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Movie review: 'Paper Towns' gets lost on a trail of clues — The 305-page novel "Paper Towns" by John Green is propelled by a sense of urgency and a thorny mystery. The 109-minute movie "Paper Towns" all too often seems inert, even as it condenses clues to its core puzzle about an 18-year-old girl's whereabouts.

Melissa McCarthy - rundum cool in Spy - Susan Cooper Undercover — Das größte Missverständnis über Melissa McCarthy? Hollywoods Frau für den derben Witz zieht eine kleine Schnute und denkt nach. "Dass ich dauernd fluche!" Sagt es und lächelt fein. Die 44-jährige Comedy-Heldin sitzt auf einem dieser Luxussofas in einer dieser Luxussuiten in einem dieser Luxushotels in Berlin und verblüfft mit einer Fragilität, die ihrer Reputation komplett entgegensteht.

Obama entry heavy in symbolism — Senator passes a 1st test as he invokes old, new SPRINGFIELD - The words from Sen. Barack Obama as he formally announced his campaign for president on this frigid Saturday morning were not particularly new.

The cinematic crud of 2014: 10 of the year's worst movies - Tulsa World: Movie News

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The cinematic crud of 2014: 10 of the year's worst movies via @tulsaworld

Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon provide 'Tammy's' comic fuel — By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.

Review: McCarthy's 'Tammy' misses the funny bone - The Monitor: Movies — Meet Tammy. Boy, is she a mess. Angry, profane and aggressive, then suddenly shy and sweet. Sometimes she's funny, sometimes totally not. She can't figure out what she wants to do or be, or where to go. She has loads of people around her, yet can't figure out what to do with them.

Obamacare Fiasco Erodes Government as Problem-Solver Idea — When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, voters were not merely choosing a candidate they found more compelling. They also were endorsing a renewal of the notion that government could be a force for good.
Nov 25, 2013

The Stakes Are Bigger Than Thought: Obamacare Fiasco Erodes Government as Problem-Solver Idea via @BloombergNews

Sorry Is Hardest Word for U.S. Presidents to Say for War — Being the U.S. president means almost never having to say you're sorry about a war. Harry Truman didn't apologize for dropping atomic bombs on Japan. No president said he was sorry to Vietnam's government. The same is true for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ted Cruz Unilateralism a Prelude as Party Loyalty Falters — Ted Cruz didn't come quietly into the U.S. Senate. The freshman from Texas feuded with Senator John McCain. He stole the spotlight by chatting with a swarm of reporters when Republican leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor to end the government shutdown. He calls his party's establishment encrusted and entrenched.
Nov 08, 2013

Cruz is embodiment of the rise of the non-party, "unilateral" politician. Good story from @bloomberg…

Nov 08, 2013

Out to prove conservatives don't need GOP // Ted Cruz Unilateralism a Prelude as Party Loyalty Falters @BloombergNews

Nov 08, 2013

.@tackettdc on Ted Cruz and the rise of the "era of the unilateral politician"

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Rocky Mountain High for Democrats Winning as Population Shifts — Sixty miles north of Denver, where the gleam and energy of downtown yields to the short grass of the Eastern Plains, Sean Conway sits at the intersection of Colorado past and present. Conway, a commissioner in Weld County, is pushing the idea that his and 10 other rural counties secede from Colorado to form a 51st state.
Oct 28, 2013

Rocky Mountain High for Democrats winning as population shifts

Oct 28, 2013

RT @susanbgoldberg: Colorado Secessionists Struggle as Demographic Trend Lifts Democratic Vote, @tackettdc reports v…

Oct 28, 2013

RT @susanbgoldberg: Colorado Secessionists Struggle as Demographic Trend Lifts Democratic Vote, @tackettdc reports v…

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Is demographic change in Colorado leading to political change?

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