March 15, 2013 |
Michelle Obama will appear on Vogue's cover in the April issue; it's her second time. But when it comes to the inside pages, she doesn't appear alone: President Obama joins his wife in the interview. The couple say their values and focus in life haven't changed since they moved to the White House with daughters Malia and Sasha , now 14 and 11. "Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole," says the first lady. "You know, we have small kids; they're growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, 'Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole.' " Adds Mrs. Obama, "The stresses and the pressures of this job are so real that when you get a minute, you want to give that extra energy" to the kids.
March 13, 2013 |
New word: doxxing , the practice of piecing together detailed personal information from initial stuff you glean from Internet-available sources - such as when you find an e-mail address, then burrow through that to find phone numbers, addresses, info on chat rooms. It's a form of stalking. Hacker(s?) on the website exposed.su have either doxxed or hacked directly into celebrity private info, publishing photos, credit reports, mortgage details, Social Security numbers, etc. And now, says the FBI, the louts are "using" the info.
March 7, 2013 |
NEW YORK - About 15 years ago, designer Thom Browne had his own ideas about how a suit should fit. So he shortened the arms and the pant legs, opted for a flat-front trouser, and shrank everything else. The rest of the fashion world jumped on Browne's exaggerated proportions, and by 2003, he opened a bespoke tailoring shop in New York's Meatpacking District. Browne was on his way to becoming the most influential menswear designer the world had seen in 20 years, his contributions to suiting as significant as Giorgio Armani and Christian Dior.
February 28, 2013
I CAN'T BELIEVE what I'm reading! ("Acquittal for cop caught on tape," Daily News , Feb. 27.) If a cop can get away with that, then there is nothing to stop them. All citizens beware of the blue uniform. The video clearly shows Lt. Josey coming from behind her. That judge, what were you thinking? You can spin it and flop it, but in the court of public opinion you blew it. Don't pull your cellphones out to take an abusive cop doing something because nothing will happen to them. Bobby LaVelle, Philadelphia The envelope, please Here's how we'll learn that a new pope has been chosen: Television and radio programming will be interrupted by Michelle Obama in the White House, saying: "And the winner is, Cardinal . . . " Jim Acton, Collegeville
February 17, 2013 |
CHICAGO - President Obama's support for gun control has its roots in a hometown plagued by deadly shootings - a city, he said Friday, where as many children die from guns every four months as were slaughtered at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut. Obama told a Chicago audience that high-profile mass shootings were one part of a national tragedy created not just by guns, but by communities where there was too little hope. As a result, he said, "too many of our children are being taking away from us. " It was an emotional return to a city whose recent shooting victims have included Hadiya Pendleton, 15, a drum majorette gunned down a mile from Obama's Chicago home just days after she performed at the president's inauguration in Washington.
February 15, 2013
PRESUMABLY, you've heard that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making headlines again - this time, for his ample waistline. Or rather for the health risks associated with it. Last week, a former White House physician who was discussing Christie's political future said she was concerned that his weight, combined with the excruciating stress of the presidency, could be fatal. Dr. Connie Mariano told CNN she'd like to see Christie run for president in 2016, but said, "I'm worried about this man dying in office.
February 10, 2013 |
CHICAGO - Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries, including first lady Michelle Obama, packed the funeral Saturday for a Chicago honor student whose killing catapulted her into the nation's debate over gun violence. Yet one speaker after another remembered Hadiya Pendleton, 15, not so much as a symbol but as a best friend, an excellent student, and a girl with a bright smile and big personality. They said she was a typical teen who wanted to borrow her friends' clothes and who never left home without her lip gloss.
January 28, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama lauded Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as one of his closest advisers and said their shared vision for America's role in the world persuaded his one-time rival - and potential successor - to be his top diplomat while he dealt with the shattered economy at home. During a joint interview that aired Sunday on 60 Minutes , Obama and Clinton chuckled as they described their partnership and stoked speculation that Obama may prefer Clinton to succeed him in the White House after the 2016 elections.