Politics

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Harold Simmons, the right wing Dallas billionaire who underwrote both the John Kerry Swift Boat effort and the anti-Obama Bill Ayers campaign, is dead...
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UPDATE: I published this back on August 17th. But because people are searching for it, I thought I'd republish now. It's sort of amazing...
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If Anthony Weiner doesn't get it now, he never will: the new cover of The New Yorker shows him as King Kong atop a...
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Morgan Freeman played Nelson Mandela in "Invictus." Here's his birthday message for the great South African leader who turns 95 today.
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On Aaron Sorkin's much improved "The Newsroom," Occupy Wall Street is in its nascent planning stages. The show picks up in Season 2 in summer...
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Past Oscar nominee and movie star Angela Bassett just had lunch with First Lady Michelle Obama. In her new movie, "Olympus Has Fallen," Bassett...
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"Silver Linings Playbook" writer-director David O. Russell missed the Writers Guild panel in Hollywood last night for a good reason. He was in Washington,...

Ed Koch died this morning, he was 88 years old. I have the honor of getting one of his last, contentious emails. He...
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This is going to be wild. I never write about movie premieres before they happen. But the one set for next week for "Koch,"...