July 22, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 An unbelievable choice of words Melania Trump had no words of her own to describe her husband ("After speech, elation crumbles into crisis," Wednesday). She had to steal Michelle Obama's praise of Barack Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. There is a word that does describe the shifty huckster and his believers: unbelievable. |Bruce Joffe, Piedmont, Calif. Plagiarism taken lightly Melania Trump's plagiarism may have been one more example of the Republicans' and Donald Trump's sexism.
July 21, 2016 |
CLEVELAND - Political Twitter was still aflame the morning after a sharp-eyed journalist pointed out similarities between Melania Trump's convention speech last night and the address Michelle Obama gave in at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. "Trump's laziness, incompetence and dishonesty in one," wrote the Vox staffer Matthew Yglesias. Users gleefully appended the hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes to rap lyrics and lines from famous speeches. In downtown Cleveland, more than 12 hours after the speech had aired, crowds milled on East Fourth Street as Andrea Mitchell discussed the purportedly pilfered paragraphs from MSNBC's mobile anchor desk.
July 21, 2016 |
Melania Trump looked absolutely stunning Monday night as she addressed the Republican National Convention. Trump's brown tresses were perfectly beach-waved, her cheeks fabulously rouged and contoured à la Kim Kardashian. And that dress. The off-white Roksanda cotton and satin long-sleeve sheath was just lovely. The dress, named "Margot," was designed by the Serbian-born and London-based Roksanda Ilincic. According to WWD, Trump bought it through Net-a-Porter, where it sells for $2,190.
July 21, 2016
VIDEO EVIDENCE clearly indicated that a portion of Melania Trump's speech to the Republican National Convention was copied from a passage of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech to the Democratic National Convention. The plagiarism, we can forgive. After all, the stolen passages dealt with the principles of keeping one's word, working hard and dreaming big. Such words are laudable, whether Democrats or Republicans utter them. But once the plagiarism was proved, Donald Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, arrogantly told us that it was "beyond absurd" to believe that Melania Trump would steal Obama's words.
July 17, 2016 |
President Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and three Clintons will headline the Democratic National Convention. The convention committee on Friday released the lineup of prominent speakers at the convention, to be held from July 25 to 28 at the Wells Fargo Center. Monday, first lady Michelle Obama and Sanders are to speak, along with Astrid Silva, an immigrant whom the committee described as having benefited from President Obama's policies. Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton will speak along with Mothers of the Movement, which includes women who have lost children to gun violence or police shootings.
June 12, 2016 |
Nine-year-old Ava Terosky has been cooking with her dad for as long as she can remember, making food in the shape of animals to try to get her little sister, a picky eater, to dig in. Whole wheat pancakes shaped like elephants. Sandwiches that look like dinosaurs. Apples carved to resemble playful turtles. So when she decided to enter Michelle Obama's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe contest sponsored by the White House, Ava wasn't exactly sure what she'd make, but she knew what shape it would take.
March 30, 2016 |
Diddy to open a school Sean "Diddy" Combs doesn't seem to do anything in half-measures. When the Harlem-born hip-hop artist-producer and entrepreneur decided to give something back to his hometown, he wasn't talking about distributing a dozen free sneakers or donating a couple of computers to the local school. No, Diddy is donating an entire school. Diddy, 46, has announced that this fall, he will open the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School. Set to serve grades 6 and 7 in its first year, the school will expand a grade a year until it's a 6-12 school.
March 17, 2016 |
AUSTIN, Texas _ Last week, POTUS came to SXSW. On Wednesday, it was FLOTUS' turn. After her husband appeared at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin on Friday, first lady Michelle Obama arrived in town on Wednesday morning, and on the day her husband was back in Washington introducing a new Supreme Court nominee, she brought along Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, actress Sophia Bush, and songwriter Diane Warren for her keynote to...
March 13, 2016 |
President Obama rarely takes a day off from the gym and it shows, according to his latest physical exam. The president is in excellent health, lowering his cholesterol level and gaining muscle since his last exam, his personal physician reported last week. Obama, 54, weighed in at 175 pounds, about five less than at his last assessment, in 2014. The 6-foot-1 Obama is focusing on healthy lifestyle choices and exercises daily with a focus on aerobics fitness and resistance weight training, said physician Ronny L. Jackson.
March 12, 2016 |
First lady Michelle Obama's breezy, winter floral strapless dress Thursday night was everything . Obama joined the hubby in hosting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, at a White House state dinner in honor of Canada. As a nod to our friendly neighboring country to the north, Obama opted for a Jason Wu - the same designer she chose for both inaugural balls. Wu was born in Taiwan, but grew up in Vancouver. This phenomenal silk gown is straight from Wu's fall 2016 collection that debuted on the New York Fashion Week runways in February.