October 17, 2013 |
Back when the Houston Chronicle endorsed GOP candidate Ted Cruz to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, it largely expressed admiration for his Democratic opponent, whom it seems not to have supported mainly on the grounds that he didn't have a lot of campaign support and obviously wouldn't win. This week, the newspaper has drawn national attention - a mix of praise and scorn - for a new editorial that has been described as a withdrawal of...
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April 9, 2013 |
When I met them at their home on election day in March, Don and Prudy Schultz of Van Nuys had a Wendy Greuel sign planted in their frontyard. But today, it's gone. Don jerked it out of the ground as if it were a weed, and got rid of it. "Just wanted you to be the first to know," he wrote in an email. "We have switched camps in the mayor's race. " I've been checking in regularly with the Schultzes during the campaign, so I was eager to hear what ended their love affair with Greuel.
April 5, 2013 |
The Obama administration is reacting responsibly to a series of provocations from North Korea, shoring up defenses while seeking a diplomatic solution to the crisis. But even if North Korea is deterred from attacking South Korea or U.S. forces for the foreseeable future, the defiance it has demonstrated in the last several weeks renders more elusive than ever achievement of the administration's ultimate goal: a Korean peninsula without nuclear weapons. Last month the U.N. Security Council - including China, North Korea's longtime patron - approved new economic sanctions after North Korea conducted a third nuclear test.
January 22, 2013 |
The big debate surrounding this year's Super Bowl is not whether the San Francisco 49ers should be four-point favorites but rather should advertisers release their commercials early. In the last two years, a growing number of Super Bowl advertisers have unveiled their spots several days before the big game to build excitement on the Internet. Early releases and in some cases minute-long viral videos designed to tease to a Super Bowl commercial are strategic ploys to create an instant social media fan base - acolytes who will spread the word or better yet post a clip of the actual ad on their Facebook pages.
September 1, 2012 |
Washington Bureau AKRON, Ohio - In the year since her husband was deported to Mexico for working in America without legal status, Leonor Ferreyra has struggled as a single mother. At 3 a.m., she rises to feed her infant son, who suffers ear infections. At 6 a.m., she reports to work in a window factory. At night, she often fills out paperwork to try to stall her own expulsion to Mexico, which a judge ordered last year and then agreed to delay. Ferreyra came to America illegally 18 years ago with an uncle after her mother disappeared and her father died.
August 13, 2012 |
SAO PAULO, Brazil — If the Brazilian economic boom is over, that's news to Maria da Conceicao Souza, who is standing in the scorching winter sun in Paraisopolis, Sao Paulo's largest slum. In the last six months, Souza has been able to set up her own beauty salon in the favela , shortly after bagging her first real job in her 36 years. Business has been increasing steadily, she says, driven by customers from Brazil's new middle class, whose rise out of poverty has been one of the most potent symbols of the country's emergence as an economic power.