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  • The jaw-dropping gowns of the 2017 Coronation Court (TX)

    04/27/2017 7:34:57 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    Express News ^ | April 27, 2017 | Michael Quintanilla
    The women held court in their royal garments, each adorned with Swarovski and Aurora Borealis crystals, glass baguettes, rhinestone chains, bugle beads, custom stones, coins and handmade tassels on dramatic gowns and 10- to 14-foot long trains weighing 40 to 60 pounds. With its sweeping scenery and rich folklore, Argentina was selected by the Order's Mistress of the Robes Marnie Tate Simpson because of its connection to her father who lived there as a child.
  • In Iowa for second visit, Clinton keeps to her low-key, tilt-left strategy

    05/18/2015 11:06:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Robert Costa
    MASON CITY, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s appearance here Monday at the home of Dean Genth and Gary Swenson — one of the first gay couples to marry in Iowa — spoke volumes about the political pitch and style of her nascent presidential campaign. Even as a global celebrity and the overwhelming Democratic front-runner, Clinton is doggedly focused at this early stage on highlighting her progressive values and on what she called “people-to-people connections” — aggressive organizing in the state where she placed a disappointing third in the 2008 caucuses. The event — the first of Clinton’s two-day visit —...

    09/10/2013 6:31:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies ^ | 9/9/13 | Susan Berry
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) will honor former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with this year’s Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center. The award will be presented to Clinton on September 10th, the eve of the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States mission in Benghazi that killed four Americans. The Christian Science Monitor reports that Bush, a potential GOP contender in the 2016 presidential race, is chairman of the board of trustees of the National Constitution Center located in Philadelphia.
  • (Meet Egypt's Newest 'Pharaoh') Egypt President Morsi Grants Himself Far-Reaching Powers

    11/22/2012 12:38:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2012 | Fox News
    Egypt President Morsi grants himself far-reaching powers CAIRO – Egypt's president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in last year's uprising. Mohammed Morsi also decreed immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it, a threat that had been hanging over the controversial assembly. Liberal and Christian members withdrew from the assembly during the past week to protest what they say is the hijacking of the process by Morsi's allies, who they saw are trying...
  • 'We were the Queen's Coronation Spice Girls!'

    01/22/2012 11:35:45 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-22-12 | Sarah Oliver
    It was a photograph that captured the youth, glamour and femininity of what would come to be called the new Elizabethan age. Britain’s 27-year-old Queen had been crowned in Westminster Abbey earlier that day, June 2, 1953, and now she poses for photographs in Buckingham Palace. She is wearing the Imperial State Crown and the exquisite Coronation gown designed by Sir Norman Hartnell. The 21ft ermine-trimmed velvet Purple Robe of Estate flows from her shoulders. She is flanked by her Maids of Honour: six of the country’s most blueblooded young women, all single, beautiful and, like the Queen, wearing gowns...
  • It’s hard to win when your motto is ‘It’s my turn’ (Milt Romney the Bob Dole of '12?)

    05/22/2011 5:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2011 | Joseph Curl
    Once upon a time there was a president, wavering in popularity. He was deemed by some political pundits as “highly beatable.” He had just done his whole thing with health care, which left voters fuming, and two years before the presidential election, Republicans picked up a slew of seats in the House, taking control. But then, the Republican Party did the unthinkable: It gave the nomination to a guy because it was essentially “his turn,” and the candidate got shellacked by the incumbent Democratic president. That president was Bill Clinton; the “It’s His Turn” candidate was Bob Dole; the year,...
  • Obama Sworn in as 44th President of U.S.

    01/20/2009 9:29:06 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 212 replies · 11,379+ views
    BY WILLIAM BRANIGIN Barack Obama took the oath of office today as the 44th president of the United States and pledged to "begin again the work of remaking America." Addressing a huge throng estimated at more than 2 million people on the capital's Mall and millions of others watching on television, Obama recognized the multiple crises now afflicting the nation at a time of war abroad and economic turmoil at home. But he sought to rally Americans to a "new era of responsibility" and the promise of a brighter future. He cited a profound "sapping of confidence across our land...
  • Michelle Obama wore Isabel Toledo for the Inauguration

    01/21/2009 11:25:51 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 43 replies · 1,030+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jan 21st, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Michelle Obama was expected to wear either Maria Pinto, Thakoon, or Oscar de la Renta for the Inauguration ceremony, but the First Lady surprised us in a good way, when she chose a striking Isabel Toledo design. The champagne yellow ensemble consisted of a gold-embossed coat and a yellow brocade shift dress with diamanté neckline. The coat was made of wool lace in a silk net, with silk radzimir underneath and a layer of pashmina for warmth. Mrs Obama paired down her outfit with green patent Jimmy Choo ‘Glacier’ pumps and olive green gloves from J. Crew.
  • Caption Hillary Clinton

    01/21/2009 8:08:11 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 35 replies · 1,270+ views
    Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. In this photo released by Eli and Edythe Broad, Secretary of State designee Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a dinner hosted by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad to celebrate the inauguration of President Obama, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington.
  • Recipients of Taxpayer Bailout Are Elite Obama Donors Who Donated Millions to Obama

    01/20/2009 3:10:56 PM PST · by bd476 · 108 replies · 9,303+ views
    ABC News Video; Washington Post; BizJournal; WSJ; SF Chronicle... | January 20, 2009
    Elite Obama Donors Receive Early Gifts and Privileges from Obama While Under Senate Investigation and After Accepting Millions in Taxpayer Paid Bailout So many of the Elite Obama Donors arrived at Dulles International Airport in their personal private jets that an active runway at Dulles International Airport had to be shut down and then converted into a make-do parking lot. * * * * * Surprisingly no PETA, Global Warming, nor Code Pink protesters are seen as the Elite Obama Donors arrive in chauffeur driven stretch limousines dressed in their finest furs. * * * * * Their gilded...
  • Obama chooses gay bishop for big inaugural event

    01/13/2009 11:42:21 AM PST · by meandog · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    CBN News ^ | 12.12.09 | David Brody
    Obama Chooses Gay Bishop for Big Inaugural Event And now the latest installment in “As Obama’s Faith World Turns” President-Elect Barack Obama has chosen a controversial gay bishop to give the invocation this Sunday at the big inaugural event at the Lincoln Memorial. Obama will be in attendance. More from the Politico below and then get my analysis. The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, who became the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop in 2003 and last year entered into a civil union with his gay partner, will deliver the invocation for Sunday's kickoff inaugural event on...
  • Obama inauguration to air in theaters (MSNBC pact puts coverage in 27 U.S. locations)

    01/13/2009 10:16:32 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies · 1,453+ views ^ | January 12, 2009 | Paul J. Gough
    NEW YORK -- President-elect Barack Obama is on his way to the big screen, thanks to a deal between MSNBC and Screenvision that will put the news channel's inaugural coverage in 27 theaters around the country. Free tickets are being handed out via to see the inauguration and parade from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET at the 27 theaters run by 11 exhibitor partners in 21 markets. Midday Tuesday isn't necessarily a big movie time, so it helps to fill the theater -- and boost popcorn and soda sales -- at a time when it's not usually busy. That means...
  • Bishop promises un-Christian prayer

    01/13/2009 10:01:33 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies · 1,108+ views
    The Other McCain/ ^ | January 13, 2009 | Robert Stacy McCain
    What did you expect of the un-Christian clergyman? Bishop Robinson said he had been reading inaugural prayers through history and was "horrified" at how “specifically and aggressively Christian they were.”"I am very clear," he said, "that this will not be a Christian prayer, and I won't be quoting Scripture or anything like that. The texts that I hold as sacred are not sacred texts for all Americans, and I want all people to feel that this is their prayer."Bishop Robinson said he might address the prayer to "the God of our many understandings," language that he said he learned from...

    01/13/2009 9:26:14 AM PST · by mojito · 197 replies · 5,665+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/13/2009 | Clemente Lisi
    <p>In what will be a Lincoln-themed inauguration from top to bottom, Obama won't only follow in the footsteps of the former president - he'll also eat like him, it was announced yesterday.</p> <p>Obama's jampacked Abe-apalooza moved into high gear with an announcement from the Congressional Inaugural Committee that it will hold a luncheon next Tuesday following the swearing-in ceremony that's modeled after foods Lincoln enjoyed.</p>
  • 'Trashion' Trend: Dumpster Couture Gets a Boost at Green Inaugural Ball

    01/13/2009 7:12:35 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 44 replies · 998+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-13-09 | STEPHANIE SIMON
    Designer Judd Will Be Showing Off a Coat of Many Colorful Obama Posters SANTA FE, N.M. -- In the world of trashy fashion, designer Nancy Judd has hit the big time. Nancy Judd Ms. Judd spends her days in a studio here crafting clothing from castoff plastic bags, electrical wire and old cassette tapes. Now, her Dumpster couture has caught the eye of environmental activists, who plan to showcase her work in Washington at Saturday's Green Inaugural Ball honoring President-elect Barack Obama. The star piece: A man's coat made from Mr. Obama's campaign fliers. She says it took her 200...
  • Gay Bishop Gene Robinson to offer prayer at Barack Obama inauguration (captions needed)

    01/13/2009 5:27:19 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 102 replies · 2,664+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/11/09 | staff
    The selection of Robinson for the opening party on Sunday came after weeks of criticism over Mr Obama's choice of conservative pastor Rick Warren to deliver the religious invocation on Tuesday, January 20, the day Mr Obama is sworn in to office.Robinson, who is the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communion, will pray at the star-studded event to be broadcast on national television from the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, the inaugural committee said in a statement."Our intention is to root the event in history, celebrating the moments when our nation has united to face great challenges and...
  • Quit Digging

    01/13/2009 4:56:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,183+ views ^ | January 13, 2009 | Mona Charen
    My city, Washington, D.C., is going bonkers for Obama. So is yours no doubt. Shopping for party favors, I came across -- in addition to key chains and light-up necklaces -- T-shirts and coffee mugs emblazoned with the Anointed One's photograph. Jan. 12's Washington Post carries a story about Obama attorney Greg Craig. He took the job imagining he'd be confronting knotty separation of powers issues. And he may. But for now, he's "charged with stopping the commercial exploitation of his client's image -- the Obama can openers, Obama chocolate chip cookies, Obama chocolate bars and the like now on...
  • Obama-mad Canadians bound for Capitol Hill

    01/13/2009 4:55:45 AM PST · by Loyalist · 23 replies · 552+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | January 13, 2009 | KATE HAMMER
    When Toronto bookstore owner Itah Sadu decided she was going to attend Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington, she asked her friends if they wanted to come. So many said yes she ended up chartering a bus. Their inauguration-bound vehicle seats 35, and will be full when it leaves Yorkdale Mall on Monday. Ms. Sadu, 47, hasn't planned any entertainment for the 10-hour trip, so as not to interrupt spontaneous expressions of inaugural glee. "A number of the people that I'm going with are such enthusiastic people that they'll just burst into song," she said.
  • Capacity Crowd Will Close Checkpoints

    01/13/2009 4:24:18 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 23 replies · 766+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2009 | Lena H. Sun
    Security officials will count the number of spectators arriving for the inaugural parade, and when the crowd reaches capacity, they will turn people away. Officials warned that could happen well before the parade begins between 2:30 and 3 p.m. "Once the sidewalks on the north and south side of Pennsylvania Avenue reach capacity, at that point we will close our checkpoints so no more folks can get onto the parade route," said Malcolm Wiley, a spokesman for the Secret Service. He declined to say how many people would have to arrive to reach capacity. But according to a security official...
  • CNN’s Zain Verjee: Obama Inauguration Like Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca

    01/20/2009 12:42:57 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 1,010+ views ^ | 1/20/2009 | Matthew Balan
    CNN correspondent Zain Verjee, in a report posted on on January 17, likened the expected large crowds for the inauguration of Barack Obama to the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca: “The coming political pilgrimage to Washington is similar to another grand event in both size and preparation -- the Hajj, the most important religious pilgrimage in the Muslim world.” Verjee has personal experience of the Hajj, as she belongs to the Ismaili branch of Shiite Islam. She filed a web log for CNN of her experience on the pilgrimage in 2005. During her report, she emphasized how...