Thank you to everyone who voted for Barbra in the "1010 Wins Iconic Celebrity Poll" over the last few weeks. Barbra came FIRST!

Barbra phoned into the station for a chat - listen here:

A message from Craig Hall - content manager for Barbra's official websites.

Dear Barbra fans -

Amongst the many wonderful comments you’ve made on Barbra’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages, a few have asked if she’s really posting these photos and if the captions are really hers.

The answer is simple, or may I say “Simply Streisand!”.

Barbra sends me many photos from her personal archives… some come from the collection of her A&R man Jay Landers, and some are from my own collection. Read more »

By Joe Lynch - Billboard.

Once again, Barbra Streisand is making history.

With her latest album Partners reaching Platinum certification, Streisand extends her record for the most Platinum album certifications for a woman in RIAA history. Incredibly, Partners is her 31st album to ship more than 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. The closest competition? Reba McEntire, who has 19 Platinum-certified albums.Read more »

Barbra Streisand will receive the American Society of Cinematographers Board of Governors Award during the 29th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.Read more »

For those of you who missed Barbra's appearance on The Doctor Oz Show - you can watch some of the interview here:

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/barbra-streisand-speaks-out-1-killer-women

This Tuesday 9 December, Barbra shares her passion to fight the number one killer of women that one out of three will die from. Plus, for the first time, Barbra gets a surprise she never expected.

Check local listings.

What nice news to wake up to! So happy to share this nomination with all my wonderful duet “partners”. Thank you NARAS. Thrilled & honored. B x.

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.

Karl Rove may have resigned as the President's chief strategist, but the dirty and secretive tricks that have characterized the Republican Party in recent years are still here to stay. Leading California Republicans are promoting a dishonest iRead more »
"Shortly after George W. Bush was elected...sort of...I saw him on television say, "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck-of-a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." And he laughed...Read more »
Just days before Joan Baez was scheduled to perform at Walter Reed Hospital for recovering soldiers, she was told she was "not approved" by the army to take part in the program. Over the long span of her career, Joan Baez has beenRead more »
I would like to strongly recommend these two books by John Nichols:

The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders' Cure for Royalism Dick: The Man Who is President (Dick Cheney)

They both address important issues regarding holding ourRead more »
The Iraq war has cost more in American lives and resources than the Bush Administration originally advertised. I recently read that we have now spent upwards of $340 billion dollars on this failed war, with much of the money going into the hands of privatRead more »
Thank you all for raising your voices by coming out to vote. My faith in the American public has been restored. Harry Truman once said to the people "I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who's hitting you." WellRead more »
Bush has created chaos in Iraq and in our own country. The same person who called Kerry a flip-flopper committed the biggest flip-flop when he said he didn't believe in nation building and then went on to invade Iraq. Where are the conservative princiRead more »
Here they go againafrustrated by plummeting approval ratings and the relentless scandals, the Republicans have a new ad coming out, just in time for next month's election, that is determined to provoke fear and panic in American voters. As Herman GoerinRead more »
Below is a link to a great article from The NY Times titled "Beyond Fossil Fuels" by Robert B. Semple Jr. The piece acknowledges that while stopping global warming is an overwhelming and daunting task, everyone has the power to make a difference by makiRead more »
As I have been traveling through the country on my musical tour, I have been thinking about the upcoming election, which is less than a month away. So far, I have been in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and currently I am in Washington DC, the epicenter ofRead more »
I am so sick of talk show hosts who say things like "everyone thought that there were WMDs in Iraq at the time of the invasion." That is just not true! And I am frustrated at Democrats for not refuting this claim more forcefully. On April 13, 2006, aRead more »

Two years before 9/11, Presidential candidate George W. Bush was already privately talking about invading Iraq. Mickey Herskowitz, a long-time Bush family friend who worked with the candidate as a ghostwriter on his memoir, claimed Bush wasRead more »

By Emily Atkin, ThinkProgress

In the six days that early voting has been underway in Texas, election judge William Parsley on Sunday said he has only seen one potential voter turned away at his polling location, the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center in downtown Houston.

“An elderly man, a veteran. Ninety-three years old,” Parsley, an election judge for the last 15 years, told ThinkProgress. “His license had expired.”Read more »

By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog

Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska’s Republican Congressman Don Young said suicide didn’t exist in Alaska before “government largesse” gave residents an entitlement mentality.

“When people had to work and had to provide and had to keep warm by putting participation in cutting wood and catching the fish and killing the animals, we didn’t have the suicide problem,” he said. Government handouts tell people “you are not worth anything but you are going to get something for nothing.”Read more »

America used to be a country that built for the future. Sometimes the government built directly: Public projects, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, provided the backbone for economic growth. Sometimes it provided incentives to the private sector, like land grants to spur railroad construction. Either way, there was broad support for spending that would make us richer.Read more »

Republican Officials in Texas Knew Voter ID Law Would Disenfranchise 500,000 Before Bill's Passage
By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune
25 October 14

Republican state officials working to pass a voter photo ID law in 2011 knew that more than 500,000 of the state’s registered voters did not have the credentials needed to cast ballots under the new requirement. But they did not share that information with lawmakers rushing to pass the legislation.Read more »

What Women Want
Women’s Issues Dominate 2014 Campaigns

Women are big this election season. No group is more courted. It’s great! The issues are important. Plus, we all enjoy the occasional pander.Read more »

Bernie Sanders: Purchase of Election by Chevron Shows We Have 'Oligarchy.'

By Jon Queally, Common Dreams

According to estimates, fossil fuel company is on track to spend $3 million in attempt to gain control of city council in Richmond, California

he Independent U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders was in the city of Richmond, California on Thursday and said local elections in the city have become prime examples of how U.S. politics, at all levels, have become corrupted by the unlimited amount of money wealthy corporations and individuals can spend on campaigns.Read more »

By Anastasia Pantsios, EcoWatch

The evidence linking fracking to earthquakes continues to pile up.

A study by seven researchers from California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and the UK, The Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking, said “Unconventional oil and natural gas extraction enabled by horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing [fracking] is driving an economic boom with consequences described from ‘revolutionary’ to ‘disastrous.’ The reality lies somewhere in between.”Read more »

More than 14 million Texans have registered to vote in the November elections, the secretary of state’s office announced Thursday, calling the number a record high.

The total marks an increase of 2.8 percent since the most recent presidential contest and 5.7 percent since the last time candidates for governor were on the ballot. In Bexar and Dallas counties — two of the most populous in the state — voter registration outpaced expected population growth from 2012 to 2014.Read more »

By Ramsey Cox, The Hill

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch are trying to buy the Senate.

“The Koch brothers are trying to buy the Senate,” Sanders said Wednesday. “This is not what democracy is supposed to be about. Billionaires should not be allowed to spend hundreds of millions of dollars electing candidates who represent the wealthy and the powerful.”Read more »

By Greg Sargent, The Washington Post

It’s become a cliche to point out that Democratic hopes of keeping the Senate turn on whether they can mobilize the low and moderate-propensity voters that tend to sit out midterm elections — single women, minorities, younger voters.

But what if Republican state laws restricting voting end up being a key factor in keeping that turnout down — and, by extension, in facilitating a GOP takeover of the Senate?

In a must-read, the New York Times’ Trip Gabriel raises that possibility:Read more »

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 »

Larry Kramer does not need me to publicize his beautiful play. It stands on its own. For the last time – I will answer his complaints, which rewrite history.

When I saw the play in 1985 I was very moved and immediately contacted Larry to acquire the rights. After going through several drafts with Larry, I hired another writer to develop a screenplay that was faithful to Larry’s play -- but adapting it to make it more cinematic. It was finished in 1995. Ralph Fiennes and Kenneth Branagh were interested in doing the version that I oversaw.Read more »

2cents.....

Haahaa.... If my sweet wife and I can ever get out of bed
(somedays it's noon)... I have long planned to paper our vintage barn's
outhouse walls, with these excremental egested rag articles that are
void of even a sniff of truth. Of course, she has held me back with
her gift for perfect decor. But I still say my idea is more
authentic,... Haahaa. Right?

Hillary and Bill Clinton have been friends now since I first
met them 16 years ago.... and without any interruptions... birthdaysRead more »

“The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements”

---Thomas Jefferson

Boy, Barbra must sell a lot of papers.  That tabloid keeps re-telling the same lies.

I asked my wife if I could borrow her Truth Alert to respond to the latest tabloid nonsense, an outrageous story that I oppose her doing "Gypsy." These scandal sheet guys only print stuff that is the exact opposite of the truth. I'm already lined up to buy the first ticket for that film. Her youthful beauty will perfectly complement her singing and performance. But the point here is that tabloids only traffic in bad news, bad news that they have to maliciously make up in Barbra's case.Read more »

I was just made aware of a ridiculous story in one of those weekly rags. This is just to say that the story is untrue in every respect, just unmitigated, sloppy, and malicious invention.  The madness of the constant inaccuracy of these publications is evidenced by the fact that in this recent story the main photo they use of "Jason" is not even Jason!

One of the tabloids is recycling a fabricated story which we truth-alerted as false in 2004.

It's ridiculous to dredge up a 7 year old story about having a polyp removed. It must be a slow news day.

I’ve endured Larry Kramer’s outbursts in the past, not wishing to dignify them with a response. But at a time when we are all pulling together to achieve such giant steps toward gay equality, it is anguishing to me to have my devotion to this cause so distorted. I think my efforts for the gay community and my immersion in securing its constitutional entitlement and other equitable rights is quite evident and a matter of record.Read more »

I was happy to hear recently that the Loew's Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York will be undergoing renovations for a reopening in 2014 . It was one of those beautiful old movie palaces of the past. I was 13 years old when I first started spending many a wonderful afternoon there, partly because it had double features, air conditioning and great ice cream cones.Read more »

To clarify the ridiculous assertions relating to Barbra Streisand's participation in the new "We Are The World," the recording of which I attended with her, Barbra hit it on her first take, but then asked Patti Austin, who was producing the vocal session, if she could do a few more to see what else she might come up with. Patti thought the first take was perfect, and she thought the fourth one was more perfect. They stopped at "more perfect."

---Jay Landers / SVP A&R Columbia Records.

I discovered in a recent book of rather serious intent, and in which I was otherwise fairly treated, that the author chose to print some of the silliest fabricated tales about me even after acknowledging that they were “perhaps more apocryphal than true.” I was surprised that this author would not even bother to check his facts. I don’t care if someone doesn’t like my work or tells a story that is unflattering…as long as it’s the truth.Read more »

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 »

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 the ballad "Home" from The Wiz from the QVC-exclusive DVD available at a special price today only by clicking here!Read more »

During today's special presentation of Release Me with Bonus DVD on QVC, Barbra called in on the phone to discuss the album with her friend and creative collaborator Richard Jay-Alexander. Click here to watch the video of her calling in and to take advantage of the one day only special price!Read more »

We've set aside a limited number of tickets for Barbra's upcoming shows in Las Vegas, San Jose & Los Angeles just for fans of barbrastreisand.com! Purchase tickets before the general public until 3:00 pm PT tomorrow at ticketmaster.com using the code RELEASEME.

BarbraNews.com Exclusive Report.

Last night, when Barbra walked onto the stage and looked up at Marvin's picture - before heading to the microphone - the audience could already sense that they were in for something very special.Read more »

Tune into Katie Couric's new talk show Katie on September 25 to see a brand new interview with Barbra. Click here to find your local station!

To celebrate her new album of previously unheard recordings, RELEASE ME, Barbra sat down to discuss the songs and what went into making each. Here is her interview about the Randy Newman track "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" from the Stoney End sessions.

Barbra Streisand's longtime collaborator Richard Jay- Alexander is scheduled to appear on QVC® Thursday, September 20 at 7 AM and noon (ET) to offer the singer’s upcoming album "Release Me," which has been specially packaged with a bonus DVD for the multimedia retailer.

The album features 11 previously unreleased songs recorded throughout Streisand's career.

The DVD is a track-by-track commentary from Barbra filmed in August and also features archival footage of Streisand in the studio.Read more »

Meet the Incomparable Barbra Streisand at one of four forthcoming concerts, with 2 top level house seat tickets included. These amazing tickets are not available through Ticketmaster.

The following shows are included:

Meet the Incomparable Barbra Streisand on Monday, October 8 with
2 Top Level House Tickets to her Wells Fargo Center Show in Philadelphia

Meet the Incomparable Barbra Streisand on Thursday, October 11 with
2 Top Level House Tickets to her Barclays Center Show in Brooklyn, NY
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The magic of Barbra Streisand in concert continues this fall with the addition of three NEW live performances in the US with special guests Chris Botti and Il Volo.
Read more »

Even though this is an album of previously unreleased material, it's clearly music Barbra cares about, as she states in this quote from the liner notes. Click here to pre-order RELEASE ME now.

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