- Ecomii.com | Green | Wed, Sep 26, 2012 12:37 PM EDT | Comments
by Green Diva Meg
WARNING: this is an opinion piece. I will try to present facts, but I'm not an unbiased news source.
Oh boy. Whether you are rooting for the guy who got Clint Eastwood to babble to an empty chair (Mitt Romney), or the guy who is tap dancing as fast as he can in the White House to the "be patient. hope is on the way" song (President Barack Obama), you know this is a critical crossroad in our country's history. The ideologies of the two main political parties have gotten so strange that by 50-year-old standards Obama would be considered conservative and Romney wouldn't be taken seriously at all.
I was always a Hillary gal, but in 2008, I rallied behind the man of hope and was surprisingly inspired when he indeed took office. The country was hitting some harsh realities and the mere whiff of hope and change created a magical sense that we could suck it up and go through our growing pains and band together to become a stronger nation again. Lots of air...Read More »
- Babble.com | Parenting | Tue, Sep 25, 2012 3:50 PM EDT | CommentsMoms, are your driver's licenses up to date? If not, and you're planning on voting in this November's election, you'd better fix that or attempts to push through tougher voter ID laws around the country could prevent you from casting your ballot.
Voting Women, Do You Have Valid ID?
There have been plenty of news stories this election season about efforts to prevent voter fraud - it seems that certain political operatives are worried that dead people or felons or undocumented immigrants might try to trick their way in to polling places in November. But there's another group of very active voters who could get turned away from the polls if stricter voter identification laws are upheld - American mothers.
Related: Do you vote with your kids in mind?
Wonder how that could possibly happen?
The most common "state-issued photo ID" is a driver's license. If you get asked for ID at the voting booth, while there are a few other options, your driver's license is really what those in favor of these laws are talking about. Af...Read More »
- Tressugar | Love + Sex | Thu, Sep 20, 2012 4:19 PM EDT | CommentsSource: Obama Talks Women in His Life While Fundraising With Jay-Z and Beyoncé
Donors dressed in their best headed to New York's 40/40 Club last night to attend a fundraiser for President Obama hosted by Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles. Each ticket went for $40,000, and guests enjoyed Champagne and appetizers while Beyoncé introduced the guest of honor. She said, "I can't tell you how proud we are to host tonight's event with President Obama. We believe in his vision." The president then took the stage, and said he's working for a "more fair, more just" world. In between talk of policy, the president had sweet things to say about the women in his life, including First Lady Michelle Obama, his daughters, and even Beyoncé, whom he called a close friend.
More from TresSugar: Alexis Bledel Tells Us Why She's Campaigning For Barack Obama
The first lady missed the fundraiser, which raised a reported $4 million for Obama's reelection bid. But Michelle Obama is playing an active role in the ...Read More »
- Babble.com | Parenting | Thu, Sep 20, 2012 2:39 PM EDT | Comments
Sure, all eyes are on the President this election season, but we've got some burning questions for the First Lady, too. She's certainly made a mark in the last four years, with her healthy living "Let's Move!" campaign, killer biceps, and the values she teaches her daughters Sasha and Malia as a "mom-in-chief." We asked our bloggers what they would ask Michelle Obama if they had the chance, and they delivered, wondering everything from how she handles public criticism of her husband to whether she'd be interested in a tennis match. Click though to read their responses:
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Wed, Sep 19, 2012 8:15 PM EDT | CommentsAfter she's embraced the political spotlight and talked at length about what a warm and loving person her husband really is, Mitt Romney's latest comments from the secretly taped fundraising dinner in Florida seem like a bit of a slap in the face: "We use Ann sparingly right now," he said, "so that people don't get tired of her."
Ann and Mitt Romney campaign in Nashua, N.H., earlier in September.
In his defense, Romeny -- who also derided 47 percent of the country for being dependent on the government and told the crowd that "my job is not to worry about those people -- said his remarks were "not elegantly stated" and "off-the-cuff." But in the recording, he sounds like he thinks it's inevitable that voters would get tired of hearing his wife talk.
It doesn't help that she's been tasked with humanizing her husband and reaching out to women voters but forbidden from actually addressing any big issues. In an interview with KWQC news in Iowa on September 7, she answered questions about gay marriage, birth control, and employer-provided health insurance ...Read More »