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  • 5 best books by 2012 presidential hopefuls

    “You’re not a real candidate, Pinocchio, if you haven’t written your own book,” Mark Halperin, political director of ABC News, once said. Indeed, these days the one – perhaps only – condition all serious presidential candidates seem to satisfy is publishing their own book, whether it’s a rags-to-riches memoir, a political manifesto, or a motivational manual. While plenty of political lit is ghost-written pabulum, some titles pop with personality, authenticity, or just plain good writing. Here’s our pick of the five best books by 2012 presidential hopefuls.
    10/27/2011 03:12 pm

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  • Should Republicans look to Texas for immigration inspiration?

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comments on immigration got him in trouble with tea party activists and other conservatives during the Republican presidential primaries. But the GOP may need the 'heart' he spoke of to attract Hispanic voters, who went overwhelmingly for President Obama.

  • Obama vs. Romney: Who's most 'elitist' and out of touch?

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both Harvard graduates. Both are wealthy, although Romney is much richer. Each campaign is trying to paint the other as a candidate for American's wealthy, not the ordinary voter.

  • Two formidable lawyers to spar at Supreme Court over health care reform law

    Two attorneys will handle the lion's share of the arguments before the Supreme Court in the Obama health care reform case. In one corner, US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. In the other, the indomitable Paul Clement. 

  • 5 best books by 2012 presidential hopefuls

    “You’re not a real candidate, Pinocchio, if you haven’t written your own book,” Mark Halperin, political director of ABC News, once said. Indeed, these days the one – perhaps only – condition all serious presidential candidates seem to satisfy is publishing their own book, whether it’s a rags-to-riches memoir, a political manifesto, or a motivational manual. While plenty of political lit is ghost-written pabulum, some titles pop with personality, authenticity, or just plain good writing. Here’s our pick of the five best books by 2012 presidential hopefuls.
    10/27/2011 03:12 pm

  • In Pictures Barack Obama's milestones
  • Obama releases birth certificate: Will that stop birthers?

    President Obama releases birth certificate Wednesday morning – the long-form version for which birthers have been clamoring. But it hasn't quieted them.
    04/27/2011 05:24 pm

  • Chapter & Verse Obama, Biden find value in books

    Books play a (very different) role in the asset disclosures of both Obama and Biden.
    05/18/2010 12:29 pm

  • In replacing Souter, how far left will Obama go?

    He'll face pressure from his liberal base in his pick for the Supreme Court.
    05/01/2009 01:00 am

  • What's behind Obama's big shift

    He is overseeing the boldest expansion of government in a generation. Is it a 'new pragmatism' right for the times or dangerous overreach by a young president?
    04/26/2009 01:00 am

  • In video age, a rush to judgment?

    Cellphone videos of a police killing in Oakland, Calif., spark outrage.
    01/13/2009 12:00 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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