DES MOINES, Iowa - For months, the 2016 Republican presidential race has been dominated by the "invisible primary" scramble for the backing of the party's donor class.
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Republican presidential nomination campaign that is shaping up as even more wide open than the last one opened Saturday as at least eight likely candidates competed to inspire conservative activists packed into a Victorian theater here for 9½ hours of rhetoric and networking.
DES MOINES, Iowa - New Jersey Gov. Christie told an audience of more than 1,000 Iowa conservative activists at a conference here Saturday that he shares the same political values, deriding the "conventional wisdom" that says he's too moderate for the state that will cast the first votes in the 2016 Republican presidential race in a little more than a year.
Headlining this year's Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball: Al Pacino. Al Pacino? The Academy's white-tie bash, its premier annual fund-raiser, has always trained its old-world spotlight on a big-name musical guest or two. This year's choice, though, is famous for being Michael Corleone in the Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface - in other words, characters whose violin cases might contain items other than a violin.