| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:39 PM
The Senate has rejected a bill that would have blocked funding for implementation of President Obama’s new healthcare law.
The 47-53 vote, which broke along party lines, was an expected result in the chamber, which is run by Democrats. The bill...
| May 25, 2011
| 3:20 PM
The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party.
The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:34 AM
Along most of America's coastline, crustaceans get boiled. Sometimes in plain old Yankee water. Sometimes in spicy Cajun stock. Whatever the liquid, there's a whole pot of it bubbling away. Whatever the seafood — Maine lobster, Carolina blue crab,...
| Aug 2, 2011
Gene McDaniels, who emerged as a pop singing star in the early 1960s with hits such as "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and "Tower of Strength" and a decade later wrote Roberta Flack's No. 1 hit "Feel Like Makin' Love," has died. He was 76.
| Aug 1, 2010
I could not imagine how executive chef Scott Hunnel could improve upon the dining experience at Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
The restaurant is a 10-year recipient of the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award, and V&A has won...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 10:35 AM
From the Dining@Large blog:
I took your suggestions for Top 10 weekly dining specials, threw in a few of mine, and sorted them by day of the week. I confirmed them all the best I could, by visiting the establishments websites. When I found other weekly...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 6:28 AM
From the Dining@Large blog:
I hate it when I confuse my "upscale localvore-focused contemporary American dining experiences" with my "cozy, casual and affordable French Brasseries with an American feel." But I managed to do that recently in a blog post....
| Jul 1, 2011
The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle.
Campaign aides engaged in the...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 6:26 AM
NEW YORK (AP) He had the top-selling album in the country earlier this month. He's on the president's iPod. He's on the charts with two singles and a collaboration on a third. He's on Facebook with updates for the more than 14 million people following...
| Dec 5, 2010
| 10:57 AM
BOSTON -- Dane Cook's half brother and sister-and-law have been ordered to pay the comic $12 million in restitution, after they pleaded guilty to stealing money from him.
Darryl and Erika McCauley are accused of embezzling millions from Cook while Darryl...
| Jul 18, 2010
The Future of the Last Wild Food
The Penguin Press: 286 pp., $25.95
Didactic — however worthy — is not much fun. Ecological and planet-saving literature tends to argue for the essential. The discoveries, the...