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.
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
By Paul Krugman
The great American Ebola freakout of 2014 seems to be over. The disease is still ravaging Africa, and as with any epidemic, there’s always a risk of a renewed outbreak. But there haven’t been any new U.S. cases for a while, and popular anxiety is fading fast.
Before we move on, however, let’s try to learn something from the panic.Read more »
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a financial deregulation package that would benefit the Koch brothers and the nation's largest banks by a vote of 265-143.Read more »
By Bhaskar Sunkara, Al Jazeera America
From the outside, it looks as though American voters are more confused than ever.
On election day, they showed their concern about growing economic inequity by voting for ballot measures that increased the minimum wage. They proved their progressive values by supporting marijuana legalization, gun control and reproductive rights. In the same go, they elected Republicans in Senate and House of Representatives races, guaranteeing a GOP majority in Congress for years to come.Read more »
By Juan Thompson, The Intercept
On Tuesday, older, white voters — who traditionally support Republicans — went to the polls in droves, while turnout among traditionally Democratic groups — the young, the minoritized, and women — was down. Indeed, overall turnout declined to an estimated 36.6% of eligible voters, the lowest rate of participation since the 1940s, despite the $3 billion spent by candidates, political parties, and super PACs.Read more »
Variety: The ballroom of the Beverly Hilton was flush with pride at Thursday’s Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Gala, where billionaire media mogul and fundraising juggernaut Haim Saban inspired some of the biggest names in Hollywood and in the business sector to donate a record-breaking $33 million to the non-profit organization, which provides educational, social, cultural, and economic services for Israel’s soldiers and the families of fallen soldiers.Read more »
By Frank Rich, New York Magazine
Every week, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor Eric Benson about the biggest stories in politics and culture. This week: The GOP's midterm triumph, and what it means for the President, Congress, and the 2016 race.Read more »
President Harry Truman once said “How many times do you have to get hit over the head before you figure out who's hitting you?”
Why would anyone vote Republican?
As Bill Maher so eloquently said:
"Sixty-three straight months of economic expansion. A depression averted. A deficit reduced by two thirds. A health care law that’s working and lowering costs. Two women on the Supreme Court. Bin Laden’s dead. The stock market at record heights. An unemployment rate that dropped from 10.2 to 5.9. Gas prices are down. Is it really that hard of a record to get behind?"Read more »
By Sahil Kapur, Talking Points Memo
If Republicans win control of the Senate next week, as many expect, they will gain a powerful weapon to reshape President Barack Obama's legacy in his final two years: the authority to block his nominations.
Under a Democratic-led Senate, Obama has enjoyed remarkable success in confirming his executive appointees and remaking the federal courts in his image.Read more »
The Committee serves to advise and make recommendations to the Director, Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) on a broad range of topics including, the current scope of research on women's health and the influence of sex and gender on human health, efforts to understand the issues related to women in biomedical careers and their needs, and the current status of inclusion of women in clinical trials research.
By Emily Badger, The Washington Post
What's the big deal about getting an ID? You need one, after all, to participate in society in all kinds of other ways — to drive, to get married, to buy beer. Surely the requirement to show an ID on Election Day can't be that burdensome.Read more »
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 »
On February 11, 2011, Barbra Streisand was honored as the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year.
At a gala event in Los Angeles, Barbra and an all-star cast of guests performed many of the songs she made famous throughout her illustrious career.
Features guests Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Faith Hill, Diana Krall, Barry Manilow, Leann Rimes, Seal, Stevie Wonder, and others, as well as two songs performed by Streisand herself. Read more »
The voters came through! Renewing my faith in American politics. They stood for the importance of one voice, one vote counting.
BARBRA STREISAND'S "RELEASE ME" HITS THE CHARTS AT #7, HER 32ND TOP TEN ALBUM BOLSTERING HER POSITION AS THE THIRD HIGHEST ACHIEVING ARTIST EVER IN THAT MAJOR STAT. LAST HALF DOZEN NEW STREISAND ALBUMS HAVE CHARTED IN TOP TEN.
Barbra Streisand's new Columbia Records album, "Release Me," debuted at #7 this week. It becomes her 32nd album and sixth in a row to rank in the top ten. The only artists with more in that category are The Rolling Stones and Frank Sinatra.Read more »
Meet the incomparable Barbra Streisand with 2 top level house seat tickets to one of her forthcoming US shows! These amazing tickets are not available through Ticketmaster.
The shows that are included in these rare auctions are:
Las Vegas. MGM Grand. November 2nd.
San Jose. HP Pavilion. November 5th.
Los Angeles. Hollywood Bowl. November 9th.
Los Angeles. Hollywood Bowl. November 11th.Read more »
In preparation for the debut of her album Release Me, Barbra sat down to discuss her memories of recording each track and why she's included it on this new compilation. Scroll through all 11 tracks below and don't miss the music video for "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" at the end!