Bryan Cranston, Padma Lakshmi, Newt Gingrich, Matt Lauer, Michael Nutter cast non-Obama votes for 'Time' Person of the Year
Obama was not the popular favorite among the celebrity panelists who were convened, as they are every November, in the Time & Life building's eighth floor ballroom to cast and debate their votes for the person, group of people or idea that, "for better or for worse has done the most to influence the events of the year."(1)
The latest magazine circulation report tells a familiar story: Newsstand sales continue to slide, while digital editions continue to pick up steam, even if they only generate a sliver of sales throughout the industry.
Time Magazine is honoring their 100 Most Influential People in the World list, with an event at Lincoln Center tonight.
That's in keeping with Cuomo's general avoidance of the national spotlight.
In his write-up of Andrew Cuomo, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell called him a "rising star" in the party and praised him for standing up to the teachers' unions and not waiting for help from "a paralyzed congress."
Redell also signals Cuomo "must" find a way to tap into the state's natural gas -- i.e. permit franking -- while ensuring environmental safety.
Secretary of Hillary Clinton is on the list, and Robert Gates credits her with boosting America's standing in the world.
The fact that Cuomo and Clinton are both on the list will probably add a little more fodder for people looking at a hypothetical 2016 matchup between the two.
And the other New York political figure on the list: Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor in the southern district of New York.
Anita Hill thinks a lot has changed in the public mind in the two decades since she testified, during the nomination hearings for Clarence Thomas, that the future Supreme Court justice had sexually harassed her.
"Twenty years ago the conversation was entirely different," she told a questioner from a small crowd at the Time & Life Building yesterday. "And it's evolved in the past 20 years to where we are today. And that's a good thing, the fact that we are talking about this in some sensible way."