With dozens of journalists tailing her every move, Academy Award-winner Halle Berry appeared at the California Capitol on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time) to testify for a bill that would limit the ability of paparazzi to photograph the children of celebrities and public figures. “My daughter doesn’t want to go to school because she knows ‘the men’ are watching for her,” the actor told the Assembly Committee on Public Safety
Angelina Jolie is meeting with women and girls in eastern Congo, where sexual violence is rampant. Jolie, a special envoy for the UN refugee agency, traveled to the Nzulo camp near Goma on Monday along with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Three days before the congressional elections last fall, Hillary Rodham Clinton stood halfway around the world, pledging to young victims of human trafficking at Cambodia’s s Siem Reap Center that they would continue to enjoy the support of the U.S. State Department, which then provided some $336,000 to the shelter.
In a Washington hearing last week, the chairman of the House Banking Committee stared at one of the nation's top managers of money. Grumbled Texas Representative Wright Patman: “You can absolutely veto everything the President does
Capitalism has never been thought of as an Olympic sport before, so it is a little startling to look up and find that the flag under which the Games will be conducted all over Southern California next summer is the vest from a three-piece suit.
The House Armed Services Committee received an unusual assignment: in effect, it had to fight over again one of the celebrated naval actions of the War of 1812the capture of the U.S. frigate Chesapeake by the British frigate Shannon, off Boston Harbor.
Barely a month ago, big , bluff William Bennett looked upon his early works as Secretary of Education and declared them good.
Whatever good this week’s visit by Senator John Kerry had done to soothe U.S.-Pakistan tensions was complicated by Tuesday’s firefight between Pakistani troops and a NATO helicopter that had crossed into the country from Afghanistan.
When the Portland, Maine, School Committee voted 7-2 Wednesday night to make birth control pills available to middle school girls as young as 11, the response provided the latest evidence that adults still have trouble talking about sex with each other, much less with our kids.
In May, David Steward, a former president of TV Guide, and his partner Pierre Friedrichs, a caterer, hosted an uncomfortably crowded cocktail party at their Manhattan apartment. It was a typical gay fund raiser–there were lemony vodka drinks with mint sprigs; there were gift bags with Calvin Klein sunglasses; Friedrichs prepared little blackened-tuna-with-mango-chutney hors d’oeuvres that were served by uniformed waiters.