LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao is known for his shy smile and boyish charm, a sharp -- but believable -- contrast to the raw fire and fury with which he fights in the ring. But as Pacquiao wrapped up his remarks at Wednesday's final news conference promoting his welterweight title fight against Shane Mosley, the toothy grin vanished and the world's top fighter suddenly turned somber.
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- It was a bizarre moment, even by boxing standards. As the news conference promoting the undercard for Saturday night's show was winding down, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum stepped to the podium with an announcement. Antonio Margarito was here, Arum said, and he wanted to address the media.
The old proverb "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" is one way to describe the 2010 election -- especially when explaining the complicated alliance between Tea Party activists and the Republican establishment.
The National Tea Party Federation, which seeks to represent the Tea Party political movement around the country, has expelled the Tea Party Express because of an inflammatory blog post its leader, Mark Williams, wrote last week responding to criticism from the NAACP.
South Carolina Republicans made state Rep. Nikki Haley their first female gubernatorial nominee, handing her an easy victory in her primary runoff against U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett -- 65 percent to 35 percent.
Facing significant anger aimed at Washington and at some of his past votes, Utah Sen. Robert Bennett was eliminated Saturday from seeking re-election as a Republican, becoming the first incumbent to fall victim to the growing anti-Washington mood ahead of the 2010 midterm elections.