist.
Originally posted 10/11/2012 10:20AM
The Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan is Thursday night, and PEOPLE got the jump on things by asking Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin to go toe-to-toe on ... tunes.
And they proved about as far apart on music as they are on, well, Medicare.
Originally posted 10/06/2011 12:10PM
Tim Robbins is taking action.
The actor, who famously supports liberal causes, joined with protesters Wednesday at the Occupy Wall Street rally in Lower Manhattan. Robbins, 52, participated in the demonstration outside the Federal Courthouse in Foley Square.
"This is what an actual grassroots movement looks like," he tells the Financial Times. "It's a bit sloppy and disorganized but full of passion."
Demonstrators, who have been camped out in a park near Wall Street since mid-September, are protesting economic inequalities, corporate greed and the influence of corporate money on politics and government.
Originally posted 08/11/2011 05:00PM
Texas Governor Rick Perry will officially enter the 2012 Presidential race on Saturday.
Perry, 61, who is the longest-serving governor in Texas history has said he sought the advice of former President (and Texas Gov.) George W. Bush advice about whether to enter the race.
For when he makes it official, here are five facts to know about the candidate:
Originally posted 10/22/2008 03:55PM
Usher is hoping young Americans will be socially active even after election day.
The singer, whose wife Tameka is expecting their second child, released a new song Wednesday called "Hush" that encourages young people to vote and urges them to make a difference after the presidential campaign ends in 13 days.
In "Hush," available on iTunes, Usher sings about people who complain about high taxes, gas prices and the war in the Middle East – but don't do anything about it.
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