BARBRA: Back to Brooklyn

What a terrible loss for us all. First Robin who was a genius and now Lauren. It was my privilege to have known her, to have acted with her, and to have directed her. And, most of all, to have had her as a wise and loving friend. She was an original. Even with all those great films we can visit again and again, she will be missed. - Barbra.

Columbia Records has announced the upcoming release of Barbra Streisand’s “Partners” album, to debut on September 16th, 2014, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world’s greatest male vocalists.Read more »

Barbra and Michael collaborate on "It Had to Be You." Watch a clip of them in the recording studio together here.

Like what you hear? Pre-order Partners now at Amazon and iTunes.

Barbra has officially joined Instagram! Follow her at instagram.com/barbrastreisand!

By Barbra Streisand.

During a Congressional hearing this year, Texas Rep. Joe Barton (R) invoked Noah's Ark saying, "I would point out that if you're a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn't because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon."

Really? Because 97% of the world's climate scientists beg to differ today.Read more »

Barbra was in Washington on Wednesday to raise awareness for Women's Heart Disease - the #1 killer of Women. Here are some tweets that came out of Washington:

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From TheHill.com:

SPOTTED: Singing legend Barbra Streisand, meeting with lawmakers including Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday to talk about women’s heart disease.

The “Funny Girl” star, who founded the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles in 2012, made the trip to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to expand existing women’s heart health initiatives and to push for additional research funding.Read more »

Her voice can never be silenced. The beauty of her words and the strength of her wisdom held us to the truth.

When I fell in love with Larry’s Kramer's play, "The Normal Heart," in 1986, I wanted to promote the idea of everyone’s right to love. Gay or straight!

The gay community was suffering. A new disease was rearing its ugly head and no one was listening.

Larry was at the forefront of this battle and God love him, he's still fighting. But there's no need to fight me by misrepresenting my feelings.

As a filmmaker I have always looked for new and exciting ways to do love scenes. It's a matter of taste... whether they're about heterosexuals or homosexuals. Read more »


Here is a sneak peek at Jay Landers' liner notes that accompany the set:

Some high-buttoned shoes are simply too big to fill.

In the 50 years since Barbra Streisand first inhabited the character of Fanny Brice, her association with Funny Girl (on stage and screen) has become so indelibly etched in our collective memories that any actress who’s attempted to play the role since, inevitably pales by comparison.
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Last weekend, I was in Washington DC to accept the Kennedy Center Honors, and I noticed that the kiss between me and the "soon to be former" President Bush created quite a stir. Read more »

November 5thawhat a daya a new daya.finally Dr. King's words ring true that one day we will live in a nation where people "will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.&rdquRead more »

John McCain has declared from swing state to swing state, "I am a Teddy Roosevelt Republicana" Read more »

Americans can't take anything for granted on Tues November 4th.  In the 2000 and 2004 elections, voter fraud, voter suppression and voter intimidation were rampant, especially in the critical swing states Florida and Ohio. Read more »

Thought of the Day #1
Sarah Palin became Mayor of Wasilla by a margin 203 votes! She won 616 out of a total 1,029 votes cast Read more »

Since voter fraud and voter suppression is still very much an issue in the upcoming election, I wanted to post a section on some of the best articles written by experts on this complex issue and provide information on who to contact if you experiRead more »

Until the Republican Convention, very few had ever heard of Sarah Palinaand now this mean-spirited campaigner is asking who is Barack Obama???

I'm asking who is Sarah Palin???Read more »

The Republicans fight dirtyathey take every opportunity to shift the political conversation from substance to frivolity. They don't want the public to see the huge differences between the two parties.Read more »

A couple of weeks ago, I turned on my television to tune into the Sunday morning news shows hoping to get a glimpse of Sarah Palin in order to learn more about her. I remember hearing from Bob Schieffer that McCain's campaign manager Rick DavisRead more »

The McCain machine has attacked Barack Obama again using the tired Republican myth of the "tax and spend liberal." BARACK OBAMA IS GOING TO GIVE 3 TIMES THE TAX CUTS AS JOHN MCCAIN TO 95% OF THE PEOPLE!!!... only the wealthiest Americans willRead more »

We are in the worst financial crisis this country has faced in modern times. During these eight long years of Republican control, we have seen runaway greed, the deregulation of financial institutions and the mismanagement of the housing market resultingRead more »
The media has labeled John McCain a "moderate maverick" and a reformer. That moniker could not be more misrepresentative of the core values of the current Republican candidate running for President.Read more »

By Al Gore, Rolling Stone

It's time to accelerate the shift toward a low-carbon futureRead more »

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ

June 16, 2014

MIAMI — With the midterm elections only months away, efforts to carry out some of the country’s strictest photo ID requirements and shorten early voting in several politically pivotal states have been thrown into limbo by a series of court decisions concluding that the measures infringe on the right to vote.Read more »

By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post

President Obama on Tuesday will announce his intent to make a broad swath of the central Pacific Ocean off-limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities, according to senior White House officials.

The proposal, slated to go into effect later this year after a comment period, could create the world’s largest marine sanctuary and double the area of ocean globally that is fully protected.Read more »

OP-ED COLUMNIST
By PAUL KRUGMAN

Several times in recent weeks I’ve found myself in conversations with liberals who shake their heads sadly and express their disappointment with President Obama. Why? I suspect that they’re being influenced, often without realizing it, by the prevailing media narrative.Read more »

TEXARKANA, Tex. — On a hazy, hot evening here, Janice Marks ate a dinner of turkey and stuffing at a homeless shelter filled with plastic cots before crossing a few blocks to the Arkansas side of town to start her night shift restocking the dairy cases at Walmart.

The next day, David Tramel and Janice McFall had a free meal of hot dogs and doughnut holes at a Salvation Army center in Arkansas before heading back to their tent, hidden in a field by the highway in Texas.Read more »

By Charles Pierce, Esquire.Read more »

OP-ED COLUMNIST
By PAUL KRUGMAN

Maybe it’s me, but the predictable right-wing cries of outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules on carbon seem oddly muted and unfocused. I mean, these are the people who managed to create national outrage over nonexistent death panels. Now the Obama administration is doing something that really will impose at least some pain on some people. Where are the eye-catching fake horror stories?Read more »

By Kathy Chen and Stian Reklev, Reuters

China said on Tuesday it will set an absolute cap on its CO2 emissions from 2016 just a day after the United States announced new targets for its power sector, signalling a potential breakthrough in tough U.N. climate talks.

Progress in global climate negotiations has often been held back by a deep split between rich and poor nations, led by the United States and China, respectively, over who should step up their game to reduce emissions.Read more »

OP-ED COLUMNIST

By PAUL KRUGMAN

A while back I published an article titled “The Rich, the Right, and the Facts,” in which I described politically motivated efforts to deny the obvious — the sharp rise in U.S. inequality, especially at the very top of the income scale. It probably won’t surprise you to hear that I found a lot of statistical malpractice in high places.Read more »

By Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian UK

Proposed regulations could cut carbon pollution by up to 25%

President still faces potential opposition from Republicans

Q&A: why the carbon proposal could make climate history

President Barack Obama will unveil a plan on Monday that will cut carbon pollution from power plants and promote cap-and-trade, undertaking the most significant action on climate change in American history.Read more »

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http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/pro-gun-myths-fact-check

President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule

WASHINGTON — President Obama will use his executive authority to cut carbon emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent, according to people familiar with his plans, which will spur the creation of a state cap-and-trade program forcing industry to pay for the carbon pollution it creates.Read more »

TRUTH

The following fax was sent to E! Entertainment:

"Your recent story listing Barbra Streisand among artists who have embraced the studies of the Kabbalah is about four years out of date and, as Mark Twain once characterizeRead more »
"Barbra Streisand - the ultimate perfectionist - isn't perfect after all...her stock picks are proving to be relative lemons. Streisand is featured in the current issue of Fortune magazine, holding forth about making millions for herself and friends likRead more »
A tabloid story which asserts without naming any source that Barbra Streisand and James Brolin are planning to add to their family by hiring a surrogate mother to carry a baby for them. In classic tabloid style, the story is so far from having any basis iRead more »
"It's okay to be as fiercely loyal to Bill Clinton as Barbra Streisand is. It's okay for a celebrity to appear at stump speeches. It's even okay for a celebrity to use her star power to help a candidate raise money. But when Streisand went online thRead more »

Here is a first look at the Poster and Video Teaser from Barbra's new movie "The Guilt Trip" coming Christmas Day! The trailer will debut on Yahoo! Movies (http://movies.yahoo.com/) tomorrow morning (Wednesday) at 9AM PT.

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Click here to read more of Allison Waldman's glowing review of RELEASE ME for examiner.com.

Capture the magic of Barbra's stunning performance of "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" from her new album RELEASE ME in this new video recreating the poetry of Randy Newman's lyrics and the studio recording experience.

Click here to read more of The Huffington Post's glowing review of Barbra's new album RELEASE ME.

Here's a brand new photo and quote from Barbra's liner notes of her new album Release Me, a collection of previously unreleased songs spanning her entire career from 1963 through today!

Visit playbill.com today for an exclusive premiere or Barbra's performance of "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?/Heather On The Hill" from her upcoming album Release Me, coming October 9.Read more »

Fan pre-sale begins Sept. 27 at 10 am ET at ticketmaster.com. Public on sale Oct. 1 at 10 am ET.

To celebrate her new album RELEASE ME, Barbra sat down to discuss the songs and what went into making each. Here is her interview about "Try To Win A Friend," one of her favorites to practice on the guitar while filming A Star Is Born.

A rare interview with Barbra Streisand. Her epic career in music, on stage and in films has spanned six decades. A quadruple threat having won Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and a Tony, she's truly in a class of her own. And now she's got a new role, promoting awareness for heart disease, the number one killer of women in America.Read more »

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On this day in Barbra history… Barbra appears on the cover of "The Advocate" Magazine. (1999) http://t.co/fJyk4DTogg
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