Daily Archives: April 8, 2010

Mother of Man Arrested for Threatening Pelosi Blames ‘really radical’ Fox News

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Think Progress.org~Yesterday in San Fransisco, federal agents arrested 48 year-old Gregory Giusti for allegedly threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Giusti “allegedly made dozens of calls to Pelosi’s homes in California and Washington, D.C., as well as her husband’s business office. He allegedly recited her home address and warned that she should not support the healthcare overhaul bill that was recently signed into law if she wanted to see her home again.” Yesterday on San Fransisco’s local ABC affiliate, Giusti’s mother blamed Fox News:

ELEANOR GIUSTI: Greg has — frequently gets in with a group of people that have really radical ideas and that are not consistent with myself or the rest of the family and — which gets him into problems. And apparently I would say this must be another one that somehow he’s gotten onto either by — I’d say Fox News or all of those that are really radical, and he — that’s where he comes from.

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Tape Special Message for American Idol Charity

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle sat down on Wednesday for a taping with “American Idol” as part of the hit show’s fund-raising event set to air next week.

Idol Gives Back” is a two-hour charity performance that has already raised more than $140 million in contributions for global organizations. This year’s beneficiaries include Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children’s U.S. Programs and the United Nations Foundation.

In previous years, Idol Gives Back has welcomed President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former President George W. Bush, Brad Pitt, Bono, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Annie Lennox, Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Josh Groban, Pink, Celine Dion, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller and others.

This year’s special will feature performances and appearances by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars as well as a few surprises. The special episode will air on Wednesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Graces the Cover of Condé Nast Traveler

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First Lady Michelle Obama hits the cover of Conde Nast’s Traveler talking about living in Washington. Excerpt from Conde Nast Traveler story on Mrs. Obama’s Washington…

Mrs. Obama shares a few of the First Family’s favorite Washington spots:

The Newseum, is an interactive museum of news and journalism located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. The seven-level, 250,000 square foot museum features 15 theaters and 14 galleries. The Newseum’s Berlin Wall Gallery includes the largest display of sections of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany. The Today’s Front Pages Gallery presents daily front pages from more than 80 international newspapers.

First Lady: High recommendations (from the kids). They love the Newseum.”

Monticello is located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, was the estate of Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. Monticello, along with the nearby University of Virginia, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

First Lady: It is just incredibly beautiful, and that beautiful garden that he planted that is three times the size of anything that you’d ever do. It brings it to life, not just for my kids but for me.”

Luray Caverns is a large, celebrated commercial cave just west of Luray, Virginia, USA, which has drawn many visitors since its discovery in 1878. The underground cavern system is generously adorned with speleothems (columns, mud flows, stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, mirrored pools, etc). there are hundreds of basins, varying from 1 to 50 feet in diameter, and from 6 inches to 15 feet in depth. The water in them contains carbonate of lime, which often forms concretions, called pearls, eggs, and snowballs, according to their size.

First Lady:Yes! We saw the egg. Barack was very jealous — he’s a Tour Guy.”

Bureau of Engraving and Printing is a government agency within the United States Department of the Treasury that designs and produces a variety of security products for the United States Government, most notable of which is paper currency for the Federal Reserve. In addition to paper currency, the B.E.P. produces Treasury securities; military commissions and award certificates; invitations and admission cards; and many different types of identification cards, forms, and other special security documents for a variety of Government agencies.

First Lady:We did the Bureau of Engraving (and Printing tour).”

The May 2010 issue of Condé Nast Traveler will be on newsstands April 14.

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The Biden’s Attend NCAA Women’s Women’s Final Four National Championship Game in San Antonio

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Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden pose with the Connecticut Huskies and the national championship trophy as they celebrate after a 53-47 win over the Stanford Cardinal during the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship game at the Alamodome on April 6, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America)

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attended the women’s basketball championship game between Connecticut and Stanford on Tuesday night. He sat two rows from the Alamodome floor at center court with his two young granddaughters.

“I tell my daughter and my granddaughters they can do anything a boy can do,” Biden said during an interview with ESPN.

“I have two basketball players here. I’m looking for scholarships.”

It wasn’t clear whether Biden, a Delaware graduate, had a rooting interest, but he was impressed with Stanford’s early play against the unbeaten Huskies.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Graces the Cover of Good Housekeeping’s 125th Anniversary Issue in May

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Good Housekeepings May 125th Anniversary Issue (PRNewsFoto/Good Housekeeping)

Celebglitz~First Lady Michelle Obama shines on the cover of Good Housekeeping magazine, May 125th Anniversary issue.

The little nothings in life that we don’t do anymore: Running an errand,” Mrs. O tells Good Housekeeping magazine about what she misses most from from her private life. “Walking into your kid’s school without causing a fuss. Going out to dinner without a press pool.”

She says that her daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama, aren’t too thrilled with all the attention. “Our girls are pretty modest types, and they don’t like the attention, the hoopla. They will say things like, ‘Ugh, Dad, do you have to drive around with the sirens in the car? Do you have to block up all the traffic?’

Check out the latest issue of Good Housekeeping, hitting newsstands April 13.

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Photo of the Day: Fern in Detail

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