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Entries by Peter Finocchiaro from 07/2012

Eric Holder Says Republicans Have Made Him A 'Proxy' To Attack President Obama

Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized lawmakers Monday for voting to hold him in contempt of Congress last week, saying Republicans h...

Deron Williams Stays With Nets: Point Guard Takes $98 Million Deal

Posted 07.03.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Deron Williams is moving to Brooklyn with the Nets, instead of back home to Dallas. The All-Star point guard said on his Twitter pag...

Will Romney Pretend To Have A Health Plan?

Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

The health-care ruling has exposed a delicate dance within the Republican Party. Romney does not want to run on the health-care issue. To the extent t...

Mitt Romney On NAACP Obamacare Booing: If People Want 'More Free Stuff' They Should Vote For Obama

Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney stirred up controversy late on Wednesday when he responded to the icy reception he'd received earlier in the day at an NAACP event, where ...

How Weak Candidates Could Cost The GOP Control Of The Senate

Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of President Obama's health-care law, conservatives are paying close attention to the comp...

Alex Okrent Dead: Obama Campaign Worker Dies After Collapsing At Headquarters

Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

A 29-year-old Obama campaign staffer died Friday after "collapsing" in the president's campaign headquarters in Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-...

John Roberts: Big Chief

Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

IN THE WEEKS BEFORE the Supreme Court decided the fate of the Affordable Care Act, conservatives became increasingly worried that Chief Justice John R...

Kerry Kennedy Arrested: Daughter Of Robert F. Kennedy, N.Y. Governor's Ex-Wife, Charged With DWI

Posted 07.13.2012 | New York

NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ex-wife, Kerry Kennedy, was arrested Friday for driving while impaired by drugs after she accidentally ...

Senate Dems Push One-Year Tax Cut

Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

Senate Democrats will push a one-year tax cut proposal for individual Americans earning $200,000 or less annually, setting the stage for a showdown in...

The Paul Ryan Rosetta Stone

Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

I have harbored a long and controversy-provoking obsession with the two tomes that played such a formative role in Ryan's intellectual development. Fi...

Rush Limbaugh Suggests 'Dark Knight Rises' Villain 'Bane' A Deliberate Romney Reference

Posted 07.18.2012 | Media

Just a day after opining that President Barack Obama "hates" America, Rush Limbaugh found a new target in the eagerly anticipated "Dark Knight Rises,"...

U.S. Drought Means Wilting Crops, Higher Food Prices; Officials Pray For Rain

Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

By Russ Blinch and K.T. Arasu WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, July 18 (Reuters) - Oppressive heat and a worsening drought in the U.S. Midwest push...

Government Leaks: Leon Panetta Orders Pentagon Officials To Monitor Major Media Outlets

Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered senior Pentagon officials on Thursday to begin monitoring major U.S. news media...

Afghanistan Hospital Abuse Probe: 'Auschwitz-Like Conditions' Ignored By U.S. General

Posted 07.24.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — An active duty Army colonel testified Tuesday that the three-star general who headed the training mission in Afghanistan made him r...

Stop Calling the Aurora Shooter 'Evil'

| Posted 07.25.2012 | Media

By treating the shooter as simply an evil man -- and evil, of course, is irreducible, irrational, operates not on reason but perversions of morality -- we also reduce the actual shooting to a force of nature, beyond our capacity to understand.

Rise In Weather Extremes Threatens Infrastructure

Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation...

Apple Is Said To Discuss An Investment In Twitter

Posted 07.27.2012 | Technology

Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it,...

United Flight Diverted To Boston After Suspicious Item Found On Seat

Posted 07.31.2012 | Travel

BOSTON — Massachusetts state police say an unclaimed camera that led the crew of a United Airlines international flight to divert to Boston has ...