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2012 Democratic National Convention

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  • Obama picks San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be housing secretary

    President Obama elevated a rising star in the Democratic Party to a national job Friday, nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the East Room of the White House, Obama named Castro to...
  • John Kass: Don't tune out the newest Benghazi developments

    Why is Benghazi important to Americans? You'll hear a lot about Benghazi in coming days and you'll hear the familiar screeching of partisan politics, now that House Speaker John Boehner has decided to convene a select committee to investigate the 2012...
  • HGTV Halts Benham Brothers' 'Flip It Forward' in Wake of Anti-Gay Controversy

    HGTV has decided not to move forward with its recently greenlit reality show "Flip it Forward," starring David and Jason Benham, after reports surfaced about the twin brothers' ties to anti-gay, anti-choice extremists - including their father, evangelical...
  • HGTV drops reality show starring anti-gay-marriage Christian activist

    HGTV drops reality show starring anti-gay-marriage Christian activist
    HGTV has decided to scrap plans for a new reality series, "Flip It Forward," after an online outcry over the views of one of its stars on gay marriage, abortion and Islam. In the planned program, announced last month and originally slated to premiere in...
  • TV Review: 'All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State'

    Ann Richards is best remembered for her skewering of George H.W. Bush at the 1988 Democratic National Convention ("Poor George. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth"), and later -- somewhat poetically -- for losing the Texas governorship to Bush'...
  • Bryan Cranston to reprise role as LBJ in 'All the Way' for HBO

    Bryan Cranston to reprise role as LBJ in 'All the Way' for HBO
    It's back to the small screen for Bryan Cranston. The Tony-winning actor will reprise his role as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in an adaptation of the Broadway play "All the Way" for HBO, the network announced Wednesday.  Playwright Robert...
  • Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet. The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...
  • Rob Lowe Appears in a New 'Sex Tape'

    Rob Lowe finally has a sex tape he wants you to see. In Sony Pictures' July 18 release "Sex Tape," the 50-year-old actor, known for making his own infamous sex tape in the late 1980s, plays Hank, a buttoned-up CEO at the office with a penchant for...
  • Jimmy Fallon gets Chris Christie to boogie on TV

    Jimmy Fallon gets Chris Christie to boogie on TV
    It's no secret that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a large man. And because of his size, we don't usually see him doing active things on TV, like hiking, biking or dancing. Which is probably why Jimmy Fallon recruited him to perform "The Evolution of...
  • If GOP is so right, why are red states so far behind?

    I have a question for my Republican friends. Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but though the question is pointed, it is also in earnest. I'd seriously like to know: If Republican fiscal policies really are the key to prosperity, if the...
  • Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass

    Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass
    It was all going so well for Texas Gov. Rick Perry — until the indictment. His efforts to move past a disastrous 2012 presidential run that had become a reliable punch line for a senior moment seemed to be working. He's dropped a few pounds and...