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Condoleezza Rice

  1. Why Kavanaugh Stayed in the Middle of the Road in His Opening StatementTo hear the SCOTUS nominee, he’s a centrist who is zealously protective of the independence of the judiciary and devoted to women’s rights.
  2. Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates Cheer Trump’s Pick of Tillerson for StateRice and Gates took consulting fees from Exxon. Now, they’re giving the company’s CEO a badge of Establishment approval.
  3. What If Trump Had Asked Condi Rice to Be Veep?He had her on his original veep-prospect list. She wasn’t interested, but it creates an interesting thought experiment.
  4. protests
    Condoleezza Rice Won’t Be Giving Rutgers University’s Commencement SpeechThanks to protests.
  5. early and awkward
    Condi Rice Hit This Lady in the Face With a Golf Ball(She’s okay.)
  6. talking heads
    Condoleezza Rice Is Now a CBS News ContributorShe will be on hand to provide Inauguration Day sass.
  7. video
    The Many Cameos of Politicians in TV and MoviesPlus a few first ladies!
  8. veepstakes
    Republican Voters Hungry for Rice (Not the Food, Though … You’ll See!)It’s actually a person named Rice!
  9. veepstakes
    Drudge Report Readers Support a Romney-Rice TicketA follow-up to the site’s Thursday bombshell. 
  10. shmashmortion
    Would the Right Really Care About a Pro-Choice Running Mate?We don’t think Condi Rice’s abortion views would really be a problem.
  11. stuck in the mittle
    Romney Avoids Talk of Bush at Cheney Fund-raiserThings are poised to get more awkward if Condoleezza is really Romney’s VP pick.
  12. rice rice baby
    Romney–Rice 2012?A new poll makes her the favorite among Republican voters.
  13. all the president’s moves
    Watch Sixteen Politicians and Dignitaries Get Their Groove OnWho’s got the moves?
  14. early and awkward
    Condi Rice Totally Forgot About Pearl HarborShe denies it. But she did.
  15. libya zero hour
    Muammar Qaddafi Tried to Get Condoleezza Rice Into His TentDudes can be so skeevy.
  16. dicks
    Ignore Dick Cheney: Condoleezza Rice Would Never CryThe former secretary of state becomes the latest to slam Dick Cheney’s memoir.
  17. libya zero hour
    Qaddafi Left Behind His Condoleezza Rice Photo AlbumThe Libyan dictator loved his “darling Leezza.”
  18. tiny bald potential presidents
    Mitch Daniels Wants to Take America Back to the Bush YearsHe’d pick Condi Rice as his running mate.
  19. cable news news
    Piers Morgan a Week In: Ratings Slipping, Confidence ClimbingMSNBC may have a horse race on its hands.
  20. gossipmonger
    Ashley Dupré’s Hair Caught on Fire While She Was NakedAnd more celebrities (and quasi-celebrities) get themselves into bad situations, in our daily gossip roundup.
  21. hair that is full of secrets
    Condoleezza Rice’s First Book Will Not Tell You What You Are Curious to KnowThe book, instead, will focus on her childhood.
  22. gossipmonger
    People Still Ordering Lindsay Lohan to Attend Alcohol-Ed ClassesLohan still not listening.
  23. war-stained wretches
    Rumsfeld: Colin and Condi Got Off So Easy!In a new biography, the former Defense secretary has some gripes with the media.
  24. today in torture
    Condi Rice Protected From Fourth-Grader’s Ruthless InquisitionThe word “torture” was removed from a student’s question to Bush’s secretary of State.
  25. today in torture
    Condi Rice Takes the Richard Nixon Approach to TortureNot the comparison you really want to invite, probably.
  26. today in torture
    Today in Torture: Even If We Did Investigate Bush Lawyers, Could We Prosecute?Oh, and about that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
  27. party chat
    The W. Cast Psychoanalyzes Bush’s AdministrationAt last night’s ‘W.’ premiere, we asked each actor to briefly analyze the real-life character they portray.
  28. gossipmonger
    Halle Berry Has Taken Responsibility for Her Own OrgasmsIt’s about time, Halle, you’re 42! Plus, it’s about the only non-dull news in today’s gossip roundup.
  29. early and often
    John McCain Doesn’t Have Space for Other Grizzled, Balding GOP Hawk at the ConventionDick Cheney will not have a speaking role at the Republican National Convention this month, and we suspect we know why.
  30. early and often
    McCain’s Potential Running Mates: A Who’s WhoIt’s easy enough to pinpoint exactly who this year’s Republican vice-presidential candidate should be — but Arnold Schwarzenegger is not eligible for the post.
  31. gossipmonger
    Jay-Z and Mary J Blige Get Down to Their Own MusicHova and Mary J stop in at 1Oak, Julia Louis-Dreyfus talks trash, and J.Lo starves herself back to normal in our daily roundup of the best bits in New York’s gossip columns.
  32. company town
    Condoleezza Rice and Martin Scorsese Go Way Back, Didn’t You Know?FINANCE • Stephen Schwarzman, Lloyd Blankfein, and David Rubenstein got down with Bush, Condi, and friends (including Martin Scorsese?!) at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. [NYP] • Barron Hilton decided to donate almost his entire $2.3 billion fortune to the family foundation, including the proceeds from the recent sale of Hilton Hotels and Harrah’s casinos. Does this mean we’ll have to stop calling Paris an heiress? [NYT] • If private equity is the smart money on Wall Street, then why have Blackstone’s shareholders lost so big? The Times gives the easy answer: “What Wall Street is about is smart guys thinking about ways to make money from dumb ones.” Good work, Steve Schwarzman! [NYT]
  33. gossipmonger
    Clinton’s Party Guru Also Likes LadiesBill Clinton buddy Amed Kahn threw a party at Tenjune for Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s son that consisted of 30 models and five guys. Greenhouse, New York’s first-ever “green” nightclub, gets an eco-preview tonight in Paris. Tory Burch and Lance Armstrong amicably broke up because they lived too far apart from one another. Sean Penn, John McEnroe, and Lance Armstrong hung out at the Soho House bar. Artist Geoffrey Raymond’s latest Wall Street–inspired work depicts Maria Bartiromo as the Virgin Mary. The New York City Partnership power breakfast caused so much commotion outside the American Express headquarters that many CEOs had to walk a few blocks just to get in. Alex Rodriguez and his wife are expecting another kid.
  34. gossipmonger
    The Plaza Turns 100The Plaza Hotel turns 100 on October 1, and she’s having a birthday party. MTV nixed having the stars of The Hills go to the Gossip Girl premiere party at Tenjune. On NY1’s Wiseguys, Ed Koch and Al D’Amato berated lefty Mark Green over MoveOn.org’s “General Betray Us” ad. Alina Shriver, sister-in-law of Maria and wife of Anthony Kennedy, just debuted a clothing line. A Pontiac had to be removed from the stage of 50 Cent’s concert at Hammerstein Ballroom because it had gas in the tank. Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, and Violet played in Sheep Meadow. Eartha Kitt, better known as Catwoman, says she’s 80 but still “burning.”
  35. gossipmonger
    Wang vs. WangDesigner Vera Wang is suing another Vera Wang for copyright infringement. Bonnie Fuller is looking to branch into TV, and her NYU film-student son may be involved. Silly Billy, the clown from weird documentary Capturing the Friedmans, now goes the name by Dr. Blood. André Balazs and Naomi Campbell might be dating. An upcoming bio of Condi Rice claims she’s accrued power personally but not professionally. The broker for Bob Guccione’s East Side mansion (current asking price: $50 million) quit. Ellen Barkin reiterates that she regrets marrying Ron Perelman. Gisele will jump ship to H&M when her contract with Victoria’s Secret expires. Court TV is going through a rebranding process.
  36. the morning line
    How Now Dow Jones? • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 13,089 yesterday, leaping past the 13K mark on a 136-point rally — and, no doubt, giving yet another batch of small investors the tragic impression that they, too, can be Jim Cramer. [NYP] • With all the money floating around City Hall (the surplus is now even larger than estimated — $4.4 billion), Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants a tax credit for renters to match Bloomberg’s proposed property-tax rebate. The mayor’s not sold. [amNY] • Al Gore (“the world’s hottest leading man,” per Bloomberg’s press-conference remarks) is in town to open the Tribeca Film Festival. If he were running for office, last night’s gala would sure feel a lot like a Dem fund-raiser. But he’s not, so it didn’t. [WNBC] • Corzine walks! New Jersey’s governor took a few steps for the first time since the car crash that broke half the bones in his body. He also felt up to taking a phone call from … President Bush. [NYT] • And Condi Rice apparently wields major power over New Yorkers’ consumer habits. After she endorsed a beef stew at Brooklyn’s Sea Tide Gourmet Fish Store (huh?), it’s supposedly been flying off the shelves. The story feels planted, but by whom? The store or Condi? [NYDN]
  37. gossipmonger
    Now It’s Condi’s Turn to CryKatie Couric may have made Condoleezza Rice cry during an interview, and a tape of it may exist. Bob Dylan is suing the producers of Factory Girl for defamation over their portrayal of his relationship with Edie Sedgwick. John Mayer and Jessica Simpson might be dating after all — at least according to a spy who saw them making out at a New Year’s Eve party. Even Harvard alums aren’t immune to high-profile, high-cost divorces. In a shocker, Donald Trump was named “Most Annoying Money Personality” by AOL users. A former model is suing real-estate honcho William Haines for sexual harassment, despite his best efforts to quash the suit. Billy Condon made an embarrassing faux pas in his bid to garner support for a Best Director Oscar for Dreamgirls. Governor Eliot Spitzer watched the ball drop from his new home — the Executive Mansion in Albany. Access Hollywood host Billy Bush is looking for a new job, and it probably won’t be at NBC. MTV retread Kristin Cavallari has a new boyfriend, and her old boyfriend is jealous. Former trashy talk-show host Richard Bey will play a sanitation worker in his Off Broadway debut. Liz Smith has some New Year’s resolutions for 2006’s leading ladies: Lindsay, stay out of harm’s way; Britney, keep your panties on; Paris, get off the red carpet.