Israel has found it’s no easy task to find a successor to President Shimon Peres, the 90-year-old Nobel peace laureate and statesman who imbued his largely ceremonial office with a prestige far beyond its powers.
With five fundraisers packed into three days in California, President Barack Obama is trying to rally Democratic Party faithful amid signs of flagging interest in the fall election that will decide control of Congress.
Bill and Hillary Clinton dined with industrialist Len Blavatnik and hedge-fund manager Richard Perry. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. President Gary Cohn left his seat with Anchorage Capital Group LLC’s Kevin Ulrich to visit at their table.
In the sanctuary above an herbal tonic bar, before a seated Buddha and a pair of mandalas, 48 volunteers for congressional candidate Marianne Williamson close their eyes and meditate as Annelise Balfour, the manager and head facilitator of the Source Spiritual Center, intones a welcome prayer.
Marvin Hamlisch, the classically trained pianist who composed the music for shows including “A Chorus Line” and movies including “The Way We Were,” winning show business’s most sought-after awards by the armloads, has died. He was 68.
Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Barbra Streisand, Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey were among the players of Hollywood, politics and the media gathered this past weekend for parties around the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.