Hillary Clinton meets Obama for ‘chiefly social’ lunch at White House

Their meeting will be closed to the press. Clinton stepped down on as secretary of state on Feb. 1, after serving for four years as the nations top diplomat. In the weeks following her departure from the State Department, Obama hosted Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a private dinner at the White House. Clinton lost the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination to Obama after a vigorous primary campaign and is currently considered an overwhelming favorite for the nomination in 2016, should she decide to run. As she weighs another campaign, Clinton has been traveling the country giving dozens of speeches, both paid and pro-bono, and is working on a new book.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/07/28/obama-to-host-hillary-clinton-at-white-house-lunch/

The purpose, Earnest added, was chiefly social. The lunch date comes amid a flurry of interest in Clintons potential candidacy. Over the weekend, NBCs entertainment division announced that it is developing a miniseries on her political life starring Diane Lane. On Monday, CNN said it has hired documentary filmmaker Charles H. Ferguson to direct a feature-length movie about Clintons professional and personal life. Clinton has sought to remain above the political fray, giving paid and pro-bono speeches nationwide and working with her familys charitable foundation, even as her allies have begun laying the groundwork for a 2016 campaign. Clintons lunch with Obama came together after they saw each other in April at the opening of the George W.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/clinton-meets-obama-for-chiefly-social-lunch-at-white-house/2013/07/29/1fd673b2-f857-11e2-8e84-c56731a202fb_story.html

Obama promises to protect minority voting rights at meeting with civil rights leaders

Clinton’s trusted friends and aides are hurt. Yet it is a growing concern in the Clinton world about the spillover effect. Donors who were enlisted by whom — to its to go on — the — campaign dismayed by what they’re seeing right now the fact that she’s standing by him. We’re seeing a a little bit of public pressure beginning. From big name Democrats Dee Myers the former Clinton Press Secretary David Axelrod the Obama advisor among those now saying it’s time for Weiner to go. So I think there’s some — around the edges a lot of concern.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/president-obama-hillary-clinton-dine-white-house-19806852

President Obama, Hillary Clinton Dine at the White House

Remember, Politico launched on Jan. 23, 2007, just three days after Clinton announced she was forming an exploratory committee for a presidential campaign. Now Politico (and BuzzFeed and all the other new politically obsessed sites) is a force to be reckoned with. No tidbit is too small. Obama and Clinton recovered from their epic nomination battle long ago. The memory of Clinton denouncing Obama Shame on you, Barack Obama over alleged lies in campaign literature is fading.
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Wire/2013/0729/Hillary-Clinton-lunch-date-with-Obama-three-theories-on-why-video

Hillary Clinton lunch date with Obama: three theories on why (+video)

Other Democrats are less forgiving of Summers. About a third of the 54-member Senate Democratic caucus signed the letter endorsing Yellen, 66, for the top Fed post, according to three Senate aides who asked not to be identified. The letter, a copy of which was obtained by Bloomberg News , cited her solid record as a bank regulator and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom regarding deregulation. The letter doesnt identify any other candidate, including Summers. Josh Earnest , the deputy White House press secretary, said today he wasnt sure the letter had been received yet, adding that the Fed decision was Obamas to make. The presidents role is to appoint someone, he said. Its the Senates role in this process to evaluate those appointees. A Summers spokeswoman, Kelly Friendly, declined to comment for this article.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-29/obama-bonding-with-summers-over-tennis-no-ace-in-decision-at-fed.html

White House: Obama-Clinton lunch is about ‘friendship’

Earnest declined to provide details, save for the lunch itself: grilled chicken, pasta jambalaya and salad. Specific details of the table talk will have to await the history books to be written on Obama’s second term, or perhaps the tomes on the 2016 election. Obama and Clinton fought a tense and historic Democratic primary battle in 2008. After his election as president, Obama persuaded Clinton to join his team as secretary of State. Clinton retired from that post earlier this year, and many analysts believe she will again the seek the presidency in 2016. Not on Monday’s guest list: Biden, who may launch his own presidential candidacy in three years.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/07/29/obama-clinton-white-house-lunch-2016/2595925/

Obama Bonding With Summers Over Tennis No Ace in Decision at Fed

Promising to reinvigorate the Freedom of Information Act Obama, issued an executive order his first day in office, promising a more transparent government.AP President Barack Obama is promising not to let one election go by without protecting minority voting rights. The president met privately Monday with more than a dozen civil rights leaders to talk about strengthening the Voting Rights Act. Last month the Supreme Court struck down the most powerful provision of the 48-year-old law. The participants told reporters afterward that they are pleased with the administration’s response so far. Attorney General Eric Holder, who was also at the White House meeting, announced support last week for a lawsuit asking for advance court approval for voting changes in Texas.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/29/obama-promises-to-protect-minority-voting-rights-at-meeting-with-civil-rights/


Hollywood grooms Lassie, hoping the charismatic collie will save the day again

Hot Property | Above Sunset Strip Glass-walled rooms take in city views at the Hagy Belzberg-designed compound. (Simon Berlyn) By Lauren Beale July 19, 2013, 7:57 p.m. Perhaps coach Adam Levine of “The Voice” got tired of being “the landlord.” At any rate, the Maroon 5 frontman has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $3.55 million in an off-market deal. The remodeled Midcentury Modern-style home sits on a half-acre lot with a separate guest unit.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-hotprop-20130721,0,4370343.story

Introduced in a 1938 Saturday Evening Post short story, and then popularized in a best-selling novel, the fictional dog became the star of the 1943 motion picture Lassie Come Home, opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Roddy McDowall, after catching the eye of MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer. Six more films followed. By 1954, she had her own TV series.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/hollywood-grooms-lassie-hoping-the-charismatic-collie-will-save-the-day-again/2013/07/18/00959a22-ee3f-11e2-a1f9-ea873b7e0424_story.html

When Will Doom Come To Hollywood?

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Source: http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/20/when-will-doom-come-to-hollywood/

‘Cole Trickle’ just short of Hollywood ending

European Public Broadcasters’ Crisis: Spain’s RTVE Cuts Back on Hollywood

Wimbledon: BBC Has Most-Watched U.K. TV Moment of Year With Andy Murray Semi

And the driver inside the vehicle delivered his line right on cue. “I’m dropping the hammer!” Kurt Busch shouted. Busch and his team reenacted movie scenes over the radio, wore throwback uniforms complete with mesh-back ball caps, and even ate ice cream sandwiches during a caution period midway through the race.
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Hollywood Re-Accredited by Safety Alliance

But the time has come for each party to assume its responsibility to make the TV sector a viable market.” In 2010, as the full impact of the global economic crisis was beginning to be felt in Spain, the government in Madrid banned commercials during movies and other programming on public broadcasters, hoping the ad revenue would shift to the nations ailing commercial networks. Spain’s treasury minister Cristobal Montoro now admits that the move (by a previous government) was a mistake. Hes called on all parties to “find a viable financing” model and has promised to find an additional $37 million through new sponsorship deals and advertising to boost RTVEs budget. Unlike in Greece, where the government temporarily shut down its national public broadcaster to save money, there are no plans in Madrid to pull the plug on RTVE. “Spain is nothing like Greece.
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The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility that received its initial alliance accreditation in June 2009. During the latest Alliance inspection of Betfair Hollywood Park, best practices were identified in virtually every primary area of focus of the alliance, according to an NTRA release. In the area of injury reporting and prevention, best practices identified included participation in the Equine Injury Database; pre-race and post-race veterinary examination protocols of the California Horse Racing Board regulatory and track veterinarians; the California Post Mortem Program; and veterinarians’ list protocols of the CHRB. In areas intended to create a safer racing environment, best practices cited at Hollywood included toe grab, cushion crop and safety helmet regulation and enforcement; starting gate padding and protocols for its manning and removal; equine ambulance equipment and protocols; rider medical care and ambulance support; protocols in case of catastrophic injury; fire safety preparedness; infectious disease management and prevention protocols; and ensuring practicing veterinarians are on the grounds when horses are present. In the area of equine drug testing and penalties, best practices identified included total carbon dioxide (milkshaking) regulation and testing procedures; the CHRB out of competition testing program; and accreditation of the University of California, Davis Testing Lab.
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