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Disney Characters Help Autistic Child Emerge From Lonely Autism
Owen Suskind was a talkative and lively child until the age of 3, when all that he had learned -- speaking, eating and walking -- began to slip away from him and he retreated into the lonely world of autism. Over time, Owen became lost in a library of animated Disney movies, rewinding and replaying
Parents Reach Son With Autism Through Disney Movies
Owen Suskind's parents tell The New York Times Magazine how acting out animated movies helped their son.
Why Obama's 'Best Looking' Comment Failed to Ignite Furor
President Obama called California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday night to apologize for referring to her as the “best looking” attorney general. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Friday that Obama told Harris he was sorry both for the joking remark and...
From Overseeing Torture to Running for President of Egypt
ABC News’ Lee Ferran and Rym Momtaz report: NEW YORK – One of the men campaigning to lead Egypt into its post-Mubarak future used to oversee torture for the Mubarak regime, according to Western intelligence experts, and even aided the CIA in its controversial “rendition” program...
'This Week' Transcript: Speaker John Boehner
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) AMANPOUR (voice-over): This week, it's been one year since he was swept to power by a Tea Party tsunami, 12 months of triumph and frustrations. BOEHNER: I have tried all year with every fiber of being to try to get members on both sides of the aisle, try to get the president to
Biden Disputes Sexism, Insularity Portrayed in Suskind Book
Vice President Joe Biden today disputed author Ron Suskind’s controversial characterizations of the Obama White House as a bastion of sexism and insulated from a diversity of opinions in his new book “Confidence Men.” “I don’t know who they’re talking about,” Biden said of former...
Mitt Romney Goes To The Head Of The (Debate) Class (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) He may no longer be ahead in many national polls, but as a presidential debater, last night’s performance by Mitt Romney in Orlando proved he’s at the head of the class. The former Massachusetts governor is the...
White House Officials Attack Book, Author, With Whom They Cooperated
Despite having cooperated with author Ron Suskind for years, White House officials today attacked him and disputed the veracity of his book “Confidence Men”, which portrays a meek President Obama being rolled by his economic advisers. “I lived the original, and the reality I lived...
The Note: Reunited: The Left And Obama Get Back On The Same Page
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) With the release of President Obama’s deficit reduction plan yesterday, the left has come home — at least, for now. “Millions of members of the American Dream Movement have been fighting for months to get folks in...
Tax Increases and the New Book “Confidence Men”: Today’s Q’s for O’s WH – 9/19/201
TAPPER: Secretary Geithner, just a couple questions. One, is it the– are you maintaining that $1.5 trillion in tax increases, all of which would be on the top two tax brackets as I understand it, will have no adverse impact whatsoever on job creation? SEC....