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Why Women in Film Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.

Most Powerful Man in the World Grew Up on Food Stamps

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

I was at a dinner with Barack Obama through a series of flukes and didn't speak with him long. But I wanted to know what the president thought about child poverty. He reminded me that his mother used Food Stamps when he was young. This has been written about before, but hearing him say it struck me.

Healthcare and Financial Disaster: We All Know Someone, Even the President

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Many many Americans have known and still do know people who have become fragile economically because they fell ill. People should not have to spend their last days worrying about health care costs. We are a civilized nation and now we are beginning to act like one.

Orly Taitz' Jaw-Dropping Comparisons, Allegations

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Birther queen Orly Taitz compared herself to Nelson Mandela and Thurgood Marshall, claimed President Barack Obama could be deported and accused Obama'...

Pennsylvania Republican Challenges Obama's Citizenship

Baldwin-Whitehall Patch | Robert Edward Healy III | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama does not have the legal right to be President of the United States. Such is the claim of Thomas Barchfeld, a Whitehall Borough residen...

New Book About Obama's Mother Stirs Controversy

Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

A new book about the life of Barack Obama's mother is casting doubt on an anecdote shared by the president during his 2008 election campaign and subse...

Obama's Father Planned To Put Son Up For Adoption

Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's father told federal immigration officials in 1961 that he planned to put his unborn son up for adoption, The Boston Globe rep...

Dear Mr. President, I Wish I Had Known...

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

Like many others, I've heard President Obama talk about his mother's insurance problems during her final months in 1995. But I didn't realize until now that the company she was pleading with was CIGNA, the one I used to work for.

Obama Census Choice: African-American

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — He may be the world's foremost mixed-race leader, but when it came to the official government head count, President Barack Obama ga...

A Big Thank You to Obama's Mother, Ann Dunham, for US Health Care

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Now that President Obama has helped get health care for all Americans, let him remember his mother once again and focus on great public education.

Hillary Clinton Understands the Link Between Security and Poverty

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

If we spent as much time and money and effort as we put into defense budgets into fighting poverty, a lot of wars would have been stopped before they began.

Dear President Obama: Channel Your Mother, Immediately!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Please President Obama...don't listen to the banking tennis buddies...channel Stanley Ann, that vibrant spirit watching over you! She is in you and you will do the right thing.

Leadership Growing Up: France and the US

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

What is described in a Financial Times article as Obama's "reserve" and Sarkozy's being "intuitive, impulsive and direct," represents not only a contrast, but also how the two have been influenced by different backgrounds.

President Obama, His Mother Ann Dunham and the Nobel Peace Prize

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

Obama will be thinking of his mother as he receives the highest honor our world can bestow on a living human being. It is a global recognition of not only the hope he brings but what the future can become.

Documentary To Focus On Obama's Mother

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama often is greeted like a movie star, but it's his mother who will be the subject of an upcoming documentary....

Mormons Baptized Obama's Mother: CONFIRMED

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News has confirmed reports that Mormons posthumously baptized President Obama's mother five months before the election. The Church of Jesus Chris...

Obama's Mother May Have Been Posthumously Baptized By Mormons Without Consent

AMERICAblog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A reader contacted me last week, saying that last year, in the heat of the presidential campaign, the Mormons had posthumously baptized Barack Obama's...

Ann Dunham Book "Surviving Against the Odds" Published After Death

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A book written by President Obama's mother is set to be published in November by Duke University Press, the school announced Monday. "Surviving again...

The Obama Presidency and the Triumph of the Single Parent

Jason Notte | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Notte

Obama and his mother benefited not only from their own unique gifts, but from the willingness of Dunham's parents to assist in the process.

Obama, In Black and White

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

This is not simply the victory of one black man in America; it is the victory of American tolerance and integration, where black can marry white, where barriers are broken.

Hearing Ann Dunham

Ann Medlock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ann Medlock

Me, I'm looking for the first time at a President young enough to be one of my kids. Ann Dunham's son, Toot Dunham's grandson, is in fact younger than two of my sons.

Obama Ad That Touches On Mother's Cancer Released In More States

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign announced today that it will play the ad titled "Mother" in Ohio and Texas. In the ad Obama discusses his mother's struggled to pay...