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John D. Rockefeller IV

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  • Phone-Hacking Trial Just One of Rupert Murdoch's Worries

    Recently, Rupert Murdoch raised the curtain on what is, in a bit of hyperbole, being billed as the trial of the century. "Big media trials in London in 2 weeks," the News Corp. topper wrote on Twitter. "Remember, everyone innocent until proven guilty,...
  • Swing-seat Republicans more likely to support debt deal

    WASHINGTON -- John A. Boehner has found his options limited during his three years as House speaker by an informal rule for Republicans that dictates he move only legislation that has the approval of a majority of support among his own membership....
  • Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists

    WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby. With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
  • Olympia Snowe: This is no way to run a country

    Olympia Snowe: This is no way to run a country
    This is the first year in more than four decades that I haven't been in the legislative branch of government. During that span, I've witnessed government's greatest potential as well as its calamitous capacity for dysfunction. Unfortunately, the latter is...
  • Time to grow up, GOP

    It's hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movement's problems are mostly problems of success. The Republican Party's problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure...
  • For a better GOP, start with better storytellers

    It's no secret that the right is going through what some call a healthy debate and what others see as an identity crisis. For some, the solution to what ails conservatism requires a sudden philosophical shift leftward to win back the last Rockefeller...
  • Will a new law force cruise lines to better report onboard crime?

    Will a new law force cruise lines to better report onboard crime?
    The remarkable thing about the proposed Cruise Passenger Protection Act is that on its face, it looks entirely unremarkable. The law would require cruise lines to publicly report all alleged crimes on a ship and to disclose their passenger contracts in...
  • The demise of moderate Republicanism

    WASHINGTON -- Among the casualties of the 2012 presidential election, along with Mitt Romney, was the vanishing breed of moderate Republicans of which he once was a star, until his embarrassing lurch into conservatism. Romney first failed to win the...
  • The passing of moderate Republicanism

    WASHINGTON -- The death this week at age 96 of former Pennyslvania Gov. Bill Scranton, briefly a Republican presidential candidate in 1964, was also in a sense a final obituary on moderate Republicanism that began fading from the political scene half a...
  • Political silly season

    WASHINGTON -- With Congress in the doldrums of summer recess, our town has inevitably sunk to the game of making political mountains out of molehills. The latest example is disclosure that the campaign manager of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Humboldt State president announces retirement

    Humboldt State president announces retirement
    The president of Humboldt State University will retire at the end of the academic year, officials said Wednesday. Rollin Richmond has served as head of the Arcata campus for nearly 12 years. His retirement was announced at a meeting in Long Beach of the...