Jim Webb, who in last week’s debate reminded us that he once killed a man, is dropping out of the race to be the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, according to Fox News. The former Senator from Virginia is expected to make it official at a press conference this afternoon, when he may or may not announce that he’s now running as an independent.
During the first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential cycle, the candidates were asked by moderator Anderson Cooper to reveal which enemy they were most proud of having made. They all gave rather predictable responses—the coal industry, the NRA, Republicans—until the question moved to Jim Webb, who sorta creepily talked about killing a guy, in the process glossing over what was actually a rather remarkable event in war.
Mia Farrow turns 65 today. Joe Pesci is turning 67. Model Amber Valletta is 37. Actress Mena Suvari is 31. Alice Walker, the author of The Color Purple, is turning 66. Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee is 70. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is turning 67. Columbia physicist and author Brian Greene is 47. Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang is 31. Virginia Senator Jim Webb is 64. Retired TV news anchor Roger Mudd is 82. Singer-songwriter Carole King is 68. And Judith Light of Who's the Boss fame turns 61 today.
Mia Farrow turns 64 today. Mena Suvari is turning 30. Amber Valletta is 35. Author Alice Walker is 65. Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee is turning 69. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz is turning 66. Physicist/author Brian Greene is 46. Real estate exec Frederick Peters is 57. Virginia Senator Jim Webb is 63. Actress Judith Light is 60. Chinese actress (and Vivi Nevo's girlfriend) Ziyi Zhang is turning 30. And Joe Pesci is celebrating his 66th birthday today.