Gov. Kathleen Sebelius caused a political storm when she warned the White House that the National Guard deployment in Iraq hurt her ability to respond to a home-state tornado. What happened next—and how it felt touring the wreckage with the president Wednesday.
Gavin Newsom, the popular, handsome--and very available--mayor of San Francisco, was one of those men who could seemingly get any women they wanted. Since his 2005 divorce from Fox News commentator Kimberly Guilfoyle, he had become something of a man about town, spotted at all the fashionable places with various beautiful women on his arm.But the chatter over Newsom's dating life took a sharp turn away from mere amusement last Thursday, when the mayor admitted he'd had an affair with a female...
Growing up in the south Bronx, says Majora Carter, "it didn't occur to me that what I had here was an environment." Her neighborhood was surrounded by waste treatment plants, garbage dumps and power stations, and she glimpsed nature only when visiting the blueberry patch in her aunt's backyard in New Jersey.
They are daring to hope. As the hours count down, Jodi Velotta and other U.S. Army wives are beginning to think that this time it might really be true—their men are headed home from Iraq."It's a lot to know that the day is coming and I didn't wake up to that e-mail saying, 'We've been extended,'" says Jodi, whose husband, Capt.
"I love doing sequels," said a jubilant Arnold Schwarzenegger after his landslide re-election Tuesday night. There have been plenty to choose from. Since he became governor of California in the madcap 2003 recall election, Schwarzenegger has dished up political drama on a schedule that would thrill the most demanding Hollywood producer.First, there was Arnold the ribald show-biz maverick, who declared his candidacy on "The Tonight Show" and then governed from the center in year one of his...
Is God Green? Bill Moyers wants to know. The veteran journalist says he was motivated to explore the deepening divide among evangelical Christians over how to respond to environmental concerns—especially global warming—in part because of his own evangelical upbringing. "Environmentalists were regarded as dangerously secular, people to be avoided," he says. But that may be changing.
He's put the hummers in storage. He's told friends he was deeply impressed by Al Gore's new global-warming movie, "An Inconvenient Truth." And as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hit the campaign trail last week, he had a new look: a bright green bus emblazoned with a mural of Yosemite National Park.
How much is clean air worth? That's a question Richard Sandor, founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), thinks the free market can answer best. The exchange , which started trading on Earth Day in April 2003 , takes aim at global warming by allowing members to trade credits earned for reducing their greenhouse-gas emissions.
Plug in your address at zillow.com, and you get an aerial photographic map that shows the home's estimated market value. Or, you can check out the value of someone else's home, which explains why the site is winning a rabid following in the cities where the raw data used for the valuation are best: Seattle, L.A., San Francisco and Boston.