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  • Republican candidates spent money to make money

    Republican candidates spent money to make money
    The huge infrastructure that President Obama is putting together for his reelection effort was already visible in the first few months of spending by his campaign, which doled out $10.5 million for a massive bricks-and-mortar operation based in Chicago. Obama for America spent $2.2 million on salaries alone, with another $707,000 going to computer equipment and software.
  • Gov. Rick Perry's big donors fare well in Texas

    Gov. Rick Perry's big donors fare well in Texas
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has powered his political career on the largesse of donors like Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who gave the governor $1.12 million in recent years. And donors like Simmons have found the rewards to be mutual, reaping benefits...

    Paul Conrad dies at 86; Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist helped bring The Times to national prominence

    Paul Conrad dies at 86; Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist helped bring The Times to national prominence
    Paul Conrad, whose fiercely confrontational editorial cartoons made him one of the leading political provocateurs of the second half of the 20th century and who helped push the Los Angeles Times to national prominence, has died. He was 86. Conrad died...

    Sada Thompson dies at 83; stage and TV actress known for playing matriarch on 'Family'

    Sada Thompson dies at 83; stage and TV actress known for playing matriarch on 'Family'
    Sada Thompson, a Tony Award-winning actress best known to TV viewers for her Emmy Award-winning role as the matriarch in the 1970s dramatic TV series "Family," has died. She was 83. Thompson, a resident of Southbury, Conn., died of lung disease Wednesday...

    Amway Center confirms Bon Jovi date, but other details to come

     
    Bon Jovi fans are one step closer to being able to plan for a show by the band in Orlando. Amway Center has confirmed May 15 as the date for Bon Jovi's stop in O-town. Ticket prices? Not announced yet. On-sale? Well, it might be as soon as Feb. 11,...