Monday, May 31, 2010

Danish Ambassador

It's Time the West Steps Up for Gender Equality

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Danish Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen argued at a recent reception he hosted that it's time for the West to help countries struggling with gender equality better incorporate women into society.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

T. Boone Pickens on BP

 BP Oil Spill Is a "Sad Accident

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Texas oilman and energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens said that despite the still-gushing BP oil leak in the Gulf -- what he calls a "sad accident" -- the off-shore drilling industry still has a "fairly good record." Pickens was attending a private party at the home of Juleanna Glover last night as a prelude to a gala later this week to save Americas Mustangs.

Former World No. 1 Tennis Player Mats Wilander

"I Still Love the Sport"

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Tennis champ Mats Wilander still loves the game, saying at the Swedish Ambassador's residence last night that "the passion is burning wildly" inside of him to play the sport after 30 years as a pro.

Inside the Swedish Ambassador's Courtside Cocktail Party

Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein and former No. 1 tennis player in the world Mats Wilander were honored at the residence of Amb. and Mrs. Jonas Hafstrom for the Geico Champions Celebration last night. Pictured here: Tennis coach Martin Blackman and Kastles coach Murphy Jensen.

"Finding Chandra"

Authors Dish on "Many New Revelations" in Case

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"Finding Chandra" authors and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz detail their findings in the investigation into the 2001 disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy that captivated the nation and led to revelations that she was having an affair with then-Rep. Gary Condit.

Lebanon PM Saad Hariri Goes Off-Script

"I Want to Speak From My Heart"

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Just hours after meeting with President Obama, the Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri addressed guests at The Fairmont in Washington, D.C., and said he wanted to speak to his guests "from the heart" about his beloved country.

Barbara Bush Quips

My Twin Sister Jenna Should Be "Supporting Me"

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Working at a non-profit isn't always lucrative, as Barbara Bush -- daughter of George W. Bush -- found out the hard way. Watch as she fielded the final question at the National Press Club last night on college graduates and earning power.

British Author Frances Osborne Dishes on Her Family Secrets

Frances Osborne, author of "The Bolter" was mum on the recent Fergie scandal but shared plenty of details on her own high-ranking British family's sordid past, which is the subject of her various books, while at the Kalorama home of Juleanna Glover.