Actress Michelle Pfeiffer has revealed she joined a cult that believed you can live without food or water. In a candid interview, the Dangerous Liaisons star describes being put on a diet ´nobody can adhere to´ and psychologically manipulated by a ´very controlling couple´ when she first reached Hollywood aged 20. She was taught to be a ´breatharian´ - someone who supposedly gets all their nourishment from the sun, with no need to eat or drink. And, despite struggling to earn a living, she was forced to pay for their guidance. Now, 35 years later, she describes being ´saved´ by her first
Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport underscores the need for an assault weapons ban and greater gun control measures. Appearing on CBS´s "Face the Nation" Sunday, Feinstein paid tribute to fallen TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez, the first TSA employee to die in the line of duty, then turned her attention to guns. A strong supporter of an assault weapons ban, the California Democrat said, “the weapon was a .223 MP-15, where the MP stands for military and police, clearly designed not for general consumption … Same gun that was used at
This will not go over well for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner. According to the new book “Double Down,” in which journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann chronicle the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama told his aides that he’s “really good at killing people” while discussing drone strikes. Peter Hamby of The Washington Post noted the moment in his review of the book. The reported claim by the commander-in-chief is as indisputable as it is grim. Obama oversaw the 2009 surge in Afghanistan, 145 Predator drone strikes in NATO’s 2011 Libya operations, the May 2011 raid that
Lowering expectations, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer this morning said on “This Week” that the first Obamacare enrollment numbers would not be as high as the administration would like. “I can promise you that the first enrollment numbers which will be released later this month are not going to be what we want them to be. There’s no question about that,” Pfeiffer said. “The website hasn’t worked the way we want it to work. But we take responsibility for that, we take responsibility for the errors, we take responsibility for fixing it. And if we get that website working
The mummified body of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun burst into flames inside his sarcophagus after a botched attempt to embalm him, according to scientists in a new documentary. After his death in 1323?BC, Tutankhamun was rapidly embalmed and buried, but fire investigators believe a chemical reaction caused by embalming oils used on his mummy sparked the blaze. A fragment of flesh from the boy pharaoh, whose tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter and the Earl of Carnarvon, was tested by researchers who confirmed his body was burnt while sealed in his coffin.
A slew of media organizations have petitioned the government to release ObamaCare data that the White House has refused to make public. CNN, ABC, MSNBC and others have filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking information on the beleaguered healthcare.gov website. They have also asked for government documents revealing how many people have enrolled in the new healthcare exchanges. Journalists have repeatedly pressed the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the enrollment data, but the administration says it won´t do so until mid-November. Republicans have noted that President Obama has dropped hints he is
Witnesses have described how an ex-SAS man and a former Irish Ranger helped to organise the rescue mission which saved dozens of hostages during the Nairobi shopping mall attack. [Snip] Children as young as five were shot up to five times by the terrorists. But it has emerged that two security consultants took control of the rescue mission before authorities turned up which helped to save dozens of lives, according to The Observer. Mark and John, whose real names have not been disclosed, managed to make their way into the underground car park where they discovered 100 people cowering
Despite the low turnout typical in Virginia’s non-presidential election years, statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general have a greater impact on how the state will run than perhaps any other contests in the four-year election cycle. With so much at stake — such as potential Medicaid expansion, tax and abortion policies, and control of the state Senate — this year’s contests offer some of the greatest contrasts and potential consequences of any in recent memory. “I do think the choice in this election is as stark as I’ve seen it in any race in Virginia,” said U.S.
It really is hysterical listening to liberal Hollywoodans talk about politics. Take for example actor/director Rob Reiner - made famous by his role as Meathead in the legendary sitcom All in the Family - claiming on HBO´s Real Time Friday ("Overtime" web segment) that Barack Obama politically "is right around where Reagan was": BILL MAHER, HOST: I’m just saying the Democrats have moved to the middle. CONGRESSWOMAN DEBBIE WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ (D-FLORIDA): We have. MAHER: Unfortunately, the other people have moved way over there. So now the
An emerging theme from Democrats struggling to explain the Obamacare fiasco is that stubborn Republican opposition has hobbled the administration´s efforts to implement President Obama´s complex national health care scheme. If you want the particulars, just glance at "The Obamacare sabotage campaign" by Politico´s Todd Purdum. But a memo revealed in a new Washington Post examination of the rollout shows the administration was already on a disastrous path in May 2010, just two months after Obamacare was signed into law -- and six months before Republicans won control of the House
Fascinating new insights from the 2012 presidential campaign have come out ahead of the Nov. 5 release of the new book "Double Down: Game Change 2012," but a detail about Chinese hackers targeting Mitt Romney has us asking even more questions. At Time Magazine´s Swampland blog, authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann provide an excerpt from the book that details Romney´s search for a vice presidential running mate. His longtime adviser Beth Myers is told to make sure the #2 is Commander-in-Chief quality and there´s nothing in the background that would hurt the campaign.
Food banks across the country, stretched thin in the aftermath of the recession, are bracing for more people coming through their doors in the wake of cuts to the federal food stamp program. Food stamp benefits to 47 million Americans were cut starting Friday as a temporary boost to the federal program comes to an end without new funding from a deadlocked Congress. Under the program, known formally as the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, or SNAP, a family of four that gets $668 per month in benefits will find that amount cut by $36. "It may not sound like a lot but to a person like
Left-wing progressive Bill de Blasio is poised to secure a landslide victory in New York´s mayoral elections next week after executing a near-flawless campaign. De Blasio, whose public sector background and policies sit uneasily with the gigantic wealth of the establishment, appears certain of election victory, possibly by a historic margin on Tuesday. By placing his black, former lesbian wife and teenage children center stage, he appears to have connected to ordinary middle-class families and a vastly diverse electorate, if his mammoth poll leads are anything to go by. New Yorkers voted for
CAIRO -U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to reassure America´s Arab friends that the United States will not allow them to be attacked "from outside," in an apparent warning to Iran. He specifically mentioned Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan and Egypt as nations, alongside unspecified "others," that the U.S. will defend. Those others likely would include Israel, the strongest U.S. ally in the region. "The United States will be there for the defense of our friends and our allies," Kerry told reporters in Cairo. "We will not allow those countries to be attacked from
Washington-Echoing her Republican colleagues in the Senate, Sen. Kelly Ayotte said Sunday that the entire country needs to slam the brakes on implementing the Affordable Care Act and re-evaluate President Barack Obama´s signature health care law. "It´s time to call a timeout," Ayotte told CNN´s Candy Crowley on "State of the Union." Calling the rollout of the federal health exchange a singular "mess," the New Hampshire Republican said the problems with the law run far deeper than the headline-generating failures with the HealthCare.gov website. (Snip) "My constituents are writing me,
“We the [Conservative] People” can restore our government by first reclaiming the Republican Party. Not hard. Here’s how. It’s been five years since the American people elected President Obama and we’re almost a year into his disastrous second term. On every issue, President Obama seems to choose the option that is the worst one for Americans. Want to do something about it? If I provided you with a strategy and plan that only took a couple of hours of your time every month and then three or four hours at primary and general election times, and that guaranteed increased voter
In the Oct. 28 Daily Times, Cathy Keim wrote an excellent column expressing concerns about ObamaCare, the Affordable Care Act, possibly being purposely designed to fail. Why? In order to replace it with a single-payer system. Certainly the idea is not far-fetched, stated both by several congressional Democrats prior to its passage and in recent writings by, among others, columnist Robert Reich. ObamaCare has already given us largely socialized medicine, with government controlling almost every segment of the health care industry. But single-payer is a euphemism for total socialized medicine, with the government being the only provider and controller of
Washington–The architect of the Affordable Care Act insisted on “Fox News Sunday” that President Obama isn’t to blame for the rocky rollout of ObamaCare and deflected charges that the administration misled Americans about being able to keep their current health plans. Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist, was part of the president’s health care reform team for two years and is the brother of former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. “We grandfathered in plans,” Emanuel said. Host Chris Wallace pressed Emanuel to defend the growing number of cancellation notices sent to people whose
Justin Hadley was using the Obamacare website when he was accidentally sent "eligibility letters" addressed to other people -- in other states. "Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health plan was canceled. What he discovered was an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to individuals from another state," the Heritage Foundation reports. “I was in complete shock,” said Hadley, who contacted Heritage after becoming alarmed at the breach of privacy. Hadley, a North Carolina father, buys his insurance on the individual
Mitt Romney lashed out at Barack Obama on Sunday, saying the president has been dishonest about the Affordable Care Act better known as Obamacare. "He told people that they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth," Romney said on "Meet The Press," nearly a year after he lost to Obama in the 2012 presidential election. The former Massachusetts governor said "the president failed to learn the lessons" that came from his state´s groundbreaking 2006 health care law. Obama´s "fundamental dishonesty" about his signature health care law, Romney said, has "put in peril the whole
Washington — Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama’s health care law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they know. With a cranky federal website complicating access to new coverage and some consumers being notified their existing plans are going away, the potential for winners and losers is creating anxiety and confusion. ‘‘I´ve had questions like, ‘Are they going to put me in jail if I don’t buy insurance? Because nobody will sell it to me,´’’ said Bonnie Burns, a longtime community-level insurance counselor from California.
Obamacare may be in the spotlight, but an estimated 16 million California employees are facing healthcare decisions of their own — at work. Like most other Americans, a majority of Californians get their insurance through their employers. Although they may be among the least affected by the Affordable Care Act, a flood of news about the new law has left many workers befuddled about their own coverage. (Snip) With deadlines looming to select coverage, experts say consumers may discover: - higher monthly premiums, typically deducted from worker paychecks - increases in deductibles,
An African-American Baptist minister from Chesterfield County, Virginia was sentenced to two years in prison this week after admitting he staged a “hate crime” at his own home because he could no longer afford to pay rent. 41-year-old Olander D. Cuthrell confessed to spray-painting racial slurs on the side of his house and setting his porch on fire. According the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Cuthrell told the judge in the case that he was “ashamed and embarrassed” for pouring gasoline onto his family’s front porch and lighting it ablaze. He also spray-painted the “n-word” on two sides of his rented home,