That's what the GOP senator who'll be taking control of the environment committee told me several years ago.
By David Corn - MotherJones.com
The recent news on the front page of the New York Times was stark. As thousands of diplomats were gathering in Lima, Peru, to work on an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, scientists and climate policy experts were warningRead more »
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US. It kills more women than men and more women than all cancers combined.
Designed by Theodora & Callum exclusively for Barbra Streisand and the Fight The Ladykiller Campaign, 50% of the purchase price of this scarf will be contributed to the Women's Heart Alliance.Read more »
Michael celebrates the holidays with his fourth annual NBC Christmas Special, "Michael Buble's Christmas In New York" airing Wednesday, Dec. 17th at 8pm (ET/PT). Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande, Miss Piggy and The Rockettes join Michael for a holiday celebration.
Barbra made a trip to New York this week to bring much needed awareness to the fight against Women's Heart Disease.
On Wednesday, Gayle King interviewed Barbra as she premiered the new #FightTheLadykiller PSA at a Hearst Master Class. Dr. Noel Bairey Merz and Dr. Holly Andersen also participated in the Q&A. Here are some photos from that event.
By Brad Marshland - Read more »
"I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who's hitting you? It's about time that the people of America realized what the Republicans have been doing to them."
Sixty-six years later, I ask the same question.
By Page Six Team.
There is a chilling video being tweeted by celebs this week.
Jamie Foxx, Ben Stiller, Hugh Jackman, Will Arnett and Jennifer Hudson are asking followers to #fighttheladykiller.
The slightly creepy Ladykiller videos voiced by Edward Norton are part of a campaign to raise awareness of women’s heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.
It’s from the Women’s Heart Alliance founded by Barbra Streisand and Ron Perelman.
Stiller tweeted, “Barbra Streisand is launching this campaign. It is a worthy cause . . . and I listen to my mother.”Read more »
Here is the second part of Barbra's interview with Katie Couric:
By Brad Marshland - Yahoo.
Within just a few weeks of the 50th anniversary of Barbra Streisand's first No. 1 album, "People," which topped the charts in October 1964, Streisand has set a new record with her 10th No. 1 album — becoming the only artist to have had a No. 1 album in each of the past six decades.Read more »
By Barbra Streisand, Reader Supported News
American women, the country needs to hear from you! Do you know how powerful your one voice can be? How powerful your one vote can be?
Remember, it only takes a few votes to make all the difference. In the presidential election of 2000, 104 million people voted and only 537 votes in Florida triggered events that changed the world. Would we have become involved in the unnecessary war in Iraq if Al Gore became President? Would America be falling so far behind on tackling climate change?Read more »
On Monday, April 22, 2013, Barbra Streisand was honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award Gala. She was introduced by President Bill Clinton, who presented her with the award. Here are her complete remarks as delivered on stage at Avery Fisher Hall.
Mr. President, my dear Mr President. Thank you for taking the time to be here with us tonight. It means so much to me, especially given how busy you are, doing important things for people all around the world. You’re a wonder, an inspiration and a very loyal friend, thank you.Read more »
By Barbra Streisand.
The horrible tragedy in Newtown, CT has brought to the forefront a much needed and long overdue national conversation regarding the lack of gun control and mental health services in our country. It makes no sense that automatic and semi automatic weapons are available for public sale. The U.S. has more guns and more gun violence than any other civilized country in the world. And since 2009, the National Alliance on Mental Illness has reported that states have cut more than $1.6 billion in general funds from their state mental health agency budgets.Read more »
By Barbra Streisand.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I can’t comprehend how there are still climate change deniers out there. Yet there are. These last few days, we’ve all seen pictures of New Jersey and New York LITERALLY under water. And the extreme droughts in the Midwest, the floods in Vermont and the fires in Colorado and Texas this year only validate what nearly every leading scientist has confirmed: Climate change is REAL and causes extreme weather conditions.Read more »
By Barbra Streisand.
Obama vs. Romney: A Clear Choice
In this election, the people of America have to make a choice between two candidates with very different values, visions and solutions to the most pressing problems facing our country. The question voters need to ask themselves when they walk into the voting booth on November 6th is: “Will the country be better off returning to the policies of George W. Bush’s Administration?”Read more »
"The new laws requiring US citizens to produce photo IDs at the poll are designed to deprive elderly and minority citizens of the precious right to cast their vote. These regressive laws are themselves the most dangerous voter fraud threatening American democracy." Barbra Streisand
I would like to direct you to two key non-partisan organizations which may be able to help you protect your own right to vote or who can direct you in how you can help protect the endangered rights of others. There is a great need for concerned activist assistance.Read more »
Observation of the Day:
“In the 23 years that Democrats have occupied the White House since John F. Kennedy took office, in January 1961, non-government jobs have increased by nearly 42 million, compared with 24 million jobs created during 28 years under Republican presidents.”
Republicans don't want to spend money to strengthen the economy, but we have to. The people need it , children need it, our infrastructure needs it, and the economy needs it . FDR spent money to pull our country out of the Great Depression. It will work again and it’s the only way to get people back to work.
Please read the below excerpt from Robert Reich’s article, “A Question of Timing,” which speaks to this point:Read more »
By Barbra Streisand.
After nine long years, over eight billion taxpayer dollars spent, nearly 4,500 US soldiers killed, over 32,000 seriously wounded, and more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians dead, we now can assert that our government invaded Iraq based on a big lie. Why does this all matter now? Because the man who fabricated Iraq’s WMD program recently taped a two-part interview airing this week on BBC 2 to confirm what most Americans, outside the opinion elite, only heard rumours about but never knew for sure: that the public was sold a lie as the reason for invading Iraq.Read more »
One of the most memorable Occupy Wall Street refrains:
"I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas executes one."
Click here to view the video:
By Katherine Bagley, InsideClimate News
Governors seeking billions of dollars in U.S. preparedness funds will have to sign off on plans to mitigate effects of climate change.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard mitigation plans that address climate change.Read more »
“Think just how different the world would be,” said Senator Ted Cruz on Monday, in a speech so packed with vision-spinning and the word “imagine” that it seemed as if John Lennon had returned, as a Hispanic Texan running a hard-right, anti-establishment, Christian-themed campaign for the White House. Weird. But weird is the essence of Mr. Cruz, who is now the first major Republican in the 2016 race. Let the fund-raising begin. Commence the swelling of the Cruz coffers, and of Mr. Cruz’s public profile beyond the gated confines of C-Span and Fox News.Read more »
By now it’s a Republican Party tradition: Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits, but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar “magic asterisk” — a line that promises huge spending cuts and/or revenue increases, but without explaining where the money is supposed to come from.Read more »
Republicans Sabotage Sex Trafficking Bill with Anti-Abortion Provision
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD - The New York Times.
What does the abortion issue have to do with the prevention of human trafficking? Nothing.
What do either of those things have to do with Loretta Lynch, whom President Obama nominated more than four months ago to succeed Eric Holder Jr. as attorney general of the United States? Even less.Read more »
A number of states that had previously refused to expand their Medicaid programs for the poor are reconsidering that policy. They would be smart to embrace expansion as soon as possible to cover millions of people who would be left uninsured if the Supreme Court wipes out federal subsidies for low-income people buying insurance on the federal health exchanges.Read more »
After helping to ignite a firestorm over a possible nuclear agreement with Iran, Senator John McCain, a former Republican presidential candidate, is now sort of acknowledging his error. “Maybe that wasn’t exactly the best way to do that,” he said on Fox News on Tuesday.
He was referring to the disgraceful and irresponsible letter that he and 46 Senate colleagues sent to Iran’s leaders this week that generated outrage from Democrats and even some conservatives.Read more »
"I think it's somewhat ironic to see some members for Congress wanting to make common cause with the hard-liners in Iran. It's an unusual coalition," Obama said Monday ahead of a meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk.
Read full article here:
By Tristram Korten, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
The state of Florida is the region most susceptible to the effects of global warming in this country, according to scientists. Sea-level rise alone threatens 30 percent of the state’s beaches over the next 85 years.
But you would not know that by talking to officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the state agency on the front lines of studying and planning for these changes.Read more »
By E.J. DIONNE JR.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm Comments (1)
Will it take the repeal of the Affordable Care Act or its evisceration by the Supreme Court for us to appreciate what it’s actually done?
Critics of the ACA are so insistent on pointing to the problems it has encountered — erroneous tax information to 800,000 taxpayers is the latest — that it was especially enlightening on Friday to talk with Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of Health and Human Services.Read more »
WASHINGTON — The quarterback Brett Favre has long retired. Cher shut down her most recent tour. Representative Nancy Pelosi — repeatedly written off and derided since her party lost the House in 2010 — powers on.
Ms. Pelosi, 74, maintains unwavering control over Democratic members of the House on legislation — in contrast to the House speaker, John A. Boehner, who continues to struggle with his cacophonous caucus — and she may be a surprisingly vital tool for the White House at the end of President Obama’s tenure.Read more »
An Addendum to my Truth Alert about Pete Hamill’s 1963 Article in The Saturday Evening Post.
I wanted to write an addendum to the Truth Alert I posted below because I couldn’t stop thinking about which “friend “could possibly have so misjudged me. I decided to track down Pete Hamill, who wrote the 1963 article that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. Read more »
It seems we have yet another example of irresponsible journalism. A falsehood masquerading as fact has somehow made its way into a reputable newspaper. An unsourced and fictitious claim from over 10 years ago has been printed as fact in a recent UK daiRead more »
The New York Post Page Six column, as usual, intentionally and maliciously lied by omission! Their story today (April 7) starts off: "Barbra Streisand has finally gotten around to reading" the latest unauthorized biography on her, when in facRead more »
A software tycoon has prominently featured Barbra Streisand's name on his website along with photos of her home and has been sued by the artist who is seeking the same anonymity he provided to thousands of othRead more »
Answer: They DON'T!
It seems from a flurry of fabricated stories about Barbra Streisand in the conservative New York Post that this publication feels that freedom of the press only applies to those who own the presses. This concerns the latestRead more »
FLAGRANT USE OF FABRICATED QUOTES AND DISTORTION OF STREISAND'S COMMENTS Read more »
A conservative Republican candidate desperately tying to unseat respected Democratic Congresswoman Ca
Introducing her performance of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" at the Democratic National Gala, Barbra Streisand read material which she identified as having been written by William ShakespeaRead more »
To celebrate her remarkable career plus her dedication to raising awareness on women's heart health issues, Glamour magazine is honoring Barbra with its Lifetime Achievement Award at 2013's Women of the Year event.
Read more at glamour.com, and congratulations Barbra!
Columbia Records has announced the simultaneous release of a CD and a CD/DVD package of Barbra’s critically acclaimed 2012 “Back To Brooklyn” concert, set to be released on November 25. Filmed and recorded over two nights, the CD and DVD capture the superstar’s celebratory return to her hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Read more »
The "Greatest Star" Returns Home in Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn on Great Performances Friday, November 29, 2013 at 9 p.m. as Part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.
The legendary singer is joined by Chris Botti, Il Volo, and son Jason Gould for two hours of hits, including nine songs she has never performed on a concert stage.Read more »
BY DANIELLE BERRIN - JewishJournal.comRead more »
By Noga Gur Arieh
Have you ever seen a real, live legend? I have. This Saturday, I went to see Barbra Streisand live in concert. Earlier in the week, she landed in Israel to participate in President Shimon Peres’s birthday celebration. But unlike many of the other famous guests, Streisand spent the week in the Holy Land, toured the country and gave us a once in a lifetime opportunity to see her performing live.Read more »
Sunday June 16: Barbra Arrives In Israel
On Sunday afternoon, Barbra arrived in Israel, in preparation for her first ever live concerts in the country.
Sunday June 16: Barbra visits the Kotel (Western Wall)
Shortly after arriving in Israel, Barbra visited the Kotel (Western Wall).Read more »
THE GUILT TRIP is out on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on 1st July 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
Barbra talks about the movie in this exclusive interview:
Barbra, in “The Guilt Trip” you play an over concerned mother. How much of your character is really you?
STREISAND: Oh, a little bit. You always try to identify with the character and to look for similarities. I am definitely a mother that likes to look after her son. But isn’t that how all mothers are? Read more »
Alexi Rosenfeld, AJR Photography.
Here’s how the LA Times described your show:
The evening’s talky rhythm (the show had more asides than a Shakespeare tragedy) put the audience immediately under the spell of her folksy grandiosity. Streisand … isn’t just a star — she’s a world view, a style of being, an entire cosmology, with the highest possible thread-count sheets. You don’t just come for the music; you come for the whole church service. The sermon, broken up into bits, is inseparable from the songs.
How would you describe it?Read more »
Cites Pride in her Connection to the Hebrew University.
Jerusalem, May 20, 2013 — Legendary American actress, director, singer, producer, composer, philanthropist and activist Barbra Streisand will receive an honorary doctor of philosophy degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The ceremony will take place on Monday, June 17, during the 76th Hebrew University International Board of Governors Meeting.Read more »
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
At a gala on Monday night Barbra Streisand will receive the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award for lifetime achievement. The society cited in particular her work on “Yentl,” the first movie to credit a woman as director, writer, producer and star, along with other big-screen turns behind the camera (“Prince of Tides” and “The Mirror Has Two Faces”) and in front of it (“Funny Girl” and “For Pete’s Sake”).
Before the gala Ms. Streisand answered readers’ questions, and hundreds took to the ArtsBeat blog to declare their affection and post their queries.Read more »