Harvard junior recalls lifeguarding with Boston bombing suspect, says he loved playing jokes on the swimmers.
“He was literally among the sweetest, most laid-back guys I’ve ever known.”
Community members come out to stand by victims of the marathon bombing, showing love and support. Even though the Phelps clan never showed up, participants still felt a sense of community and purpose.
The president attended an interfaith service in Boston Thursday alongside local spiritual and political leaders.
In the hours after two bombs detonated near the marathon finish line on Boylston Ave., runners and spectators came together, amidst the chaos and confusion of the scene, in common support.
Finishers wed amid the chaos of the bombings.
These oddities happen to be bankrolling the campaign.
Field organizing in 2008 helped inspire this season’s surprise hit. For three producers, “an adventure on par with electing the president.”
This email thread from a Virginia pro-Obama listserv offers a glimpse into tension in the hope-and-change crowd. “We’re supposed to be the adult party.”
Republicans lead the fundraising march going into the conventions. Obama maintains edge with small donors.
Reporter, radio host, and others stand behind Rep. Todd Akin’s views on women being less likely to get pregnant through rape.
“If I woke up tomorrow and none of these things that are all around me today were there, what would I need so that I and my family and my friends would be okay?” He’s also hoarding precious metals.
BuzzFeed speaks with techpresident co-founder Micah Sifry about the complex, changing relationship between politics and the internet. Sifry released a timeline yesterday that charts their interaction over the past four decades.
Romney and Obama impersonators come along for the ride.
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. The former Minnesota governor knew he’d been passed over, and had to keep the secret to himself.
A talk at the Iowa State Fair turns chaotic. Protester allegedly assaults volunteer.
They went head-to-head over a budget freeze and line-by-line veto. “You’ve said that you want to take a scalpel to the budget and go through it line-by-line,” Ryan says of Obama. “We want to give you that scalpel.”
Ryan talked medicare and government paralysis with the former President. A hot mic offers a glimpse into their behind-the-scenes conversation: “Give me a call,” Clinton says.
Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” budget an an earlier “Roadmap” detail his vision for a scaled down government, with lower taxes, less regulation, and less support for the poor. These are the defining fights of the months to come.
As time runs out for Romney to select his running mate, let’s take a look at the folks he’s definitively passed over.