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  • Marriott hotels placing envelopes in rooms to guilt guests into leaving gratuity

    09/15/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 175 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2014 | By Associated Press
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called 'The Envelope Please,' begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada. Some 750 to 1,000 hotels will participate from Marriott brands like Courtyard, Residence Inn, J.W. Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotels. The name of the person who cleans the room will be written on the envelope along with a message: 'Our caring room attendants enjoyed making your stay warm and comfortable....
  • Shriver had secret lover before Arnie’s affair was exposed (RINO Matt Dowd)

    09/02/2014 11:45:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    Page Six ^ | September 1, 2014 | Tara Palmeri
    Arnold Schwarzenegger may have shagged the maid — but wife Maria Shriver is no June Cleaver. The Kennedy heiress was sleeping with her husband’s lead campaign strategist well before Schwarzenegger’s old affair with their housekeeper came to light, campaign staffers and other sources told The Post.And after years of playing the betrayed wife, Shriver, 58, recently trotted out her longtime lover, Matthew Dowd, 53, as if he were a new fling, sources said.
  • NBC Silent on $7.3 Million from Soros for Special Anchor’s Liberal Report

    01/16/2014 3:52:17 PM PST · by opentalk · 26 replies
    Business and Media Institute ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mike Ciandella
    The Center for American Progress partnered with Maria Shriver on lib, NBC promoted report. Not only did NBC allow their special anchor Maria Shriver to promote her own report on “Nightly News,” they did it without disclosing that it was made in partnership with a group that liberal billionaire George Soros gave $7.3 million to. In “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,” which was published on Jan. 11, an outspokenly liberal nun, Sister Joan Chittister, took aim at religious attitudes in America that “devalue” and marginalize women. Shriver was invited to the White House on...
  • New report says millions of women at risk of falling into poverty, economic ruin

    01/12/2014 7:22:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/12/14 | Daniel Arkin
    Although in recent decades women have made historic advances in nearly all areas of American public life, a staggering number of women across the country are still teetering on the verge of poverty and economic disaster, a new report released Sunday shows. The report, co-authored by NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, takes a wide-angle snapshot of a national economic crisis — seen through the eyes of women. The key findings paint a portrait of an estimated 42 million women — and 28 million dependent children — saddled with financial hardship. "These are not...
  • 'Total Reprobate'

    10/04/2012 10:49:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    "You can't run from your mistakes. You have to confront them." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger Believe it or not, there was a time when people didn't go on TV to confess their sins. That was back when most understood what sin is, before everything became excusable, especially for celebrities and the politically powerful. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is on a media tour promoting his book, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story." It certainly is. On "60 Minutes," in USA Today and elsewhere, Schwarzenegger acknowledges affairs with women not his wife and the son he fathered with their housekeeper. He...
  • Schwarzenegger admits affair with Brigitte Nielsen while he was dating Maria Shriver

    09/29/2012 4:16:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 9/29/12 | Juliet Williams and Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is confirming that he had a "hot affair" with actress Brigitte Nielsen at a time he and Maria Shriver were dating and already living together. Schwarzenegger and Nielsen co-starred in the 1985 film "Red Sonja." Nielsen write in a memoir published last year that she and Schwarzenegger had an "outrageous affair" while making the movie and that she did know until later that he was involved with Shriver. In his memoir "Total Recall," coming out Monday, Schwarzenegger writes that he and Nielsen did indeed have a "hot affair," but he knew it wouldn't last. In...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Attend Couples Therapy Amid Reconciliation

    03/01/2012 1:09:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/01/2012 | y Benge Nsenduluka
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are desperately trying to salvage their marriage and have reportedly started participating in couples therapy. Although Shriver filed for divorce in July after 25 years of marriage, following the news that Schwarzenegger fathered a love child with, Mildred Patricia Baena, the family's long-term nanny, she is now reconsidering due to her Catholic values, according to the New York Post. "Maria is a devout Catholic and doesn't believe in divorce, but is still struggling with the profound heartbreak and humiliation she endured by him. Arnold is desperate to save the marriage; he and Maria are having...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Wears "I Survived Maria" T-Shirt

    08/09/2011 2:17:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    TMZ ^ | Monday – August 08, 2011
    Um, hardy har? Arnold Schwarzenegger recycled an old gag T-shirt while exercising in Santa Monica on Sunday. As the photo (originally at TMZ) shows, the former California governor and actor, 64, donned a shirt that read "I survived Maria" on the back; on the front of the shirt the dates "2007-2010" appear, but "2007" is crossed out, replaced with "1977.
  • Arnold's T-Shirt Diss: 'I Survived Maria'

    08/09/2011 11:07:51 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 28 replies
    KTLA ^ | 9 August 2011
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger appears to be using his wardrobe to send a message to estranged wife Maria Shriver. The former governor recently donned a t-shirt that read, "I survived Maria." Schwarzenegger was spotted wearing the shirt during a bike ride Sunday in Santa Monica. The garment was designed by Shriver's staff as a joke and given to Schwarzenegger last November during a farewell party for his staff, TMZ is reporting. The shirt, which originally had the dates 2007-2010 printed on the bottom, was altered to list the dates 1977-2010. Schwarzenegger and Shriver began dating in 1977. The...
  • Maria Shriver Files for Divorce from Arnold

    07/01/2011 4:30:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    TMZ ^ | 07/01/2011 | The Staff
    TMZ has learned Maria Shriver has pulled the trigger on her marriage ... she just filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger ... and we've learned, there is NO PRENUP. In the divorce petition, obtained by TMZ, Shriver cites "irreconcilable differences" as her reason for ending the 25-year marriage. Shriver is asking for spousal support and wants the judge to deny Arnold the right to ask for support for himself-- though it's highly unlikely he would. Shriver is asking for joint custody of their minor children, who she names in the document as 17-year-old "Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger" and 13-year-old "Christopher...
  • Cafeteria Catholics: Arnold and Maria Schwarznegger

    06/06/2011 3:26:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Speroforum ^ | June 6, 2011 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    Betrayal -- that's what living a cafeteria lifestyle means, so it's hard to feel too sorry for proud, self-proclaimed "cafeteria Catholic" Maria Shriver who is experiencing the reality of betrayal from her cafeteria husband. In 2008, Shriver told the world, via the Washington Post's religion blog, that she chooses what she wants from Church teaching: "Even though I consider myself a Catholic in good standing, I disagree with a lot of the teachings of the Church....I don’t believe that if someone’s divorced they shouldn’t get Communion; I don’t believe that people who are gay shouldn’t be accepted into the...
  • Maria Shriver leaked news of Schwarzenegger's love child, hires investigator over new baby claims

    05/24/2011 2:21:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    NEWSCORE ^ | 5/24/11 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES- Maria Shriver leaked the revelations about Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child to the media -- and has now hired a private investigator to find out whether her estranged husband fathered more children in secret.Shriver's friends had to persuade the "hysterical" former TV journalist not to hold a news conference when she found out in late April or early May that Schwarzenegger had fathered a son with the family's housekeeper, TMZ reported Tuesday.She agreed to keep quiet until a week after the couple announced the end of their 25-year marriage -- and then tipped off the LA Times that
  • Legions of Shriver supporters say future is bright

    05/24/2011 8:10:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/11 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    California's former first lady Maria Shriver has made it her hallmark to celebrate women as "architects of change" - but the author, activist, journalist and mother of four always offered a more circumspect view of herself as simply "a work in progress." What comes next for Shriver - personally, professionally and politically - may now be played out on the public stage in the wake of the scandal involving her husband, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who last week admitted having a child with a housekeeper more than a decade ago while married to Shriver. The couple announced their separation earlier...
  • Jane Seymour: This isn't Schwarzenegger's only love child

    05/20/2011 6:35:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies · 1+ views
    The Marquee Blog ^ | May 18, 2011 | Mark Marino
    The world may have been shocked by Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent admission that he had fathered a child with a household staff member during his 25-year marriage to Maria Shriver, but actress Jane Seymour says she saw it coming. "I was not even remotely surprised," the actress told CNN during the red carpet premiere of "Love Marriage Wedding" last night. "The moment I heard it, that there was an announcement of their separation—he was obviously jumping the gun before everyone else told the world of the news."
  • Why Maria Shriver Should Take Arnold Schwarzenegger Back

    05/19/2011 1:44:01 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 55 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | May 19, 2011 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    After 25 years of marriage we learned last week that Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenneger are separating. Now, this week, we have heard the revelations that the former California governor fathered a child with a household employee over a decade ago. As surprising as this news is to some, I doubt it can come as a complete shock to Ms. Shriver and I believe it need not signal the end of her marriage. Infidelity on the part of a husband or wife is not a reason to erase one's marital vows. In fact, in the aftermath of an affair, even...
  • WHOA: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child And Maria Shriver's Son Were Born Only Days Apart !!

    05/19/2011 7:23:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/19/2011 | glynnis MacNicol
    The Arnold Schwarzenegger love child circus just got a little bit crazier and a lot more awful. Naturally TMZ spent yesterday digging up the birth certificate of the child Schwarzenegger had with his housekeeper over a decade ago and the result is we now know that that child was born within days of Maria Shriver giving birth to their youngest son Christopher. The mind reels. Meanwhile, Maria has hired a top divorce lawyer (I guess so!). And naturally, because this is L.A., the woman Arnold was long-rumored to have had an affair with, child "star" Gigi Goyette, has hired Gloria...
  • The former employee named as the mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child

    05/17/2011 9:11:24 PM PDT · by iowamark · 101 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The alleged mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's lovechild has been named by a U.S. website. Mildred Baena, 50, is said to have fallen pregnant with her son, who is now aged around 14, while working for the former California governor and his wife as a housekeeper. Photos posted online by Baena show her and a young boy. She also claims on a social networking site to be 'single' and dating or searching for a 'serious relationship'. Baena also describes herself as a 'proud parent'. A joint investigation by RadarOnline and Star magazine in the U.S. led to the naming of the...
  • Is This Why Ahnold Split From Maria?

    05/10/2011 4:36:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies
    Self | May 10, 2011 | PJ-Comix
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver separate after 25 years of marriage

    05/09/2011 9:26:14 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-10-2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have announced they are separating after 25 years of marriage. In a shock announcement the couple, who have four children together, released a joint statement saying they were living apart while they 'worked on the future' of their marriage. Shriver helped bolster Schwarzenegger's campaign eight years ago to become California Governor. She stood by the Terminator actor at the time amid claims he groped a string of women during his movie career. The Los Angeles Times broke the story late on Monday night saying that Shriver is 'moving out of their Brentwood mansion...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver announce separation

    05/09/2011 8:25:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 96 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 9, 2011 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage. Shriver has been residing apart from the actor-turned-politician for the last few weeks. The former first couple confirmed the separation in a joint statement released Monday after questions were raised by The Times. "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," the statement read. "After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time,...
  • Caption this Photo of Maria Shriver

    05/06/2011 7:05:21 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies · 1+ views
    self | May 6, 2011 | PJ-Comix
  • How Caroline Kennedy, Maria Shriver Helped Kill 'Kennedys' Miniseries

    01/11/2011 12:54:25 PM PST · by mojito · 24 replies
    Holywood Reporter ^ | 1/9/2011 | Matthew Belloni
    Pressure from the Kennedy family played a key role in the History channel's decision to pull the plug on its controversial miniseries The Kennedys. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, the eight-part miniseries, starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes and masterminded by conservative 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, was abruptly yanked from the History schedule Jan. 7 before a planned airdate in the spring. In a statement to THR, a rep for History parent A&E Television Networks said that "after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand."...
  • Maria Shriver Hosts 3-day Women's Conference (CA)

    10/25/2010 12:44:30 AM PDT · by onyx · 15 replies · 1+ views
    NBClosangeles ^ | Updated 12:10 PM PDT, Sun, Oct 24, 2010 | City News Service
    b>Conference focuses on creating "architects of change (LOL) California first lady Maria Shriver will host the annual Women's Conference beginning Sunday in Long Beach, with the event featuring more than 140 speakers and participants, including Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle Obama and second lady Dr. Jill Biden. The event, which runs from Sunday to Tuesday, is expected to attract 30,000 participants to the Long Beach Convention Center. Among the speakers expected to take part are Erin Brockovich, Campbell Brown, Deepak Chopra, Giada De Laurentiis, Linda Ellerbee, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arianna Huffington, Billie Jean King, Matt...
  • Schwarzenegger & Shriver's Daughter Leaves Dressing Room 'in Shambles'

    11/11/2009 3:39:29 PM PST · by george76 · 117 replies · 4,199+ views
    Emily's Post ^ | 11/10/09 | Emily Miller
    Shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue in Washington, D.C. recently, Maria Shriver and her daughter left all the clothes the daughter tried on -- but didn't purchase -- on the floor of the dressing room. The sales staff was shocked that Shriver allowed her daughter, whose father is California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, to leave her rejects in a pile during their visit in mid-October. "She left the dressing room in a shambles," according to a sales clerk. "Why doesn't Maria Shriver teach her daughter manners and respect for others?" Shriver writes: "My role model, like most daughters, was my mother. She...
  • Schwarzenegger Endorses Obama Health Care Effort

    10/06/2009 11:14:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 939+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 6, 2009 | George Stephanopoulos
    First there was Frist (sort of). Then Thompson. Then Bloomberg. And today Arnold Schwarzenegger will become the latest high-profile (non-Senate) Republican to sign on to the health care plans pushed by President Obama. Here's the statement: For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on National Push for Health Care Reform Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement urging the passage of health care reform at the national level: “As Governor, I have made significant efforts to advance health reform in California. As the Obama Administration was launching the current debate on health care reform, I...
  • CALIFORNIA: State's first lady won't influence governor

    07/09/2009 7:39:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 463+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/9/9 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    California first lady Maria Shriver, one of the Kennedy clan, says Democrats and average Californians are urging her to influence her husband, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, on how to deal with painful budget cuts to state social programs. "My office is inundated with hundreds of calls every day: 'Why don't I solve this?' " she said. But "it's not like you can just walk in; it's not so easy," she added. "The last thing all the legislators - and Arnold - need is that concept." Shriver made the comments in an interview with The Chronicle Wednesday, saying that while the...
  • California First Lady Starting Edible Garden At Capitol

    05/21/2009 6:50:45 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 42 replies · 724+ views
    All Headline News ^ | May 21, 2009 | Shannon McGregor
    Sacramento, CA (AHN) - California first lady Maria Shriver is following U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, who gave the White House a vegetable garden, by planting one at her state's Capitol.Shriver will plant the first edible garden on the grounds of the Capitol Thursday, her office said in a news release. Shriver has promoted the creation of gardens at schools across California as a way for students to learn. Since she began her work, the number of schools with gardens has doubled from 3,000 to 6,000. "Over the years, I have seen how gardens have positively transformed students, schools and...
  • CA: Another first lady plants a garden (Maria Shriver on the Capitol Park grounds in Sacramento)

    03/24/2009 8:09:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 721+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/24/09 | Wyatt Buchanan
    It seems everyone is getting into gardens. First Lady Michelle Obama held a groundbreaking Friday for a White House Kitchen Garden and today California First Lady Maria Shriver announced that a similar garden would be planted on the Capitol Park grounds in Sacramento. Shriver's office is still working out details, but the 800-square-foot "demonstration garden" will be on the east side of the Capitol building and will be planted in May. It will replace an existing flower bed. "We're going to see how that will work. If it's successful we'll talk about expanding it," said Francisco Castillo, Shriver's spokesman. He...
  • Dimwitted President... more mentally disabled than Special Olympics competitors!

    03/20/2009 2:50:00 PM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 16 replies · 1,210+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 03.20.09 | Kevin McCullough
    My listeners know that I'm the father of a special needs son. Those who know me also know just how proud I am of him. He may never be able to read fluently, or do many of the things that many of us have the chance to do in life. Yet he faces each day with a sense of optimism that inspires me and causes me to be mindful of the many blessing I have to be thankful for. My current President is not one of them. Cool Brutha in Chief last night went on Leno to try to save...
  • Feds File for Restraining Order on Santa Monica Airport Jet Ban ( Arnold Schwarzenegger's airport )

    05/01/2008 9:04:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 94+ views
    Fox Television ^ | 24 Apr 2008
    A city ordinance that went into effect on Thursday that bars some private jets from using Santa Monica Airport would be grounded under a temporary restraining order sought by federal officials. Citing "a clear possibility of irreparable harm," attorneys for the U.S. government filed an application for a temporary restraining order ... Concerned about safety and noise, the Santa Monica City Council approved an ordinance in November that bars jets with approach speeds of greater than 136 mph, including aircraft popular among business executives. The FAA earlier served the city with a cease-and-desist order challenging the ordinance, contending the city...
  • California cancels PR contract for moth spraying

    03/17/2008 9:26:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 787+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/17/08 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    California officials on Monday said they have canceled a no-bid contract to promote the safety of aerial spraying for an invasive moth, acting after The Associated Press reported on the deal last week. E-mails obtained by the AP revealed that a senior state contracting official questioned the arrangement with a prominent public relations firm that has ties to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The official said it was difficult to justify a public affairs campaign related to moth spraying as an emergency. Classifying it as an emergency allowed the contract to be exempted from normal contracting rules that are designed to limit...
  • Shriver: TV News Career Over Because Of Anna Nicole

    10/25/2007 12:40:21 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 25 replies · 55+ views
    WRTV ^ ^ | 10/25/07
    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Maria Shriver said that she won't resume her television news career and the late Anna Nicole Smith is the reason why. Shriver said the media circus surrounding Smith's accidental drug overdose death last February led to her decision. "It was then that I knew that the TV news business had changed and so had I," Shriver said Wednesday. She said that she called NBC News and told them she wasn't coming back. Shriver took an extended leave from the network when husband Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for California governor in 2003. Her remarks came during the annual...
  • Shriver says Anna Nicole frenzy ended her TV return

    05/16/2007 6:45:21 AM PDT · by katieanna · 30 replies · 1,226+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 16, 2007 | Adam Tanner
    Maria Shriver said on Tuesday that she was about to return to work in TV news earlier this year but changed her mind after seeing the widespread tabloid-style coverage of the death of B-movie actress Anna Nicole Smith. The wife of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shriver has not hidden the fact that she did not want to give up her career at NBC News when he was first elected in 2003. After a long leave suggested by the network, said she had worked out a deal to return after the Republican began his second term in January. "Actually I went...
  • Muni getting on the bikes bandwagon; is Shriver gov material?

    02/14/2007 8:02:33 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 274+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/14/7 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    . . . The Kennedy factor: California first lady Maria Shriver delivered the governor's weekly radio address Saturday -- an unusual and possibly unprecedented act that has capital insiders speculating about whether she may be auditioning for something bigger. Shriver's three-minute radio address wasn't exactly a barn burner. The topic was why California's working poor should take advantage of the federal earned-income tax credit. But Shriver has been playing a bigger role in her husband's administration in other ways. She was said to be front and center in picking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest team of political advisers and in shaping...
  • Schwarzenegger Sends Green Guru to Spread the Word

    09/18/2006 7:38:27 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 4 replies · 257+ views
    PlanetArk ^ | 9/18/6 | Mary Milliken
    If Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most influential leaders on the environment today, much credit goes to Terry Tamminen, the brains behind the California governor's brawn on all things green. Tamminen, a Democrat and long-time conservationist, teamed up with the Republican actor and bodybuilder three years ago for his election and later became his top environmental aide. Their efforts culminated last month in a bipartisan landmark global warming law that makes California the first US state to mandate a cut in greenhouse gas emissions, equal to 25 percent by 2020. Now the governor, who has accused fellow Republican US...
  • Schwarzenegger sends green guru to spread the word - Terry Tamminen (barf alert!)

    09/17/2006 8:55:32 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 3 replies · 232+ views
    Reuters ^ | 17 Sep 2006 | Mary Milliken
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept 17 (Reuters) - If Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most influential leaders on the environment today, much credit goes to Terry Tamminen, the brains behind the California governor's brawn on all things green. Tamminen, a Democrat and long-time conservationist, teamed up with the Republican actor and bodybuilder three years ago for his election and later became his top environmental aide. Their efforts culminated last month in a bipartisan landmark global warming law that makes California the first U.S. state to mandate a cut in greenhouse gas emissions, equal to 25 percent by 2020. Now the...
  • Maria Shriver Hosts Dalai Lama At Government Women's Conference In California

    08/31/2006 4:52:43 PM PDT · by James Hartline · 24 replies · 1,478+ views
    The James Hartline Report ^ | August 31, 2006 | James Hartline
    (JHR) Ted Kennedy and his fellow liberal socialists in Massachusetts must be breaking out their fat cigars as they hoot and holler over the absolute mockery that California Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his leftist Democrat wife, Maria Shriver, are making of the California GOP. What liberal Democrats could not accomplish through the failed leadership of ousted Democratic Governor Gray Davis, they have certainly accomplished through the great conservative betrayal of Team Shriver-Schwarzenegger. Both Shriver and Schwarzenegger have each hired homosexuals to be their respective chiefs of staff. Both have taken blood oaths to promote the radical elements of the...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: Supporting Prop. 187 was an error

    07/25/2006 12:47:33 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 430 replies · 3,768+ views
    La Opinion ^ | 7/25/06 | La Opinion interview
    This site translates this La Opinion article about an (English-language) interview with California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: It was an error to support Proposal 187, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted yesterday during a meeting with the editorial board of La Opinion. The state’s chief executive expressed his positions on immigration, public education, the healthcare crisis, and his vision for California, within the context of his campaign and its engagement of the state's Latin community with a view to his re-election in November. There's audio at the second link, with more to follow tomorrow. I have three statements to make: 1. As before,...
  • Maria Shriver Rushed Out Of Watsonville Farmers Market (Video Link)

    07/22/2006 6:38:40 AM PDT · by CAWats · 137 replies · 5,315+ views
    KSBW 8 NBC ^ | 07-22-06 | Cawats
    Maria Shriver Rushed Out Of Watsonville Farmers Market - Video
  • First lady Maria Shriver to make appearance at Watsonville market

    06/23/2006 10:12:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 714+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 6/23/06 | Tom Ragan
    California's first lady Maria Shriver is scheduled to visit the Watsonville Certified Farmers Market in the second week of July, to promote the health benefits of fresh produce and encourage more people to use their food stamps and electronic benefit cards at farmers markets across the state. Nancy Gammons, the director of Watsonville's market, said Shriver's visit has been tentatively scheduled between 4 and 6 p.m. July 14, but she added: "Anything can happen or change at the last minute in politics." The impending visit would be just another in a series of public appearances to promote California Connect, a...
  • CA: Silent minority: After election, Shriver's credibility enhanced

    12/02/2005 10:06:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 501+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/2/05 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO – California first lady Maria Shriver may be the only top political adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to emerge from the special election with her popularity and credibility enhanced. Her secret? Silence. During his "year of reform," Schwarzenegger and his campaign advisers made wildly optimistic claims of victory and inaccurate assessments of the popularity of his four ballot measures. Shriver never spoke about his initiatives. Now, that conspicuous silence may become her greatest asset, paving the way for her to play an influential role in Schwarzenegger's effort to create and communicate a more bipartisan approach to governing as he...
  • CA: Staff for governor's wife costing taxpayers $500,000 a year

    10/16/2005 10:04:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 955+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/16/05 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ballot call for California to live within its means is triggering questions about whether his own administration is living within its means -- especially when it comes to his wife, Maria Shriver. Shriver doesn't hold elected office, but records show she does command a half-million-dollar-a-year staff -- which, depending on how you cut it, is anywhere from $60,000 to $180,000 more than what her predecessor, Sharon Davis, had. Recently, Daniel Zingale -- a Democratic gay rights advocate who had been working on Controller Steve Westly's gubernatorial campaign -- was appointed Shriver's $123,255 chief of staff. When he...
  • Shriver Blocks Author from Today Show

    06/06/2005 7:04:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 763+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/6/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Maria Shriver has left her job at NBC, but it looks like she’s still calling the shots when it comes to the network’s coverage of her husband, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Author Laurence Leamer was in negotiations for an appearance on the network’s "Today” show, and "Dateline,” where Shriver worked as a reporter, to plug his new book "Fantastic: The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger.” But before "Today” would book Leamer, he needed to get Shriver’s blessing, according to a series of e-mail messages obtained by the New York Times. In one message, Andrea Smith, a "Today” producer, told John Murphy,...
  • California's First Lady Builds a Different Role (NYT Barf Alert!)

    03/31/2005 8:33:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 352+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/31/05 | Patricia Leigh Brown
    SACRAMENTO - There are 16 million women in California, and Maria Shriver is only one of them. But as she strode past the potted palms and the oil paintings of aging gray-haired former governors earlier this month to address the Legislature - the first time in modern history a California first lady had taken the rostrum without her husband - it was difficult not to sense the symbolic import of the state's alpha female. "We have a lot in common," Ms. Shriver told 120 rapt "women of the year" being honored by the lawmakers, a group upon whom her husband...
  • Inside Politics (Brokaw & his successor in Bloggers/MoveOn at a Standstill)

    12/01/2004 4:01:37 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 15 replies · 1,481+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2004 | Jennifer Harper
    Blogger angst NBC's Tom Brokaw signs off the air tonight after 21 years as anchorman, and will be replaced tomorrow by correspondent Brian Williams. Both have opinions about Internet bloggers — whose dogged pursuit of CBS' Dan Rather helped expose his use of forged documents in a "60 Minutes" story that questioned President Bush's National Guard service. Mr. Brokaw is not threatened by bloggers. --snip-- Mr. Williams — who called himself a "big NASCAR freak, a 'gear-head,' " in an NBC interview yesterday — is even less receptive. Bloggers are "on an equal footing with someone in a bathroom with...
  • First couple of California gets candid

    12/01/2004 7:46:39 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 717+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 112/1/4 | Ann E. Marimow
    SACRAMENTO - A year after then-candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger was accused of sexually harassing women, Maria Shriver reveals it was a "flat-out tough, painful" period in which she protected their four children by keeping the television off and the newspapers away and escaping to Cape Cod. In a Vanity Fair cover article that features California's first couple dressed in Prada on the back of a motorcycle, Schwarzenegger says stories about his alleged groping "helped my campaign" but that he has learned his lesson about harassment. "I now know what can be said and what can't," he tells Marie Brenner in the...
  • Maria Shriver: Schwarzenegger Won't Be President

    11/29/2004 6:53:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 3,560+ views
    Rooters via Yahoo!News ^ | November 29, 2004
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (news - web sites)'s wife, Maria Shriver, says America may someday amend the U.S. Constitution and elect a foreign-born president -- but it won't be her husband. "Forget about it. It is not going to happen. The process takes years, and this is as far as it goes," Shriver, the niece of former President John F. Kennedy, told Vanity Fair magazine amid talk of amending the Constitution to allow the Austrian-born film star to run for president. Shriver also said that despite their political differences -- she is a Democrat, he a...
  • Maria Shriver indirectly bashes John Kerry

    11/29/2004 6:40:47 PM PST · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 63 replies · 2,588+ views
    "Everyone assumed that I was supposed to marry someone like a John Kerry, some preppy that had gone to Harvard or Yale," she said. "I didn't want to marry those boys. I did not like them. I had been around them my whole life. I interrupted the story line. I wanted out of that suffocation. I wanted someone different. I married my authentic self." California first lady Maria Shriver referring to her husband California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)
  • Schwarzenegger coy on helping President Bush carry Ohio; CLAIMS TO FEAR BACKLASH FROM HIS WIFE

    11/07/2004 7:10:54 AM PST · by ambrose · 84 replies · 1,696+ views
    Posted on Sun, Nov. 07, 2004 Governor coy on helping President Bush carry Ohio SCHWARZENEGGER CLAIMS TO FEAR BACKLASH FROM HIS WIFE As politics watchers will recall, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger campaigned for President Bush in Columbus, Ohio, just days before the election, in which that same state boosted the president to re-election. So was it the Terminator who finally terminated the chances of Democratic challenger John Kerry? One unnamed Schwarzenegger adviser told the Los Angeles Times that ``we'll take our share of credit,'' even though Kerry carried Franklin County (where Columbus is located) handily. But publicly, the governor demurred on...
  • Red Sox break "curse," Shriver breaks foot

    10/28/2004 6:48:12 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 4 replies · 396+ views
    modbee ^ | 10-28-04
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Curse of the Bambino wasn't the only thing that was shattered during the Boston Red Sox's championship run. Maria Shriver broke her foot. California's first lady, a faithful Red Sox fan, was hobbling on crutches after injuring herself while watching the fifth playoff game between Boston and the New York Yankees. The Red Sox, who had been down 3-0 to the Yankees, went on to win the next four and advance to the World Series. When the Sox's David Ortiz smacked a 14th-inning single, Shriver jumped off the sofa with excitement but landed on one...