September 23, 2016 |
Defending Donald Trump's charitable giving, Gov. Christie said Wednesday that the GOP presidential nominee had given away "tens of millions of dollars" of his own money, even though Trump has not released, and news media have not found, evidence of such sizable giving. Christie's office did not respond to a request for comment on what donations the governor was referring to in his interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. In the interview he asserted that Trump had behaved more ethically than Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in managing their respective charitable foundations.
September 11, 2016 |
'Don't trust the government," Oliver Stone was saying the other day, on the phone from Washington. "I've always said this, from the beginning of my career, my own experience in Vietnam, and Salvador - what I saw there with my own eyes. Never trust the government. They lie all the time. " Stone, acknowledging that his films tend to be controversial - an understatement if ever there was one from the provocateur behind Platoon, Salvador, JFK, Nixon, World Trade Center , and W - was in the nation's capital to screen Snowden . On Wednesday night, he presented his two-hour, 14-minute biopic about Edward Snowden, the NSA whistle-blower who leaked a data storm of classified documents exposing the security agency's mass monitoring of Americans' emails, phone calls, Facebook posts, and dating-site missives.
September 3, 2016
David Bossie, the veteran conservative operative who has investigated the Clintons for more than two decades, has been named Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager. The GOP nominee revealed his hire in a phone call with the Washington Post. "A friend of mine for many years," Trump said, speaking from his office in New York. "Solid. Smart. Loves politics, knows how to win. " Bossie participated Thursday in strategy sessions at Trump Tower in New York, where he was introduced to campaign aides and Trump associates, according to Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
August 31, 2016 |
TATTLE HAS something else in common with Taylor Swift, aside from the adoration of millions and our long legs. Jury duty. We got called to City Hall on Friday. Taylor got called to Nashville's 2nd Avenue criminal courthouse Monday and she was ready to serve - no I'm too famous and too busy and too important letter from Team Swift. Sure Taylor arrived with extra security - it must have been a drag in line behind her gun-toting guards at the metal detector - but she was humble during the voir dire process.
August 2, 2016
Chris Costner Sizemore, 89, whose life with multiple-personality disorder became the basis for the best-selling The Three Faces of Eve , died of a heart attack July 24 at a hospice center in Ocala, Fla., said her son, Bobby Sizemore. She became one of the most famous Americans of the 1950s but under the disguised name. The Three Faces of Eve , which paints Ms. Sizemore as an anguished Southern wife and mother who battles for control of her own mind, sold hundreds of thousands of copies.
July 27, 2016
Fred Ward, 81, a Washington photographer who captured memorable images of the funeral of President John F. Kennedy and the Beatles' first American concert and who traveled the world on assignment for National Geographic magazine, died Tuesday at his home in Malibu, Calif. He had Alzheimer's disease, said his wife, Charlotte Ward. On his first day in Washington in 1962, Mr. Ward parked his Volkswagen van in the White House driveway, bounded inside, and picked up his credentials as a photographer for Black Star photo agency.
July 19, 2016
Carolyn See, 82, a memoirist and novelist whose writings captured the untamed world of California, where she spent her life, and her accumulated wisdom on moxie in the face of adversity, died Wednesday at a hospice center in Santa Monica, Calif. She had congestive heart failure, said daughter Lisa See. Ms. See was the author of 10 books, encompassing fiction and nonfiction, and was coauthor of several more. For 27 years, until her retirement in 2014, she was a regular book reviewer for the Washington Post.
June 14, 2016
By Jonathan Capehart One year after celebrating the most joyous pride month in U.S. history with the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in this country, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the nation as a whole are now in mourning. As of this writing, at least 50 people are dead and 53 were injured when a madman unleashed hell inside a gay nightclub in the wee hours of Sunday. This is by far the worst mass shooting in American history.
May 9, 2016 |
An olive-complexioned, curly-haired University of Pennsylvania economics professor was deeply focused while scribbling an algebraic equation Thursday night, waiting aboard an American Airlines flight scheduled to take off from Philadelphia to Syracuse, N.Y. He didn't have time to talk to the passenger next to him - a blond-haired woman wearing flip-flops who appeared to be in her 30s. His behavior, his looks, and the little that he said to...
May 2, 2016 |
THE ANNOUNCEMENT by former U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford (D, Pa.) that he would marry again Saturday at age 90, this time to a man 50 years his junior, hit the Web like another naked Kim Kardashian selfie. As someone who once interviewed Wofford, I was as shocked as anyone. The news didn't break the Internet, but the venerable Democrat, who worked with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and helped start the Peace Corps, got people talking. His relationship challenges traditional notions of heterosexuality and of love.