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A Dispatch From Shanksville On 9/11

John Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Morgan

"Draw strength from these heroes." Those were the words of wisdom one member of the Flight 93 families had for a small group of high school students following a remembrance vigil in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. On September 11, 2001 Flight 93 crashed into the field here killing the passengers and crew.

The 11 Worst Memoir Covers Ever (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Earlier this year, we ruffled just a few feathers by asking if Laura Bush's autobiography cover was, "The scariest author photo ever?" Responders cam...

'Dirty Sexy Politics'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Meghan McCain's memoir, "Dirty Sexy Politics," hit stores yesterday, but if you don't want to slog through all 194 pages, we've picked out some highl...

Laura Bush And Karl Rove Headline Texas Book Festival | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Texas Book Festival releases its list today of authors participating in the 15th annual event, and the big names include a well-known radio journa...

Laura Bush Welcomes Home 145 Troops, Honors Mother

Tonic | Katie Leavitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week has been filled with fun and honorable work for Laura Bush. Wednesday, she and hubby, former President George W. Bush, gave a surprise welc...

The Press to Michelle Obama -- Be More Like Laura Bush!

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

You see, it was really all about "optics." The whole controversy about Michelle Obama's recent private vacation in Spain with her daughter was really...

War Propaganda: Soldiers Become Pawns For The Powerful

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

As a Patriotic American and a former Marine, I urge all of us to get realistic about this war. At the rate of 8 billion dollars a month, do Americans want to be in Afghanistan for the next 15 years?

Aaron Schock Accuses Obama Of Hypocrisy For Pricey Fundraisers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama will headline three fundraisers in Chicago today, and while Democrats are likely looking forward to bringing some serious cash in, Rep...

Burlesque Exhibit "Take It Off" Opens in Los Angeles

Victoria Namkung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Victoria Namkung

Douglas Freidman's latest photography series, Take It Off, features seven portraits of the burlesque star Miss Dirty Martini.

Laura Bush - The Reluctant But Radiant Celebrity

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Laura Bush was one of the most well-liked First Ladies in history as well as the least well-known. According to the reviews of her new book, we're not going to get to know her a whole lot better.

"Laura Bush" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "An Oil Spill by Ross Macdonald", "Racial Profiling" by Papa

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Chris Kelly

What Hemingway, Fitzgerald and others tells us about Laura Bush, Arizona immigration and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

First Ladies In College (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

With the release of Laura Bush's book next month and emerging details of her life as a young adult, we wondered what other first ladies were like in c...

Laura Bush Poisoning Claim Unlikely, Homeland Security Expert Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Were George W. Bush and Laura Bush poisoned at a 2007 European conference of world leaders as Mrs. Bush asserts in her new memoir? Maybe not. In the ...

Laura Bush Book Cover: Scariest Author Photo Ever? (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Laura Bush's memoir comes out May 4th. We haven't read it yet, but spotting the book cover on Facebook this morning gave us a jolt stronger than the m...

First Lady Summer Style: A Slideshow Retrospective

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The first lady's garb is a great way to gauge what's hot for summer style. Michelle Obama often makes news with her warm-weather wear comprised of cap...

The Meaning of The Dress

Beth Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Perry

Michelle Obama looked radiant presenting her Jason Wu inaugural gown to the Smithsonian's first ladies exhibition.

Laura Bush Memoir Is Latest In A Long Line Of First Lady Lit

The New York Times | CRAIG FEHRMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Laura Bush has made it to about Mile 25 in the political memoir marathon -- past the mega advance, past the leaked details, past the saturation-point ...

State Dinner Menus of Eras Past: Aspic, Hot Dogs, and Boiled Mutton

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lesley M. M. Blume

The Kennedys tout the virtues of aspic, the Franklin Roosevelts scandalized the polite world with an entrée, and George Washington gave new meaning to the phrase "no frills."

Is Gloria Allred A Madam...Or What?

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

Yesterday, I announced my newest nominee for Gross Baboon of the Year with the news of Jesse James and his uber-skank Michelle "Bombshell" McGee (a.k...

Laura Bush's Memoir, 'Spoken From The Heart,' Reveals More Than She Intended About Her Marriage

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

How could quiet Laura Welch have decided to marry rowdy George Bush after a courtship of just six or seven weeks? What did the bookworm and the alcoholic have to talk about? How did they find a link strong enough for 33 anniversaries?

Laura Bush Book Sells 147,000 Copies In Its First Week

The Bookseller | Philip Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The former first lady of the United States Laura Bush's memoir, Spoken From the Heart (Scribner), last week became the second fastest-selling book of ...

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Laura Bush: Gay Marriage 'Will Come' Due To Generational Shift | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview, former First Lady Laura Bush cast the issue of gay marriage as something that "will come," owing to a "generational" shift in opinion on the matter. As it turns out, Bush has this precisely correct.

Laura Bush: Gay Marriage Should Be Legal, Abortion Should Remain Legal (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former First Lady Laura Bush made a surprising tack away from two of the most definitive social issues of her husband's presidency this week, telling ...

Top 5 Most Surprising Comedians to Perform at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

While no comedians before have matched the level of opposition and intrigue that Colbert and Leno generated more recently, this list of prior entertainers at the press dinner might amaze you.

Sarah Palin, Laura Bush Speak At Women's Forum In North Carolina

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Laura Bush will join Sarah Palin as a headline speaker at Blue Ridge Educational Resource Group's first annual "Complete Woman Expo" this summer, CNN ...