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  • Harry Reid: racist or political realist?

    Critics are calling Senate majority leader Harry Reid racist for suggesting in 2008 that Obama was electable because he was 'light-skinned' and had 'no Negro dialect.' Republican National Chairman Michael Steele says he should resign.
    01/10/2010 12:53 pm

  • Targeting guns to reduce violent crime

    A new law enforcement strategy takes hold under the radar of the gun control debate: Targeting guns and their users is seen as surest way to reduce violent crime
    01/10/2010 12:00 am

  • The Vote What happened to Obama’s ‘government transparency’ pledge?

    As a candidate, Obama said healthcare reform negotiations should be televised on C-SPAN. But now that House and Senate are hashing out their differences, the White House is backing away from that pledge.
    01/09/2010 03:49 pm

  • ‘Lost’ episode: Did couch potatoes really bump Obama speech?

    The White House backed down on the date of Obama's State of the Union address when ‘Lost’ fans tweeted their outrage. Western civilization and American politics survived.
    01/09/2010 01:12 pm

  • Obama pivots to the economy and jobs

    The Christmas Day airliner bombing attempt consumed his attention for two weeks. On Friday, Obama moved to address the economy, announcing $2.3 billion in tax credits to help create clean-energy jobs.
    01/08/2010 05:18 pm

  • Kennedy endorsement comes at key time for Martha Coakley

    Vicki Kennedy and other family members offered their endorsement to Martha Coakley in the race for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. Earlier this week, a poll of likely voters found that the race is closer than expected.
    01/07/2010 04:36 pm

  • The Vote Gallup: America the 'conservative'?

    For the third time since 1992, more Americans consider themselves 'conservative' than 'moderate' or 'liberal,' a Gallup poll finds. But 'liberals' are up, too, meaning the number of 'moderates' is shrinking.
    01/07/2010 01:44 pm

  • Japan finance minister Naoto Kan: sharp-tongued and battle-ready

    Newly appointed Japan finance minister Naoto Kan faces the tough task of stimulating a struggling economy while keeping public debt under control. His role as deputy prime minister was to wrench policy powers away from bureaucrats.
    01/07/2010 09:59 am

  • Sarah Palin will headline first-ever Tea Party Convention

    Sarah Palin’s appearance is a coup for a movement now getting grudging respect from mainstream commentators. But will the feisty Tea Party movement coalesce with the GOP’s old guard?
    01/06/2010 03:16 pm

  • Exits of two senior senators mostly bad news for Democrats

    Retirement of Sen. Byron Dorgan means it will be harder for Democrats to keep their filibuster-proof Senate majority after 2010. But the exit of Sen. Christopher Dodd improves Democrats' chances of holding onto his seat.
    01/06/2010 02:48 pm

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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