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This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.WASHINGTON – President Obama nominated John F. Kerry, the five-term senator from Massachusetts, to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of State on Friday, choosing a longtime political ally who shares much of his foreign policy worldview and...
They all talk about the phone calls — Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks. What binds them is the relentless prodding they’ve all received from Hollywood’s most bullish fundraiser, Jeffrey Katzenberg. At the fourth-annual...
An unpredictable Hollywood awards season took a few more sharp curves at the Golden Globes: Jodie Foster gave a dramatic and at times cryptic speech, former President Clinton put in a surprise appearance, and all that on-stage drama upstaged the movies in...
Speaking to donors after the election, Mitt Romney attributed his loss to President Obama to the administration's strategy of "giving a lot of stuff" to blacks and Latinos, citing in particular "free healthcare" and "amnesty for the children of illegals."...
Just weeks after the election, President Obama has launched a campaign-style drive to gain the upper hand in budget talks with Republicans. How the negotiations play out will provide a much clearer measure of exactly how much clout he gained in...
In an evening with some mild surprises, two favorites won the top actor honors at the Golden Globes: Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln" and Hugh Jackman for "Les Miserables." For playing the 16th president of the United States, Day-Lewis won for best...
The richest Americans might find lumps of coal in their stockings on Christmas morning and, if not that, then they can definitely anticipate big hangovers on New Year’s Day. The metaphorical coal lumps and hangovers will be thanks to President...
Tags: Politics, Mining, Fiscal Cliff, U.S. Congress, Elections
With the 2012 presidential election over, attention nows turns to the inevitable shuffling of personnel in the Obama administration. Chief among the vacancies will be at the helm of the State Department, where Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticAmid the pomp of Monday’s inaugural ceremonies were a number of visual non-sequiturs, and most of them involved Jay-Z -- at least those not involving the sight of a former American Idol winner up there. There he was, in the same frame as Sen....
Tags: Joe Biden, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor, Entertainment, Music
LAS VEGAS — For a corpse, the International Consumer Electronics Show was pretty lively. The 2013 trade show, which ended a four-day run Friday, attracted a record 3,250 exhibitors and was on pace to match last year's 156,000 in attendance despite...
Israelis cynically refer to the repeated rounds of violence with the Arabs as "happiness," as in "it's happy today." Before the cease-fire, as Hamas fired 1,000 rockets at Israel, it was indeed very "happy." A diplomatic push put an end to the fighting,...
Bill Clinton became president on a platform of "change." Not change in any particular way — just change in the abstract. Like characters in a Chekhov play, Americans found daily life unbearable in some usually unspecified way, and dreamed of escape....
Tags: Kevin Phillips, Medicare, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama
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