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  • White House rebuts Romney, says Obama took 'dramatic action' to rescue economy

    The White House and President Obama's reelection campaign have long been treating Mitt Romney as the Republican frontrunner in 2012. And as the former Massachusetts governor was kicking off his campaign in New Hampshire, press secretary Jay Carney was...
  • Mitt Romney: No apologies for Massachusetts healthcare plan

    Mitt Romney: No apologies for Massachusetts healthcare plan
    Mitt Romney derided President Obama's national healthcare law as a federal "power grab" Thursday while defending the "more modest" state plan it was modeled after, beginning an effort to deal with his biggest vulnerability ahead of the Republican...
  • For Danny Boyle and company, much more than '127 Hours' of toil

    For Danny Boyle and company, much more than '127 Hours' of toil
    Danny Boyle could barely be heard over the low-flying helicopter. "It's like 'Apocalypse Now,'" he yelled as he fastened his helmet and tightened a climbing harness around his waist, preparing to descend into a narrow canyon. The British director had...
  • Book review: 'Knowing Jesse' by Marianne Leone

    Book review: 'Knowing Jesse' by Marianne Leone
    During the all-too-brief life of their physically disabled son, Jesse, who died in his sleep five years ago at the age of 17, the actors Marianne Leone (who played the mother of actor Michael Imperioli on HBO's "The Sopranos") and Chris Cooper (an Academy...
  • Book review: 'Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories' by Simon Winchester

    Book review: 'Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories' by Simon Winchester
    Atlantic Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories Simon Winchester HarperCollins: 512 pp., $27.99 One of the great joys of reading a Simon Winchester book is the inadvertent discovery of minutiae that...
  • Romney to Obama: You should have called me on health reform

    Romney to Obama: You should have called me on health reform
    Mitt Romney's first day as a full-fledged presidential candidate included a must-stop for any Republican hopeful: Fox News Channel. Speaking with Sean Hannity for an interview to air Thursday night, the former Massachusetts governor repeats his pledge to...
  • Money speaks for 2012 hopefuls

    Money speaks for 2012 hopefuls
    By one measure, the 2012 presidential campaign is off to a slow start. No major candidate has officially jumped in, unlike four years ago, when nine White House hopefuls had declared their bids by the end of January 2007. Mindful that the first...
  • Large donors help fuel Mitt Romney's fundraising

    Large donors help fuel Mitt Romney's fundraising
    Mitt Romney headed into the third financial quarter of the year with $12.7 million cash on hand after raising $18.3 million in the past three months.  Romney relied heavily on large-dollar donors: Just 6% of individual contributions came in amounts of...
  • I'm glad school reformer Michelle Rhee not coming to Florida

    I'm glad school reformer Michelle Rhee not coming to Florida
    It appears that Michelle Rhee, the bomb-throwing school reformer and favorite of Gov.-elect Rick Scott, will not be Florida's new education commissioner. And that's a good thing. Michelle Rhee was chancellor of schools in Washington, D.C., for three...
  • 2012 campaign: Rick Perry and a uniquely anti-gay GOP field?

     
    The anti-gay views of today's GOP presidential hopefuls are singled out not to draw a legitimate comparison between two morally equivalent positions (except for the most recent Republican debate in Iowa) but for scorn...
  • Earl passes Hatteras; winds picking up in O.C.

     
    Hurricane Earl, weakened to a 105-mph Cat. 2 storm, passed about 80 miles off Cape Hatteras early this morning and began its expected trek up the East Coast toward New England, angling even farther away from the Demarva shores. Peak......