President Barack Obama’s administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate same- sex marriage in California, calling for broad constitutional protections that ultimately could let gays marry nationwide.
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out Oscars this weekend, the smart money is on Daniel Day-Lewis to take home the best-actor award for the title role in “Lincoln.” It would be his third Oscar.
In November 2011, Representative Barney Frank, the mouthy Massachusetts Democrat, announced that he would retire from Congress in January 2013. A few short weeks after his retirement last month, he had second thoughts about leaving Washington. He asked Governor Deval Patrick to consider appointing him interim senator after the incumbent, John Kerry, was confirmed as secretary of state.
Time Warner Inc. promoted Kevin Tsujihara to run the Warner Bros. film and television studio, picking him over other internal candidates to tap his experience in the increasingly important digital-video market.
Clint Eastwood, whose “Gran Torino” film focused on the heroics of a retired Detroit auto worker, returned to that theme in a two-minute Super Bowl commercial for Chrysler Group LLC last night, heralding the city’s recovery.
The U.S. is a country that likes to be taken seriously. It’s also a country that just spent upwards of a year and $5 billion on elections that achieved almost nothing. While the politics industry was consumed by urgent, domestic concerns -- can you believe that Mitt Romney wants an elevator for his cars? -- a few things were happening overseas. Meltdown in Europe. Political collapse in Japan. Civil war in Syria. Scandals, slowdown and a leadership change in China.