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  • Richardson trying to change lowly poll numbers into lofty dreams

    Richardson trying to change lowly poll numbers into lofty dreams
    CONCORD, N.H. — Pauline Chabot raced down the steamy hallway, struggling to catch up with the presidential candidate. He had just brought a crowd of Democrats to its feet, cheering, and all she wanted was to shake his hand, wish him well, this man...
  • Kanye West, Spike Lee and more stars gear up for Democratic National Convention

    Kanye West, Spike Lee and more stars gear up for Democratic National Convention
    WHO NEEDS bread and circuses when you've got networking and rock 'n' roll? For every Democratic delegate who is bound for the convention in Denver, desperate to influence the platform committee, there are plenty more looking for the best entertainment...
  • Actor Paul Newman dies at 83

    Actor Paul Newman dies at 83
    Paul Newman, the legendary movie star and irreverent cultural icon who created a model philanthropy fueled by profits from a salad dressing that became nearly as famous as he was, has died. He was 83. Newman died Friday at his home near Westport, Conn.,...
  • Democrats are star struck

    Put Jennifer Lopez, gorgeous in a red knit dress and high heel pumps, in a room full of politicians, and guess who the star is? For all the handwringing in recent weeks over whether celebrity involvement helps or hurts a campaign, watching the celebs and...
  • Hollywood Republicans give Sarah Palin big thumbs up

    It would have taken quite a star to outshine Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention. Even John McCain may soon find out why actors hate working with children, cute animals and, now, female Alaskan governors. But the Hollywood politicos who...
  • Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll

    Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll
    Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79. Diddley died of heart...
  • Democrats brace for a long battle

    With no end in sight, Democrats braced Wednesday for a prolonged and nasty fight for their party's presidential nomination as Barack Obama assailed his reinvigorated rival over taxes and, in a turnabout, her experience in foreign affairs. Hillary...
  • President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration tickets elude even Hollywood A-listers

    President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration tickets elude even Hollywood A-listers
    There are Super Bowl tickets, there are front-row tickets for a U2 concert -- and then there are tickets to President-elect Barack Obama's January inauguration. There hasn't been a hotter admission slip since someone started a rumor the Beatles were going...
  • Walter Cronkite, longtime CBS anchorman, dies at 92

    Walter Cronkite, longtime CBS anchorman, dies at 92
    Walter Cronkite, the former CBS news anchor whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s, died today, the network announced. He was 92. Cronkite, who was often called "the most trusted man in...
  • Walter Cronkite dies at 92; longtime CBS anchorman

    Walter Cronkite dies at 92; longtime CBS anchorman
    Walter Cronkite, the television newsman whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and '70s and who was still regarded as "the most trusted man in America" years after leaving his CBS anchor chair, has...
  • Anne Wexler dies at 79; political power broker and influential Washington lobbyist

    Anne Wexler, a well-connected political power broker who founded the first major Washington lobbying firm to be led by a woman and who was considered one of the capital's most influential lobbyists, died Friday of cancer at her home in Washington. She was...