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"Rahmbo" was Obama's enforcer – but after a string of setbacks he has fallen from grace
As hopes of compromise on reform fade at televised bipartisan summit, President hints at political war
In a rare flicker of bipartisanship, the Senate has managed to overcome a threatened Republican filibuster on a jobs bill, dispelling at least temporarily a growing sense that gridlock in Congress has brought the country close to ungovernability.
Democrats take nothing for granted after moderate wins Illinois primary
Posthumous account of Chappaquiddick accident talks of Kennedy's 'terrible decisions'
Nobody knows what happened at Chappaquiddick, and Ted Kennedy was never really trusted afterwards. But in his later years came a remarkable redemption, writes veteran reporter Fred Emery
Edward Moore Kennedy was the youngest of the four sons of the ferociously ambitious Joseph Patrick Kennedy, bootlegger, ambassador to the Court of St James and the founding father of a dynasty whose luck was not the equal of their fortune.
Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia launched by American entrepreneur Jimmy Wales in 2001 with the idealistic intention of being an online repository of all human knowledge, announced this week that it would have to abandon one of its founding principles. To combat a growing amount of vandalism on the website, a two-month trial is being initiated whereby entries will be edited before they go up on the site. Previously, any user was allowed to make – almost – any change to any entry: this was hailed as part of the democratising power of the internet. But a sharp increase in false information – particularly in relation to people still alive – has forced a rethink.
The business of choosing a First Dog has been almost as stressful as picking a US Commerce Secretary. Finally, though, a kind of consensus has emerged. It will be a Portuguese water dog from a rescue shelter and it will arrive in April. For the name, we will have to wait a bit longer.
It was a utopian vision: an encyclopedia for the people, by the people. But eight years on, Wikipedia is plagued by endless hoaxes, and lurches from one cash crisis to another. Will it become a footnote in the history of the web? Stephen Foley reports
Caroline Kennedy urged to contest the New York Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton
A small whip of electricity coursed through delegates on the floor of the Pepsi Center as they watched the video tribute to Ted Kennedy on Monday night. Blue and white signs bearing the party patriarch's name were being passed around by ushers. Behind the podium on stage, a tall stool had materialised.