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  • Sochi 2014: Opening ceremony lights a fire for Winter Olympics

     Sochi 2014: Opening ceremony lights a fire for Winter Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — There were human doves twirling to Tchaikovsky, ballerinas waltzing with Tolstoy, and a prolonged roar for a Russian team wearing the coolest of fur-lined coats. On a chilly night along the shores of the Black Sea, Russia...
  • Anita L. DeFrantz, America's powerful Olympic presence

     Anita L. DeFrantz, America's powerful Olympic presence
    Anita L. DeFrantz has her bags packed for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — but heck, she's had her bags packed for athletic events around the world for the last 40 years, as a competitor and as a member of the International Olympic Committee...
  • From Russia with dread; Sochi lacks joy

    From Russia with dread; Sochi lacks joy
    SOCHI, Russia – From the gently rolling Black Sea to the jagged Caucasus Mountains, from gleaming modern stadiums to colorfully ancient Matryoshka dolls, the Sochi Olympics open Friday with every conceivable natural wonder except one. There is a...
  • McManus: Obama's foreign policy reset

    McManus: Obama's foreign policy reset
    The appointment of Susan Rice as national security advisor sends an important signal about the kind of foreign policy President Obama wants to pursue for the remainder of his second term: activist, assertive, occasionally even pugnacious. With three years...
  • Obama, the reluctant warrior on Syria

    Obama, the reluctant warrior on Syria
    On Tuesday, President Obama made the case for a limited military strike in Syria if diplomacy fails. But he still sounded like a man looking for an escape hatch. "I've spent 4 1/2 years working to end wars, not to start them," he said. "Our troops are...
  • For 'Buck' McKeon, it's Syria or the sequester

     For 'Buck' McKeon, it's Syria or the sequester
    To strike Syria or not — for Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), that wasn't exactly the question. In the Wall Street Journal, he said he couldn't even consider U.S. military intervention unless the military budget was liberated from the...
  • Covering Sarah Palin campaign from the Nome front

    Covering Sarah Palin campaign from the Nome front
    Yes, Nome. Why not? I wanted to see the real Alaska, and I was told that would require me to get beyond Anchorage, which is sometimes derided as Los Anchorage because of its enormous population (280,000) and sprawling suburbs. Nome is way, way, way out...
  • Cherie Blair gets personal in 'Speaking for Myself'

    Cherie Blair gets personal in 'Speaking for Myself'
    If you believed half the snarky descriptions the British press has slung at Cherie Blair, you'd have expected her to arrive in Southern California astride a broomstick, accompanied by flying monkeys. Happily for the wife of Britain's former prime...
  • Pictures in the News | March 3, 2014

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Tinseltown, where Hollywood celebrated the best in film during the 86th Annual Academy Awards....
  • Closing ceremony from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

     
    The Sochi Games ended much like they began, with a colorful homage to Russia's rich cultural history. Just as it had two weeks ago, the ceremony featured spectacular dancing, tributes to great writers and stirring classical music piped throughout Fisht...
  • Sochi 2014 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

     
    A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the...