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By Jules Witcover | April 20, 2012
Although Mitt Romneyis now on the brink of nomination as the 2012 Republican presidential standard-bearer, the question remains as to why so much doubt lingers about him. A central concern seems to be that he's just too rich to understand the problems of the rest of us. It's not that he's the first political figure to run for presidency rolling in dough. Thomas Jefferson,Franklin D. Roosevelt,John F. Kennedy and both George Bushes all won the office despite the misfortune of never having to worry where their next square meal was coming from.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- After right-hander Eddie Gamboa closed out the Orioles' 7-6 Grapefruit League win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field on Monday, catcher Johnny Monell gave the knuckleballer a high five and a catcher's mitt. This spring, when he enters games, Gamboa has given his catchers a special mitt designed to help them handle the knuckleball. “I know I'm not the easiest guy to catch,” Gamboa said. “When a guy is coming out there with his own catcher's glove, I wouldn't be too excited about it either.
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SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2012
Dylan Bundy has grown accustomed to pitching in front of a crowd. This one, however, was a first. The 19-year-old right-hander, anointed one of the game's top prospects before he threw a pitch in a professional game, drew the attention of Orioles spring training camp Wednesday morning. Bundy, the No. 4 pick in last year's draft, threw his first open bullpen session of the spring, roughly a 15-minute informal unveiling of the pitcher who was just named the game's 11th-best prospect by Baseball America.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation. Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs were dead, the conventional wisdom decreed, another victim of our rats-on-LSD attention spans. But everywhere you look these days, it seems as if there's another documentary premiering. And some filmmakers believe that's the result of a change in audience attitudes toward the troubled state of American life today.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | January 21, 1993
Historians in the years and decades to come will make the eventual political assessment of George Bush on matters of leadership and contributions to humanity. But from the pure athletic perspective, the United States never had a more sports-oriented president.He was the first president to have an old baseball glove, a "George McQuinn Trapper Model" first baseman's mitt, in his desk at the White House. It was a keepsake of his youth and obviously was retained for sentimental reasons.This was the same first baseman's mitt he used in 1947 and 1948 when he was a regular player on the outstanding Yale University team that went to the final game of the NCAA championship and won the title in successive years against California, led by Jackie Jensen, and Southern California.
SPORTS
March 14, 2007
Good morning -- Jay Gibbons -- Did we see your first baseman's mitt on eBay?
NEWS
February 24, 2011
May 27, 1960: Orioles manager Paul Richards introduced his “big mitt,” an oversized catcher’s mitt designed to cut down on passed balls when knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm was pitching.
NEWS
September 1, 2004
TONIGHT'S SPEAKERS * Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney * Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., Keynote Address * Vice President Dick Cheney PRIME TIME COVERAGE CBS, NBC, ABC: 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. C-SPAN: Gavel-to-gavel coverage
NEWS
September 23, 2012
When Mitt Romney says that 47 percent of the people in this country accept and expect government handouts, he should be including himself and many of his party in that 47 percent. He's ignoring all the corporate welfare he and his wealthy cronies have received. He's also forgetting about all the tax loopholes that are in place - some in very gray areas - to ensure he has a much lower tax rate than salaried people do. Tax returns, Mitt? Then there is Michele Bachmann's family who happily accept hundreds of thousands of dollars in farm subsidies.
NEWS
August 13, 2012
If Mitt Romney wants to shut Sen. Harry Reid up once and for all and prove him to be the dirty liar he claims he is, all he has to do is release his tax returns for the last 10 years ("Romney tax return battle sparks 'dirty' accusation," Aug. 6). President Barack Obama finally showed everyone his birth certificate after all, even though it was only kooks like Donald Trump who were asking to see it. So what is Mitt waiting for? He's only making himself look as if he's hiding something.
NEWS
October 14, 2013
I feel as if I am in Alice in Wonderland every morning when I look at the news. If Mitt Romney had been elected president and we were in this situation, he would have gathered the House and Senate leaders and a few smart staffers at the White House, provided a blackboard and started throwing around ideas, options and alternatives. And he wouldn't have let anyone leave until a game plan was agreed on. All it takes is a real leader and hard work - two things that are in short supply in the current administration.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | September 12, 2013
"One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed. " - Russian Proverb The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has played the Obama administration better than any musician. Washington is astounded at what happened over two days this week on the Syria front. First, there was a supposed faux pas on Monday in London by Secretary of State John Kerry, who said the only way Syria could avoid a military strike was to give up its chemical weapons.
NEWS
By Charlotte Allen | November 26, 2012
The Republican Party has been doing a lot of hand-wringing and finger-pointing since the presidential election. Half the conservative columnists and bloggers say the GOP lost because it overemphasized social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The other half says the party didn't emphasize them enough. And everyone denounces Project ORCA, the campaign's attempt to turn out voters via technology. But I've got a suggestion for cutting short the GOP angst: Sarah Palin for president in 2016.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | November 12, 2012
As if Mitt Romney's defeat weren't a cross enough to bear, the kind of campaign he ran could make him uniquely a man on the outside of his party looking in. His chameleon-like shades of Republicanism - he presented himself as "severely conservative" during the GOP primaries to appeal to the party base but then moved toward the center as Moderate Mitt from Massachusetts to woo independents - could make him a pariah in both circles from now on....
NEWS
November 7, 2012
It would be tempting to call the 2012 election the year of the woman - if only for the record number headed for the U.S. Senate and their instrumental role in re-electing President Barack Obama - but it was also the year of the Latino, the African-American and the young. That's the coalition that helped Mr. Obama, and that's the election result that ought to worry Republicans most. Once the GOP gets past some respectable period of mourning that comes from losing a national election to an incumbent president at a time of persistently high unemployment, they are going to have to do some serious soul-searching.
NEWS
November 5, 2012
I applaud Thomas F. Schaller's column on President Obama's modest background ("The virtues of a president with humble origins," Oct. 31). The last thing this country needs is another arrogant son of a rich man who lives on a different planet than the rest of us. In my opinion, the election of Mitt Romney as president would be a tragedy for the nation and lead to perilous times. The two existential threats that face our country are income disparity and climate change, and the Republican Party is on the wrong side of both issues.
FEATURES
By Judith Forman and Judith Forman,SUN STAFF | September 11, 1998
Brent Farley of Towson spent yesterday on 57th Street in Manhattan hoping to become a winner.He had a good feeling about the ironing mitt, his entry in Hammacher Schlemmer's "Search for Invention '98," the catalog company's fifth annual national inventor's competition to declare the best new consumer products of the year."
SPORTS
August 3, 2006
"The least of my worries is playing for the Cleveland Browns next season, because I know that's going to happen." LeCharles Bentley Cleveland Browns center, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week "I'm in the same place, but it feels like I'm in a whole different organization." Jeff Backus Detroit Lions offensive tackle, on the new coaching staff "I'm sure it will dribble out at some point." Mitt Romney Governor of Massachusetts, on when he will sign a bill making basketball the official state sport [From wire and Web reports]
NEWS
November 5, 2012
Every year, some 31,000 Americans are killed with guns; nearly 340,000 more are victimized in gun-related crimes, with more than 73,000 of those treated in hospital emergency rooms for nonfatal gunshot wounds. The rate of firearms-related homicide in the U.S. is 20 times that of the next 22 richest nations combined, yet measures to reduce the loss of life and the enormous economic and social costs of gun violence have become a virtual non-issue in this year's political campaign season.
NEWS
By David Horsey | October 30, 2012
Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party usurper who took down Sen. Richard Lugar in the Republican primary, created the biggest political buzz last week by uttering the following sentence in a televised debate: "I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to happen. " In an exercise that is becoming repetitive this year, slightly more sane Republicans like Mitt Romney and John McCain were forced to disassociate themselves from the comments of one of their political compatriots -- not that Mr. Romney put much distance between himself and Mr. Mourdock.
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