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He took a risk on Barack Obama

In the spring of 2006, I received an unexpected call from my friend and client, Barack Obama, who was then a little more than a year into his career in the US Senate.

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Opinion: The legacy of John Madden

Football legend John Madden died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at the age of 85. When I heard the news, my mind flashed back to the early 1980s when I began covering the Oakland Raiders (now the Las Vegas Raiders) for The San Francisco Examiner. That was two years after Madden ended his decade coaching the team. All I knew of John Earl Madden back then was the guy on TV with the easy smile, jumbo-sized eyebrows and folksy ways. He was that cartoon character in the flesh yelling, "Boom!" out of nowhere during nationally televised NFL games.

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How 'The Matrix Resurrections' evolved from an old folktale

The highly anticipated "The Matrix Resurrections" arrives this week as the somewhat unexpected fourth film in the trilogy, which began in 1999 with "The Matrix." That movie became a true cultural phenomenon and a watershed in sci-fi storytelling and visual effects, redefining Hollywood blockbusters for the 21st century.

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Opinion: Kevin McCarthy has a huge challenge

It is never a good idea to campaign too openly for a future congressional leadership post which assumes an outcome in an upcoming election. Experience dictates members of Congress demonstrate prudence and humility before voters cast their ballots, sometimes in unpredictable ways. House Democrats learned this hard lesson in 2020 as they underperformed unexpectedly and nearly lost their majority, while Joe Biden won the presidency by a comfortable margin.

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Cillizza: Democrats should start panicking about 2022

A decisive Republican win in Virginia and an unexpected squeaker in New Jersey has the GOP cheering its off-year successes ... but is this a precursor to what will happen in the 2022 midterms? In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza unpacks the Virginia exit polls and what this means for the Democratic party moving forward.

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Artist injects his work into unexpected places

This New York-based artist pushes the boundaries of art and design with works spanning everything from sculpture and painting to architecture, furniture design and commercial collaboration.

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