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Originally posted 11/23/2014 10:15AM
Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule.
Originally posted 10/08/2014 11:15AM
When Jimmy Carter was in the White House, the hashtag was still a lowly pound sign, and Twitter was decades away.
Originally posted 10/07/2014 04:30PM
Like Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger before him, Clay Aiken wants to make the leap from entertainment to politics.
Originally posted 07/01/2014 10:45AM
It's not every day that a Supreme Court dissent goes viral, but Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 35-page dissent in the decision Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (or at least, the one-page summary of it) has blown up among those who disagree with the Court's ruling that closely held corporations are allowed a religious exemption from covering contraceptives in their employee health-care plans.
"Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be perceived as favoring one religion over another, the very risk the [Constitution's] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude," the 81-year-old associate justice writes, concluding: "The Court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield."
Now Ginsburg's dissent has the ultimate mark of social-media success: a musical remix performed by Jonathan Mann, the musician behind the Song A Day project.
Originally posted 05/07/2014 06:30AM
All eyes were on JFK's grandson, Jack Kennedy Schlossberg, May 4, when he hosted the Profile in Courage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston.
Originally posted 03/20/2014 11:30AM
With Michelle Obama traveling to China with her daughters, President Barack Obama is fending for himself in the White House.
Fortunately, the commander-in-chief has a concerned friend eager to check up on him: Ellen DeGeneres, who quizzed the POTUS on his well-being at the First Lady's behest.
"Mr. President, Michelle said she's out of town, and she wanted to know, did you make your bed this morning?" DeGeneres asked via satellite on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Originally posted 03/05/2013 11:20AM
Urged on by tens of thousands of petitioners, Carly Rae Jepsen has backed out as a headliner of a Boy Scouts of America concert this summer, saying the Scouts' ban on gay members conflicts with her personal beliefs.
Jepsen, 27, was one of two headlining acts scheduled to play at the 2013 National Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia in July.
In a tweet Tuesday morning, the Canadian singer said she couldn't participate in an event held by a group with an anti-gay agenda.
Originally posted 08/30/2012 12:00PM
Angus T. Jones has a tough choice to make this November when he votes in his first presidential election.
Luckily the 18-year-old star of Two and a Half Men, who says he's registered as an independent, has been getting some solid advice from Chelsea Clinton – and, no, she's not pushing one candidate over the other.
"Get an I Voted sticker," Clinton told Jones Wednesday after a National Journal/Microsoft/The Atlantic panel at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. "That's still a really exciting thing for me."
Replied the teen star: "Absolutely! They better give 'em out in L.A."
Originally posted 02/07/2012 05:00PM
Could there be an (on-screen) wedding in their future?
Modern Family stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, who play partners Mitchell and Cameron on the Emmy-winning ABC comedy, posted a photo of themselves on their WhoSay pages, asking, "How could you not want to see us tie the knot?" just as it appeared they may be closer to legally being able to do so.
On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state, was unconstitutional.
Ferguson also Tweeted: "Historic! #Prop8 is unconstitutional. @AFER & I won’t stop until ALL Americans are #free2marry."
On the show, their characters also have a daughter together, Lily, but are not officially married.
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