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Tracy Bloom: Democrats Demand Answers From Obama, Warren Blasts Republicans, and More – Politics Today – Truthdig

March 13, 2013

Tracy Bloom: Democrats Demand Answers From Obama, Warren Blasts Republicans, and More – Politics Today – Truthdig : Now They Speak Up: A week after Republican Sen. Rand Paul temporarily filibustered CIA Director John Brennan’s confirmation vote over the Obama administration’s targeted killings program, Democratic lawmakers—who were conspicuously silent on the issue that day—are seeking details on the drone policy. In a letter sent to President Obama, eight Democrats asked him to declassify documents that justify the administration’s use of drone strikes. From the letter: “Authorizing the killing of American citizens and others has profound implications for our Constitution, the core values of our Nation, our national security and future international practice. The executive branch’s claim of authority to deprive citizens of life, and to do so without explaining the legal bases for doing so, sets a dangerous precedent and is a model of behavior that the United States would not want other nations to emulate.” (Read more)

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Golden Globes Preview

February 4, 2012

The 69th annual Golden Globe Awards are returning to the Beverly Hilton  from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. For those watching the ceremony from the safety of their couch—avoiding the snarling traffic the event is likely to cause—here is a look at this year’s nominations. Best Dramatic Motion Picture The Descendants The Help Hugo The Ides of March Moneyball War Horse Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama Glenn Close,  Albert Nobbs Viola Davis, The Help Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Rooney Mara,  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Tilda Swinton,  We Need to Talk About Kevin Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama George Clooney,  The Descendants Brad Pitt, Moneyball Leonardo DiCaprio,  J. Edgar Ryan Gosling,  The Ides of March Michael Fassbender, Shame Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical 50/50 The Artist Bridesmaids Midnight in Paris My Week With Marilyn Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy/Musical Jodie Foster, Carnage Kate Winslet, Carnage Charlize Theron, Young Adult Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids Michelle Williams,  My Week With Marilyn Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy/Musical Ryan Gosling,  Crazy, Stupid, Love Jean Dujardin, The Artist Brendan Gleeson, The Guard Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50 Owen Wilson,  Midnight in Paris Best Animated Feature Film The Adventures of Tintin Arthur Christmas Cars 2 Puss in Boots Rango Best Foreign Language Film The Flowers of War , China In the Land of Blood and Honey , USA The Kid with a Bike , Belgium A Separation , Iran The Skin I Live In , Spain Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Jessica Chastain, The Help Octavia Spencer, The Help Berenice Bejo, The Artist Janet McTeer, The Help Shailene Woodley,  The Descendants Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Kenneth Branagh,  My Week With Marilyn Albert Brooks, Drive Jonah Hill, Moneyball Viggo Mortensen,  A Dangerous Method Christopher Plummer, Beginners Best Director of a Motion Picture Woody Allen,  Midnight in Paris George Clooney,  The Ides of March Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Alexander Payne,  The Descendants Martin Scorsese, Hugo Best Screenplay of a Motion Picture Woody Allen,  Midnight in Paris George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon,  The Ides of March Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash,  The Descendants Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball Best Original Score of a Motion Picture Ludovic Bource, The Artist Abel Korzeniowski, W.E. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross,  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Howard Shore, Hugo John Williams, War Horse Best Original Song of a Motion Picture “The Living Proof” from  The Help (Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas; Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas) “Lay Your Head Down” from  Albert Nobbs (Music by: Brian Byrne; Lyrics by: Glenn Close) “The Keeper” from  Machine Gun Preacher (Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell) “Masterpiece” from  W.E. (Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry) “Hello Hello” from  Gnomeo & Juliet (Music by: Elton John; Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin)   Best Television Series, Drama American Horror Story (FX) Boardwalk Empire (HBO) Boss (Starz) Game of Thrones (HBO) Homeland (Showtime) Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama Claire Danes, Homeland   Mireille Enos, The Killing  Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Madeleine Stowe, Revenge   Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Kelsey Grammer, Boss Jeremy Irons, The Borgias Damian Lewis, Homeland Best Television Series, Comedy/Musical Enlightened (HBO) Episodes (Showtime) Glee (Fox) Modern Family (ABC) New Girl (Fox) Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Comedy/Musical Laura Dern, Enlightened Zooey Deschanel, New Girl   Tina Fey, 30 Rock Laura Linney, The Big C   Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy/Musical Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock David Duchovny, Californication Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory   Thomas Jane, Hung Matt LeBlanc, Episodes Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television Cinema Verite (HBO) Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS) The Hour (BBC America) Mildred Pierce (HBO) Too Big to Fail (HBO) Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television Romola Garai, The Hour Diane Lane, Cinema Verite   Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)   Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult   Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) Idris Elba, Luther   William Hurt, Too Big to Fail Bill Nighy, Page Eight (Masterpiece)   Dominic West, The Hour Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television Jessica Lange, American Horror Story  Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire  Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) Sofia Vergara, Modern Family   Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail Guy Pierce, Mildred Pierce Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite   Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award Morgan Freeman. The ceremony is being hosted for the third consecutive year by comedian Ricky Gervais. This list was compiled with information from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Be sure to follow  Beverly Hills  Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Original post: Golden Globes Preview

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David Lynch wants soldiers to meditate

February 1, 2012

Director David Lynch holds a check for $1,000,000 at the press conference for The David Lynch Foundation’s Operation Warrior Wellness held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on December 2, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. More: David Lynch wants soldiers to meditate

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Pixomondo Recognized with Academy, BAFTA & VES Award Noms

January 29, 2012

Talented artists from international visual effects company Pixomondo have earned the company’s first-ever Academy Award nomination garnered for work on Martin Scorsese ‘s 3D epic adventure, Hugo. View post: Pixomondo Recognized with Academy, BAFTA & VES Award Noms

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Travel

January 29, 2012

Every time I drive down to the West Los Angeles area, I pass by this landmark but most often take it for granted. Originally posted here: Travel

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Street Closures for Sunday’s ’13.1 Los Angeles’ Half-Marathon That Kicks Off in Venice

January 15, 2012
Street Closures for Sunday’s ’13.1 Los Angeles’ Half-Marathon That Kicks Off in Venice

The 13.1 Los Angeles half-marathon kicks off tomorrow morning in Venice and heads south down to Playa Vista and loops back. The race kicks off at the Venice Boardwalk at Rose at 7 am Sunday. more › Follow this link: Street Closures for Sunday’s ’13.1 Los Angeles’ Half-Marathon That Kicks Off in Venice

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First Lady Anne Gust Brown

January 14, 2012
First Lady Anne Gust Brown

Anne Gust Brown is the First Lady of California . The wife of California Governor Jerry Brown , the first lady previously served as Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President of Gap Inc. , as a Director of Jack in the Box Inc. , and as a California attorney. As the First Lady of California, Anne Gust Brown is fulfilling what many (affectionately) say is the most defining role of her lifetime: “Mrs. Moonbeam”. The First Lady of California sums up her job duties by saying, “I will be advising him closely because I have been ever since I left The Gap.” Working alongside her husband, Jerry Brown , the 39th Governor of California, Anne Gust Brown serves in the position of ‘special counsel’ without pay.

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It’s The Shortest Day Of The Year! Welcome, Winter Solstice

December 21, 2011
It’s The Shortest Day Of The Year! Welcome, Winter Solstice

Escape from your cube and find the nearest west-facing window this afternoon to catch a 4:40pm sunset on the shortest day of 2011. The winter solstice technically occurs tonight at 9:30pm PDT. If you can make it to the Griffith Observatory by sunset, you can join Griffith Observatory Director Doctor Edwin C. Krupp and L.A. City Councilmember Tom LaBonge as they observe the beginning of a seasonal shift from fall to winter with a special presentation. more › See the original post here: It’s The Shortest Day Of The Year! Welcome, Winter Solstice

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26K People Still in the Dark After Winds Knocked Out Power

December 5, 2011
26K People Still in the Dark After Winds Knocked Out Power

While for most of us last week’s windstorm is a fading memory, there are over 26,000 Los Angeles area residents who remain without power thanks to widespread outages in areas serviced by Southern California Edison and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. more › Read more here: 26K People Still in the Dark After Winds Knocked Out Power

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Steve McQueen at the premiere of "Shame"

November 10, 2011
Steve McQueen at the premiere of "Shame"

http://www.youtube.com/v/SIRJ9C04aLQ?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Steve McQueen talks to LA Times reporter Amy Kaufman at the premiere of “Shame.” Read more here: Steve McQueen at the premiere of “Shame”

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