Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Says She Won’t Run For President, Plans To Retire

  • Hillary Clinton told NBC’s Ann Curry she won’t run for president again and plans to retire after she wraps up her Secretary of State gig with Obama. [Politico]
  • All kinds of things were wrong with a front page story on the New York Times about the Roman Polanski case. The worst offense is how the author drew a parallel between Polanski giving a 13-year-old girl Quaaludes and raping her with the Woody Allen film, “Manhattan,” in which Allen’s character is dating an 18-year-old played by Mariel Hemingway. Thirteen and 18 are two entirely different universes when you’re talking about maturity levels, not to mention one was real life and one was a movie. [New York Times]
  • Moby announced he’ll donate proceeds from concerts in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco to the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, a domestic violence charity. Earlier this year, Gov. Schwarzenegger cut all the domestic violence funding—$16.3 million in total—from the state budget. Since then, six shelters have closed and many others have laid off staff and eliminated services. [California Partnership to End Domestic Violence]
  • Two Americans won the Nobel Prize for Economics—and one of them is a woman. Whoo hoo! Elinor Ostrom, a political economist at Indiana University, is the first woman to win the prize since it was created in 1969. [Washington Post]
  • Researchers have discovered a rare genetic mutation that allows a pregnant mother to pass cancer along to her fetus. [Times Of London]