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  • Shriver Report Is the New ‘War on Women’ Manifesto

    01/26/2014 8:04:05 AM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | 15 January 2014 | Carrie Lukas
    If there was every any question of whether the Left would recycle the “War on Women” campaign effort for 2014, there isn’t now. The release of the Shriver Report – with its the lengthy, anecdote-filled document; catchy website and social-media campaign; day-long events; and presidential pow-wow – shows that the Left is doubling down on the message that women are under siege in America, and only bigger government can save them. The publication ably describes some of the hardship and challenges facing American women, though there is the obligatory use of exaggerated statistics. Beyonce (who is naturally a lead author...
  • 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...
  • Maria Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger on road to reconciliation?

    12/28/2011 5:43:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/28/11 | Matt Donnelly
    Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's marriage might not be completely terminated, according to one report. The couple, who filed for divorce in July surrounding a messy infidelity-and-love-child scandal on Arnold's part, could get a second chance thanks to Shriver's religious beliefs. Shriver's Catholicism forbids divorce, so Maria is second-guessing the split, a TMZ source said Monday. The report also alleges that the former governor of California "desperately" wants his bride back and has been wooing her with gifts. The pair spent the Christmas holiday together
  • 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...
  • Schwarzenegger doesn't want to pay Shriver support

    07/21/2011 12:42:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/21/11 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger has indicated in court filings that he does not want to pay Maria Shriver spousal support or her attorney's fees in their divorce case. ... The issues of whether Shriver will receive spousal support and who will pay her attorney's fees are the only differences in their initial filings to end their 25-year marriage.
  • 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 knew for years but Ted Kennedy hushed her up!

    06/01/2011 7:52:56 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 35 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | 6/1/11 | Leon Wagener
    "I swear that I am not making this up." Dave Barry
  • Schwarzenegger being investigated by California AG over his sexual liaisons: report

    05/25/2011 2:44:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 25, 2011
    Ahnold's cheating may put him into legal trouble. The California Attorney General will conduct an “inquiry” into former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s alleged misuse of taxpayer funds to cover up his sexual liaisons, it was reported today. Probers are conducting a "preliminary evaluation" into Schwarzenegger’s double life, which allegedly included using his "state-funded security details to cover up women being escorted into his hotel room," according to RadarOnline.com. Veteran hotel security officer William Taylor said he witnessed Ahnold using California Highway Patrol cops and vehicles to carry "scantily-clad women in-and-out of his suite" at the Sacramento Hyatt Regency, where he and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The tale of the Governator and the baby

    05/18/2011 7:58:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/18/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    In 2005, Maria Shriver told Vanity Fair that many people were surprised that a Kennedy clan member would marry Hollywood bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. "People at first were like, 'You married the other side of the tracks.' " She said, "They have trouble with the class thing. ... Everyone assumed that I was supposed to marry someone like a John Kerry, some preppy that had gone to Harvard or Yale. 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." Tuesday the Los Angeles Times...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger 'mistress' claims she was just one of many women who shattered his marriage

    05/15/2011 4:43:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2011
    After announcing his separation from wife Maria Shriver this week, a woman has alleged she was just one of many mistresses that shattered Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 25-year marriage. The 63-year-old Terminator actor denies an affair with Gigi Goyette, but the 52-year-old woman has said: ‘There were so many other women. About 13 have come out of the woodwork.’ She claims she met Schwarzenegger in 1975, when she was a 16-year-old child actress on Little House On The Prairie. Gigi claims that she slept with the star once in that year but did not see him again until 1989, during which...
  • Schwarzenegger fathered a child with longtime member of household staff

    05/17/2011 12:47:02 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 70 replies
    http://www.latimes.com/ ^ | 5/17/11 | Mark Z. Barabak and Victoria Kim
    Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned he had fathered a child more than a decade ago — before his first run for office — with a longtime member of their household staff. Shriver moved out of the family's Brentwood mansion earlier this year, after Schwarzenegger acknowledged the paternity. The staff member worked for the family for 20 years, retiring in January.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver split over baby he fathered with member of household staff

    05/17/2011 4:06:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver split over baby he fathered with member of household staff By Michael Sheridan DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 5:57 AM Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced their split in early May after having been together for 25 years. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced their split in early May after having been together for 25 years. The marriage between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver was terminated because he fathered a child with a member of his household staff, it was revealed Tuesday. The former Governor of California and his wife announced their separation...
  • Ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Separate After 25 Years of Marriage

    05/10/2011 3:42:28 AM PDT · by onyx · 61 replies · 1+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | May 9, 2011 | By LEEZEL TANGLAO
    Ex-Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver announced they are "amicably separating," after 25 years of marriage. In a joint statement released Monday night, the couple said they are living apart while "they decide on the future of their relationship." "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together," the statement said. Schwarzenegger and Shriver said they plan to continue to "parent their four children together." "They are the light and the center of both...
  • 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,...
  • Sargent Shriver, former vice presidential nominee, dies at 95

    01/18/2011 1:48:37 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 13 replies
    AP via The Register CItizen ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | Register CItizen
    R. Sargent Shriver, the former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee, has died after being admitted in critical condition at a hospital in Maryland, NationalJournal.Com has confirmed.
  • Feminists for Life remembers pro-life supporter Sargent Shriver

    01/19/2011 4:53:44 PM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 8 replies
    Alexandria, VA. - Feminists for Life of America remembers the many contributions of Sargent Shriver who died in a Bethesda, Maryland, hospital on January 18, 2011, at 95 years old. Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., graduated from Yale in 1938 and Yale Law School in 1941. After Shriver married Eunice Kennedy in 1953, they settled in Chicago. Shriver was a strong advocate for civil rights and integration, who persuaded then-candidate and U.S. senator "Jack" Kennedy to personally call the King family after Martin Luther King, Jr., was jailed in Georgia. Shriver was appointed the first director of the Peace Corps by...
  • Pro-Life Liberal Sargent Shriver Dies; Democratic Challenger to Obama Emerges

    01/19/2011 6:40:32 AM PST · by tcg · 9 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/19/11 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Tuesday, Sargent Shriver died at the age of 95. His beloved wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver predeceased him. Together they founded the Special Olympics and dedicated their lives to caring for those to whom too many pay little or no attention. They were the last of an increasingly rare breed of people, consistent liberals who recognize the dignity of every human life from conception to natural death and actually allow that fundamental truth to inform their lives of public service... The Shriver's stood in the proud tradition of ... Pennsylvania Governor Bob Casey. He was a great champion of all the...
  • Shriver Dead RIP

    01/18/2011 2:43:55 PM PST · by alisasny · 12 replies
    So sad to hear but he had a great life.
  • Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps Founder, Dies at 95

    01/18/2011 2:46:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/18/11 | CBS
    (CBS) Robert Sargent Shriver Jr., or Sargent as he was better known, has died, CBS News confirmed Tuesday. Shriver had Alzheimer's disease. Shriver was perhaps the most accomplished man never elected to public office. His career in public service and civic leadership spanned the second half of the 20th century. A call from President Kennedy ignited that career. In 1961, Mr. Kennedy asked Shriver to launch a project called the Peace Corps. It only took him six months to get the program up and running. "They have to have an internal motivation, an internal conviction," Shriver said. Born in Maryland...
  • Ex-Peace Corps Director Sargent Shriver in Critical Condition at Hospital

    01/17/2011 8:02:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2011
    A family spokeswoman says former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver is in critical condition in a hospital in Maryland. [Snip] Shriver announced in 2003 that he had Alzheimer's disease. He served as the first Peace Corps director in the administration of his brother-in-law, President John Kennedy. He also was Democrat George McGovern's running mate in 1972.
  • 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...
  • U.S. Gives Yale Researcher $3.9-Million in Tax Dollars to Develop ‘Avatar’ Sex-Ed Video Game

    02/09/2010 1:00:46 PM PST · by Sopater · 34 replies · 602+ views
    CNS News ^ | Friday, February 05, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
    The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a division of the National Institutes of Health, is giving Dr. Lynn Fiellin, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, $3.9 million over five years to develop a video game to teach “sex, drug and alcohol negotiation and refusal skills" to children 9-14 years of age. The game will feature “virtual characters or avatars” that are guided by the children playing the game to make decisions about whether to engage in behaviors that put them at risk of being infected with HIV. The game’s effectiveness...
  • 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...
  • Shriver apologizes for breaking cell phone law

    10/14/2009 10:47:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 767+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/09 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California first lady Maria Shriver says she's sorry for breaking a state law that requires drivers to use hands-free devices while talking on cell phones. The celebrity Web site TMZ.com posted two photographs and a video Tuesday showing Shriver holding a phone to her ear while she was behind the wheel. That prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to write about it on Twitter, where he said "there's going to be swift action." On Wednesday, Shriver said she will donate her favorite old cell phone to a program that helps domestic violence. She added: "That's my version of swift...
  • Maria Shriver Busted Breaking Husband's Own Law Calif

    10/14/2009 8:25:43 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 34 replies · 1,304+ views
    WCBS ^ | 10/14/09 | WCBS
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling out his wife, Maria Shriver, for apparently violating a state law he signed — holding her cell phone while driving. The celebrity Web site TMZ.com posted two photographs Tuesday showing Shriver holding a phone to her ear while she's behind the wheel. It says one was snapped Sunday and the other in July. The Web site claimed that this was not the first time California's first lady was caught chatting on her cell while driving. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS) - On his Twitter feed Tuesday, Schwarzenegger wrote to TMZ.com founder Harvey Levin: "Thanks for bringing her...
  • Arnold -- She Just Doesn't Listen (Maria Violates Cellphone Ban Repeatedly)

    10/13/2009 4:29:41 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 9 replies · 797+ views
    TMZ ^ | October 13, 2009 | TMZ
    Dear Gov. Schwarzenegger, While you were Twittering a few minutes ago about the "swift action" coming to Maria, your scofflaw wife was at it again -- jawing away on a handheld cell phone while driving in Brentwood. Maria Shriver: Click to watch But it gets worse ... while Maria was illegally yappin' away (the third time she's been photographed doin' it) she saw our cameraman catching the illegal activity on tape -- and that's when she dropped the phone in an attempt to cover it up! The tape does not lie.... Arnold, the fines are bad enough -- but do...
  • Public wake, private funeral planned for Eunice Kennedy Shriver

    08/12/2009 7:56:42 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 9 replies · 941+ views
    Boston.com ^ | August 12, 2009 09:54 AM | Globe staff
    A public wake will be held for Eunice Kennedy Shriver from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville on Cape Cod, according to a person familiar with the arrangements. A private funeral will follow on Friday at St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis, according to the person, who requested anonymity because they had not been authorized by the Kennedy family to speak about the arrangements. The funeral will be by invitation only and has been tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m., the person said.
  • eunicekennedyshriver.org - SPECIAL OLYMPICS

    08/11/2009 11:18:59 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 792+ views
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1921-2009 You are the stars and the world is watching you. By your presence you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory. The right to play on any playing field? You have earned it. The right to study in any school? You have earned it. The right to hold a job? You have earned it. The right to be anyone's neighbor? You have earned it. ...Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1987 Special Olympics World Games, South Bend, Indiana
  • A Special Place in Heaven for Pro-Lifer Eunice Kennedy Shriver

    08/11/2009 1:10:43 PM PDT · by CMoran325 · 15 replies · 721+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | August 11, 2009 | Colette Moran
    Here's what the MSM will not tell you about Eunice Kennedy Shriver -- unlike almost everyone else in her politically powerful family, Mrs. Shriver remained true to the pro-life views of her Catholic faith. She recognized that political clout was not reason to abandon one's principal's in defending the most helpless among us.Here is an excerpt from a story on Mrs. Shriver from Feminists for Life's Remarkable Pro-life Women, published in 1998.WHEN EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor in 1984, then- President Ronald Reagan declared, "With enormous conviction and unrelenting effort, Eunice Kennedy Shriver has labored...
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver (JFK's Sister) Dies at Age 88 - Video 8/11/09

    08/11/2009 4:30:38 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 826+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse Blog ^ | August 11, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report on the news that Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of President John F. Kennedy, has died at the age of 88. She passed away around 2 AM EDT on Tuesday, August 11, 2009. She was married to Seargent Shriver, who was the Democratic Vice-Presidential Nominee with George McGovern in 1972. She is also the mother of Maria Shriver, a former NBC News anchor, who is married to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver Dies at 88

    08/11/2009 3:39:05 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 98 replies · 6,211+ views
    wsj online ^ | 08/11/2009 | Eunice Kennedy Shriver Dies at 88
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver Dies at 88 By KRISTINA PETERSON Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a member of the famed Kennedy clan who devoted much of her life to children's charities, including founding the Special Olympics, died at the age of 88. Known for her devotion to the mentally disabled community and in particular her mentally disabled sister Rosemary, Ms. Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968. For years before, she had invited mentally disabled children to a summer camp held in the backyard of her Maryland home. From the first group of 35 children, the Special Olympics grew into an organization...
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver's relatives summoned to hospital

    08/10/2009 11:43:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies · 2,378+ views
    CNN ^ | August 10, 2009
    Relatives of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President Kennedy, were summoned to a Massachusetts hospital Monday, a source close to the family told CNN. "It's minute to minute right now," the source said. Shriver, 88, founder of the Special Olympics, has been in the hospital for several days, her family said, and her relatives were summoned after she suffered a setback, the source said. Some members of the family flew in to Cape Cod Hospital last week to be with Shriver, including her daughter, Maria Shriver, and her husband, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a source said earlier. She was...
  • 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...
  • Shriver: Most Californians don't want budget cuts

    06/24/2009 12:43:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 76 replies · 3,295+ views
    AP via SacBee ^ | 6/24/9 | JULIET WILLIAMS - Associated Press Writer
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Californians seem to want it all, says first lady Maria Shriver. They oppose billions of dollars in cuts to address the state's massive budget deficit but are not willing to pay more for the services they enjoy. The first lady, visiting Sacramento on Tuesday for the opening of an Abraham Lincoln exhibit at the California Museum, said people talk to her all the time about California's $24.3 billion budget shortfall and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed solutions. Schwarzenegger's proposed cuts include eliminating health care for nearly 1 million poor children, increasing class sizes in public schools, slashing in-home...
  • 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...
  • Arnold OK with Obama Remark; Maria, Not So Much

    03/20/2009 3:43:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 1,002+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, March 20, 2009 | Zachary Coile
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, at the White House Friday for a meeting on infrastructure spending, defended President Obama for his politically incorrect joke about the Special Olympics on the Jay Leno Show Thursday night. "I know, because of conversations I've had with the president about Special Olympics... I know where his heart is," said the Republican governor, a weightlifting coach for Special Olympics since 1979 whose mother-in-law, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the group. "He loves Special Olympics and he will do everything he can to help Special Olympics." Schwarzenegger added, "Every one of us sometimes makes a mistake, right. Something comes...
  • First Lady Maria Shriver Weighs in on Special Olympics joke

    03/20/2009 2:07:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,308+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/20/09 | Carla Marinucci
    California First Lady Maria Shriver -- whose mother Eunice Shriver founded the Special Olympics -- has weighed in this morning on the furor surrounding President Obama's comments regarding the Special Olympics on the "Tonight" show. Here's her statement: "While I am confident that President Obama never intended to offend anyone, the response that his comments have caused, coupled with the reaction of a primetime audience, demonstrate the need to continue to educate the non-disabled community on the issues that confront those with a developmental disability. My mother has dedicated her life to fighting stereotypes and ridicule for this community, and...
  • Maria Shriver: Obama Special Olympics 'Joke' Hurts

    03/20/2009 12:21:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies · 2,808+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, March 20, 2009
    Maria Shriver says President Barack Obama's joke comparing his poor bowling score to that of a Special Olympics athlete was hurtful, although she is sure he didn't mean it that way. California's first lady issued a statement Friday, a day after the president made the gaffe on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Obama later called Maria's brother, Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver, to apologize. The siblings' mother, Eunice Kennedy-Shriver, founded the Special Olympics and has championed the rights of the mentally retarded.
  • CA: [Bobby] Shriver Ponders Run for State's Top Cop

    03/17/2009 11:26:44 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 5 replies · 263+ views
    The Lookout News ^ | March 16, 2009 | Lookout Staff
    Council member Bobby Shriver – who retained his council seat with the second-highest vote count in Santa Monica history -- is considering a run for state attorney general in 2010, joining a crowded field eyeing the post currently held by former California Gov. Jerry Brown. Shriver – who is the brother in law of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a nephew of former President John F. Kennedy -- confirmed he is being courted to run for what is widely considered the most powerful state post after the governorship. Political consultant Harvey Englander, who called Shriver “extraordinarily independent,” told reporters Friday that...
  • Schwarzenegger skips GOP convention ... to meet with Obama

    02/20/2009 4:28:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 552+ views
    SFGate: The Mommy Files ^ | 2/20/9 | Carla Marinucci
    Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, head of his party in the Golden State, is taking a pass on the big spring GOP convention in Sacramento this weekend -- where, let's face it, the long knives are out for him -- to meet with President Obama in the nation's capital. While the Republicans are railing against Schwarzenegger on taxes and considering censuring their own who voted for the state budget, Schwarzenegger sidesteps it all: He's in Washington, D.C., for the National Governor's Association get-together, meeting with Obama and other administration officials on climate change and key economic topics. The schedule is still...
  • Schwarzenegger to attend Obama inauguration

    01/16/2009 12:35:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 603+ views
    AP via Google ^ | 2009-01-16
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed fellow Republican John McCain for president, but he's not passing up a chance to attend the historic inauguration of Barack Obama. The National Governors Association invited its members, including Schwarzenegger, to attend the swearing-in Tuesday. Schwarzenegger will be joined by his wife, Democrat Maria Shriver, a Kennedy family member who was an early Obama supporter.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger willing to work for Barack Obama's administration

    11/21/2008 12:11:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 926+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/21/08 | Michael Rothfeld
    Reporting from Sacramento -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke to President-elect Barack Obama this week and would be willing to work for the Democratic administration once his term expires if asked, the Republican governor said in an interview broadcast this morning. "I will help in every possible way the administration to be successful," he told Fox News. "So whatever they need, I'm there." Latest news: Governor Arnold...L.A. Now: Arnold might go to Washington for Obama The only qualification, Schwarzenegger said, would be permission from his wife, Maria Shriver. "Before I make any move, the next move that I make, I'm going...
  • “I pick and choose” (California’s First Lady says she’s ‘a Cafeteria Catholic’)

    11/19/2008 4:18:26 PM PST · by NYer · 83 replies · 1,787+ views
    California Catholic ^ | November 19, 2008
    “I start every one of my days praying,” says Maria Shriver, wife of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I go to church every week. I went to Catholic schools my entire life.” But, says Shriver, when it comes to Church teachings, “I pick and choose… I think I’m probably a ‘Cafeteria Catholic.’” Shriver’s comments came during a lengthy interview on the Washington Post’s video blog ‘On Faith,’ taped during an Oct. 22 women’s conference at the Long Beach Convention Center. Shriver, wearing a rosary around her neck, was interviewed by Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn and co-host Jon Meacham of Newsweek....
  • [Schwarzenegger] says he's allowed 'back into the bedroom'

    11/09/2008 7:23:00 PM PST · by Lorianne · 59 replies · 342+ views
    CNN ^ | 09 November 2008
    Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that even though his party didn’t win the presidential election, he has at least one thing to be happy about. “I can get back into the bedroom, so there's the big advantage,” the California governor said Sunday on CNN’s “Late Edition.” Schwarzenegger, a leading Republican, is married to Maria Shriver, a member of the very Democratic Kennedy clan. Shriver endorsed Barack Obama in February, just days after her husband announced his support of John McCain. Schwarzenegger said his wife has been “gloating now for these last few days” and running around the house with a...
  • Schwarzenegger, Shriver Oppose Marriage Amendment

    10/26/2008 10:45:12 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 24 replies · 610+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | October 26, 2008 | Associated Press
    Schwarzenegger, Shriver Oppose Marriage Amendment Sunday, October 26, 2008 11:36 AM California's first lady says she is voting against a ballot initiative that would prohibit same-sex couples from getting married in California. Maria Shriver said in an interview with KNBC-TV in Los Angeles that she is voting no on Proposition 8. Shriver said, "I believe in people's right to choose a partner that they love, and that's a decision that I have come to, and I have felt that way for a long time." Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger also opposes Prop. 8.