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  • Jackson Jr. to sell D.C. home; auction of furs cancelled (off to the big house next month)

    10/25/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/13 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON -- Congressman-turned-convicted-felon Jesse Jackson Jr. will sell his town house in the nation’s capital to help pay a $750,000 forfeiture he owes, according to a court filing today. Jackson, 48, a Chicago Democrat who quit Congress last November, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Aug. 14 after using $750,000 in campaign cash on a Rolex watch, furs, vacations, celebrity memorabilia, mounted elk heads and other whims. He has not yet reported to prison, but is expected to do so shortly, a federal Bureau of Prisons official said.
  • Marc Jacobs' 'faux fur' garments actually use the coats of Chinese canines

    03/08/2013 8:00:02 PM PST · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    It's a faux fur fakeout — Marc Jacobs jackets being sold at Century 21 department stores actually contain dog hair. Even if the labels say otherwise, the “faux fur” garments sold by the retailer are made with the fur of cuddly Chinese raccoon dogs, a breed that’s often skinned alive for its soft coat. Tests arranged as part of an undercover probe by the Humane Society and state Assembly member Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) identified various items hawked by Century 21 as containing real canine fur, disgusted shoppers found out Thursday.
  • Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.

    03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 761 replies · 17+ views
    latimes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House. Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere. "You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision...
  • Fall/Winter 2009 Trends: Fur Snoods (Chic Up Your Freeper Gal)

    10/23/2009 9:19:06 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 11 replies · 731+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Oct 23rd, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Snoods are this season’s style essential and the chicest way to stay warm this fall. What can add an elegant touch and distinctive look to your fall ensemble more than a luxurious fur snood? To elevate your cool weather chic, loop it around your neck with sweater dresses, slouchy knits, or wear it on your head with lots of layering.
  • Fur Fashion Week - chic or controversy?

    05/14/2008 7:03:41 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 76+ views
    The Fashion Time Blog ^ | May 14th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Blog
    With eco-fashion trending so quickly into people’s wardrobes, Fur Fashion Week looks like a controversy to be sure. This year’s Fur Fashion Week, organized by FICA (Fur Information Council of America) will take place over the next two days, May 13 – 14, at which time, there will be 17 presentations, including those by Michael Kors, Bill Blass, Ralph Rucci, Isaac Mizrahi, Peter Som, Zandra Rhodes, Zac Posen, Angel Sanchez, Carmen Mark Valvo, and Kati Stern for Venexiana.
  • PETA vs. J.Lo: Behind the scenes of a campaign

    05/22/2005 9:30:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 2,495+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 5/22/05 | Earl Swift
    He was close now. Patrick Kwan shuffled forward with the line, his eyes on the woman signing her name to the jackets of her new compact disc and making small talk with the fans led one at a time to meet her. He clutched a CD himself. He had shivered for hours through a snowstorm for the chance to spend hours more in this second queue – to be one of 500 fans who’d actually meet Jennifer Lopez. The payoff was now at hand. A man in a suit told Kwan to raise his arms. He did so. The man...
  • Carol Moseley Braun [D-IL] Presidential/Senatorial Announcement 1:00PM ET

    01/17/2003 7:14:54 AM PST · by ewing · 88 replies · 276+ views
    ABC News Exclusive ^ | January 17, 2003 | Marc Ambinder
    The Democratic Presidential field may grow by one today.According to a senior aide to former one term United States Senator and Former Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun will reveal around 1:00 PM ET, VIA written statement the 'course of her exploration' of her future.She will spend the rest of the day giving interviews, explaining why she is either running for Senate or thinking about running for President