Florida Republican Marco Rubio, who has raised his national profile by helping craft immigration legislation the Senate is set to pass this week, said he’d decide late next year whether to run for president in 2016.
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.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that U.S. President Barack Obama handled criticism from actor Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention with class as both politicians seek re-election in coming months.
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.
Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Actor and film director Clint Eastwood speaks about Mitt Romney's leadership abilities and the Obama administration's policy failures. He addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. (Source: Bloomberg)
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.
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.
The 12th Tribeca Film Festival, which opens Wednesday and continues through April 28, may not be the biggest edition ever mounted. Yet it’s still enormous enough to be overwhelming, with 89 feature films, 60 shorts and five interactive projects from 37 countries.