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  • Book review: 'Rival Rails' by Walter R. Borneman

    Book review: 'Rival Rails' by Walter R. Borneman
    Rival Rails The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad Walter R. Borneman Random House: 408 pp., $28 When the Union Pacific and Central Pacific joined rails on May 10, 1869, it was celebrated as the completion of America's first...
  • Book review: 'The Last Greatest Magician in the World' by Jim Steinmeyer

    Book review: 'The Last Greatest Magician in the World' by Jim Steinmeyer
    The Last Greatest Magician in the World Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards Jim Steinmeyer Tarcher/Penguin: 377 pp., $26.95 It takes some courage to write the biography of a man the reading public has mostly forgotten....
  • Book review: 'Going Home to Glory' by David Eisenhower with Julie Nixon Eisenhower

    Book review: 'Going Home to Glory' by David Eisenhower with Julie Nixon Eisenhower
    Going Home to Glory A Memoir of Life With Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969 David Eisenhower with Julie Nixon Eisenhower Simon and Schuster: 324 pp., $28 David Eisenhower's touching memoir of his grandfather's final years raises an uncomfortable issue...
  • Russell Brand: A new brand

    Russell Brand: A new brand
    It can be exhausting, admitted Russell Brand, being on all the time. Constantly looking for the laugh, thinking up witty comebacks, exuding rakish charm. So last week, when the star of the new "Arthur" remake knew he had no audience to impress, he took...
  • 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....
  • Campaign finance reports underscore GOP disparities

    Campaign finance reports underscore GOP disparities
    The first look at the campaign finance activities of the 2012 White House contenders underscored not only President Obama's huge cash advantage over his rivals but also the wide disparities in the Republican field, setting the stage for an urgent money...
  • Dream home: Estate of zen

    Dream home: Estate of zen
    The approach from the long, circular driveway reveals Dick and Susan Wolven's brick home is unmistakably Georgian in style. Just beyond the front door, however, the interior design and furnishings are a celebration of everything Asian, is a reflection of...
  • Rick Santorum launches radio ad for presidential campaign

    Rick Santorum launches radio ad for presidential campaign
    If the Republican presidential nomination was awarded to the candidate with the most persistence, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum would surely emerge victorious. He first visited Iowa back in 2009 and has been out-touring the other candidates at...
  • 'SNL': Tina Fey reprises role as Sarah Palin on 'Saturday Night Live' [Video]

    'SNL': Tina Fey reprises role as Sarah Palin on 'Saturday Night Live' [Video]
    With guest host Tina Fey back playing her famous doppelganger, this weekend’s "Saturday Night Live" portrayed the debate that wasn’t this week – featuring not just Sarah Palin but also would-be White House hopeful Donald Trump.  -------...
  • Rick Santorum to announce White House plans June 6

    Rick Santorum to announce White House plans June 6
    Rick Santorum returns to where he first struck political gold to officially announce what everyone already knows -- he's running for president. Santorum will make his announcement June 6 somewhere in western Pennsylvania, a source close to the Santorum...
  • Rick Santorum: 'I'm ready to lead'

    Rick Santorum: 'I'm ready to lead'
    Rick Santorum launched his White House bid from ancestral turf Monday, imploring an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred to join his fight. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this online article described Ron Paul as a former Texas...