In this Feb. 19, 2010 file photo, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist jokes around as he is introduced prior to addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.
President Obama and Speaker Boehner may be the center of attention in Washington right now, but just behind the scenes — and controlling a significant part of the discussion — is anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist.
In 1986, Norquist's group Americans for Tax Reform came up with a simple document with two simple messages:
British singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her London apartment. The soul singer struggled with drink and drug addiction.
Singer Amy Winehouse, who mixed pieces of soul, jazz, and gospel into pop ballads, was found dead in her apartment Saturday. Police are so far listing the cause of death as "unexplained." Her career as a musician was often overshadowed by her life off-stage, Winehouse struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout her life.
Winehouse wasn't one to apologize for her substance abuse. In fact, it's a big part of what made the singer so famous, or infamous. Winehouse released her first album, Frank, in 2003, but three years later she shot to super stardom, with her song, "Rehab."
LMFAO, comprising members Redfoo (left) and SkyBlu, are the uncle-nephew duo behind "Party Rock Anthem."
The No. 1 song in America right now is "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO. It's also hit No. 1 in Denmark, New Zealand, Mexico, Ireland, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Brazil, the UK ... you get the idea. The duo behind LMFAO — the aformentioned party rockers — are Stefan and Skyler Gordy. Respectively, they are the son and grandson of the legendary Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records. (For the record: The two are uncle and nephew, not father and son.)
James T. Molloy, a second-generation firefighter and long-time doorkeeper of the U.S. House of Representatives, died on Tuesday. Several years ago, he was interviewed by his friend and fellow Buffalo-native, the late journalist, Tim Russert for StoryCorps — the project that travels the country recording your stories and archives them at the Library of Congress.