Trust Shonda Rhimes to be brutally straightforward about how she dropped over one hundred pounds. The TV boss reveals that the road to skinny is paved with hard work and small portions. The 45-year-old mogul recently debuted her new figure at a special #TGIT Shondaland party, showing off her 117-pound weight loss.
Instead of waxing poetic about loving exercise and eating organic, Shonda kept it all the way 100 about how she dropped the extra pounds. "I hated it the...Read more
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court embarks on a new term Monday that would make Yogi Berra proud: It truly is déjà vu all over again. The justices will rule on affirmative action for the third time in four years. They will rule on public employee union fees for the third time in five years. They will deliver verdicts on class-action lawsuits and death penalty appeals, as they do virtually every year.
Before the term is out next June,...Read more
Republican White House front runner Donald Trump has backed out of an appearance at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the group confirmed Friday.
Trump had previously agreed to participate in a question-and-answer session with the business organization on October 8 in Washington, but the chamber said the billionaire real estate tycoon was "unwilling" to abide by the terms of the format.
"Trump's decision to forfeit the Q&A session was motivated by the concern of being 'put...Read more
Alabama requires photo ID to vote, but this week the state announced that it would stop issuing driver’s licenses in counties with the highest percentage of nonwhite voters.
Alabama requires a photo ID to vote.
This week Alabama decided to announce that it would stop issuing driver's licenses in certain counties because of budget cuts. Those counties happen to contain the highest percentage of nonwhite voters, an AL.com columnist has pointed out.
According to the report, the Alabama Law Enforcement...Read more
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the House's investigation of the 2011 Benghazi attack wasn't meant to hurt Hillary Clinton's presidential chances -- and he didn't mean to suggest otherwise.
"This committee was set up for one sole purpose, to find the truth on behalf of families for four dead Americans," McCarthy told Fox News on Thursday night. "Now, I did not imply in any way that that work is political, of course it is...Read more
A visibly frustrated President Obama offered condolences to the victims of the mass shooting at an Oregon college on Thursday, but he added that "our thoughts and prayers are not enough," and voters should demand changes to the nation's gun laws. Having now spoken after more than a dozen senseless killings during his administration, Obama again called for "common sense" legislation aimed at preventing gun violence, and he mocked opponents of past initiatives he has pushed.
"Each time this happens, I'm going to...Read more
Michael Eric Dyson is on the money: There’s a new model now of black intellectual leadership, and West is yesterday’s news. Michael Eric Dyson’s blistering takedown of Cornel West in The Ghost of Cornel West for The New Republic not only closed the door on a decades-long friendship that arguably led the way in black American thought at the end of the 20thcentury, but also displayed how the roles of black leaders have evolved during Barack Obama’s rise...Read more