Holly Hunter got a boost on International Women’s Day with the news that her animated character Elastigirl topped a UK poll for best screen mum. The character, voiced by Hunter in the 2004 Disney Pixar film The Incredibles, was voted ahead of Harry Potter’s mum Lily in the survey.
In his first State of the Union address, President Obama declared that he would work to “finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are.” Though a June 2009 Gallup poll showed that 69% of Americans support allowing gays and lesbians to serve in the military, repealing “Don’t ask, don’t tell” will take more than a declaration it will take an act of Congress.
J.K. Rowling tells Oprah Winfrey she ‘could’ write more Harry Potter books. But should she? In an interview scheduled to air today on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” J.K. Rowling tells the Queen of All Media that she “could definitely” write more books in the Harry Potter series. She doesn’t say she will, mind you, just […]
Iraq: Influential Shiite Bloc Picks Side Not on the Ballot In a poll released Wednesday, the two front-runners vying to become Iraq’s next prime minister failed to get the support of the influential Shiite movement led by the anti-American cleric Moktada al-Sadr. The bulk of Mr. Sadr’s supporters said he should back the Shiite politician […]
For President Obama, the era of big Government is not over.
For all the encouragement that Republicans took from the angry health-care town halls of August, the fall has not been kind to the GOP. A Washington Post-ABC poll found that only 1 in 5 voters now identifies as Republican.
U.S. President Barack Obama says the war in Afghanistan isn’t going to end up like Vietnam.
Nearly nine in 10 Americans say they think Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons, according to a new national poll. Eighty-eight percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp
Are there movies nobody likes but everyone sees? Yes, on a weekend when only one major-studio film is released.
The Nobel committee awarded the 2009 Peace Prize to President Barack Obama Friday in a prospective, premature accolade normally reserved for those who have accomplished considerable, tangible results in the pursuit of peace. To be sure, Obama has tried to advance the cause of peace