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Obama ringing in new year in low-key fashion

President Barack Obama shakes hands with people waiting to meet him as he holds his shave ice outside Island Snow, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The first family is in Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama closed out 2013 in low-key fashion Tuesday, hitting the beach with his family at a popular Hawaii snorkeling spot before making a stop for shave ice, a favorite treat of the island-born president.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

2013 is year of the e-cig and ‘selfie’

US President Barack Obama (right) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (center) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

E-cigarettes replaced nicotine patches, grunge returned to the catwalk, Daft Punk swept dance floors and the “selfie” made it into the dictionary.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Statue of Liberty reopening delights tourists

Tourists visit the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in New York. The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the partial federal government shutdown. AP/John Minchillo

The Statue of Liberty was back to her shining best Sunday, reopened to tourists for the first time since falling victim to the US government shutdown two weeks ago.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Police seize ‘naked Putin and Obama’ painting ahead of G20

Men walk past a banner with the logo of G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg on September 4, 2013 ahead of the G20 Summit starting tomorrow.    AFP

Russian police have raided an erotica museum in Saint Petersburg and confiscated a painting showing a naked Vladimir Putin with an erect penis squaring off at his equally naked US counterpart Barack Obama, a curator said Wednesday.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Obama “comfortable” with FDA approach on Plan B

This undated image made available by Teva Women's Health shows the packaging for their Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) tablet, one of the brands known as the "morning-after pill." AP

President Barack Obama says he’s comfortable with his administration’s decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Michelle Obama wears Wu to the balls again

THEY COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT   US President Barack Obama, who earlier took his oath of office for a second four-year term, dances with wife Michelle at the Commander in Chief Inaugural Ball during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC, on Monday. AP

Michelle Obama made it a fashion tradition Monday night, wearing a custom-made Jason Wu gown to the inaugural balls. The ruby-colored dress was a follow-up to the white gown Wu made for her four years ago when she was new to Washington, the pomp and circumstance, and the fashion press.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Want to build your dream home next door to Obama?

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Have you got a cool million or two and a burning desire to live next door to President Barack Obama? You may be in luck. The empty lot next to Obama’s Chicago home is for sale.

Posted: November 15th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

White House reveals ‘Ale to the Chief’ beer recipes

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Barack Obama promised and Saturday the White House delivered, revealing recipes for the president’s official microbrewed honey beers, following an Internet campaign.

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chefs reveal eating secrets of world leaders

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President Barack Obama pets Bo, the Obama family dog, after returning to the White House from an event at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland on Thursday. INQUIRER.net/White House Photo

Barack Obama can’t stand beetroot, artichokes are off the menu at France’s presidential palace and Vladimir Putin does not take any chances with dishes that emerge from the Kremlin kitchens.

Posted: July 26th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

What happened to the American Dream?


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At lunch with friends, someone commented that the situation is bleak in the United States. Having just arrived from a three-month vacation there, I pondered on that remark with more than a touch of sadness.

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Dem strategists focus on middle class in new book

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This book cover image released by Blue Rider Press/Penguin Group shows "It's the Middle Class, Stupid!," by James Carville and Stan Greenberg. (AP Photo/Blue Rider Press/Penguin Group)

“It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!” (Blue Rider Press/Penguin Group), by James Carville and Stan Greenberg Longtime Democratic political consultant James Carville and strategist Stan Greenberg have written a recipe for President Barack Obama’s re-election in their book, “It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!”

Posted: July 14th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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