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  • President, prof, police: 'This one's for you'

     
    by Mark Silva It was Sgt. James Crowley, the Cambridge police officer who led Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. Jr., out of his own home in handcuffs, who suggested to President Barack Obama, who first criticized the arrest as stupid......
  • Obama's Medals of Freedom: 'Change'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama, attempting to spotlight several "agents of change,'' today announced that he will bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, on a cast of living and deceased figures...
  • Obama, Maliki: Iraqi security promising

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, hailing the transfer of authority inside Iraq's cities to Iraqi military forces, acknowledged today that "differences in strategy'' remain to be resolved, but voiced satisfaction with the level of security in the war-...
  • Henry Gates: Harvard for sergeant's kids

     
    by Mark Silva Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he's looking forward to his next talk with Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley, maybe lunch, maybe dinner with the families, maybe getting the officer's kids into Harvard -- if the......
  • Michelle Obama's Roots: Gates' way

     
    by Mark Silva The genealogic discovery of a white great-great-great grandfather in the family tree of First Lady Michelle Obama is a quintessential American coda to a year of living divisively. The genealogist Megan Smolenyak, who spent several months in....
  • Lou Dobbs targeted, in ad... not on CNN

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 3:35 and 5:25 pm EDT If CNN's Lou Dobbs drops the word "amnesty'' into most discussions of immigration, some of his critics say they aren't forgiving Dobbs. An ad calling on CNN to drop......
  • Lou Dobbs out at CNN, effective now

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Lou Dobbs is out at CNN. Arguably the most conservative voice in a high-profile time-slot at a cable news network that bills itself as a purveyor of "no bias, no bull,'' Dobbs announced in his......
  • Florida Panthers ownership: Changing of the guard

     
    Boca Raton businessmen Cliff Viner and Stu Siegel officially took over as majority owners of the Florida Panthers this afternoon. They were introduced at a news conference on BankAtlantic Center's club level attended by Panthers employees and Sunrise city...
  • Obama's Shanghai town hall

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, fielding some questions in his first visit to China, was asked: "What's the main reason that you were honored (with) the Nobel Prize for Peace? And will it give you more... pressure and......
  • Obama: Human rights key to Asian future

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, delivering the first major public address of his Asian tour, told an audience in Tokyo -- Saturday morning there, Friday evening here in Washington -- that the United States "will always stand on the......
  • Obama accepts Nobel, seeks 'just peace'

     
    Read a full text of the president's Nobel Lecture below the fold. See the president's speech here and read the full report from Oslo, updated at the conclusion at 8:20 am EST. (Also see, below the fold, the toast that......