ALPINE, Calif. — The name "Duncan Hunter" has been synonymous with San Diego politics going on four decades: Duncan Lee Hunter was first elected to Congress the year Ronald Reagan took office, used his perch to cultivate the region’s vast military complex, then passed the baton to his son and fellow Republican, Duncan Duane Hunter, in 2008. But with the younger Hunter under criminal investigation by the FBI, this father-son legacy is in serious peril. So the elder Hunter has emerged from retirement to wage an aggressive, behind-the-scenes shadow campaign to save his son and keep their dynasty alive, according to multiple Republicans.Story Continued Below The elder Hunter, 69, has leaned on his network of San Diego contacts to raise money for his son’s campaign — whose war chest, until recently, had lagged behind his Democratic opponents — as well as his legal defense fund. He’s accused the media of trying to “smear” his son. And the … [Read more...] about ‘People are afraid of retribution’: Hunter clan fights for survival
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From a client taking their company hostage to a competitor smearing their product, entrepreneurs share how they got through awful situations. Entrepreneur Staff Published 9:30 am, Monday, April 16, 2018 Photo: Robert Benson | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Robert Benson | Getty Images Founders Share How They Survived a Major Crisis -- and What They Learned From It 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Every entrepreneur faces setbacks -- but some challenges are harder to rebound than others. We set out to find entrepreneurs who not only survived some of the worst possible situations but thrived from the experiences. Some have had their startups wrecked by storms; others held hostage by out-of-control clients. And in fact, some have even been targeted by supersized competitors, … [Read more...] about Founders Share How They Survived a Major Crisis — and What They Learned From It
We begin “A Quiet Place” in a dead-silent small town. The streets and shops and sidewalks have all been emptied of chattering human life, and no one and nothing is making a sound because almost everyone is dead and civilization has collapsed.It looks (and sounds) really nice.But then we learn the reason for the sound of silence, and it’s not super-chill: Monsters have taken over the world. The monsters are blind and hunt by sound, and so the scant few remaining human survivors know that if you want to stay alive, you (in a shout whisper) STAY QUIET! “A Quiet Place,” boasting such little exposition it borders on the miraculous, introduces us to a family of five living in a barn in rural New York. So far, they’ve survived the apocalypse by staying extremely quiet.Lee (John Krasinski, who also co-wrote and directed the film) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt, Krasinski’s real-life wife) have forced their family to adapt. They’ve left a … [Read more...] about Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ is perfect. Who knew Jim from ‘The Office’ had such a film in him?
BREAKING – AP’s Nedra Pickler in Dakar, Senegal: “President Obama … praised the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage as a ‘victory for American democracy’ and said recognition for same-sex unions should cross state lines.Obama's remarks came in his first stop on a planned weeklong African tour … He said he wants to make sure that gay couples who deserve benefits under the law get them quickly. Obama said he personally believes that gay couples legally married in one state should retain their benefits if they move to another state that doesn't recognize gay marriage.” -- Dakar/AFP: “President Obama said Thursday he had not called the presidents of China or Russia over the case of fugitive national security leaker Edward Snowden because it was purely a legal issue. Obama also said he would not use the US military to try to intercept a flight carrying Snowden should he leave Russia: ‘I am not going to be scrambling jets to … [Read more...] about NEW GOAL: legalize same-sex marriage nationwide within 5 yrs. — STEVE SCHMIDT hired for state battles ahead — RUBIO closing argument — CNN’s NEW ‘CROSSFIRE’: Gingrich v. Cutter
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Shira Springer Globe Staff April 14, 2013 “You know what would be so cool?” asked Shalane Flanagan. “You know what would be such a badass move? If I were to win the Boston Marathon and retire the next day.”She pauses for dramatic effect, then laughs. No professional runner in her marathon prime would do that, certainly not someone like Flanagan who appears poised for more record-breaking success. But the joke reveals how much the Boston Marathon means to Flanagan, how it took hold of her young imagination and never loosened its grip. “In my heart, I would feel complete winning Boston,” she said. “I would feel very fulfilled with my career. I would have exceeded all expectations. I have an Olympic medal. I’m a three-time Olympian. I have all these track records. Then, to win Boston, what’s better than that? … [Read more...] about Shalane Flanagan carries local pride into Boston Marathon debut