November 20, 2003 |
An Army officer fought back tears Wednesday as he acknowledged threatening to shoot an Iraqi detainee to extract information about a planned attack, saying he was trying to protect his troops. Lt. Col. Allen B. West made the statement on the second day of a U.S. military pretrial hearing on accusations that he threatened Yahya Jhodri Hamoodi by firing his gun near the man. West is also accused of punching Hamoodi during the Aug. 20 interrogation in Taji, according to Lt. Col.
July 27, 2011 |
As the debt-ceiling doomsday countdown ticks toward zero, Republican leaders have turned to Hollywood to try to motivate their unruly caucus to get on board with House Speaker John Boehner's last-minute plan to avert a government default. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, a Californian, on Tuesday evening showed a clip from the bank-heist film “ The Town ” to fire up the troops, wrote Times reporters Lisa Mascaro and Kathleen Hennessey. ( See video below. ) The choice of a bank-robbery film to help promote unity among the squabbling conservatives was met with puzzlement by some.
November 18, 2012 |
Republicans just lost eight seats in the House. But if you'd wandered into the House of Representatives last week without reading the election returns, you might have concluded that the GOP won big on Nov. 6. "We have the second-largest Republican House majority since World War II," California Rep. Tom McClintock told reporters last week. "The American people agree with the positions of the Republican Party and heartily disagree with the positions of the Democratic Party. " And if that's how you see things, why compromise?
November 20, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - In an election year that had threatened to produce a deeper deficit for the House Democratic minority, the party instead narrowed the GOP's majority by at least seven seats. With just one seat not yet decided for either party, Democrats will hold at least 200 seats in the 113th Congress, while the GOP will maintain its majority with at least 234 seats. Noting that House Republicans had predicted a gain of as many as 16 seats, Democrats touted the results as evidence of a superior campaign organization.
May 28, 2011
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Willie Geist. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Treating veterans; PTSD: Gen. Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army. Treating veterans; PTSD: Tim Tetz, the American Legion; Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Unemployment and veterans: Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
January 1, 2011
SATURDAY The Chris Matthews Show What President Obama must do to get competitive for 2012; New Year's resolutions for politicians. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Lindsay Lohan's exit from rehab. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Investigations, new Congress: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista); Obama's next two years: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine; Democrats' way forward: Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.
September 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Republicans on Saturday hammered President Obama over looming cuts to defense spending, saying the president has shown a "failure to lead" and done nothing to protect the military from being "hollowed" out by spending reductions. “The president himself has opposed or disregarded every attempt we've made to work with him on a solution,” said Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), delivering the GOP weekly address. Obama and Hill Republicans, including West, agreed last year to slash spending on both defense and domestic programs if they could not reach a broader compromise on how to reduce the deficit.