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Planning Begins For First 2016 Republican Presidential Debate

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential prima...

Remembering Oscar de la Renta's Extraordinary Legacy

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Style
Jeryl Brunner

Chances are that Sarah Jessica Parker wouldn't ask most designers to prominently embroider their signature in bold red into the train of their white dress. But then again, most designers aren't Oscar de la Renta.

Joan Rivers Said Nancy Reagan Helped Her After Her Husband's Suicide

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

After Joan Rivers died Thursday at the age of 81, the Daily Beast re-published an interview with the comedian from July, where she opened up about her...

Nancy Reagan 'Deeply Saddened' By James Brady's Death

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

Former first lady Nancy Reagan issued a statement on Monday after the death of former press secretary James Brady, who was seriously wounded in the Ma...

First Nighter: "Fathers and Sons," "Khandan [Family]," "Handbagged" in London

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

LONDON--Ivan Turgenev's 1862 novel Fathers and Sons, which Brian Friel adapted for the stage under the same title in 1987 is just revived at the Donma...

Holy Terror 2.0: Bob Colacello on Andy Warhol, Bob Colacello, and the Re-Issue of a Classic

Christian Josi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
Christian Josi

The press release that recently came across my desk for the re-issue of my friend Bob Colacello's iconic, must-read memoir of his time alongside Andy ...

First Ladies in China: Jackie Kennedy's Kidnapping to Lou Hoover's Gun

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.24.2014 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Betty Ford kicked off her high heels to join a communist academy ballet rehearsal in December of 1975. (Gerald Ford Presidential Library) Michelle ...

California Republicans Struggle to Prep for Primary 11 Weeks From Now

William Bradley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

California Republicans gathered over the weekend just past for the first of their two annual state party conventions, this one conveniently located for a quick getaway near the San Francisco airport.

Just Say No To Jargon

Kipp Friedman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

It is what it is. What is? Know what I'm sayin'? No, not really. There you go. Where? I haven't budged from this spot. When people speak in mean...

The Ghostly Happenings That Have Occurred In The White House

Joan Gage | Posted 12.31.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Ever since the White House was first occupied in 1800, there have been rumors of hauntings, but I got this story direct from the President. No, not President Obama. I first heard about the White House ghosts directly from the lips of Ronald Reagan.

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

The Butler's Whitaker/Winfrey, Next Chapter of Bogart/Bacall? Holding Back the Tears

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.21.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

What makes Lee Daniels' films so darn good? The brilliant casting and textured layering through and through. Knowing how to weave history with entertainment with moral message.

Review -- Lee Daniel's The Butler ...Just a Minute

Carole Mallory | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While stars abound as pop ups in cameos, this story is not about celebrity, but ideals. It is about the gruesome spilling of blood unfortunately necessary to arrive at the pinnacle of the civil rights movement -- a black president.

Frightway to Stardom (Part II)

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 10.03.2013 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Lew Ayres portrayed the orangutan Mandemus, keeper of the armory, in 1973's "Battle for the Planet of the Apes," the 5th and final entry in the original "Ape" series.

Christopher Rosen

'Entourage' Star Wants Obama To Be 'Bolder' On Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment

Adrian Grenier laughed when it was suggested that maybe he should run for political office. Not that he doesn't have politics on the mind: The "Entour...

Top 9 Ways to Run a Negative Campaign (in Hollywood)

Dan Mirvish | Posted 08.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Dan Mirvish

One reason the CAAN'T campaign backfired is because nobody knows who to root for when one bully beats up another bully.

PHOTOS: First Ladies And Kids Throughout History

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- First lady Abigail Adams famously urged her husband, President John Adams, to "remember the ladies." As Mother's Day approaches and Amer...

Working for Lucy

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents
Olivia Rosewood

I no longer work toward goals, I realized. Lately, I work for Lucy: Caring for her, organizing her care, working to pay for her care, making appointments, fundraising, advocating for her rights in her school district, changing diapers, keeping her safe.

Michelangelo Signorile

Nancy Reagan's Daughter Says Former First Lady Supports Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Patti Davis, the daughter of former President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan, made headlines two weeks ago when she said her father would h...

Who Will (And Won't) Be Making It To Thatcher's Funeral

AP | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

LONDON — More than 2,000 invitations were sent out for the Wednesday funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Among the forme...

Nancy Reagan Reminisces About Her Relationship With Margaret Thatcher

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan called into MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" to share memories of her relationship with former British Prime Minister ...

Rob Portman, Nancy Reagan and the Empathy Deficit

Steven Conn | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

Before the applause for Senator Portman grows too enthusiastic, let's also note that his embrace of marriage equality reveals a fundamental failure of empathy in the first place. After all, we ought to assume that if not for his gay son, Portman would still oppose gay marriage.

Goosey Lucy and Gay Marriage

Kitty Kelley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Kitty Kelley

For the most part first ladies seldom falter, which is why it was disappointing to read about the wife of a self-described "compassionate conservative" former president fumble on an issue of equal rights.

The Day I Nearly Died

Richard Abrons | Posted 04.05.2013 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

Every Wednesday from 8 to 10 a.m. i have a tennis game with my two sons and a fourth. Spring to fall, we play on the public courts in Central Park around 95th Street. In the winter, we play indoors at Midtown Tennis Club, 8th Avenue and 27th Street.

PHOTOS: Christmas at the White House

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 02.23.2013 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

No matter how much we may imagine them now as marbleized icons of history, even presidents and first ladies enjoy searching out the ideal gifts to give loved ones at the holiday season, and sometime delight with an equal degree to receive them.