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An excerpt from Betty White's new book "Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo"

An excerpt from Betty White's new book "Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo"

11/21/11 03:35PM

For openers, let me say that I realize there are those whose minds are irrevocably set against the entire concept of zoos and consequently see only negatives. They have every right to their opinion, and I respect it. As for me, however, I am a confirmed zoophile, and I particularly appreciate the positive changes that have taken place in the whole zoo community over the past few decades, and the critical role they play today in perpetuating endangered species. read more

Mika on Newt's OWS critique: It's disgusting

11/21/11 12:43PM

During the Thanksgiving Family Forum in Iowa, 2012 GOP candidate Newt Gingrich slammed OWS protesters and said they should get a job and take a bath.Mika Brzezinski: “That was about the most arrogant and un-self-aware – and those are about the only words I can use – thing for any politician in this Republican field to say.Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute: “Disgusting.”Brzezinski: “Disgusting…Someone needs a bath, and I don’t think it’s the people from Occupy Wall Street. That’s all I’m gonna say. I got nothing else. I’m so disgusted by that…Am I alone here? read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Monday, November 21, 2011

11/21/11 09:21AM

OCCUPY OUR CONSCIENCES  BY E.J. DIONNEWASHINGTON POST, Republicans wouldn’t have to forgive his past sins, just treat them as irrelevant. They already talk about how sweet it would be to see Gingrich crush Obama in presidential debates. They don’t see Romney that way. read more

Top Talker: Super Failure

11/21/11 09:14AM

After months of deliberations, the congressional super committee appears ready to accept failure. With a self-imposed deadline to slash more than a trillion dollars from the deficit now just hours away, lawmakers on both sides admit any hope for agreement is slipping away. Since the beginning, the deadlock has come down to huge sticking points. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, Nov. 21st

11/21/11 05:54AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?20 killed as Egyptians demand democracyLawmakers trade blame as deficit talks crumbleNewt tears into OWSDebt super committee members brace for failureOfficers in pepper spray incident placed on leaveRomney scores 2nd major NH endorsementCops: NYC suspect was close to ready with bombAbsentee candidates lead GOP fieldObama asserts growing US stake in Asia read more