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  • Elliott A. Brager, lawyer and fundraiser

    Elliott A. Brager, lawyer and fundraiser
    Elliott A. Brager, an attorney who was an accomplished fundraiser for HIV treatment and research, died of heart failure Monday at his Mount Washington home. He was 72. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Park Heights area, he was the son of Philip...
  • Connecticut's Republican Gubernatorial Candidates: Who Are They?

    Connecticut's Republican Gubernatorial Candidates: Who Are They?
    Mark Boughton Age: 50 Hometown: Danbury Occupation: Mayor of Danbury Background: A product of Connecticut public schools and state universities, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is running as a "blue-collar" Republican who says he understands the...
  • Democrats may lose Hope in Arkansas despite Clinton legacy

    Much has changed since Bill Clinton grew up in this sleepy Arkansas town. The former Clinton home is now a well-appointed museum. The old two-lane road in front grew into a bustling artery leading to a Wal-Mart. Across the street sits a taco truck,...
  • Class warfare endures as preferred political strategy [Commentary]

    Class warfare endures as preferred political strategy [Commentary]
    Probably no single episode did more to assure President Obama's 2012 re-election than that supposedly private fundraising lunch at which Mitt Romney famously declared that "47 percent of Americans" would never vote for him. The remark, unexpectedly...
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  • Berlin: John Turturro, Vanessa Paradis Go to 'Rio, I Love You' (EXCLUSIVE)

    John Turturro and Vanessa Paradis have joined the anthology film "Rio, I Love You," the third in the "Cities I Love" series. U.S. and international sales are being handled by WestEnd Films, which has a promo reel at Berlin. Warner Bros. is handling in...
  • Virginia ban on same-sex marriage is latest to be struck down

    Virginia ban on same-sex marriage is latest to be struck down
    When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, it left unresolved whether couples of the same sex had a constitutional right to marry. Other courts, especially in Virginia and Utah, are filling that vacuum, setting...
  • 'Tbilisi, I Love You' Joins 'Cities of Love' Franchise (EXCLUSIVE)

    Following Paris and New York, "Tbilisi, I Love You" has become the next film in Emmanuel Benbihy's "Cities of Love." The film, involving only Georgian directors, is a series of 10 completed short films produced by David and Nika Agiashvili through...
  • Florida Democrats to push civil-rights bills in 2014

    Florida Democrats to push civil-rights bills in 2014
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Democrats are banking on the 50th anniversary of the federal Civil Rights Act to breathe new life into an array of roadblocked social issues in the Capitol, dealing with immigrant children, gays, felons and even pregnant women....
  • Michele Bachmann says Bush, GOP embraced 'bailout socialism'

    Michele Bachmann says Bush, GOP embraced 'bailout socialism'
    Michele Bachmann goes after not only Democrats but also fellow Republicans in her new book, accusing former President George W. Bush and her GOP colleagues in Congress of failing to stay true to conservative, free-market principles when they supported the...
  • Polarizing Poet, Playwright Amiri Baraka, Founder of Black Arts Movement, Dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, died Thursday at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark,...
  • Activists on trial as China steps up campaign against dissent

    BEIJING — At least seven Chinese activists who have advocated for greater rule of law, fairer access to education and other issues are being put on trial this week as the government steps up a campaign against dissent. The most prominent case is...